Map: LI's hidden restaurant treasures

All of these restaurants are worth seeking out, but trying to find them will drive you crazy -- unless you know exactly where to look.

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  • Name
    Location
    Description
  • 39 Roslyn Ave., Sea Cliff, 11579
    Long Island Expressway exit 39, Glen Cove Road northbound. Turn right at Cedar Swamp Road and then a quick left at the first traffic light onto Sea Cliff Avenue. Stay on Sea Cliff Avenue to Roslyn Avenue. ... Zoom in
  • 135 Deer Park Ave., Babylon, 11702
    The place isn't on Deer Park Avenue but behind it, reachable via an alleyway next to Fitness Incentive. It faces a municipal parking lot and is situated between the rear entrances of Fitness Incentive and Mary Carroll's Bar & Beer Garden. ... Zoom in
  • 30 Indian Head Rd., Kings Park, 11754
    Situated off Meadow Road, on the other side of a large municipal parking lot. ... Zoom in
  • 40 McDermott Ave., Riverhead, 11901
    The restaurant is situated off the municipal lot that fronts the Peconic River. It's at the end closest to the Riverhead Aquarium. ... Zoom in
  • 46 Gerard St., Huntington, 11743
    Don't seek it at its given address but, rather, off a walkway bordering the municipal parking lot between Wall and Clinton streets in Huntington Village. ... Zoom in
  • 100-27 S. Jersey Ave., East Setauket, 11733
    Hard to believe such a large restaurant could be so well hidden. The place is in the Heritage Square strip mall, which is more like a building off a parking lot -- well behind Wild by Nature market. Find the market, and you should be able to find the restaurant. ... Zoom in
  • 131 Creek Rd., Wading River, 11792
    Long Island Expressway exit 68 for William Floyd Parkway to Wading River. County Route 46 merges with the parkway. Keep right to reach Route 25A. Turn left onto Randall Road, right on North Country Road, left on Sound Avenue, right on Creek Road to the beach. La Plage will be on your left, across the street from the beach. ... Zoom in
  • 513 W. Main St., Riverhead, 11901
    Take exit 72 (Route 25) from the LIE; go almost 3 miles. When you see a Dodge dealership, look right; there should be a chalkboard, brown Colonial and yellow barn. Park in the gravel by either structure; follow the path to the restaurant. ... Zoom in
  • 6550 Jericho Tpke., Commack, 11725
    The place looks absolutely minute from the outside. In fact, the entryway is barely visible, squished into a corner of a Commack strip mall perpendicular to Five Guys Burgers and Fries (with whom it shares signage). Stepping inside, you'll gasp to find a lobby with a pond and Buddha statue. The rest of the place is the size of a hockey arena. ... Zoom in
  • 40 Peconic Ave., Riverhead, 11901
    The restaurant is not quite on Peconic Avenue but, rather, embedded in a building that fronts the Riverhead municipal parking lot on the side closest to Peconic Avenue. ... Zoom in
  • 50 Gerard St., Huntington, 11743
    It's not quite on Gerard Street but, rather, facing the municipal parking lot on Gerard Street. You also can get there through a passageway that leads through a building fronting Main Street. Confusing, no? ... Zoom in
  • 2 South St., Garden City, 11530
    Akbar used to have a central location on Ring Road in Roosevelt Field. Now, Long Island's most opulent Indian restaurant requires a few quick turns. Take the Meadowbrook Parkway exit M3W to Stewart Avenue. Merge onto Merchants Concourse. Take a right on Stewart Avenue, then right on South Street. ... Zoom in
  • 106 E. Second St., Mineola, 11501
    The place is secreted away in an industrial section of Mineola. Although the numerical address is correct, it's easy to drive right past, since the place faces sideways. ... Zoom in
  • 6800 Jericho Tpke., Syosset, 11791
    There's a sign on Jericho Turnpike, but CoolFish is in an office complex in the back, south of the turnpike. ... Zoom in
  • 39 Roslyn Ave., Sea Cliff, 11579
    Long Island Expressway exit 39, Glen Cove Road northbound. Turn right at Cedar Swamp Road and then a quick left at the first traffic light onto Sea Cliff Avenue. Stay on Sea Cliff Avenue to Roslyn Avenue. ... Zoom in
  • 187 Glen Cove Rd., Carle Place, 11514
    Look for the inside corner of the Clocktower Shopping Center, on the east side of Glen Cove Road, north of the Long Island Rail Road trestle. ... Zoom in

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