Whalers

4.7
787 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
24 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
5 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
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great wait staff, great food.

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vipInmyopinion
New York Area
57 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.

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vipCeeFar74
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food was passable, but not memorable. The service was solid. The noise upstairs was unreal loud. We nearly walked out. Couldn't converse at all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bday brunch was beautiful with a few of my closest friends

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MaggieV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beautiful view !

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jasonk
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Very disappointing. I have eaten at Whaler's before and had a good experience, however, this was just bad all around. I understand having a rough night but too many things happened that made me never want to go there again. 1st, our reservation was at 8:00 pm. We got there at 7:55 to find the table not ready. Ok, thats is no big deal. So we went to the bar where we waited 15 minutes to just put in a drink order, another 10 minutes to get our 1st drink. Keep in mind, there were only 10 other people at the bar. When we were told our table was ready, we found that the table still had food all over the table. As I went to speak to the hostess, I was told they were very busy today and essentially made me feel as if I was unimportant. I go back to my table to find my guest id cleaning the table because the waitress thought using a small cocktail napkin would have been good enough to clean the food off the table that was left behind. Even after her "wiping" down the table, there was still lettuce and meat on the table. My guest starting cleaning the table himself. There were no , "we are sorry for the inconvenience" , or anything that made me feel as a guest that made we want to stay. We left, went across the street to the Lakehouse, and had a wonderful experience there. The way everything was handled was not professional and I refused to spend my money there.

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JAREN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time there. We really enjoyed it!

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vipAshley
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Jessie was a great server! She was friendly, attentive and she recommended some great food and drink options! We will definitely be back! Thanks Jessie!!

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PapaLew
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was the first time we dined there. We've been to the Lake House just across the street which we like very much.
Whalers was as good with slightly lower prices. The ambience was casual. The inside of the restaurant looked more formal and very comfortable.
The menu tends more to seafood than at the Lake House.
We sat outside which, thanks to a pleasant evening worked out well. Service was excellent.
We were four and each had a different entry. We all thought the food was very good.
As it turns out we will be there again this coming Saturday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The outdoor dining area over looking the water is very nice, but the day we dined there, there were very aggressive bees that harassed us during our meal. The food was good and the service was fine, but the bees really made it hard to enjoy our dining experience. Also, be aware that the restaurant has about 12 parking spots and if they are full you will have to use the metered parking.

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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious but pricey. Loved the decor. Being next to Marina a plus.

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Iured111
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience5

We had a 2 pm reservation. It was a beautiful day so I understand the wait time for outdoor dining would be a bit longer than expected. The hostess was wonderful and told us it would be a 15-20 min wait. We decided to get a drink at bar. Hostess updated us at 230 pm and said the table we were waiting for had received their check but weren’t leaving. We gave it 10 more minutes at 240 the hostess seated us upstairs indoors which had pretty loud acoustics and it was difficult to hold a conversation. We waited at table another 10 minutes without service and the outdoor table opened up so I ran back downstairs and asked hostess if we could move she said absolutely snd would have it “bussed” immediately. We then moved ourselves out there and a waitress approached and asked if we just sat ourselves . I explained. It was then another 10 min before a waiter approached us. We ordered apps and meals at same time due to how long the process was. We waited at least 30 min before food came out and I had to ask for utensils and napkins bc they were not at table. The food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience! Just overwhelmed with the bees that took over the table

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DianaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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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MikeM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife for her birthday and we had a great time service was excellent Can’t wait to go back


Mike & Leslie Miller

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AliciaH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
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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DorothyZ
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This continues to be a great place to gather for lunch with friends. We love the outdoor seating and the accommodating, friendly service. The food is very good; we only wish the menu was more extensive.

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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!

OT
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.

MB
vipMrBlz
New York Area
250 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 !

MB
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!

FAQs

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

Whalers is rated 4.7 stars by 787 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.