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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: Lunch
Description: The Islander is a family restaurant that serves casual comfort food.

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  • 6
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great place for families

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2014
Tom71R60
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New York City, New York
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  • Families with children
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
24 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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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New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Truth be told, I only visit Shelter Island one or twice a summer, but Pat and Steve's was always a friendly, low-key option for unsurprising but honest food. The new incarnation, at least based on my recent visit, is not worth a detour. The service was extraordinarily slow, and the place was almost empty. Iced tea took about 10 minutes... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

If you feel slightly ripped off at some of the prices on Shelter Island you'll be pleasantly surprised by The Islander. Really lovely diner serving all the breakfast staples: pancakes, grits, burrito's it's all there. I ate delicious eggs florentine and my partner had the breakfast burrito with a side of bacon. Service with a smile and a check that... More 

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Mount Sinai, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I just had ice cream and a shake at the counter, but we found it to be the kind of place we would like to return to the next time we are on Shelter Island. When I enquired about an egg cream, the waitress whipped one up so I could have a taste, no charge. It was... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We've made the Islander our new Sunday breakfast destination. My boyfriend is partial to the Eggs Benedict (with a well-executed Hollandaise sauce) and I'm a fan of the Corned Beef Hash with scrambled eggs. Yesterday I had a craving for oatmeal and even though it wasn't on the menu the staff served up a bowl in record time. The staff... More 

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Shelter Island, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I've been a frequent visitor of the Islander since it was Pat and Steves. It is definately NOT Pat and Steves anymore. The menu has changed. They are definatlely trying to "class" it up. Unfortunately the quality just isn't there. Most of the fish is from frozen, the breads are cheep, and the vegitarian menu is lacking. (if you're a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I love the Islander. I've been there twice now and have had a very pleasant experience both times. Both times I've been there for lunch. Lunch prices range from about $5-$15, with sandwiches and salads hovering in the $9 range. The clam chowder and chili are excellent, the wraps are very good, and breakfast is served all day. Our server... More 

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Additional Information about The Islander

Address: 63 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964, Shelter Island, NY
Phone Number: 6317491998
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Shelter Island
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Diner

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?