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The Island Mermaid


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2019 Winner

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Cup 8.50
Bowl 9.50
Crab Bisque
Jumbo lump crab meat, brandy and cream
Cup 7.75
Bowl 8.75
Tuscan Tomato Bread Soup
Smoked tomato, melted provolone and fresh herbs
Mixed Green Salad
Choice of dressing- raspberry vinaigrette, sesame ginger, gorgonzola or balsamic
Caprese Salad
Fresh mozzarella, vine ripe tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic drizzle
Boston Bibb Salad
Watercress, gorgonzola, green apple, spiced pecan and shaved radish
Grilled Octopus Salad
Sweet‎ and spicy peppadew, white gigante bean, celery, oregano dressing
Red and Golden Beet Salad
Watercress, asian pears, pistachio, goat cheese, white balsamic vinaigrette
Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Salad
Fresh crabmeat, baby arugula, hearts of palm, almonds, lemon citronette
Thai Tuna Tataki
Sesame and peppercorn coated rare seared tuna, pickled veg, ponzu sauce
Sweet Potato Ravioli
Sweet potato, ginger and scallions, balsamic cream
Mermaid Crab Cakes
Jumbo lump crabmeat, red pepper remoulade
Fried Calamari
Served with a spicy almond and red wine tomato dipping sauce
Long Island Steamers
Soft shells steamed in beer, butter and garlic
Ceviche Cocktail
Fresh citrus marinated seafood, tortilla chips
Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels
Tomato fennel, pernod broth
Shrimp Cocktail
Jumbo shrimp, classic cocktail sauce
Sicilian Meatballs
Pinenuts and golden raisins, traditional tomato sauce
Sesame Chicken Fingers
Honey mustard dipping sauce
Orrechiette Campagna
Homemade sweet Italian sausage and broccoli rabe, pink vodka sauce
Linguini Frutta Di Mare
Shrimp, mussels, clams, scallops, white wine broth, lemon ricotta and tomato concassé
Green Plate Special
Grilled vegetable stuffed zucchini, jasmine rice, balsamic drizzle
Sauteed Grouper Filet
White balsamic soaked tomatoes, herbed orzo and white wine beurre blanc
Pan Roasted Atlantic Striped Bass
Pea puree, roasted peas, carrots and potatoes
Line Caught Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna
Cucumber ginger crudo, jicama slaw, sweet soy and jasmine rice
Gulf Coast Shrimp Piri Piri
Grilled jumbo shrimp, birds eye pepper sauce, cornmeal cake, sauteed spinach
Sesame Coated Mahi Mahi
Asian noodles, stir fry vegetable and Thai peanut sauce
Grilled Teriyaki Atlantic Salmon
Lemon,‎ honey and soy glaze, sauteed mushroom and baby bok choy, jasmine rice
Pan Seared Sea Scallops
Watercress salad, truffled cream corn, yukon gold potato galette and pistachio pesto
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If your visiting Ocean Beach Fire Island going to Island Mermaid is a great place for lunch, dinner, or just a drink. Great people, great time, great views of the Great South Bay!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank ReneeChristopher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I asked for a table for one, and was given an odd look by both hostesses, then was advised to sit at the loud and packed bar to eat dinner near a bunch of wasted people bumping into me. There was a well dressed young...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank M_Angel27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average seafood restaurant- uninspired menu options - ok not horrible. Service is awful- forgot about our drink orders, coffee was cold etc. At least plan to go on Monday nights when entrees are two for one - that way you won’t feel so bad about...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Familytrip55555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a great a sunset at the Island Mermaidand food and drinks to go along with it. The staff is also very attentive! Also coming soon custom made to order individual pizza at the bar.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Robert P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a blast with my group of friends for a bachelorette party. Great music, dancing and overall fun crowd

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jennybuigues
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at Island Mermaid is excellent - the beet salad and crab cakes in particular. We chatted at length with Scott - the owner? - and his personality made the experience even better. Very attentive staff, great food, and even a great martini made...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Ray R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place, the food, service, location and margaritas were all excellent. Such friendly staff and a wonderful atmosphere, thanks Scott for the great story, we had a fabulous day.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank T8244LZsusanc
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

We always start the season and end the season here at The Island Mermaid. The rocket fuels are the best! We live the blta—bacon, lettuce, fresh tuna and avavafo sandwiches.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

I really like a lot of their food. I have never had a bad meal! I am particularly in love with their fried calamari. My wife and I eat it everywhere we go and the Island Mermaid consistently has the best fried calamari you have...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Craig
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We always get the calamari to start their fish of the day sandwich is delicious,I always have a good time there.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank munoz333
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I don't know. Would call and ask the owner.
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