Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa

4.2
859 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
*The Admiral's Deck and West Deck are on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations will be honored. Admiral's Deck and West Deck will be open seasonally, weather permitting.

Dining at Danfords is an experience like no other: one that delights your palate as you soak in the sights of the spectacular Long Island Sound. Perfect for that special celebration or for a treat any day, we are open for lunch and dinner every day - and on Sundays for our famous brunch. Come see what is here for you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 859 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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3.8
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLyndaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Terrible would not go again. Food served cold or raw.

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vipJohnW
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Booked outside table through open table for our visit from FL. When I arrived I was first informed there was a thirty minute wait for outside tables and that they don’t accept outside reservations though open table. They acknowledged that they don’t tell anyone that Open Table doesn’t let you reserve outside tables but “sorry”. Bad business. By the way, half of the outside tables were open. Frustrating to say the least. Poorly run restaurant. Go somewhere else.

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JMWW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner on a summer night. We opted to eat indoors by a row of open windows rather than outdoors in the sun (the angle of the setting sun made the umbrellas useless at that hour). The food was great, if somewhat expensive. Great people watching. Will enthusiastically eat here again.

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bant
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the Port Jefferson harbor with wonderful food and great service.

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vipMike
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Staff was excellent, but food was a disappointment. Overall, pretty flavorless, both the appetizer and entree. The calamari is apparently “famous”, but was not good. Overly rubbery and flavorless.

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Islandtime
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

My food was not cooked, the waiter made me wail for a manager to take it back. My guests were finished eating by the time they took my plate away. I feel they shouldn’t have charged me since they weren’t very accommodating

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RichG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Little warm , maybe they were having problems with ac

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BillG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Nothing else to say.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on July 17, 2021

Thank you for the excellent review!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Slow service, noisy environment, uncomfortable temperature in the restaurant. Overall will not be returning

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anonymous
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the lobster roll. Nice and filling. Server was excellent he made some great suggestions. They had a DJ in the lounge, set a nice mood for the dinning room. Kept it upbeat and lively.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on July 17, 2021

Thank you for your excellent review!

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vipAndreaR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The food doesn’t worth the money value, and the service is bad.

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lcowdrick
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

When you reserve through OpenTable, know that they do not take outdoor reservations. The food was ok, nothing exceptional. Service was spectacular.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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JoannD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Danfords is a nautical restaurant/bar located on the water. The food is good, not great. The service is unprofessional. Bread was a long time coming. Used dishes were not cleared away.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on July 8, 2021

Sorry to hear about your experience. If you would like to talk about it, please call me at 631-928-5200 ext 112 and I would like to discuss how we can make this experience much better.- Clayton Goroway Director of Outlets.

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anonymous
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Checked in but wound up staying at the bar. Bartenders were very friendly and helpful. Great personalities and genuinely happy to be there. Food was great- try the street corn shrimp, nice selection of cocktails and spirits. Dessert was excellent-the cafe gelato was heavenly.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you for your excellent review!

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anonymous
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was very busy but the staff was very accommodating and the food was top notch. The manager even came and checked on our table a few times, greatly appreciated. I look forward to dinning again and trying more of the menu. The view was top notch. A gem of a location.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you for the excellent review! Hope to see you again soon!

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GeorgiaK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Danford’s location is beautiful. The restaurant is gorgeous and very inviting. We were seated right away. The food was meh... it wasn’t bad but was not great. The portions were not spectacular and the presentation was similar to what you would get at a conference banquet. The stuffed fluke was accompanied by a half cup of white rice thrown on a plate next to an even smaller serving of mass produced vegetables. The worst part about our whole experience was that we were not served our food until 1 hour and 50 minutes after we were seated. Our poor waitress was beside herself, apologizing about the backlog in the kitchen. I asked about a basket of bread or something and was told that was only done with dinner, I guess not for our $180 lunch (pre-tip) which included 4 entrees, 1 kids meal, 2 apps and no alcohol. But we did get beautiful photos.

