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About The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill

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.

264 West Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

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 & TUESDAY

Cross Street:
Mulford

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 654-8266

Website:
http://www.theoar.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music WINTER- Friday and Saturday SUMMER- Wednesday - Sunday

Catering:
The restaurant offers a private catering facility.

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us for details.

Private Party Contact:
Lindsey Blakeslee: (631) 654-8266

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (631)
Scenic View (529)
Neighborhood Gem (418)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (286)
Great for Lunch (269)
Good for Groups (265)
Special Occasion (234)
Fit for Foodies (212)
Hot Spot (204)
Romantic (195)
Great for Brunch (98)
Kid-friendly (85)
Late-night Find (65)
Waterfront (38)
Notable Wine List (30)
Casual (18)
Good for a Date (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Seasonal (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fun (8)
Live Music (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Outstanding food and service

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

I had the roast duck. It was two legs w/ thighs but no breast. You had no choice on how you wanted it cook. It came only one way which was slightly over cooked and dry. My wife had the scallops which were very good. We started with the tuna tartar and PEI mussels. Both were very nice. It was "steak night" Thursday and so very crowded and the service was a little slow. We arrived close to 7pm, had appetizers and entree only and didn't leave until 9:30. All in all it was a good experience.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 12, 2017

We arrived before our time and were seated very quickly. Our table was inside looking out at the water. The noise level was very loud and it was difficult to have a conversation. We shared the baked clams appetizer. It was very bland except for an intense oregano flavor. The pork entree was just okay. The filet Mignon was cooked perfectly, but our baked potatoes were undercooked as well as the green beans in the vegetable medley. We were very disappointed. We have been to many a Happy Hour there, but would not go back for dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 12, 2017

It is a bit of a drive for us but we always enjoy our dining experience at the Oar

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2017

The food is good.but the prices have gotten out of control...

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 11, 2017

The meal was 99% superb, though the popovers served with the salad were tasteless. Odd, considering how good everything else was. I would reconsider those. Otherwise, don't change a thing.!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Waterfront
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 11, 2017

The location is a tad hard to find, thankful for the GPS. The food is really good and the service was good. The waitress forgot something we ordered and it never came. The cost is really expensive, we had 2 drinks, 2 soups and 3 appetizers and it was around $100. Definitely somewhere for a special occasion but not a general night out.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Service was extremely slow and server was disorganized. Had to order drinks several times. Server brought out food to another table with our food (but not all of the food for either table). Salmon was terribly undercooked, sent back and still raw in the middle. My friend ate only one bite and was ill an hour later. Just a terrible experience.

Many many other patrons there, so we probably just got a bad night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

We were celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary and asked for a romantic table. They honored our request. We were greeted with a anniversary wish. When we were seated they brought us a glass of champagne to start our celebration( on them). The food and service was great. Will definitely go back again. It was a wonderful evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Made reservation and it was closed! How can you take a reservation and not be open, very frustrating

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Our first time there. We had made pre-theatre reservations for 7 people at 6:00pm. Our table was ready when we arrived and our waitress made sure we were served in time for us to make our 8:00 show time. Food was good and will certainly visit again.

Tags: Live Music, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Friendly staff, waitress went out of her way to serve us. Food was delicious and drinks were fun and creative, enjoyed the Long Island Mule. I had the chicken pot pie - very comforting and delicious. Husband had the strip steak - said it was wonderful - finished the full meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great service and the food was very good.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Nice place, right on the water. Probably great for outdoor happy hour. Food was not as good as hoped. Bland, basic, disappointed.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great atmosphere, great view, great food & of course a really great staff. Even if you have never been there before the staff & customers are so friendly you will feel like you've always gone there!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Good fast service. Tasty food and reasonably priced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2017

I made my reservation for Monday March 6 and received a confirmation. Friends had recommended the restaurant. I'm not from the area and I was looking forward to dinner there. Much to my surprise the restaurant was closed. It was a totally wasted trip and I was left without a place to eat. I was extremely disappointed. How can you accept reservations and send a confirmation for a restaurant closed on Mondays???

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Was there on a busy Saturday evening recently and the service and food were excellent. One of my favorite places to eat on the island. Very happy with the gluten free options. The food is always presented beautifully and I love the special drink options. Love the music too!! Great place for a get together or first date.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Casual, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Wow, never had this happen before...waitress returned to our table after we paid the bill and left her a 20% tip on the full amount (we had a groupon discount), to tell us we did not tip her enough! OMG! We were really shocked, flabbergasted actually. Food quality was only mediocre, prices were very high, everything alacarte. Not worth the experience. One of my friends ordered vodka on the rocks. When the bill came, after the waitress came to discuss the tip, we saw that the drink price was nine dollars with a three dollar surcharge. The surcharge was because it was vodka straight up and no juice added. In our experience, that was ridiculous! If anything, they should just charge $12 for the drink. Overall the restaurant left a bad taste in our mouth,no pun intended, and we probably will not return for a very long time...if ever.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

All great but they let the table next to us drink straight vodka shots and if course one if the 10 fools emptied his stomach AT THE TABLE AND THEN JUST WALKED OUT A BACK DOOR. Staff needs to learn to shut people off, its a restaurant not a night club. Ruined my dinner.

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Nice easy going place. Food tasty and many different offerings.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Attended a fund raiser on 2/19 an figured we would try it for dinner.
Enjoyed our evening and look forward to returning in summer....maybe by boat!

Tags: Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 21, 2017

This is the second time we are at The Oar..service was good both times..the second time we went to dinner...14 oz she'll steak marinated was tasty the potato croquet was good but frozen Brussels sprouts disappointing...only homemade dessert is the bread pudding which is good...well made cocktails nice water view...great lunch specials...tuna salad was fabulous...clams casino was bacon on top of little necks..nothing to write home about...the seafood bisque was very good as well as a crab chowder with corn...fried calamari was average with a marinara and a roasted red pepper aoli...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Live Music, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

We took our 17 year old daughter here for dinner the night before she left for Europe along with her friend and our family. The food is delicious- the atmosphere is very nice and the owner/manager walked around and greeted everyone to make sure everything was great! I've been here with my Zumba Girl friends for lunch and that was just as wonderful! The restaurant is on the water down a residential street! Look for a Groupon to use- that's what we did and saved about $70

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Food was good with nice sized portions for restaurant week. The only downside was we sat for 10 minutes without anyone coming to the table. Desserts were lackluster

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

service was excellent and food was wonderful as well!! Went with my daughter and we had a great time

Tags: Casual, Fun, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

First time there and won't be the last. Definitely a place to enjoy a great dinner and some drinks all year round however the summer is the time to go as it's location is on the water. Our waitress was a gem and so no rushing us to eat and run. As I stated, the food we had there were no complaints, only compliments to the chef there.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Live Music, Romantic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

The food is delicious and service is a superb. It is one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Appetizers were terrible main course was fine just OK but a little overpriced service was good atmosphere was OK wouldn't recommend it for the price I paid

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2017

I would not recommend anyone to make a reservation on Monday night. I would suggest that the management update the Open Table site when they change their days of operation. It was closed! I can only assume they have winter hours.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Great time with friends. Food, service and atmosphere outstanding!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Bobby is a wonderful server!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Nice place. Very good appetizer & main. Will return.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Birthday and Christmas dinner

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