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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 - 3:00 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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Stonington, Connecticut
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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211 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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

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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?