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About Schafer's

Schafer's is a Port Jefferson landmark with breathtaking water views & elegant dining areas offering gourmet brunch, lunch & dinner options. Enjoy picturesque & expansive views of the Port Jefferson Harbor on our newly renovated Upper Deck.

111 W. Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
RESTAURANT HOURS
WINTER HOURS
Monday Closed
Tuesday-Closed
Wednesday-Closed
Thursday 4pm-10 PM
Friday & Saturday 11:30 AM-11 PM
Sunday 11 AM-10 PM

Cross Street:
Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 473-8300

Website:
http://www.schafersportjeff.com/

Entertainment:
Schafer's After Dark - Every Friday and Saturday Night with quality dance music from our Live DJ at 11PM.

Catering:
We offer full-service on premise catering at Schafer's. With an extensive array of Plated and Buffet options available as well as full beverage options.

Parking Details:
Private Lot located adjacent to building.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Schafer's has many seasonal specials and Holiday events.

Schafer's Ratings and Reviews

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3.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.0

service

3.3

ambience

3.2

value

3.0

Noise

Quiet

50% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
Scenic View (5)
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Bar Seating (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Business Meals (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The fish tacos were not good. Neither was the mussel and clam appetizer. The best thing we ate was the queso dip.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The only problem was the bar drinks. The bartender looked like a manager and did not know how to make good drinks.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was awful. Had the clambake. Clams were tough and chewy. There were 3 shrimp, no potatoes, and 1 thin slice of sausage. The broth tasted awful. Server never checked on us. Do not go to this restaurant, not worth your time or money.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Went there for a quick bite after dropping my son off at the ferry. My mom and I had the lobster roll. It was fantastic. Large pieces of lobster and shrimp. Highly recommend. The french fries however were cold and not very good.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

So we made reservations online and I requested a table outside when we got there we were told they don't take reservations outside...thanks for letting us know
We ordered drinks at the bar the bartender was great very nice and made great drinks
We then were seated and our waiter seemed like he knew what he was doing we even joked a bit
He takes our order I ordered Baked Clams and mu Husband clam chowder
They bring us 2 clam chowders and one wasn't warm so we told the waiter to cancel the Clams and we will just have the soup no big deal being the Clams never came
Dinner comes my husband ordered the NY strip and no thin onions on top and he asks the waiter about it he said oh itb
said it was on the menu ? My husband said yes and he was like oh the kitchen didn't do it earlier so I didn't realize
Know your menu! I've waitressed when I was in my twenties ! It's part of the job
Overall the food was EH and just how we were treated by the hostess and our waiter I doubt I would return for food

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food was ok. service was very slow. Will not be back .

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The waitress was very nice, professional and courteous. The food was unimpressive and took nearly an hour to come out. This is a touristy joint with flies and sticky tables. OK for late night grub after a night of drinking but not for lunch with the family.

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·Dined on August 15, 2017

My fiance and I came here for our 1-year engagement anniversary. We were hoping to dine on the rooftop, but unfortunately we had inclement weather. Other than that, we had a good experience. He ordered one of the fish sandwiches (I don't remember which because I'm not into seafood), which he liked. I ordered the herbed grilled chicken, which was delicious! The service was a little slow, and one of the managers had to help out, but I think it was because they were short staffed that night, which is not the waiter's fault. The drinks and food came out in a timely manner, and the staff was polite and friendly. We'd come back again!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The only good thing about this place is the view. The food was average at best. While I know we were a large group, the food came out 30 minutes after our appetizers, and then it came out in dribs and drabs. Although assured that the 1 remaining meal was coming, it arrived after everyone else at the table was finished!! The manager was very nice about it, but it was a disappointing experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We were a group of seven. We were celebrating my sons job promotion. I'm so happy we chose Schafers to do so everything was perfect ! The staff was very accommodating especially Dan the manager. He moved us to a table with a beautiful view of the harbor after we requested it. The service was great the food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable. I would defiantly dine there again and highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

I was not impressed with the food. Felt very rushed by our server, as soon as we were done with dinner he brought over the check with our plates still on the table and he didn't bother asking if we wanted coffee and dessert, which we did.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We have been here before and it was awesome. Today, the service was horrible, the wait staff was rude, and the food wasn't great. We waited over half an hour for a waiter at lunchtime, and finally we had to go get one. We will not go back anytime soon. Would not recommend again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Our dinning experience was good, food and service were average.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was average at best. Service was terrible. Took approximately 2 hours to get entrees. Good drinks. Place is run by a bunch of young kids and they have no clue how to run a business. Baked clams were awful. Fried shrimp as well. My cous cous was not even cooked. The one shining light of the meal was that the scallops were very good. Other than that horrible service.

