Whalers

4.7
821 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!

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Valentine’s Day at Whalers! Regular menu with specials for the holiday. Credit card required for reservations. 72 hour cancellation required.

What 821 people are saying
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VictoriaG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and our server Lindsay was amazing and attentive. Restaurant week had great food options and everything was delicious!

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MADELYNM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was very attentive and so pleasant.

The food was beyond fresh and delicious. We went upstairs and were able to sit in a sunny spot facing the water.

I would highly recommend going there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our food and evening very much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service will definitely be back!

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DeniseL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Brunch!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The place was empty and the wait was very long. Steak was terrible….salty with a gravy that tasted like it came out of a jar. Very disappointing for a $45 steak.

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Diemcue
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time there, spur of the moment plans. We were able to get e reservation. We sat upstairs and the room/view was beautiful. Food/service was excellent. Cant wait to try it out when the weather is warmer.

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DeniseC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting our son’s new in laws to be. Wonderful day, perfect in every way. Delicious food, great service and terrific ambiance.
Would definitely come back again!

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BobbyO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday dinner with family

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susanb
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Visited on a week night, not very crowded, very relaxed. Sarah was our server who was very sweet and efficient. The dining room was decorated with many festive white lights for the Holidays.
My friend and I shared several appetizers with a bottle of wine and all were outstanding especially the Asian lettuce wraps, the gnocchi and the tuna poke. We also each had the New England clam chowder which was very good. Would definitely go back again.

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Cspf
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday at Whalers. The staff couldn’t have been nicer. Everyone enjoyed their food. One of our party has a gluten, soy, and dairy intolerance. The staff was able to modify the meal to suit her. It was fabulous!

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SabrinaS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose whalers to celebrate our friends wedding. We made a reservation but arrived earlier than our allotted time and was warmly welcomed. The ambience was just perfect for a wedding vibe 😉 our waitress (Lindsay) was wonderful. She went out of her way to care for our party. The food was soooo delicious and it arrived hot and freshly made.
As a side note, when the staff found out the special occasion we were celebrating they went above and beyond to make our friends feel special!
We will definitely visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is prepared well with good portion size and menu has a Korean flair which adds to the quality of the food. Under appreciated restaurant and menu

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ericl
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the kids after a show and they love the upstairs ambiance and the food was amazing!!! They have an Asian Iinfluence and it is great!!!

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vipKarebear
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience dining at Whalers during Restaurant Week! Delicious food, great cocktails, and attentive service! It’s one of our favorite spots and doesn’t disappoint.

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vipLookbetween
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and Jack served us well

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DeneillaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great ambience, amazing view. Good food. Would recommend

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vipPrincessdi
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Restaurant is beautiful with a great view however it is so noisy you couldn’t even hear the person sitting next to Won’t be returning until the weather is nice and you sit outside

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vipLongislandfoodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.

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vipfoxlovers
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited because of Restaurant Week. Everything was elegant and delicious. Loved the Beef Wellington and hope they will add that to the regular menu. Will definitely return.

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JudyL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good, with enough variety for everyone’s taste. The service was great!

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coolnurse
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent, kudos to the chef!!!

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TaniaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! amazing atmosphere! Loved it and will highly recommend

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JackieK
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great! They were extremely accomodating when our party size changed too. The food was fresh and awesome the portions were huge.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was awesome very pretty restaurant with great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Whalers. The ambiance is beautiful, the food is delicious and the service is always good.

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StevenC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Just nice place to take women on a date. Would make time to go again.

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michelej
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was just okay. Nothing to rave about. Inexperienced servers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husbands Birthday!

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SueS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasantly surprised at how nice the place is and the food was excellent. Grapefruit mimosa was yummy!!! And the server Jaime was a pleasure!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time as always! The server, I think Chris? Was so great, very attentive and cared about the occasion we came for. Went above and beyond to celebrate my moms birthday. The food is AMAZING. Overall, amazing time!! Always go to Whalers !

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing. Service was great…so was the view of the marina. No complaints. Will definitely be back.

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LeslieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was delicious. Several options to choose from. Excellent all around

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting on the water. The food and drinks were delicious. Our waiter was wonderful. He was attentive, knowledgeable, and gave terrific recommendations of both the food and drinks. We will definitely be returning!

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BrennaF
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Probably the best chicken wings I ever had in my entire life. Great cocktail selection.

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ArleicaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food choices were great and my waitress Jesse was very nice and attentive. I will definitely be back.

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pluma4jenan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was really good. Had brunch and one of the meals was eggs Benedict and the hollandaise sauce was very good, lemony, right thickness. We also had French toast and it was right portion and good bread. I thinkbit is a bit pricey but overall good.

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vipShatinaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so attentive & sweet. The atmosphere was beautiful for a sunny Saturday brunch. We both had the calamari for an appetizer. I had the lobster roll & fries and my boyfriend had the steak & eggs. We both loved our entrees and would definitely return!

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Oldtimer
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great wait staff, great food.

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vipInmyopinion
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a delicious lunch on the deck. Our server was Maria, and she was awesome. Some of our favorites were the KOREAN DOUBLE FRIED CHICKEN WINGS in the garlic soy with sesame sauce, SWEET CHILI GLAZED CALAMARI, CHICKEN KATSU CLUB, and the mango crème brûlée. Looking forward to our next visit.

FAQs

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

Whalers is rated 4.7 stars by 821 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.