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“Love the Mermaid” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Island Mermaid

The Island Mermaid
Ranked #5 of 20 Restaurants in Ocean Beach
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Bay Shore, New York, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love the Mermaid”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Great view! Good food...Great prices on Monday night (50% off). Pretty consistant quality of food. All you need is good weather!!!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“This place teaches one to avoid restaurants named after mythical sea dwellers”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

This place exemplifies the over-priced, sub-standard food that is offered by many a Fire Island. Yes, it is an island. Yes, it costs a lot to run a restaurant there. And yes, getting anything done on an island commands a premium price. And price without quality is no value.

I've been to this place many times (due to family who 'adores' this place, we've all been in this quandary) over the years, and it has never, ever improved.

Food comes out in a slap-dash manner. Either it's cold, not cooked as order, sauces has congealed, or it just looks 'meh'. Waitstaff could not give a rat's derriere as to how you're enjoying your dinner. The five minute follow-up here does not exist...you literally have to take your plate over to a manager and stick it in their face to get something corrected. (And they don't seem to care too much either.)

Best bet is to bring your own food & drink, prepare a nice dinner at your rental. If you are a day tripper to Ocean Beach, then check out any of the other fine dining venues in O.B. or head down to Ocean Bay Park to Flynn's. Much better service and the views are beautiful.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
“deck and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Ate here a few times during my stay in Ocean Beach. Really enjoyed the food and the view. Drinks were good and a nice atmosphere.

Visited July 2013
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great atmosphere, but food wasnt so great and service was so so....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Food was eh.... Service was okay. Atmosphere was great! Great band, great sunset. Food... Not so much.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Bay Shore, New York
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Always great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Always can count on Island Mermaid for great lunches and dinners. Specials nightly...half price entrees (all) one night and BBQ another....plus fun special drinks daily...definitely go

Visited July 2013
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