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Reviewed April 17, 2022 via mobile

Blackbirds Grille 553 Old Montauk Hwy, Sayville, NY 11782 Friendly and fun place that is the perfect setting for a friendly breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The staff will make you feel at home. Perfect place for friends hanging out, ladies looking for the right place...to have a lively visit, or the guys looking to share a cocktail and laugh after a round of golf. This place is for you to enjoy great food at fair prices.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed July 19, 2021

Pleasantly surprised dining here. The server, host and food was great. Would definitely return. The establishment is small and I was expecting bar food but nothing even close. I had the jumblaya for appetizer which I will be back for. The dessert menu was amazing....I am moving to Sayville and will definitly be backMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 27, 2021

Although we had a little trouble finding it, because of the confusion of Old Montauk Highway which looked like a driveway and Montauk Highway, the experience of having a special event there was perfect. The shower was held in a room to the right of...the entrance. The tables were set beautifully, Blackbirds allowed the Matron of Honor to decorate, place Play Bills for the Broadway theme and set up a Concession Table for the guests. There was a table for the shower gifts. The menu was for a complete four course lunch, with fourth course being the Shower Cake. The food was excellent. Through out the event, waitresses asked for drink orders. Service was fantastic. Would love to go again. Noticed a sign for a weekend brunch. Would highly recommend eating there.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 5, 2021

We travel a half an hour to go to the local bar in Sayville. That probably tells you all you need to know. The food and drinks are great as is the staff. The owner Wayne is a genuinely nice guy who is always on-site...ensuring quality standards are met. Shawn behind the bar on Sunday's is the best!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 7, 2020

Visited here with a group for dinner. We really didn’t know anything about the place other than its high ratings, but we gave it a shot. Really glad we did. Nice atmosphere, everyone enjoyed their meals, and service was fast and friendly. The jambalaya had...more meat and shrimp in it than any I’ve ever had — even in Cajun country — and I loved that because I felt I got more for my money. Excellent!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed October 21, 2019

I'd like to give them a five star review, but the service was significantly slow. They hit the mark on everything else. The food was awesome, the atmosphere was upbeat and festive, our waitress was super friendly, and the price was right. To give you...an idea of how good it was; we didn't get our main course for an hour after the appetizers, and we'll definitely be back soon. The cajon flair was great as well. 4.5 stars!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2019

I really liked this place. It was cozy and the food was pretty amazing. They had gator so I was excited. The Cajun feel Is awesome. I had a po boy there. It's not true New Orleans style but tasted really good. The French dip...was really awesome! They do have a lunch menu during brunch time if you're not a brunch fan and you're out on sundays. So worth the trip. so good!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

Completely stumbled across this local gem last night - and as luck had it, it even had a Cajun flair. Met the owner who clearly takes pride in this establishment. The service was wonderful and we felt at home, even with our 11 year old...daughter in tow. We started with a mud bugs appetizer that was ample for 3 - the broth it was served in was outrageous. We also shared an order of fried pickles - there were six large pieces that were very tasty. 2 of us had the jambalaya, which they are apparently known for. The portion was enormous and it was very good, with a good amount of spice. To do again, I might opt to get this as an appetizer or maybe order two different dishes and split them. There were several interesting sounding items in the menu that we are dying to come back and try! We’ll definitely be back!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 18, 2019

Just moved out to Suffolk County & we were looking for a Cajun Restaurant. Did a search & this place came up. Menu looked good, positive reviews & is fairly close. So we gave it a try. Sat eve 6:30, place was fairly crowded &...noisy. Got seated, but although there were 3 other tables in the area being served, no wait-staff came over to our table. After 5 minutes, we asked the guy who brought the water & bread to get a waiter/waitress. Few minutes later a waitress came by. She didn't state her name said "sorry about that" & mumbled something that we couldn't make out. She took our order & flew off. Took awhile to get our drinks & when she returned, I asked what her name was. I think I caught her off guard, because she actually stopped & then said her name. Again she said something about a larger table & pointed to the other room. She seemed rather rushed. Now for the food - we ordered the Alligator tail appetizer, which was good. Couldn't really distinguish a specific taste other than the breading, however the sauce they served w/it was excellent. Sort of a creamy mayo/spiced ketchup. My husband had the Jambalaya - excellent & enough to take home for another meal. I had the broiled seafood platter, 2 of each-stuffed shrimp, stuffed mushrooms, backed clams, sea scallops & a piece of Tilapia, served w/julienne fresh veggies (Excellent - nice & firm - not mush that's been in the pot all afternoon) and jasmine rice. This too was a large portion - enough to share or take home for another meal. We will definitely go back. Maybe try a different night of the week.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

My friends we were visiting brought us here for brunch. Simply amazing. Tex mex omelette, french toast, monster sized pancakes. I wish I could fit more in my stomach. Great service, great food. Great feel.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

Went for dinner with grandkids. Very good food, excellent service. Food was served quickly, presentation was very good and everything was delicious. Lobster rolls served hot or cold are exceptional. Something on the menu for everyone. Salmon was terrific. We were too full for dessert...but look forward to it next time. Casual and comfortable.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in for an early dinner following a sailboat cruise on the Great South Bay. Service was friendly, the food was very tasty. My husband got the jambalaya - an enormous portion, full of fresh seafood. I had grilled Thai shrimp in a sweet...and spicy sauce with fresh veggies and jasmine rice. Both meals were delicious, and we agreed that we need to return soon!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 7, 2019

2nd time I ate there with 36 members of The Patchogue Firehouse who choose Blackbirds for their annual Old Timers Dinner. The wait service was wonderful and extremely efficient. The food was absolutely delicious. Besides an open area dining room the bar was very active...and sports oriented. A fun place to go for a burger or full dinner.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

The last few times we went here, the food was cold and service was awful. We felt rushed like she didnt want to help us. Friends of ours have said the same thing about the food. Maybe a new chef? Not sure, but probably won't...be returning.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Nice local restaurant with delicious food and great service. The owner really cares if you enjoy your experience. We have had dinner here several times and it doesn’t dissapoint.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Blackbirds Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5