South Ocean Grill

4.7
530 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
We aim to serve great food at a great price to great people. Walk-in space is always available, but reservations are recommended. Please call for private party availability.
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MF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a hidden gem in Patchogue. It's a small restaurant so I would recommend using Open Table.

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LS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere always excellent. We have been going there for several dinners and never had any issues.

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KB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing❤️ Made reservations because of a friends recommendation! Hidden Gem of Patchogue !

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

As always the food was very good. I did notice the artichoke is now 2 halves rather than 3. A little disappointing as it my favorite menu item!

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LL
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As soon as we walked in my friend said, "I think we found our new favorite place." The service was friendly and knowledgeable and the food was fantastic. We are excited to return. I mentioned in passing that it was a dinner to celebrate my friend's birthday and dessert arrived with a sparkler and the birthday song. Love it!

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T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough about South Ocean Grill, I've been there 3 time & I can't get enough, the food, service, & staff is wonderful , this last time I had the scallops & shrimp dish, the scallops were cooked perfect & tender & shrimp was perfect it was so delicious , love this place

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KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was very good. Overall experience, you guessed it, very good. Would definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. The food is always fantastic, the staff is always friendly and attentive. Look forward to the next time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and excellent food.

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R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not our first time to the South Ocean Grill. The first thing you notice when you walk in is that the dining room is small. The tables, however are larger than you would expect and comfortably spaced.
What you come here for, though is the incredible food matched equally by the outstanding service.
Their Flatbread Appetizers are absolutely delicious. Go with the Mushroom Goat Cheese and you won't be disappointed. If the Entrees on the Menu were not enough, their specials are beautifully prepared, fresh and delicious. You'll definitely want to save room for Dessert. And then probably want to walk home.

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MF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST LOCAL PLACE EVER !!! Took a friend thats never been and she LOVED everything about it ! MY favorite little eatery!!!!

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to South Ocean Grill on a weeknight. Food was excellent. I would highly recommend the kale salad with peanut dressing. The salmon was very tasty and cooked to perfection along with the crisp tender vegetables. The calamari was good but sauces were unremarkable. The house made veggie burger was also a hit. As more customers arrived, the noise level increased substantially,but not enough to hinder conversation. We were not rushed and enjoyed the meal...it is a small place, so reservations are a must, especially on weekends.

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing , me and my girlfriend finished every plate we had including both our desserts and our server Alexandra ( might be spelling that wrong) was amazing , great service would definitely go back

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing! It is my favorite restaurant in Patchogue!! Service always top notch!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! We love it there!

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased. Thank you!

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MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food is great however dinner for 3 was very expensive, $175, and my son who is 12 only ordered and appetizer with fries. Every time the door opens a gust of cold air blows in and then if people don't pay attention and guide the doors closed you have a LOUD slam, almost had a Nam flashback.

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KW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always bring friends to experience SOG, as it’s a consistently phenomenal restaurant in Patchogue! Everyone is so welcoming, food is incredible, and the ambiance very nice.....I cannot say enough about this establishment....Absolutely never a disappointment, and such a wonderful dining experience every time!

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is phenomenal!!!

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Staff very friendly. Food and drinks very good

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife's friend recommended this place service,food and atmosphere were outstanding I highly recommend trying it out

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E
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a no-brainer for restaurant week. Everything was cooked to perfection, and you knew it was made with quality ingredients. It's a pretty small spot - cozy, but nicely appointed. You're going to be sitting close to the table next to you for sure, but, well worth it, even if that's not your thing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is so fresh and delicious! Service is always good and our overall experience is never disappointing. I took away one star for ambiance and that is only because of the temperature. Because it is a small restaurant and because it was bitterly cold outside, every time the door opened we got a blast of cold air. Still worth it!

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E
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pleasant place but nothing distinctive Good neighborhood place for a burger, but not worth a special trip

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and lovely atmosphere! Fresh ingredients and good cocktails

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FM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service in a cozy atmosphere. Definitely on our often-visited list.

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n
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant. Food consistently great. Drinks great. Staff is amazing

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KL
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fabulous meal here when they first opened, and have been wanting to get back because it was so memorable, and finally we made it back, and it did not disappoint! We started of with a cup of lobster bisque, which was creamy and very generously filled with chunks of lobster. Next we shared the Thai calamari salad which had pieces of mango & avocado and a perfect sweet/spicy peanut dressing, and goat cheese/mushroom flat bread which had the most delicious sweet caramelized onions on top. Next we shared the shrimp & scallop risotto, which was so buttery and delicious, we literally "mmmmmm'd"!! It had dozens of pieces of shrimp, and 3 perfectly cooked scallops on top. Simply divine!! We also shared the Veggie plate, which wasn't your average 'grilled veggies', there was a piece of their Mexican grilled street corn, smokey with a coating of chipotle aioli and sprinkled with reggiano cheese..SO GOOD! A grilled artichoke with dip, a perfectly dressed kale salad which would make any kale-nay sayer, a kale fan immediately. It also had a sun-dried tomato almond couscous, and sauteed garlic green beans. I am a huge fan of veggies, and this was a home run!! We had run out of room for dessert, but that just gives us an excuse to come back, which we will and sooner this time! It was truly fantastic!! So happy to see this place succeeding, well deserved for sure!

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R
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really cute place my first time there and service was excellent food was amazing will be going back

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B
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is amazing and the food is even better. So happy this restaurant is close to home!

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BL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place for lunch and dinner. Great salads, scallops, and desserts are our favorites. This time we had the sea bass special and the most perfect steak my husband has ever had in a restaurant(better than Tellers!)

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Order calamari appetizer, very light fry. All fish entrees excellent!

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T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Fried Calamari was Tender with such flavor and the Sea bass was Delicious . Everyone loved the Cocktails as well, Service was well-timed and friendly, I would highly recommencement South Ocean Grill & looking to my next visit."

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B
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my 3rd visit to South Ocean Grill. Each time the food and service was great! I highly recommend the veggie burger and truffle fries.

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b
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great and the atmosphere is quaint. Great for lunch
and dinner. Service was great.

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good although bison burger was dry. Noisy as well, but the room was packed!

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this cozy gem! It’s my favorite restaurant in Patchogue by far. The food is not only high quality but prepared with imagination and skill. I recommend it highly but don’t forget to make reservations!

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JK
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dinner and service, very nice restaurant, good variety on menu

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WJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food Very good and a place to be reckon with. A small place but packs a big punch.

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