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The Islander

63 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964, Shelter Island, NY
6317491998
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Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Diner
Good for: Families with children
Description: The Islander is a family restaurant that serves casual comfort food.
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Good for: Families with children
Description: The Islander is a family restaurant that serves casual comfort food.
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English first
New Canaan, Connecticut
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95 reviews 95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Long Island, New York
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221 reviews 221 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

They serve more but we had breakfast. Nothing special, like a coffee shop. Eggs cooked as requested, Corned Beef Hash good. No credit cards, take cash.

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