The Snapper Inn Waterfront Restaurant

The Snapper Inn Waterfront Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thesnapperinn.com/
  • Phone: 6315890248x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Closed Mondays all year,Closed Tuesdays Labor Day - April
    Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am -2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Maureen Denning
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Numerous Special Occasion Menus including Cocktail Parties, Brunch,
    Buffets, Sit Down and Weddings.
  • Entertainment: Live music on the lawn friday and sunday evenings in the summer.
    Live music in the bar friday evenings in the winter.
    Sailboat races during sunday brunch in the winter.
  • Special Events: Call or check website for current event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Vanderbilt Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Long Island Railroad. The Oakdale Station is two miles away. Taxi available.Local attractions include the NYS Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Heckshire State Park, Long Island Maritime Museum, Timber Point County Golf Course and West Sayville County Golf Course.
    Ferries to Fire Island available in Sayville.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Boat slips available for guests arriving by water.
A word from The Snapper Inn Waterfront Restaurant
Located on the beautiful Connetquot River, with outdoor dining in the summer and intimate fireside dining in the winter. A complete american menu with prime beef, chicken, pasta and the freshest seafood including selections from our own boat and seasonal favorites such as Blue Point oysters, Peconic Bay scallops and live soft shell crabs.Our meticulously researched wine list is stocked with remarkable value and options. Owned and operated by the Remmer Family since 1929. The Snapper Inn is THE place to celebrate life's most special moments including weddings, rehearsal dinners,anniversaries, birthdays, showers and graduations.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The Snapper Inn Waterfront Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (15)great for outdoor dining (8)special occasion (8)good for groups (6)great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (4)romantic (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)fit for foodies (2)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Make a reservation during the summer, especially on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was excellent but service was slow and employees seemed confused as to when to clear tables. Very good and nice atmosphere
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Place!
    Queenybea
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is our new favorite restaurant. Food, service and ambiance are top shelf! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    MoonstruckOneVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We recently had two good lunches at the Snapper Inn, but lunch three was dreadful. The service was poor. The mussel appetizer was good. He bread (that we had to beg for) was terrible. The main course, weak fish, was a minuscule portion of dried out tasteless fish. The view was lovely, but you can't eat the view. the food & service were POOR.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Has everything
    Fusspot
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great view, great ambience, gourmet cooking, cool indoors or sunny outdoors on the water, great service. It is a special treat far beyond just dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Waterfront Find
    restaurantfan
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I had the pleasure of returning to a restaurant I had frequented a while back. The occasion was a birthday celebration this past Tuesday afternoon. The dining experience was a pleasure from beginning to end. It was a beautiful summer day and we were able to sit outside and enjoy the incredible view of the Connetquot River while we ate. We all started with the Bisque soup, which was as delicious as I remembered it. The entrees we enjoyed were the Seafood Platter, Scampi and Mussels Fra Diablo, all superb. Definitely looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friend staff, good food, fun night
    Steelmagnolies4
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Staff were pleasant, asked and received crunchy Calamari , blacken Grouper and Salmon were very good. Staff surprised my friend with a free dessert with birthday candle . Country band very good . Beautiful night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Food was good, bartender was great but service overall was very slooooow. Waiter manger didn't have a clue
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charlie123
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Very pleasant service with good food. The manager was right on the ball going from table to table. Beautiful view of the harbor. Staff was very accommodating. Highly recommended for an overall enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great views, Food was so so
    judy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great view but food was not good. We all had different dinners and neither of us were satisfied. Ordered a bottle of wine and was given papercups. Said they were out of glasses? I went inside to the bar and got some. ...Waiter was a nice kid and very polite
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wanted it to be better
    RangerMike
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Unfortunately the waiter though very nice was not attentive enough. Took a long time to order then when food came out one of ours was incorrect. He said it was his fault since he pushed the wrong place on the computer. Missing dish didn't come out until the rest of us were done. Manager and waiter did the correct thing by not charging us but it is what it is. The lobster was very good but the grouper was over cooked. The steamers were very good but the gumbo lacked body and there were no chunks of fish or chicken.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Lunch
    MoonstruckOneVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The priced fixed lunch (two courses for $16) is exceptional. The mussels are sweet and delicious served in a fabulous broth. The bread is OK...nothing special. The main courses, perfectly cooked fish, are excellent. This is a great place for a summer lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 23 reviews are from the The Snapper Inn Waterfront Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Memorable Family Celebration Dinner
    VacationtimeVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The entire family enjoyed the Snapper Inn - from Appetizers to Deserts! Service very attentive and helpful with selection choices. Several of the notable dishes we had - stuffed mushrooms, calamari, Fra Diavolo, Salmon special, Tuna, Tilipia - And definitely save room for the creme brûlée!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better Than Ever!
