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The Island Mermaid

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780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770-2049
+1 631-583-8088
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Long Island, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

The Island Mermaid is an Ocean Beach, Fire Island mainstay. However, until this summer, we found that the uneven food and service undermined the lovely view and convenient location. This past August the Mermaid upped its game: the service was excellent, the food very good. We will return next season!

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1 Thank MommyEsqNY
Farmingdale, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Recently hosted a small event here with a sales team. The food was excellent and the staff couldn't have been more helpful or done a better job! We sat outside on the patio for lunch and it was beautiful. I would absolutely recommend stopping here if you are in Fire Island!

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Thank jollyroger211
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Was very nice. Great view of water. Food was good. Bar was nice as well! Would definitely visit this place again.

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1 Thank Geri M
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The outdoor view is nice and the staff was polite. The food was so-so and on the expensive side for what it was. The wine list is okay and one of the specialty cocktails was not worth the $12.50. One of the people with me had pasta with mussels, clams and scallops and did not feel well later in the... More 

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Thank Mary P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Our group came here last weekend for a bachelorette weekend. The food was less than stellar and way overpriced for what you get. we had an unfortunate incident with the security guard/ bouncer the following night when we went to go back for the bar part. Only bar on the island that charges girls to go in (no thank you)... More 

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1 Thank Lisa G
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Showed up around 1:00 PM for a few drinks while waiting for the hotel room. Patrick the bartender is super fun and makes a wicked "Rocket Fuel" drink. The atmosphere is super laid back and very chill. Probably one of the top 10 bars I've been too and I lived in Vegas for 10 years.

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Thank Jacob C
Providence, RI
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

If you have the opportunity to dine on the edge of the dock, I would recommend it! It was breezy out there but a great view of the water and sunset. Food was good although I think the Hideaway for dinner was better in terms of flavor. It is expensive, as is everything on the island!

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Thank Raven-Providence
Nesconst
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Well here we are again at the Island mermaid. We stay in ocean beach every summer for 10 days and it has become sort of a tradition with my kids to go here. Monday's they have half price entrees so it seems like it's ok. We made reservations...always make reservations. We saw them turn several parties away even though there... More 

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Thank K M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We had a delicious meal at a beautiful water's edge table. Our waitress Brooke was very friendly and attentive. The prices were very reasonable for Fire Island. The whole vibe was great:half price on all bottles of wine, a beautiful and talented female vocalist. I would highly recommend the Mermaid

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Thank Greg K
Oyster Bay, New York
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169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

When you need a great lunch and cool drinks, this is your spot. Service was prompt and they had lots of umbrellas to escape the sun. I loved the fish tacos, they had a great kick! I'll be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770-2049
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Fire Island  >  Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 631-583-8088

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