The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill

4.2
496 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: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm WINTER MONTHS CLOSED MONDAY
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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 496 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
21 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
11 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
14 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
21 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
39 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
3 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was pretty good, I think that the portion was rather small but I guess that’s what I should have expected for a prix fix menu. I felt bad for our waitress, she was dealing with an entire room of tables by herself, I guess they didn’t plan on it being so busy for restaurant week. The New England Clam Chowder was excellent, though I thought my jumbo shrimp were anything but jumbo. The chocolate chip bread pudding was amazing and was loaded with chocolate chips.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The service was great and the food was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service from Kim was phenomenal! She was attentive, energetic, knowledgeable and overall the best service we have had on Long Island.

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MF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great, however noise level was very loud. Noise coming from a large table who were very loud.

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TD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites. Great food!

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l
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you enjoy seafood, please consider this restaurant. Super fresh selections and a wonderful and attentive staff. The restaurant has a great nautical flair. Thank you to their chefs and waitstaff for a flavorful and delicious meal. They were also sensitive to guests with allergies and cooked to order for us :)

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Again the food was good. Watching the boat parade and having dinner is a great experience.

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great and we love the place, service was fine. If I had a complaint it would be that it took a while after we were sat to take drink order and while I was eating still they tried to take my plate. I had to explain I was still eating. But I still would recommend and we will be back.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was ok. Appetizers were good the lobster Won Tons were doughy sauces were average . seafood chowder was good . my husband got the French onion tasted like Manhattan clam chowder to him and he is a cook ..made up for that withbgis entree bountiful on the diavolo... I got the special surf n turf... Was alright steak wasn't done the way in had asked .. Was noisey as we were sat next to the bar .. Our server Sam was wonderful very attentive...

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to The Oar, during the nicer months. It has an awesome outside area to eat right on the water. The food is always good and the staff friendly. It is nice during the colder months as well but we really like going here when it is warm out. The view is really nice and they usually have entertainment out on the deck on the weekends.

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JP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and place! Can't wait to go back!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and service were good. Will go back but not on a Friday night. Noise was way too loud.

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P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Popular restaurant and I found out why! The food and service were excellent. From drinks, through appetizers, dinner and dessert, our entire party was impressed. Can't wait to return...

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b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I suggest making a reservation because the 1st time I went it was closed for a party. The second time I went there was a wait. Finally the 3rd time I went I made a reset and was seated right away. The food was great. When it came time for the bill the waitress told me I had $40.00 left to spend on my Groupon. When I added up the bill on my own I was only $4.00 off. I feel I was mislead on how much I spent so I would spend more money. I highly suggest adding up your bill on your own.

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