Whalers

4.7
764 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
We’re so excited to bring Whalers to Bay Shore and share our love of amazing food and great drinks with the community. Our menu is modern American cuisine, so you’ll find the classics that you’re used to but with our own little spin. In addition to our casual dining and nightlife, we also offer full catering services. With huge windows and views of the Great South Bay, Whalers will be the perfect location to host your next event!

We will do our best to accommodate your requests, but we cannot guarantee where you will be seated. Additionally, reservations are unavailable for dockside dining, as outdoor tables are first come first serve.

Whalers is modern and fresh with a nod to what it’s like growing up on the Great South Bay. Located right in the middle of the action down on Maple Ave, we are looking forward to getting customers who live locally, but also those who are heading over to Fire Island.

We look forward to serving you!
What 764 people are saying
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DianaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food, good service. Nice atmosphere. Would return and try some of other offered dishes

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DeborahA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Was at whalers last night. I requested outdoor seating and that we were celebrating a birthday. We were sat upstairs outdoors overlooking the parking lot. Service was extremely slow as their computers were down. Apps did not come out together. I ordered the rib eye…i had to request a steak knife to eat it. it arrived in a salty gravy that you could not even taste the steak. The quality of meat was horrible. I never turn away a plate yet I sent it back.
They did not charge me for the meal…however I expected A LOT more quality for the prices.
Will not return there.

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vipMaryellen
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Location is lovely by the marina on the bay
Service was a little slow - from bar and kitchen - but our server was attentive and apologetic
Food was very good. Enjoyed truffle fries w my lobster roll . Husband s cod fish dish was plentiful
The noise level was disturbing and we weren’t sitting in the busiest area upstairs
High ceilings I guess . Need some sound muffling panels
Hey guess I’m old but I can’t stand it when I have to raise my voice to be heard by my dining partner
Find this not just in Whalers but many restaurants , which I usually do not return to. And we dine out almost every night …

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AliciaH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First visit to Whalers and I was Impressed with the restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was Outstanding!!! Our server Noelle was super sweet, knowledgeable and quick. We will be back.

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Eataholic
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal with a great view. Service was terrific and food was very goo.

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with the family. Drinks were on point. Appetizers were delicious had the garlic soy wings. Dinner was amazing. Had the salmon and the shrimp pasta. Finished it off with the apple wonton dessert

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, waiter and view ever

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All was ok, we were there for wife's birthday which I included when I made the reservation and when I checked in. Never mentioned but the food and service were great.

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vipLanceE
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in beautiful outdoor deck on the water.
Loved the coconut crusted cod.

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vipMrBlz
New York Area
248 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch and excellent service. Their New England Clam Chowder is on of the best that I have had.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Jessie T. was great, very attentive, friendly and helpful The food was amazing we will definitely be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it !

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MaureenB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Had a 7:45 reservation for seated at 8:30 and bartender made two out of three drinks wrong most likely would never go back

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RasaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!!!!

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PatriciaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood risotto and salmon entrees were excellent. And get the mango creme brulee!

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richardc
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it was a very good experience. We arrived on Monday night to a smiling hostess who took us outside to our table by the water. Greeted by another smiling busboy offering us water and then Noel our waitress came by to take care of us who was also extremely pleasant. Food was very good we both enjoyed our meal.
The only thing I think they should change are the chairs outside, they look and feel terrible…very uncomfortable
We look forward to coming back to a terrific night of service and food

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ScottS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our daughter’s Birthday. Drinks were good, the ceviche app was very good. I had the seafood risotto, my wife and daughter had the scallops and my other daughter had the pasta. All the food was delicious. We didn’t stay for dessert because they didn’t allow us to bring our own birthday cake.

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SS2020
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great outdoor seating. I had the Crusted Cod and it was very flavorful!

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vipJessicaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and great dining experience

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TomM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really pretty outside deck area with bar. Inside was also very nice. Servers were very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Very nice place for dinner! Love the food and drinks. Service could have been better. Server was not attentive and very hard to get back to the table.

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Elfields
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food here was great, and the portions were generous. Good wine selection. Service was sometimes fast and sometimes slow. The upstairs is so nice. They say they only do 90 min seatings, which is not true. I think we were there longer. Seems like a silly policy for a party of 6 dropping $500. Upstairs was loud, not because of music but because of echo. Was hard to hear people at our table.

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CathyM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time that we visited Whalers and we were very impressed by everything. Especially our server (Rebecca) and the food. We will be coming back soon.

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healthyinHuntington
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, garden room type ambiance, and delicious food.

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BKShopper
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and friendly staff. The food and drinks were very good. No complaints! Would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful location in the water in Bayshore, convenient valet parking, excellent service, delicious food and very good drinks. We ordered a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts and everyone loved it all. Not a morsel of food was left! Only thing missing was live music for a little more ambiance! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We sat outside by the water which was beautiful. Our server was attentive and friendly!!

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jasonk
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and services great! The only negative was having a 90 minute limit to seating- so even if you are finishing up drinks they will let you no you have to leave after 90 minutes so they can serve others

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I wanted to experience afternoon dining near the water. It was too hot to sit outdoors so we went to their upstairs dinning room. Unfortunately there was a group of women about 10 talking very loud. Thank goodness they were just finishing up and it only lasted about 10 minutes.
Other than that it was a great experience

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DanielleC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food not that great. Had the Cod, crabcake, and dumplings. Only Okay

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Nice place good Hospitality
Friendly staff

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SK20
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great views and food.
Try the lettuce wraps, delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time! Celebrated our wedding anniversary. The cocktails were great, food was amazing with very generous portions. All the staff were very friendly and accommodating!

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vipDianeG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out dishes were delicious! Everyone loved their food!!

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VictorM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, our waiter Joe was very attentive and great! Will be back again.

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KayG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was great. We ate early and we sat outside so it was quiet. I had scallops, husband had seafood risotto. Friends has a pasta shrimp dish. Also had spicey calamari. Looking forward to going back.

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and beautiful setting for dinner. Highly recommend this venue.

FAQs

Whalers offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 647-9300.

Whalers is rated 4.7 stars by 764 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.