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The Islander

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63 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964, Shelter Island, NY
6317491998
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Mon 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: The Islander is a family restaurant that serves casual comfort food.

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  • 9
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Shelter Island's diner!

Great breakfast and I felt like a local. This place was perfect for a nice breakfast or lunch. Made my last meal of my trip a nice way to say goodbye to vacation!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Patchogue, NY
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  • Families with children
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Nassau, New York
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you have no food allergies, the breakfasts are indulgent. However, it took foreve to get our food since we had to have some accommodations. It took forever and the food was not great. All the other diners were really enjoying the waffles, French toast etc. So if you are not gluten-free, then go give it a try.

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Long Island, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on a bike ride around the island. It was a perfect spot for a sandwich and a beer!! The food was great!! Great price!! Friendly service!! We loved it so much we came back the next morning for breakfast!! There are lots of good restaurants on Shelter Island but this place feels like a local,... More 

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Southold, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My husband and I went to this place for lunch yesterday. We live close by but this was our 1st time here. We got there around 2:30 and there was a nice size crowd but not packed at all. There was 1 server which was fine for the time of day and the amount of people in there. We sat... More 

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Patchogue, NY
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Great breakfast and I felt like a local. This place was perfect for a nice breakfast or lunch. Made my last meal of my trip a nice way to say goodbye to vacation!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had the pulled pork sandwich with fries and the portion was huge and tasted great. Great place for families! Glad we found it

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Katy, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Some of us had breakfast, some lunch. Everything delicious! A more affordable restaurant on the island. Service friendly, but kitchen slow. Maybe need another cook. Ate on the picnic tables outside, would go back.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

When friends and family who had younger children, or a tighter budget the Islander was a great choice. The menu is reasonable and the service polite - the food was right on point for a casual place. I only ate here once and it was clean and well prepared.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a great breakfast and lunch here the food was above average and reminded me of a diner we enjoy close to home. Omlettes, french toast, pancakes, wrap sandwiches and your classic deli style menu compliment a very good milkshake here. We ate outside on the picnic tables both times and I would recommend this restaurant if you are... More 

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Seaford, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My title says it all- many places on SI are overpriced but this place felt like mom's kitchen with delish comfort/bar food at a reasonable price! As long as you're not expecting to be "wined and dined" this is a good option! Ps tuck shop is a hop skip and jump down the road for some belly busting ice cream!

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Lynbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I visit Shelter Island every summer and the islander is one of the best places to have a great breakfast with out paying the overpriced prices of other places. Service is fast and always the owners are very cordial and treat you with courtesy. I had a fish sandwich also and my wife a Buffalo chicken roll, it was really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 63 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964, Shelter Island, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Shelter Island
  • Phone Number: 6317491998

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Islander is a family restaurant that serves casual comfort food.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?