South Ocean Grill

4.6
757 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Please note, we are not water front.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 757 people are saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot . Excellent service & Veteran Owned
Will be back again soon

AM
AlfonsoM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I wanted to like this place. I really really did! The food was the very good in an otherwise disappointing birthday dinner celebration for our party of 4. The front of the house was completely unorganized and service was neglectful.
Our server after taking our order disappeared for the rest of the evening. She was unfamiliar with items on the menu and did not know or even attempt to clarify questions about the preparation or ingredients of the special being offered. While ordering our food we mentioned that we would like to order drinks and needed a minute to look at the wine menu.
After a protracted wait we received our appetizers and (with the exception of having our water refilled) were not approached by any staff for 30 minutes until yet another server asked if we were ready to order dessert! Our desired wine order forgotten, along with our entrees. When I shared we hadn't even received dinner after an hour wait & that I was very frustrated by the wait. Once again nothing...no apology, no explanation. Nada!
Finally the food came out!! The food was well prepared & very tasty. Good temperature, nice sized portions. We were all pleased with our dishes. Sadly again, no one came to check on us during dinner but once we were done the bus boy promptly cleared the table & once again asked about dessert. 😒 I hope the management takes some if these reviews to heart. With proper staff training this is not a difficult fix and will go a very long way in making a good meal an equally good dining experience. Sadly, my dissapointing experience will keep us from returning.

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LorettaL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good a cut of filet Mingnon as the last time pre covid. Oil was old therefore frying was burnt on the shrimp calamari and fries. Scallops were on par. Service was slow but polite.

JS
JoandStan
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A friend told me they had the BEST kale salad and that was why we went. She was right, the kale salad is amazing. The rest of the food was also very good. Only disappointment was the cocktails; pricey for the small glass the punch cocktail was served in, so would probably skip that next time. But I'd definitely go back, gotta try the grilled artichokes next (which looked amazing at the table next to ours).

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Momo3
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would absolutely recommend this restaurant and I have many times!

KF
KarenF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled artichokes are a must. Fantastic! My daughter introduced me to the place for lunch and I continue to go back for lunch and dinner.

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kuki
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Service was a bit slower as they got busier. Maybe there should have been a designated person to take care of the drinks and not the waiters.

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Anniversary1997
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good quality dishes as always
Good service, enjoyable dinner

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vipSandy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Each member of our party raved over the freshness, quality and taste of the food. Received a warm greeting upon arrival and the service was excellent and friendly.

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Citcat
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with great food and service. Veteran owned is a bonus. Glad I discovered this little gem. Grilled artichokes are amazing as well as the crab cakes. Will definitely be back.

DO
DeniseO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Filet mignon and scallops risotto were both excellent !

RS
vipRSilLocalPatron
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed at South Ocean Grill! Amazing food, welcoming atmosphere and interesting cocktails! Love it EVERY time we dine there!

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kuki
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I was surprised that there were no many specials, also i went for Dinner and no bread was offered.

CL
CarrieL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! The Blueberry Moscow mule was on point. The crab cakes were delicious. Full of sweet yummy crab. We can't wait to go back.

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Linda
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, great service. There was only one wait staff member and she was super busy but always had a smile on her face.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried the gorgonzola steak flatbread and grilled artichokes and just as amazing as everything else I've had there

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kenk
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my wife and my favorite restaurants. The service and meal were spectacular as always

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Richardk
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

FOOD , SEVICE AND COCKTAILS WELL ABOVE AVERAGE. EVERYTHING ARRIVED IN A TIMELY UNRUSHED PACE

KD
KathyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We've been to South Ocean Grill many times and it is hands down one of our favorite places! The food is outstanding and consistent - never disappoints! I highly recommend the flatbread - the bread itself is made in house and all of the variations are excellent! The restaurant is small and cozy and usually quiet, though it can get a little noisy when its full, like any place. I was disappointed in the price of the drinks though. Their glasses got smaller and their prices got bigger. My husband and I each had two drinks and it was $50 - and the drinks were very small! It added a good amount to our final bill. Also, I asked for no fries with my meal, and asked for double vegetables instead - and they wanted to charge me $2.00 more? In their defense, when I questioned this the waitress was very nice and agreed to take the extra charge off of the bill. All in all, we would certainly go back again or maybe get take out and make our own drinks at home. Just something to take into consideration in advance of your visit. Bon appetite my friends! :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great meal in a small intimate space with a cheerful snd knowledgeable staff. I highly recommend the herb-crusted salmon!!

