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The Islander

American, Diner
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63 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964, Shelter Island, NY
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Mon 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Islander serves breakfast all day - that is a good thing. The prices were reasonable. The food was decent. The service was punctual and friendly.

Thank Nevusdad
Sag Harbor, Ny
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210 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eggs, English muffins,regular muffins, lots of pancakes & waffle offerings. Had the special pork quesadilla - it was different but good - a bit sweet. seemed like it might have been done in a food processor. ....enjoyed. Will return - they are open every day of the week either until 3PM or 9PM many days. Love the booths....good prices... low... More 

Thank SagHarborAlice
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love The Islander. Not only does it stay open all year but it harkens back to the great age of local diner restaurants. Breakfast is fantastic but so are their lunches. Cannot go wrong with the burger plate but I love their BLT as well. Well, actually anything. Big portions. All of SI comes here at some point. Not... More 

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New York City, New York
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Most recently there for breakfast with another family. We enjoyed a wide range of items from pancakes to eggs to oatmeal at modest prices. Attractive dinery setting. Largely local crowd. Good at the basics. Not for fine dining.

Thank si101503
New York City, New York
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Few places were open for lunch on a Tuesday at noon in the off season. The place has only that as a redeeming factor. The food is poor (my wife fried Fluke seemed to be from frozen stock, I did not like my RJ sandwich and my stomach hated it that afternoon). The server was alone and stressed out (... More 

Thank GM20142014
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Eating out on Shelter Island can be expensive but The Islander offers good, fun food for reasonable prices. It's the closest thing to a diner Shelter Island has, although it isn't like a traditional diner you might see in the city. They offer easy, tasty food and its the perfect place to bring kids. We like the brownie sundae, although... More 

Thank EMWindle
Nassau, New York
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

If you have no food allergies, the breakfasts are indulgent. However, it took foreve to get our food since we had to have some accommodations. It took forever and the food was not great. All the other diners were really enjoying the waffles, French toast etc. So if you are not gluten-free, then go give it a try.

Thank Karen E
Long Island, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on a bike ride around the island. It was a perfect spot for a sandwich and a beer!! The food was great!! Great price!! Friendly service!! We loved it so much we came back the next morning for breakfast!! There are lots of good restaurants on Shelter Island but this place feels like a local,... More 

Thank Deigirl23
Southold, New York
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to this place for lunch yesterday. We live close by but this was our 1st time here. We got there around 2:30 and there was a nice size crowd but not packed at all. There was 1 server which was fine for the time of day and the amount of people in there. We sat... More 

Thank Tracy B
Patchogue, NY
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Great breakfast and I felt like a local. This place was perfect for a nice breakfast or lunch. Made my last meal of my trip a nice way to say goodbye to vacation!

Thank SmokyFaerie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964, Shelter Island, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Shelter Island
  • Phone Number: 6317491998
The Islander is a family restaurant that serves casual comfort food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?