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The Island Mermaid

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780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770-2049
(631) 583-8088
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Lisa G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Jacob C
Providence, RI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank Raven-Providence
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank K M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Greg K
Oyster Bay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank kareyrhoda
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Island mermaid several times. Basically, each time we come to Ocean Beach, fire Island, we go to Island mermaid. It has a great menu, wonderful atmosphere, and beautiful sunsets. On different days of the week, they also have music, performances, and other events. It seems that many bachelorette parties come to Island mermaid. Some great dishes... More 

Thank Cynthia P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place, the food was great, the staff was so friendly and helpful full. I had the Salmon and it was cooked to perfection

Thank mschell67
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We were in Ocean Beach on a Monday and didn't know about the 1/2 price entrees at the Island Mermaid until we saw a sign outside the Mermaid advertising this special. We made reservations for later that evening. We were seated outside on a beautiful night and every table was full. Scotty (manager? owner? not sure) worked really hard at... More 

Thank stellina1936
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were happy to have gotten a table without a reservation. I am a very light drinker but i drank 2 pina colada & 1 mango daiquiri ...I am 1000% sure that they did not have alcohol. I got up and was perfectly fine. If I had 3 alcoholic drinks for sure I would have gotten drunk. We asked the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: (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?