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ChrisS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

We were told there was a power outage. The food came out in stages. 5 people. 2 got served. Then 2 minutes later, 1 more got served, then 20 minutes later, 2 more got served. Drinks were delayed. Wait staff was overwhelmed by kitchen mistakes.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on June 29, 2021

Very sorry for your experience. Please contact me @ 631-928-5200 ext 112 so we can discuss how we can rectify this situation.

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RobR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service delicious drinks

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you for your great review!

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Christos
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was poor. Waited hour and a half for our meal. They claimed kitchen was backed up. But table next to us that sat down much later got their food way before us. Waiter didn’t even keep the water glasses filled, had to ask repeatedly. All this on a Wednesday that was only moderately busy.

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JessicaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Birthday and Father’s Day. Very slow service. Some tables got up and left. We stayed and food was great.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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UsuallyEasyToPlease
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the restaurant is very nice and right on the water.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you for your great review!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

As a frequent customer of the Wave we were very disappointed with the food. Two dishes were cold and had to be sent back.

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JudyC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was very nice but the drinks were small for the price.

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TamraD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a table inside, the windows were open so we enjoyed the band. We had the breeze, the air conditioning and fans so it was comfortable. The food was good. It had a great vibe and service was outstanding. The only downfall were the fries that came with the fish and chips. We were expecting fresh cut steak fries or homemade chips, instead we definitely got thin cut frozen fries. They tasted ok, but for the price and the reputation of the restaurant, it would have made the dish so much better. Other than that, it a great experience.

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RobertM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wonderful location and wait staff, entrees just OK, management showed the reservation as no-show, despite checking-in exactly to the minute on-time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot.

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vipjoanneW
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not honor our 12 pm reservation and never called to notify us that they decided to have some construction work done thereby closing the kitchen until 1:30 PM. Need I say more?

At the very least a call would be expected, and better making arrangements with a nearby restaurant to absorb their disappointed diners. Never again.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa
Responded on June 13, 2021

Very sorry for your experience. We actually had no power that day due to a transformer exploding in the village. We tried to call everyone as soon as we could. I hope you can understand it was beyond our control and we hope you are able to give us another chance.

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JohnD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great view, food was just okay. Chips on the tuna poke were stale. Rice on the chicken kebab was hard and the drinks weren’t what they said they were. The Georgia peach had no peach ring and presentation wasn’t what we expected. The band outside was terrible, worse then karaoke.

Expected more from them

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BillG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Dined indoors but felt like it was outside with open windows to a great view

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Bibilook
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and view great will definitely revisit

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

One word: AWEFUL

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vipMrhistory
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for Restaurant Week. Seated by a window with a view. Limited menu. Appetizers were good with clams, shrimp, and a salad. Fish and chips were the best bet for entree. Overall an ok lunch in a nice setting.

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vipThomasD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great. The place is right on the water and was very nice. Although the docks are not open yet to outside dining, it was very nice inside.

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Sovana
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got a card from the staff for my birthday that was really sweet. The service was great and the food delicious. Happy to see such attention to detail and the customer

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vipNakedEyes
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My experience was wonderful and service was great. My only feedback is for the chef - my salmon burger was heavily breaded, I didn’t quite taste much of the salmon. I’m hoping this is not usual. I will certainly return for al fresco dining in the summer.

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NicoleB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Can’t wait to go back!!

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Mickey
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated right away. Service was very good. Always available to provide you with anything you needed before and during dinner. I do have one suggestion. Knowing we are still confronted by the COVID19 virus, it might make sense to put wrapped squares of butter on the table with the bread. We pasted both the bread and the cup of butter around the table thus allowing six people to handle both. Just a suggestion.

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EllenB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere in a perfect location! At the dock in Port Jefferson relax with food or drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Each member of the party barely ate any of their appetizers or entrees. The food was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was date night for me so i had a nice quiet and intimate setting with a table overlooking the water

FAQs

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 928-5200 ext. 170.

Wave Seafood & Steak at Danford's Hotel, Marina & Spa is rated 4.2 stars by 859 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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