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About The Shelter Island Tavern

Located within a Historic Boutique Hotel on scenic Shelter Island, the menu focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients with an upscale pub flair. A favorite of locals and visitors alike, the Tavern at Shelter Island House is known for its delicious food, welcoming service, beautiful ambiance with outdoor dinning options , fireside dinning, lively bar scene and famous burger menu.

11 Stearns Point Rd
Shelter Island, NY 11964
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Monday & Tuesday: closed
Bar & Bar Menu:
Wednesday- Sunday from 3pm

Cross Street:
West Neck Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 749-5659

Website:
http://www.shelterislandtavern.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Shelter Island Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
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Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Authentic (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We always enjoy our dining experience at The Shelter Island Tavern! The food consistently is great. Portions are generous. Service is friendly and efficient. This spot is a gem and we look forward to our next visit. Thank you

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent. The local bay scallop special was absolutely delicious. Service was friendly.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very pleasing spot and attended by mostly local Shelter Island folks in the off-season, mid-week, when we attended. Friendly staff and seek to accommodate well. Excellent menu options and specials.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was good but my daughter and my niece shared the Mac and cheese but it was not good with the spicy cheese last time it had cheddar but it didn’t have it this time but everything else was great thanks

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The specials were amazing-- local bay scallops cooked two different ways-- over a lobster risotto or fresh ramen. On a chilly night the French Onion soup was delicious as well. The service was great. Live music made the atmosphere lively, though conversation was a tad bit more difficult during the guitarist's set. We did not stay for dessert, but I have heard great reviews about it as well.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Raum Düsseldorf)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Very friendly staff and tasty burger meals. We stayed in the nearby B&B, short walk.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Disappointing experience. Out on Shelter Island for an over night visit. Read reviews from other diners and expected better food and especially service. We were seated in a corner table and felt ignored by our waiter. Only thing that kept us from leaving was the nice live music.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the Inn and our evening around the welcoming fire pit waiting for our table. A great memory, and a delicious meal to commemorate a significant occasion. We will be back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Charming location. Appetizers were good, especially the Kung Pao cauliflower. Main course, not so much. Service was not great either.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was a fun night for us. The cocktail menu was creative, the food was delicious, the specials were great, and of course dessert worth waiting for. Next time I'm on Shelter Island, this will be high on the list.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great meal. Pomme souffle great. Pricey wine list.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

All good - a short wait for service since it was busy

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We love the location (near the Perlman concert), the outdoor porch dining and the service. The salads are great and the pasta. The chicken sandwich was disappointing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Comfortable, casual spot with a welcoming atmosphere. Good food, service and value. One of the better spots on Shelter Island.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We actually had a 5 Star visit, in part due to the company and the time. The folk singer on the open air porch was excellent. The striped bass as good as i've ever had over excellent vegetable risotto. The mussel appetizer was very good. According to our daughter and son-in-law, the lobster roll was as good as they ever had. Our grandchildren's hamburgers were generous, the one with the mac & cheese destined for a leftover lunch. Give my wife steamers and she's in heaven; she also had delicious Kong Pao cauliflower.

Tags: Live Music, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

The Tavern gives an exceptional dining experience. The service certainly deserves more than 5 stars, the food is beautifully and perfectly prepared & served, the ambience is one of the tops on the Island, and the only let-down is that it doesn't offer lunch or brunch. I'd eat every meal at the Tavern were it possible. The fish and seafood dishes get my top grades.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Thank you Alice for all your help on Wednesday night. The food was delicious and we certainly will return. Ask for Alice if you go!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

First time at the Tavern, great food, excellent service and good music. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Very good dinner menu and very good food. Lovely ambiance. Can dine inside or outside. Excellent service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Excellent food and lovely ambiance. Good cocktails, great salads.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Excellent place, like a home cooked meal.

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

We'll be back!!!!!!!!!!! Close to home, easy access, friendly staff, food was beyond delicious and properly served.

Great specials!!!!!!!!!!!!

JandG

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Terrific everything, and live music weekend evenjngs, our new standard big night out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food and awesome atmosphere. Staff was phenomenal.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Our second visit as pleasant as our first. The pasta is great but my husband's fish and chips a little soggy this time. But we all enjoyed it very much

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We were a family of 7 including an infant and every staff member was exceptional. They made us feel like we were at home and the food was great. The back had a pool and comfortable sitting area were we spent time relaxing with one another in a quiet atmosphere.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Prime rib was ordered rare and arrived medium to medium well for all four dinners. We ate it and should have sent it back. They must use a thimble to measure drinks.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We loved it -- just looking for a Shelter Island place near the Perlman Center which wasn't outrageously expensive. The Tavern is delightful particularly on the porch. The food was great and you could have a burger, sandwich, appetizers or main courses and just mix and match. The service was nicely friendly and we were just happy with the experience and look forward to going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Disappointed. Menu was different than shown on OpenTable. Two items I pre selected were not even offered.

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

Excellent Restaurant! Our waiter & waitress were so attentive, and our steaks were perfect, as were our desserts!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Our meal was very good and the service was great! The bartender was wonderful. Would recommend this restaurant .

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Fun, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Always good food; good service. A very convenient and welcoming spot on Shelter Island. Specials always a good choice!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

One of the best restaurants on Shelter Island, if not THE best!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Great restaurant on a unique island Good food good service nice people. I would highly recommend it any of my friends.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Having accepted the booking we arrived there with two kids in tow only for them to inform us that they don't serve lunch.

Very unimpressed.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Good food, good service, in a very relaxing setting!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Always great.., had a lot of fun

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

excellent! as always great food and atmosphere!! thanks

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Live Sports, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2017

The food just wasn't good. The best part of this experience was the ambiance and the server was very sweet.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Lovely dinner from Tuna Tartare to a burger. Cozy surroundings and wonderful waitress!

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