Easy eating near the beach

Fried clam roll at the Clam Bar in

(Credit: Photo by Gordon M. Grant)

You're sticky and salty after a day at the beach. Part of you wants to go home and shower before dinner; the other part just wants to eat.


You and the family won't have to change out of your swimsuits or shake sand from your flip-flops at any these casual outdoor spots. Best of all, they're either right at the beach or a short drive away.

- Compiled by Joan Reminick

More ways to beat the heat: Waterslides, Long Island beaches, Sit outside and have a drink, Best beaches for kids, Best spots for surfing, Public swimming pools

  • User rating 4
    The crowded lines at All American Hamburger Drive

    All American Burger $ | Burgers 4286 Merrick Rd. Massapequa Burgers, franks, fries and thick shakes (all the after-beach food groups) are accounted for at ...

  • Critic rating 1
    Colossal shrimp are served as an appetizer at

    Atlantica on the Ocean $$$ | New American, Seafood 80 W. Broadway Long Beach The best course at Atlantica on the Ocean is visual: great views of the waves ...

  • Critic rating 2
    Friends Donna Blatz, Linda Skidmore and Anne Hewson

    Batata Cafe $ | American, Breakfast, Lunch, Kids 847 Fort Salonga Rd. Northport If you were seeking a lively breakfast or lunch to munch while taking in an ...

  • User rating 3
    The dining area at the Beach Hut restaurant

    Beach Hut at Venetian Shores American, Seafood, Burgers 850 Venetian Blvd. Lindenhurst Beach Hut at Venetian Shores has outdoor seating at picnic tables and casual food right ...

  • User rating 2
    The Italian Feast at La Casa Cafe, 445

    La Casa Cafe $$ | Italian, Pizza 445 Waterside Ave. Northport Dining along the shore can be taken literally at La Casa, as outdoor table service ...

  • User rating 3
    Celebrate the coming summer at the Clam Bar

    Clam Bar $$ | Seafood, Restaurant Montauk Hwy. Amagansett This is as basic as it gets. Order at the counter and take a seat. ...

  • User rating 3
    Hellenic Snack Bar in East Marion. (June 20,

    Hellenic Snack Bar $$ | Greek 5145 Main Road East Marion Casual restaurant serving Greek food. ...

  • User rating 3
    The pickup window at Jordan Lobster Farms in

    Jordan Lobster Farms $$$ | Seafood, American 1 Pettit Place Island Park Lobster wholesaler by the water in Island Park. ...

  • User rating 3
    La Fondita is a Mexican restaurant in Amagansett.

    La Fondita $ | Mexican, Restaurant, Kids 74 Montauk Hwy. Amagansett Picnic-style pondside eating at a surprisingly authentic tacqueria. ...

  • User rating 3
    Point Lookout Clam Bar offers seating inside as

    Point Lookout Clam Bar & Fish Market $ | Seafood 99 Bayside Dr. Point Lookout At this Point Lookout fish market and clam bar, much of the seafood served comes ...