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My family has gone to The Snapper Inn for years and always enjoyed its fabulous location right on the water, the warm atmosphere, and large selection of seafood. So we were sad when we learned that it suffered major damage from Superstorm Sandy. But that misfortune has reaped great benefits for its customers today. If you haven't been in a while, it's time to return. It's been beautifully renovated, retaining the nautical charm, but opened up and upgraded. You feel as if you're on a luxurious but comfortable, bright and airy yacht. The service was exceptionally friendly and the menu has some creative and delicious additions to the usual first rate preparation of just-off-the-boat seafood. We can't wait to head back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Waterfront Dining
    MoonstruckOneVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Excellent lunch specials, very lovely room. Waiter needed some help.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We really love this restaurant. It is right in our neighborhood. The food is always great. Chef Maureen is tops!!! Wait staff and management are very professional. We recommend the Snapper Inn to everyone
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rediscovering a gem!
    Food4thought
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We enjoyed celebrating our anniversary with friends once again at the Snapper Inn with its ambiance, friendly service,beautiful view, and wonderful food! Look forward tour next visit.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic. Classy. Made for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Fantastic. Classy. Made for a perfect anniversary dinner
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality vs Quantity
    AverageJoe
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I chose Special Occasion because of the price in regards to the portion size. It is a beautiful place, with views of the water but if you are looking for quantity - it's not here. I had, bread with butter, appetizers, my entree and dessert and finished everything. For the kind of money spent, I'm used to bringing a little something home to pick on the next day. The same can be said by 3 other people in my party. So, for that once in a while Special Occasion, it's a very nice place and the quality of food was 5 stars, but you're probably not going to leave there with any leftovers considering the amount of money it will cost you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Atmosphere
    doublin9
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    It was my turn to pick the restaurant for our girls' luncheon and I chose the Snapper Inn as it was always a go-to restaurant for parties and holiday family dinners for my family. It had a special homey feel and a beautiful view of the water. It ended up being a perfect choice! I hadn't been there since Hurricane Sandy and was very pleasantly surprised at the renovations. It retains its comfortable atmosphere but has a new classy look. The food was outstanding! In talking with others when I returned home, they told me that they heard the same praises. The good word about the Snapper Inn is getting out! I look forward to returning in the near future with our dining friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, good wait staff,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Good food, good wait staff, beautiful dining room, great location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    2Bears
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Lively spot for Sunday brunch....food and service were top drawer.....a bit noisy but tolerable....can't wait for warmer weather to dine outdoors!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Mike
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I really like this place! In fact we booked my son's graduation party after our last visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The fish dinners we had of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The fish dinners we had of Black Bass was excellent. Our only complaint was the fried Calamari was cooked to much. Other than that the food was outstanding,and our waitress was friendly ,pleasant and paid attention to our table.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had a great night food was fantastic service was great as it always is will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I did enjoy the meal and the
    deese
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I did enjoy the meal and the overall experience. We were a little put off when we had to pay extra for a vegetable dish to substitute for the unappealing side that came with the fish special. Though the food was very good, I do think that the restaurant is a bit overpriced. We had a nice table, but behind the divider was a very large party with many young children. The children were allowed to run throughout the entire dining room. Though this is not the fault of the Snapper Inn, we were told there was nothing that cold be done when we asked if the parents could be asked not to have their children wildly running and disrupting our dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    The food was good. Nothing spectacular, but good. The issue was there was often a lack of food at the buffet. Trays were frequently missing food. In addition, there was no rotation of items. The buffet had limited options. We had specifically chosen a buffet so there would be variety and it was lacking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had lunch with two friends...Even
    Lunchbum
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Had lunch with two friends...Even though it was a miserable day outside, it was a beautiful experience inside. Everything was perfect, from the service to the food to the atmosphere! Will definitely be back soon with my husband!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2014 first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Always enjoy Snapper Inn. Wonderful Happy Hour, very friendly staff and good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines dinner
    Butterfly1234567890
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Me and my husband came here for a valentine dinner and it was fenomenal! I enjoyed the food, staff was great and the view of the restaurant it's beautiful. Will recommend if to anyone and we'll be coming back :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great place for a special dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were there for Valentines Day. There were many choices for dinner, specials and price-fix. The atmosphere was beautiful with live music. Every women received a long stemmed rose. The food was fabulous. The service was great. The couple we were with are very fussy but they just kept saying, "This is really good". It made Valentines Day extra special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was great - service was excellent. Our server made us feel as though she was our personal server. She was always there to respond to our needs and was extremely gracious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a date!
    Jones44
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very romantic setting, the lighting/ambience was incredible. We were not rushed as we're accustomed to from most restaurants, especially on such a busy night as Valentine's Day. Highly reccomend the Seafood Bisque!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hutch
    hutch
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Excellent service, great view of the water and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    I really liked the restaurant. Food was good, ambiance was great, good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.