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“Great Little Seafood Restaurant in Centerport!” 4 of 5 stars
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Shack
2 Stony Hollow Rd, Centerport, NY 11721-1734
631-754-8989
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Ranked #6 of 11 Restaurants in Centerport
Cuisines: Seafood
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Little Seafood Restaurant in Centerport!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This place is literally a whole in the wall Joint with very good food. It has been around since about 1926--which in a small town like Centerport is no small feat. The Locals love this place. They will tell you--as they told us that you cannot go wrong with the Homemade Crab Cakes or the Linguine with Mussels made with wine butter and marinara sauce. If you stray into some of the other dishes--like the clams--you might not be nearly as pleased. The outdoor seating is excellent. The amount of parking is sparce--as you would expect in a very small town. You cannot buy a dish for more than $14.95--which in 2013 dollars in Long Island, is quite cheap for seafood. Their version of late night ends at 10:00 P.M. Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Come on, Lighten up...place is great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

What could be better on a sunny summer day than fried seafood outdoors? Does it get crowded? Yea. Are the bikers revving their engines annoying? Yea. Solution? Go early or later and the place is pretty much all yours. The fried clams and calamari are great. Is it pricy? yea, but the portions are massive. The missus and I share a meal. LI is short on classic outdoor places where you can bring the dog and the kids. All you whiners below can go down the road to the Mill Pond House and blow a massive hole in your wallet. Lighten up and enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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long island, NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Been There Done That”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Living local i have been to the Shack for 20+ years. Maybe i'm just too old for it now.

Food is very expensive and sitting on a roadside at this point just does not have the same charm it did 20 years ago.

Parking stinks

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manhasset, New York
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fun, but the fried stuff has too much breading”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Nice atmosphere outdoor restaurant, even though it is on a main road. Friendlt help. The crab cakes were wonderful, but the clams and calimari had too much breading and tasted the same.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cold Spring Harbor, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Always wanted to try it. Won't go again.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The food was good for roadside, but expensive. The biggest problem was the attitude of the woman at the counter. She was so obnoxious/rude and then she pretty much thrust the tip cup at us and the previous customer. I don't think she really deserved a tip but my husband gave her one anyway. She was just soooo rude. That was the biggest impression. It's too bad because it's quick and local.

Visited June 2012
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