2023: Long Islanders Voted Waterzooi Best Oyster Bar!
850 Franklin Ave., Garden City
(516) 877-2177 – waterzooi.com/location/garden-city
If you are partial to seafood—especially shellfish—give Waterzooi a try! Waterzooi is a Belgian eatery in Garden City serving lunch, brunch, and dinner 7 days a week. The restaurant takes pride in the innovative menu, sophisticated service, and impressive beer list. In operation for more than 20 years, Waterzooi is Long Island’s only Belgian Bistro. Especially well regarded for their shellfish, Waterzooi features an oyster bar and has served more 4.4 million pounds of mussels. Recently, Waterzooi expanded by opening a Brasserie & Oyster Bar in the heart of Port Washington. The friendly and professional staff strive to give all of their guests the ultimate dining experience!
2022: Long Islanders Voted Peter’s Clam Bar Best Oyster Bar!
Peter’s Clam Bar
600 Long Beach Rd., Island Park
(516) 432-0505 – petersclamhouse.com
Drive up or arrive by boat. Look around and enjoy the view. There’s the bay with a field of green as a backdrop. Lobster bisque, crab legs, oysters, and paella from the varied menu at Pete’s Clam Bar never tasted so good. Fresh and terrific describe the generous platters of food. The establishment has been an old-fashioned seafood restaurant since 1940. The standard fare of baked clams, mussels scampi, lobster roll, juicy salmon, and an array of cocktails turns a dining activity into a special night out. Try a sangria pitcher with fresh fruit on a hot day. Enjoy a beautiful outdoor dining experience or stay cozy inside. Go in on a weeknight for a quiet dinner for two or invite friends to join you for a special birthday. All parties are amply accommodated. Friendly service is paramount!
2021: Long Islanders Voted Salt & Barrel Best Oyster Bar!
Salt & Barrel
61 W Main St, Bay Shore
(631) 647-8818 – saltandbarrel.com
Long Islanders can’t seem to get enough of Salt & Barrel’s oyster bar. The family-owned establishment has continued its tradition of providing the best oysters from the Great South Bay by incorporating a modern oyster bar with a hip vibe that pays homage to the history of the Bay Shore community by fusing the traditions of the past with the novelty of the future. Since 1937, Salt & Barrel has been capturing the hearts of diners by providing fresh, locally and nationally sourced oysters along with other seafood menu items like Little Neck and baked clams. As soon as you take a bite of its oysters, you’ll immediately fall in love and plan your next meal on the spot!