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

4.1
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food really disappointing no flavor obviously no freshly made not sure if due to Covid

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Heidi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was meh for the price. There was a wedding literally a curtain behind our table and the children were running through our dining room our entire dinner. It was okay, but not for the price. The catered event should have been in a different part of the restaurant.

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ToddO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place with a great view and top-notch food. Expensive for what you get but that is balanced out with the views of Port Jefferson harbor so all in all a great place.

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Larry8846
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lobster roll and catch of the day were excellent, the presentation was great. Service was quick an professional.

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DennisS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

time between appetizer and main course very long and when main course arrived it was incorrect

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viphealthydine
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We were staying at Danfords and decided to have lunch here. Way too overpriced and food was average. I must say the sweet potato fries were delicious. But everything else so so.

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anonymous
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for the outside view and ambiance, unfortunately it was raining but that didn’t ruin our experience. We walked in and the bar was nice and crowded, always a good sign, they had a musician playing in the corner who was excellent. The hostess greeted us with a smile and showed us to our table promptly. We had Edgar as our server. He was so funny and knowledgeable. He recommended the tuna and catch of the day. Both were so fresh and cooked to perfection. I’m very picky how I like my tuna and the chef nailed it perfectly. Topped the night off with a night cap at the bar. Both girl bartenders, Megan and Shayna were very friendly and you could tell they enjoyed working there. Definitely will be back soon. I love this place!

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EleenM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Wouldn’t go back and wouldn’t recommend it!
Terrible service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for a first date!

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anonymous
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Staff very attentive to my needs and special requests.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We ordered the octopus and it was over cooked . My husband ordered the Tuna medium Rare it came medium well. I ordered a specialty cocktail The lets get smashed which consists of a organic gin , simple syrup, tonic, mottled blackberries and mint with a lime garnish.I normally would never order more then one but this particular cocktail was delicious. I ordered a second the second one came with 4 limes thrown in the bottom with blackberries no mint I took a sip It was awful. I waited for the waitress to let her know but it was not going to happen so I went to the bar myself and the bartender graciously said I’ll make you a fresh one and brought it over to the table put it down and said not everyone makes it the same. Okay but the ingredients are on the menu. The second one still sucked not the same gin no care was taken to make a special cocktail. The spinach berry salad was okay but I will say the Burrata was excellent but as for heirloom tomato I don’t think so. Also it was my husband’s birthday that was mentioned in the reservation .

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vipBenay
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited Wave on a weekday last week. We decided to eat inside as it was too humid on the outside patio. The room is nicely decorated and was cool. The waiter came over with cold water and gave us menus. We ordered the cheese board and shrimp. food was delicious and came out quickly. We enjoyed our appetizers with two specialty drinks... We ended by sharing a Caesar salad with grilled chicken. Service was excellent as well as the food. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They had a problem with the A/C, but they open the two big windows and it was perfect. We could hear the band in the back deck. Very enjoyable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The air conditioner was broken so it was extremely hot and the service was not good.

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anonymous
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Had a reservation for inside but asked to sit outside and they were more than accommodating. My server Max was very knowledgeable and helpful. View was beautiful. Staff was very helpful and energetic despite it feeling like it was 100 degrees out. Love this place! Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

No a/c in restaurant, food mediocre

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vipLyndaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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

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vipJohnW
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
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
17 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
11 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
6 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
8 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
6 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
6 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
11 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.

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 4.1 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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