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Jerry & The Mermaid

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469 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2556
631.727.8489
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had been told to go here before but had not tried it. However, we went in around 2:00 for lunch. Our waitress, Lynne, was absolutely fantastic. Down to earth, helpful, charming and friendly and eager to answer any questions, making us feel comfortable immediately. The food was delicious and the Chef, who I believe is Jerry, came out to... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for some place to have seafood as we made our way acrossed the island. Wife had fired flounder and I had the fired clams, we both had sweet potato fires. We each had a glass of local cabrnet, which was good. Nice casual dinner.

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1 Thank Richard R
Preston, Connecticut
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a table outside on the side of the restaurant which would be great but for the parking lot, barking dog left in car, loud motorcycles. There is a view of the marina on the other side of the cars. Food was just average. My salmon was dried out. The salad that comes with the meal was pretty scimpy.... More 

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Thank funtraveling_10
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this review

Dear Funtraveling, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hearing that your dining experience was average, makes me strive harder to elevate the food and service in my restaurant. As you mentioned, we are and will always be a casual dining restaurant. This certainly doesn't mean that we shouldn't have great food and service. We try our... More 

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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had read great reviews on this restaurant, and so we gave it a try. We came a long time ago. We loved it soooooo much!! Were seated at window looking at water. Ordered as apps, coconut shrimp that was to die for, the calamari was good, got the steak, came with potato and salad; hubby got bass, with rice... More 

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Thank BoyMom4ever
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this review

Wow! It makes me very happy to read a review like this. You tried various items and felt they all were amazing! Thank you for letting us know and thank you for visiting us at Jerry's. As for the blackberry margarita, the cocktail is crafted as a rocks drink and making into a blended could potentially drown out flavor. I... More 

Ronkonkoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After dining several times at Jerry and the Mermaid and each time being 100% satisfied with the food and service, with the additional bonuses of Jerry Jr. coming out of the kitchen to greet his customers personally and the beautiful location, we decided to have our wedding reception at this fine establishment. Jerry Jr. worked closely with us to provide... More 

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Thank Stephanie I
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this review

Stephanie, It was our pleasure hosting your wedding! Your friends and family were great people and we were so happy to be a part of the experience. We wish you and Kenn a lifetime of health and happiness! See you soon for dinner! Warm Regards, Jerry Dicecco Chef/Owner: Jerry and The Mermaid More 

Shelton, Connecticut
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food. Service was excellent. Had the pignoli encrusted grouper which was delicious. Stuffed grouper special was excellent. I was even impressed by the fresh vegetables that came with the dinner.

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1 Thank MariaMal2014
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this review

Maria, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice review. I am glad to hear that the name was what initially brought you in, but even happier to hear you thought the food was excellent. Thank you for the patronage and we hope to see you again soon at Jerry and the Mermaid! Regards, Jerry... More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this place being it was close to the LI Aquarium for lunch. The waitress was nice and attentive. I ordered the The Mermaid Salad and got really sick an hour after I left. My wife could not finish the seafood bisque as it was watery and the seafood was rubbery as it was frozen, came... More 

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2 Thank William V
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this review

William, I want you to know that I am the chef/owner of Jerry's as well as a culinary instructor. I teach courses on food safety and take it very seriously. We are a family owned and operated business for over 23 years and have never had issues of clients getting sick from our food. I am very surprised to hear... More 

Cape May Beach
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372 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They are all so friendly. I always get clams, oysters, oyster stew and fried clams. I then try one or two other things from the menu. They have a full bar, too. It's a favorite place in town.

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1 Thank DonCapeMayBeach
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this review

Don, Thanks for the awesome review! It makes me very happy to hear you love all the local shellfish. We are very proud of the local offerings and feel LI shellfish is the best around! Let's keep the waters clean and enjoy it for generations to come! See you soon at Jerry's! Regards, Jerry Dicecco Chef/Owner: Jerry and The Mermaid More 

St James, New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is greasy. Old place. Ugly decoration. Poor service. Bread and salad are horrible. It was July 4th, we expected something better because of the reviews people give to this place. Location is great but that was it.

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1 Thank tomasaliny
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this review

We are sorry that your dining experience isn't what you had hoped for. I am very surprised to hear you think the restaurant looked old with ugly decor as we just finished a massive interior/exterior renovation, which we have gotten rave reviews about from many guests. As for the food being greasy, I am assuming you ordered something deep friend... More 

Marlborough, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to check out Jerry's while on a quick trip to LI because the reviews looked good. Hostess was seating people promptly but no outside tables available (Saturday night around 6 pm). Waiter was friendly and answered questions. Food came out quickly and was good. Had the New England Chow-da and it was pretty good for a NY establishment! Got... More 

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1 Thank jenlorourke
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this review

Jen, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your experience overall at the restaurant despite having parking issues. Unfortunately downtown Riverhead (especially our property next to the Hyatt) is very congested on weekends in the summer months. We have a full time parking attendant working to try to help the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 469 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2556
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Riverhead
  • Phone Number: 631.727.8489
Description
Open Seven Days a Week Year Round. Located directly next to the Hyatt Place East End Hotel and Atlantis Long Island Aquarium! Just minutes from Tanger Outlets and a short drive to the Hamptons or LI wine country. Arrive by car or by boat using one of Jerry's complimentary docking slips!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?