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2024
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! Great chef and service. Thank you

GC
vipGlenC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall experience was good and would go back again!

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212girl
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Fathers Day. As always, we all enjoyed our meal. Always very good, consistent quality food/dishes. Only issue is that we would wanted to eat outside as inside is a bit small but otherwise great experience. Don’t forget to order Kelly lime pie for dessert!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat. Food is always amazing the the wait staff is always friendly

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner for my son

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vipJillH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! Everyone was so accommodating. The food was fantastic. Highly recommend this gem!

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was our first time there. Staff was very nice. Place was smaller than I thought , but nice. Food was very good except for the swordfish. Needed a knife to cut it , and that’s not a good thing. Way over cooked. Everything else was great.

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ChuckW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good variety of meat and seafood on the menu. The ambiance was good. An enjoyable night out, and they accept the Foodie Card for a discount.

MR
MarcR
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was my second time eating at the south ocean grill. I had the Mexican corn, which I have been trying to duplicate since my first visit there. Don’t go without trying it. My Rib steak was like butter and the baked potato was perfect. My wife’s scallops and risotto excellent as well. I pride myself as being a pretty good cook, so when I go out I tend not to have great expectations. Dining at the south ocean grill makes me envious for everything put on our table was the kind of meal I strive to make.

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Simi
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had spaghetti with seafood . The shrimp were the size you use for salad-tiny. The lobster was negligible and a few scallops. The sauce was like cream of tomato soup. The staff were polite hard working.

DD
DizzyDesi
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

First walked in smelled like low tide... My wife & I had the calamari APPETIZER. It was FANTASTIC. ENTREE my wife had Thai noodles swap the beef with chicken. Was spicy but in a good way. I had Sea Scallops &shrimp with risotto it was very very good BUT the shrimp was so small I had to laugh. Service was GREAT 👍

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Momi
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were looking for a Restauraunt with fish on the menu. South Ocean grill was a great choice! At noontime, we were the only guests and were invited to choose anywhere we preferred to be seated. The hostess gave us plenty of time to order and was gracious in answering any of our questions. For an appetizer, we shared their Grilled artichoke. It arrived sizzling hot! The portion included 3 halves with the choke removed. A very good deal for the price and for sharing. It was scrumptious! It came with a Mayo type dip which was tasty but definitely not necessary. For our entree, we both ordered their pan seared scallops. The presentation included a large rimed bowl and in it just the right amount of delicious, creamy risotto sprinkled with tiny sweet shrimp and a touch of spinach surrounded by 4 sea scallops prepared to perfection! Well portioned meal and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! Food and service was excellent👍

KI
KimI
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, from the appetizer to the entree, and the drinks were great too! service was friendly and accomodating. great experience, would eat here again!

KC
KristenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Such a cute little place. We will be back!

JB
JodyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was Mother's Day - A day I usually hate to go out on because of the crowds. This was the best Mother's Day decision! It was not loud the service was great and the food was outstanding. We will definitely be back!

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FredM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love to be there. Haven't been since before COVID and am so happy to be back! GREAT service, friendly, timely. Amazing food (fried calamari, truffle fries, Roquefort burger!). Definitely will be going often now.

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Sweetpea
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this restaurant from TripAdvisor. We all loved it! Food, service, and ambience were perfect.

CK
ChristineK
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food was amazing! Can’t wait to come back!

PD
PatriciaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute place food was delicious we would definitely go back we had burgers and they were yummy

FAQs

South Ocean Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 307-9999.

South Ocean Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 757 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.