Tags: Waterfront, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We have lived in this area for a long time and have gone here before ! Didn't like the food back then! Well that did change! Cory our waiter was very professional and the fish dinner my husband and I had was delicious! No complaints!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Horrible! Service was exceptionally slow. Our server was super nice, the restaurant happened to be inder staffed- not her fault. Multiple items on the menu were not available to order, as they ran out of clams, muscles and crab cakes. I ordered the steamed lobster. When I broke it open, there was a 1" thick red tissue inside. When I asked what it could be, the manager told me "you probably got a female" WHAT???? So gross. We will not be going back. Shame because the location is prime. Unfortunately, everyt else about the place leaves much to be desired

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Very happy with this place-been back 3 or 4 times.Good seafood and good service.Rooftop dining a major draw and great views.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

This was our second time at this restaurant. We had a great meal on our visit to Port Jeff last year. I received a generous coupon for a free dinner for my birthday and additional 10% off our bill so we made a special trip back to celebrate and was very happy once again with the food, service and ambiance. Thank you for my birthday gift!

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Seasonal, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Very good oysters and lobster ravioli! My boyfriend thought the baked clams were one of the best he has had! Super friendly and accommodating staff. View from the roof is great!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Exceptional service. Fabulous waiter. Bathroom should have a baby station as there is no where to change diapers. Need handicap access for upstairs dining

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Loved the food and the service was excellent! Pretty view!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Super slow, food was ok though, been there a few times and it was never this slow, waiter apologized a bunch for the wait

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Made a reservation, but that is only for inside and we decided to sit upstairs in the outdoor section. We were told it was going to be an additional 1/2 hour, even though there were tables available. We sat at the bar and the bartenders were great. After waiting an hour and 15 minutes, we left and went somewhere else for dinner. Hosting staff were terrible. Bartenders were accommodating.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Food was awful

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The appetizer of Clams and Mussels in Garlic wine sauce was ok. The lobster roll had no taste what so ever and was the worse I ever tasted. The fries were good and the drinks were strong. I would never go back here to eat. The service was mediocre.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Has to be the worst place I've ever If the place was crowded I could have understood the terrible service however it wasn't. The young waitress was so nice but totally untrained there was a manager on duty but didn't seem to care and we were told owner went home early
Not a good idea cocktails took about half hour for first try they ALL came back wrong. Sent them back waited again still not good. I had to actually get up and explain to bar tender how to mix this simple drink They could not even get the sparkling water correct.
Baked clams came to the table they forgot to bake them
Burger came to table forgot to melt the cheese I could just go on and on
We kept looking for a camera thinking they were filming us for a comedy show

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Service was terrible!! Great location and potential to be great but service was terrible. Had to wait for food. One persons dinner never came out etc. would never return

