The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill

4.4
511 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Casual waterfront dining right on the docks of the Patchogue River, The Oar serves up fresh and delicious steaks and seafood.  Chefs prepare specialties like coconut shrimp, 36 oz sizzling prime porterhouse, lobster quesadillas and fresh Bluepoint oysters and little clams which are delivered daily.  Two dining rooms are decorated in traditional nautical style.  The front wall in made up of French doors that open onto the water, providing dockside open air seating in warm months and picturesque views of the marina year-round.  The rear dining room is elegant with raise panel mahogany, white table clothes and blue and white nautical stripe wall paper.  We look forward to accommodating your special occasion in the separate catering room.  The restaurant stocks full indoor and outdoor bars so you'll never miss a beautiful night at this fun and entertaining spot.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(631) 654-8266
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Please contact us for details.
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Private party contact
Lindsey Blakeslee: (631) 654-8266
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Catering
The restaurant offers a private catering facility.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mulford
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Entertainment
Live Music WINTER- Friday and Saturday SUMMER- Wednesday - Sunday
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access
What 511 People Are Saying
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LC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was even better! Chilean sea bass was delicious. The rest of the family had filet mignon and the prime rib and they loved it. Even my 5 year old enjoyed this place very much and loved the boat his food come out in! I’m looking forward to coming back especially when the weather warms up!

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NE
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to dinner with friends and enjoyed the restaurant week menu. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and price for Restaurant Week!

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S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I rarely go to the Oar for dinner because I prefer their lunch menu. However, they are in the process of overhauling their wine and food menus. We chose to eat here because do not offer a prix fixe menu and the options sounded good. My shrimp dish and crab cake appetizer was outstanding and my friend said the swordfish was cooked perfectly.

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great night. The owner came around to make sure everything was OK! Food was delicious!

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JK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came to The Oar to celebrate our anniversary during Restaurant Week. The menu was great - something for everyone. The wine specials were a great value. Food was excellent and served in a very attractive way. The waitress was friendly, helpful and attentive. I would definitely go back to The Oar and try some of their regular menu selections.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful we really enjoyed our appetizers, drinks, Dinner was perfectly seasoned just delicious, I’ll definitely visit again. My only problem upon arrival the greeting at the front was cold!!! Not sure what the young lady expected when we walked in!! We definitely felt unwelcome then once seated it was a great experience.

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S
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Had the 29.00 special. Bass with horseradish sauce and rice. Salad and lobster wontons!

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First Time, will be back with Friends Service and Food was outstanding

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m
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistent, delicious and served by friendly, very competent staff. We love it here.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I would give this place zero stars if I could. Perhaps I wouldn't have noticed their truly hatred sign at the host station if the host was actually there to do her job. The sign read "We are politically incorrect, we say merry Christmas, stand up and salute our flag, and if you have a problem with this then leave." So I left. In the year of 2018, how could you post something so divisive? People have different beliefs and it isn't anyone's place to tell them they aren't welcome for having beliefs different from yours. It's a real shame. Shame on you.

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RS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Seated indoors, in the bar area and there were groups at the bar that were clearly over served, extremely loud and rather obnoxious. The food was average but the gnats that landed on my plate and my forehead definitely put a damper on the evening. Not sure we will go back.

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GI
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was promptly seated .

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R
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I ordered the special of the day called Dock something. The vegetables were hard and not crisp. The rice was so mushy you could not make out individual rice grains and the halibut was overcooked. The taste was similar to catering quality food.

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CN
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Normally I love the Oar, but the lobster club was disappointing. The lobster was dried out and there was not much on the sandwich. The service was excellent.

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KH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great water front food. The waitress Kim was awesome. Only problem was that the food took a long time to get to the table. But we were in paradise so it’s all good.

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great atmosphere. LOVE eating outside on the water. Our waiter, Nick was outstanding!

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HD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a lovely place to be, all around...food service location

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I always love it here! Great seafood menu with tasty, interesting things! Friendly staff! A bit noisy during Happy Hour but you can request a table far from the bar Im sure. Love it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The restaurant itself was visually pleasing and inviting, however there was a small smell and flies. I ordered a gluten free entree and added a lobster tail to it which did not specify on the menu that it came with breadcrumbs or rice with barley in it. After letting the waitress know they took the lobster tail in the back rinsed off the bread crumbs and reserved it to me. Fortunately for me they did not rinse off all the breadcrumbs and I realize what had been done. I also asked about the rice and was told that the barley was lentil which was ont true and ridiculous. She also forgot both my drink and my husbands drink we didn't get it until the end of the meal. Once we left the restaurant the then canceled my open table Reservation to try and stop me from leave a review. We will not return.

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R
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, Stephanie made my mother in laws birthday a memorable one, so kind ,sweet and efficient!
We love the Oar, never a bad meal!!!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great. The only thing I could say negative is that it would have been helpful to have signs outside from the parking lot directing you to the restaurant. The first building you come to, I think, is the catering hall. The restaurant is actually in the back on the side.

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BA
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and excellent meal. Great evening!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food
Such a good time with family

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JL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

The oysters appetizer was delicious, but after that it was downhill. The acoustics in the restaurant make it impossible to hold a conversation. The swordfish over risotto was dry and over cooked. Fortunately our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Unfortunately, the only way we will return is if we go just to get done oysters and sit outside. There are plenty of other local options for that.

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MT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Drove from Brooklyn NY to have lunch here with friends. Upon arriving and informing the hostess that it would be a party of 8 instead of 6 I detected a slightly annoyed attitude and was told we could not be seated until all 8 arrived. We said we'd like to order drinks..from the bar we were told and when the rest of your party gets here you'll be seated. Not sure I get that logic sure seems quite inhospitable to me but after we were seated we had a great server who went above and beyond for us. The food was so so but we were there for the company so it really didn't matter to me. Unfortunately I won't be going back even though I am in the that area quite frequently to visit family. As they say one and done.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the oar! It’s such a great place

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service and atmosphere

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PP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Not the best have had better there

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R
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every time I've been to the Oar House it's been great!

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waterfront scenery. Food and service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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RC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good, though overpriced, food with ordinary service. Add a star for the view.

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Chilean Sea Bass excellent. Water refills good. Noise level horrible. My back was to the bar at a round table at window and I had to ask friends to speak loudly. I requested a quiet table and should have been in back rm. I asked waitress to move and she said it wd not make any difference.

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JO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bright & brilliant new décor....always great dining experience!

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was very good except noisy, sun glare (they need shades) and pricey.

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ER
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great! Really enjoyed our dinner out here.

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EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At first we were brought to sit in the front which was nice but immediately the smell of smoke consumed us before we could even sit down. We asked to move to the back, dock side view, and we were much happier. There's no smoking inside but there's separate door access near the bar where people can smoke in an enclosed area outside and that's why we smelled it.
Still my favorite place to dine as long as we stay away from that side.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous the service the meal the manger and the owner came by to make sure our meal was perfect . Will go back very soon. Love it .

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this hidden gem in the heart of Patchogue!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was loud. Although the food was very tasty, it could have been served much hotter. The dinner portions were on the smaller side. The bread pudding was served with a half scoop of ice cream which really seemed like nothing.

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