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The Islander

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American, Diner
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63 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964, Shelter Island, NY
6317491998
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6:00 am - 8:30 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: The Islander is a family restaurant that serves casual comfort food.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Solid choice for traditional breakfast and lunch

Most recently there for breakfast with another family. We enjoyed a wide range of items from pancakes to eggs to oatmeal at modest prices. Attractive dinery setting. Largely local crowd. Good at the basics. Not for fine dining.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Most recently there for breakfast with another family. We enjoyed a wide range of items from pancakes to eggs to oatmeal at modest prices. Attractive dinery setting. Largely local crowd. Good at the basics. Not for fine dining.

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Thank si101503
New York City, New York
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Few places were open for lunch on a Tuesday at noon in the off season. The place has only that as a redeeming factor. The food is poor (my wife fried Fluke seemed to be from frozen stock, I did not like my RJ sandwich and my stomach hated it that afternoon). The server was alone and stressed out (... More 

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Thank GM20142014
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Eating out on Shelter Island can be expensive but The Islander offers good, fun food for reasonable prices. It's the closest thing to a diner Shelter Island has, although it isn't like a traditional diner you might see in the city. They offer easy, tasty food and its the perfect place to bring kids. We like the brownie sundae, although... More 

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Thank EMWindle
Nassau, New York
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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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Thank Karen E
Long Island, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank Deigirl23
Southold, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Tracy B
Patchogue, NY
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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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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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Thank KatyGardener
New York City, New York
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31 reviews
25 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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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: American, 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?