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Service was subpar with the long waits for food and check. Food was cold and bland.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We were told we would have to wait for our table to be set up (we did have a reservation), so we waited 15 minutes in the bar which was not crowded, but had dirty dishes, glasses, and food all over it. When we finally found a clean spot to have a drink, the bartender never once came over to take our drink order. A manager came over to ask how we were doing, ignored the dirty dishes and food all over the bar and became distracted before we could let him know we wanted to order a drink. Once we were seated and served, our skirt steaks were ordered medium rare and both orders were served well done and dry, the lettuce boats with chicken were served with 2 pieces of wilted lettuce the size of my thumb, with only chicken and no avocado, salsa, beans or corn... sent it back to the kitchen and it came back with greasy chicken, the avocado, etc. and 4 pieces of wilted lettuce. Our clams and oysters were never served. Our server tried his best, and comped us a drink. He was the only bright spot for the evening, and his efforts were greatly appreciated. Unfortunately I would not recommend this restaurant to anybody.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We didn't even eat here because we left after an hour of waiting. Knowing that Father's Day would be busy and we were a large group (9), I made a reservation almost a week in advance and for an early time (5pm). When we arrived for our reservation, we were told it would take 20-30 minutes to be seated. That was understandable, but when 20-30 minutes turned into 45, we asked when we would be seated and were told that they were squeezing us in because we were a large group. After another 15 minutes of waiting, we decided to leave. Had we been told the wait was an hour even with a reservation we might have ordered appetizers at the bar or decided to eat elsewere. Our group was very disappointed that we had to make alternate plans after waiting so long. It seemed like there was ablsolutely no point to making a reservation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I enjoyed my meal and so did my guests I was a little taken back when I arrived and the hostess said she had no reservation with my name or time and showed me her reservations that ended at 3 pm I thought that was strange she was your typical millennial shrugged her shoulders and was snippy we were seated rather swiftly and were served by a very pleasant and professional young man I was lucky it wasnt busy this was Father's Day

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I gave your place a second chance and it still was bad over an hour away and the food was cold

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I don't usually write reviews but I'm making an exception for this place.

I made a reservation (by app) just 30 mins ahead of time as they were the only place available on a Sat night in Port Jeff at the last minute (that should have been red flag!). We walked in 10 mins before the reservation and were told "it'll just be a few mins". "Perfect!" we thought. But we waited those 1 mins... and then another 20 with no communication. I don't mind waiting, and even actually expect to wait on a Saturday night. But when I walk in I expect to be told if you're running behind. That would have allowed us to order drinks and an appetizer at the bar instead of just standing around waiting for the table.

When we did get seated we waited 15-20 mins before anyone came to take even a drink order, and we only got that service then because I stared at a waiter until he looked up and saw me looking directly at him.

The food was mediocre to bad. Calamari was undercooked, a bit bland, and rubbery but otherwise inoffensive. But one of us took a bite of a fish taco and decided it was so unappetizing that it wasn't even worth eating; the waiter didn't check on the food and so didn't notice until others had finished eating and he was clearing plates. At that point he should have apologized and offered to take the meal off the bill but he didn't. We didn't ask him to simply paid for it because frankly it wasn't worth the bother and wait for a manager to deal with it.

Won't be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Corey was excellent! They didn't have our first or second choices of wine but he went out of his way to make sure we were happy. Made a recommendation of house wine which was very good! It was a good experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

The service was great! Jesse was our waiter and he was fantastic. Paul the GM was very personable. The food was quick to come out and tasted great. Would highly recommmend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

After reserving a table for 7 a month early, we arrived at Schafer's to be told we would need to wait a few minutes. Sitting at a table in the bar area, we waited 15 plus minutes and never even was offered a glass of water. We had just come from Stony Brook's graduation and had sat in the sun for almost 2 hours, temp. 92 degrees. Finally our table was ready and we walked into an empty, hot room. Again we waited and waited for 10 to 15 minutes with no one coming to serve us anything. I went to the bar to complain and eventually a waiter showed up and took drink orders. Over the next 90 min. we ask for the air conditioning to be put on three times, the music to be lowered three times, and again we waited. Eventually the music was lowered but it never got any cooler. I was told repeatedly they were short staffed. We at our food and left, the food was adequate. I had been told I would receive compensation for our dissatisfaction with a reduction of my bill, that never happened. I called to complain and a manager called back a day later and told me that a manager had been fired, so they were short staffed and the air conditioning in that room was broken. These problems should not have become my problems. My party was a flop and people who had flown in for this celebration left displeased and frustrated. I left angry!!!!! The managers solution to this disaster was telling me to send my son and his buddies in and he'd fix them up with a few drinks. I would recommend this place to my worst enemy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was bland. Service was bland. Décor was bland. The entire experience was bland. Adding insult to injury.... the restrooms were dirty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

A perfect place for Sunday brunch! The view is great from the roof deck and the staff is friendly.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Nice a bit pricey the waiter could have been a lot more familiar with the menu

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Wonderful service but limited menu. Food is good as is value

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Quick Bite
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