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Jerry & The Mermaid

469 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2556
+1 631-727-8489
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
469 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2556
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Was very busy but the staff and jerry were very frendly service was excellent food was spot on good drinks great food love the atmosphere right by all the boats have been back few more times great place mybe i will see you there A++.

1  Thank RoddyNewSuffok
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Outstanding local seafood - what you see on their web site is what you get and it's even better than it looks! Wonderful owner and service. More than fair pricing and big portions. We had to come twice in one day!

1  Thank XSki007
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Start with the best: Crispy Duck Wings with Asian sauce, so good we will not share the order next time. They are probably the best value as well. The mussels were generous, plump and not overcooked, broth was a bit heavy for our taste with...More

1  Thank LSDArt
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Firstly, the "water" view is over a chain link fence and a dusty parking lot, right next to the aquarium.This is an old school dark and dated restaurant, with absolutely no atmosphere, and an unwelcoming vibe. Despite the bar being nearly empty, we couldn't get...More

Thank Conlon10
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

Sorry to hear you were not given a proper greeting when you came in. All customers should be greeted in a timely manor and I did speak to my staff about this issue. As far as us being a "dated restaurant." Our whole building inside...More

Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The hot appetizer special was the local steamers and they did not disappoint. I wish I would have ordered a second plate rather than an entree, they were so good...

Thank Mike R
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2016

I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the steamers. Thank you for dinning with us and the great review. We hope to serve you again in the future. Regards, Jerry Dicecco Chef/Owner: Jerry and the Mermaid

Reviewed August 5, 2016

My family and I spent a week in the North Fork last month and stumbled on Jerry's our second day. From then on, this was our "go to" place for either lunch or dinner each day. My sister is notoriously picky (we have been to...More

1  Thank SusanWNYC
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2016

Susan, Thanks for the amazing review! It makes us very happy to hear you and your family were thrilled with the dining experience at Jerry's (especially the picky ones in the bunch)! Thank you for the patronage and we hope to have you back sometime...More

Reviewed August 2, 2016

Went here following a family wedding at the aquarium. Had a great time with friends and relatives singing karaoke!More

Thank Lussier F
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2016

Lussier, Karaoke is always a fun wedding after party event and I am glad you and your family got to experience the festivities! Thank you for visiting the restaurant and we hope to have you and the family back at the restaurant sometime soon for...More

Reviewed July 29, 2016

My wife and I eat at Jerry's often. We love the Mermaid salad, and my wife often gets the daily special. Always good quality and fresh.More

Thank mscardin
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to publish a review of Jerry and The Mermaid. It makes me very happy to hear you appreciate the freshness and quality of our food. The Mermaid salad is one of my favorites that has been on the menu...More

Reviewed July 29, 2016

when visiting the Hyatt we had drinks and lunch here on the water and it was awesome! if your staying at the Hyatt or in the area you MUST stop in.More

Thank GaryWebGo
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2016

Gary, Thanks for taking the time to review Jerry's. We are very happy to hear you loved the food and drinks you experienced for lunch recently. We hope to have you back sometime soon when staying at the Hyatt or visiting the East End of...More

Reviewed July 26, 2016

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....More

2  Thank caseynyc2
foodieforlifeNewYork, Owner at Jerry & The Mermaid, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2016

Casey, Yes, that was me who came back to check on you! I try my best to check in on all our guests to see how they are enjoying their dining experience. It makes me very happy to hear you loved your meal with us...More

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July 6, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
Andrea M
February 5, 2016|
Response from foodieforlifeNewYork | Property representative |
Yes we do. We can accommodate up to 65 guests in a private space. Please call Jerry at 631.727.8489 for more information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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: +1 631-727-8489
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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!
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