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Frying Pan

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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Pier 66 / 207 12th Ave, New York City, NY 10037-2420
+1 212-989-6363
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

I came here to visit the boat. Unfortunately it had closed for the year and I was left very disappointed. We stayed for a drink and to be fair, the service was fine, the view and surroundings were great.

Thank GLWayne
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We came across this ship as we were walking along the river. What a cool place on the river with great views. Food was great and its a great quirky venue. You place you order at the bar (you are given a buzzer) and collect food when ready from the kitchen area which is open for you to see. A... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit when NYC! Good cocktails on the river with a great view. V casual but a nice place to hangout. As for food I'm not sure but for drinks it's a good one.

Thank HelpfulTravelerGeo
Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Had the nicest fish and chips ever, that says a lot considering I'm from the UK. Had one of their own beers after barman recommended it and it was delicious. had amazing views and watched the sunset. the set up is amazing with the boat theme and old train carriage. staff very friendly and prices really good

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Wilmington, NC
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were celebrating our first anniversary and my father mentioned we should check out the Frying Pan Light Ship. It was such a unique experience to be able to tour the belly of a ship that is a North Carolina legend. The drinks were awesome, the food super yummy and the view is unbeatable! Have already told... More 

Thank krobbins722
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We love this place, great bar food, nothing too fancy, great selection of drinks, and atmosphere, could have a band playing more often and advertise it, such a great space!

Thank Fern M
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Food and eating on the water is fantastic but JUST drink the beer or wine. Had 2 cocktails that I wonder if there really was alcohol added or just sugar water to cover the taste. Definitely NO NAME liquor. Sangria is just ok. Hopefully they don't water the beer or wine down. Will be back but just for food and... More 

Thank lindamarie2016
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Fun, fun, fun with friends or just meeting new people. Been wanting to come here and I only live several blocks away. It's always packed and their food is good. Seating is first come first serve, so save your seat before getting drinks and food!

Thank wkcalip
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

I went here to meet my friend in one of my first trips to New York. She had been her prior for drinks, but had never had the food. It was remarkably good! My quinoa salad was spectacular. With added chicken that was cooked perfectly, everything was a great compliment to my salad. Additionally, despite the potentially bad weather, the... More 

Thank Rachel G
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I have tried for the last year to organise a wedding at this venue. Initially I received a proposal and it all looked fine. To cut a long story short 3 months before the wedding we attempted to make contact with the organiser whom I'd conversed with throughout the process. For 3 weeks I received no response. I then sent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $50
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pier 66 / 207 12th Ave, New York City, NY 10037-2420
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-989-6363
Frying Pan is an Historic Lightship Currently Moored at Pier 66 Maritime serving as a floating restaurant and bar. We are currently closed for 2015 and look forward to serving you again in Spring 2016.

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