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restaurants / night life

Here's a sampling of what's accessible from the ferries leaving Bay Shore:

The following places face Great South Bay and provide outdoor seating to capitalize on the picturesque views:

Matthew's Seafood House935 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, 631-583-8016. A scenic bay-front seafood restaurant serving such dishes as barbecued swordfish and grilled salmon.

The Hideaway at Housers Hotel781-85 Evergreen Walk, Ocean Beach, 631-583-8900. Sunsets are augmented by a "beachy American" menu, including such dishes as vegetable samosas, fire-grilled filet mignon and wasabi-pea-crusted salmon.

Island Mermaid370 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, 631-583- 8088. Thai tuna tataki and espresso-dusted shrimp are just two dishes at this lively eclectic waterside spot.

The AlbatrossBay Walk, (631-583-5697)

Maguire's Bay Front Restaurant1 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, 631-583-8800. In addition to super sunsets, this local favorite offers a New American menu featuring "drunken" porterhouse pork chops and blackened catfish.

These restaurants are on the opposite side of Bay Walk with no direct view of the water:

  • Sand Bar
  • C.J.'s Bar & Restaurant
  • Castaway Bar & Grille
  • Rachel's Restaurant
  • Michael's Restaurant & Pizzeria
  • Bocce Beach Restaurant & Bar

These eateries are also on Bay Walk:

  • Town Pizza
  • Hero Shop & Smoothies
  • Hershey's Ice Cream
  • Ice Castle Sweet Shoppe
  • Rachel's Bakery
  • Beaches & Cream
  • Mermaid Market
  • Ocean Beach Trading Market

These restaurants are located outside of Ocean Beach:

Le Dock60 Bay Walk, Fair Harbor, 631-583-5200. Dine deck-side on the creative American cuisine of chef Patrick Adams, formerly of Salt in Manhattan, who offers such specialties as poppy seed-crusted flounder and salt-and-pepper shrimp.

The Out Restaurant20 Bay Walk, Kismet, 631-583-7400. An American menu with an emphasis on seafood is offered both indoors and on the deck at this casual seaside spot.

Kismet Inn1 Oak Walk, Kismet, 631-583-5592. The deck at sunset is the place to dine on a straightforward American seafood-slanted menu.

Flynn's, Ocean Bay Park631-583-5000. A venerable seaside spot known for lobsters and water vistas.