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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
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Mon 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit the island every October this is a must go to every Saturday for breakfast Love it visit every time we go

Thank Alison M
Punta del Este, Uruguay
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Year-rounders and weekenders congregate at the Islander for a reason: a broad, flexible diner menu served fast and with a friendly touch. "You can have it any way you want it" is always a welcome reply when asking for something. Add to that a sunny, happy decor and it's an all-around winner.

Thank Margarita P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little diner on shelter island. I was a regular customer over the summer months and was never disappointed. Staff are very friendly and food is very good, when it's busy it can be a little slow is the only downfall.

Thank CharlesDardis
Somerdale, New Jersey
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I had the stinky and my husband had a spicy jalepeno burger. They are all half pound and messy, but good. Fries are good too. Service is a bit slow and didn't get drink refills. I would try breakfast and see if more than one server is on.

Thank Shannon F
Stonington, Connecticut
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

For a straightforward no nonsense breakfast you cannot go wrong here. Good selection, great service, outside seating. Definitely a local clientele. Seemed like everyone was on a first name basis and had their own coffee cup. We got there early and had everything from French toast, to fried eggs and granola with peaches and yogurt. All excellent. No credit cards.... More 

Thank Matthew T
Allentown, New Jersey
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

It was our last night on SI and I didn't want to cook, so we decided to try The Islander. It was Burger Monday so we each had a cheeseburger. We were both really pleased with the burgers and fries. Friendly waitress, nice music and lovely painted murals on the walls. There was also outside seating.

Thank NYNann
Rincon, Anasco, Puerto Rico
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91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

BreaksFast Burrito and Corn Beef Hash. For some reason when i ordered I was thinking the burrito wasn't going to be as Good As It Was . Wow Nice JoB it Was Perfect!! When we walked in it felt like everyone else did so the servers were kind of in a rush for 5-10 min wich they covered pretty quick.... More 

Thank AValentin
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to enjoy this place. My husband and I cycled past on it on our trek around the island and decided on the return back to the ferry, to stop in for a burger. (We had heard that the lunch counter at the Shelter Island Heights Pharmacy was the place to go for a burger but encountered too... More 

Thank AldoCT
Shelter Island, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Good diner fare and friendly service. Generous with the coffee Can get a bit crowded on the weekends. Enjoyed my breakfast burrito, outdoor seating and people watching.

Thank wadesbeach
Sea Cliff, New York
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We love to come to the Islander every time we go to SI. The atmosphere is great! We even saw wild turkeys walking around outside!! This is a very casual and fun place for breakfast or lunch.

Thank Allison M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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?