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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!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jerry was there welcomimg guests and making sure everyone was satisfied. The menu has a nice selction and food is good

Date of visit: October 2021
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foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank for the patronage and review. We greatly appreciate it! I hope to have you back sometime soon for another meal. Warm Regards, Jerry Dicecco

Reviewed September 16, 2021

We booked Jerry and the Mermaid for our rehearsal dinner. All of our 20+ guests LOVED everything about this dinner! we met with Jerry Senior, who was an absolute delight, for our initial tasting of the food. Jerry Junior, who is the primary chef, constantly...checked in on us throughout our event, greeting us as we came in and making sure we were satisfied every step of the way. Our primary waiter was one of the best I have seen for an event, making every guest feel special while having eyes on all of the needs of our tables. Even when there was an unexpected spill at one of the tables, staff throughout the restaurant jumped in to take care of it. The food? PERFECTION! The Oysters Rockefeller was a crowd favorite, Jerry's Famous Wings had the groomsman fighting over them, and both the grouper and the steak had everyone raving about their meal. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2021

Chef Carol, It was my pleasure to be able to cook for you, your friends and family! Cooking for another chef always makes things slightly more interesting and I'm glad we nailed it and you feel gave you a five star group dining experience. I...More

Reviewed August 16, 2021

Doesn't look like much but this is a hidden gem. Owner was welcoming and wait staff was excellent. Jerry's Famous Not Your Ordinary "Buffalo" | Wings were very good. The skirt steak and seafood combo was all good. Recommend and will be returning next trip.

Date of visit: August 2021
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foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2021

Biff, Glad you had a pleasurable experience and want to return. Thank you for the kind words and for your patronage. Until next time! Warm Regards, Jerry Dicecco

Reviewed August 7, 2021

A bit of a gem. The food is very good. The service is great and the atmosphere is what you’d expect or better. Adjacent to the Hyatt and the aquarium. This is likely the best restaurant, certainly with outdoor waterfront eating in the Riverhead area.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2021

SunsetPelican, Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your recent visit to our restaurant. We greatly appreciate your patronage and helping spread the word about Jerry's to others. I'm very happy to hear the food, service and ambience were all at or...More

Reviewed August 2, 2021

We were at Jerry's for a private party brunch and they did a terrific job. There's nothing like being hosted by the owners. The food was great; the atmosphere was relaxed and casual and the staff was on their toes. You can get there by...boat and tie up at their dock, too.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2021

It was a pleasure cooking for you and your family last weekend. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for the glowing review. I hope to have you back to Long Island sometime soon so we can cook for you again. Warm Regards, Jerry Dicecco

Reviewed July 26, 2021

I'm sorry but I've had MANY Lobster Rolls in my lifetime and NO Lobster Roll is worth $32.50! In Clearwater FL. a few years ago, I paid $12.99 for a combo platter!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2021

Timothy, I'm very sorry for the cost, but I can assure you it's not just us. Our price is nearly doubled in the last few years. The cost associated to make a lobster roll has sky rocketed, especially this season. You can check any market...More

Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

We are very confused why this place is ranked #1 out of 106 places to eat in Riverside. There are many good aspects: location, large menu of food and cocktails, inside and outside seating areas, and it can accommodate a large party of 6 or...more. We absolutely loved our waitress Keirah and were impressed overall with the waitstaff who hustled as a team serving and cleaning tables. Our biggest issue was the seafood, the fried seafood specifically. Being from a seaside town ourselves, we expected fresh flaky seafood. What we got instead was what looked and tasted like frozen seafood that was deep fried beyond recognition. The batter was thick, crunchy and dark brown! Do yourself a favor and skip any fried dishes there. I’d go back for cocktails and maybe a dessert but the main menu iteams were less than stellar.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2021

Suzie, Thank you for your patronage and for taking the time to review. Glad Kira did a great job and that you overall liked the restaurant. I do hope to cook for you again a prove to you why we got ranked #1 restaurant in...More

Reviewed July 17, 2021 via mobile

Had a get together for breakfast after my brothers wedding. It was perfect. Food was great, staff was attentive. It was a great place to go to have everyone together one last time before going our separate ways after our event the day before.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2021

Osu, I'm glad you enjoyed yourself during the brunch we held on Friday. It's nice to get back to "normal" and be hosting weddings events again. Thank you for your patronage and thanks for taking the time to review. I hope to cook for you...More

Reviewed July 4, 2021 via mobile

The place is very busy, no doubt. Still, I don't think it requires three separate requests of refilling your water cups to finally do the trick. Also, the first drinks only arrived with the appetizers, which means it took too long. The food itself was...good although the pasta was a bit bland.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2021

Adventix, Glad to hear you enjoyed the food, but sorry there was a minor breakdown in service. The July 4th weekend is a bit of a crazy one for us, but overall we made our guests this weekend very happy. Sorry to hear you had...More

Reviewed July 2, 2021 via mobile

Great staff. Very friendly. Service was quick. Food was great. Everything tasted fresh. Lots of menu choices. We had the fish and chips, linguine with clams, fried shrimp wrap, soft shell crab and coconut shrimp.

Date of visit: June 2021
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foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2021

Castro, Thanks for the rave review! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to do so and thank you for your patronage. Great selection of food you choose. Glad you enjoyed and hope to cook for you again soon. Warm Regards, Jerry Dicecco

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trilbys2018
April 5, 2019|
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Response from MrDale14424 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be so late, but T/A never let me know that someone asked a question. That said, there's no dress code, this is a bar or pub that also has a restaurant menu.
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Golfpa1
August 30, 2018|
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Response from foodieforlifeNewYork | Property representative |
Taste The East End is the storefront located on the North side of our building. It's a small boutique that sells local products. Jerry and the Mermaid is still the same, just in a newly renovated space with the addition of... More
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BoyMom4ever
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Response from Road-Maven | Reviewed this property |
They do take reservations. There are plenty of eateries in downtown Riverhead within walking distance but Jerry's is the best. You won't go hungry there.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jerry & The Mermaid

Yes, Jerry & The Mermaid offers takeout services.

Jerry & The Mermaid is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4