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The Snapper Inn Waterfront Restaurant

35 reviews
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$31 to $50
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The Snapper Inn offers seating overlooking the Connetquot river either waterside or under a gazebo. Sunday brunch features unlimited mimosas and champagne to accompany brunch items, such as eggs benedict, smoked Atlantic salmon, Alaskan crab legs or fresh fruit. Enjoy a peaceful evening at The Snapper Inn with a starter of lobster crab cake, Manhattan style baked clams, mini French dip sliders or chicken quesadillas. Dine on an entrée of pan seared sea scallops, shrimp pasta or blackened codfish. The menu also consists of black Angus filet mignon, sautéed chicken scallopini and a vegetarian option of grilled vegetable platter. The extensive wine list at The Snapper Inn offers international white and sparkling wines, as well a red and blush wines. Drinks are available both by the glass and by the bottle.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Seafood, Prime Rib
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Hours of operation
Closed Mondays all year,Closed Tuesdays Labor Day - April
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am -2:00pm
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Phone number
(631) 589-0248
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Maureen Denning
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Numerous Special Occasion Menus including Cocktail Parties, Brunch,
Buffets, Sit Down and Weddings.
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Cross street
Vanderbilt Blvd.
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Parking details
Boat slips available for guests arriving by water.
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Public transit
Long Island Railroad. The Oakdale Station is two miles away. Taxi available.Local attractions include the NYS Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Heckshire State Park, Long Island Maritime Museum, Timber Point County Golf Course and West Sayville County Golf Course.
Ferries to Fire Island available in Sayville.
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Live music on the lawn friday and sunday evenings in the summer.
Live music in the bar friday evenings in the winter.
Sailboat races during sunday brunch in the winter.
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Special events & promotions
Call or check website for current event.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 27, 2014

Make a reservation during the summer, especially on the weekend.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 27, 2014

Food was excellent but service was slow and employees seemed confused as to when to clear tables. Very good and nice atmosphere

Queenybea (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2014

This is our new favorite restaurant. Food, service and ambiance are top shelf! Highly recommend.

vipMoonstruckOne (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on June 27, 2014

We recently had two good lunches at the Snapper Inn, but lunch three was dreadful. The service was poor. The mussel appetizer was good. He bread (that we had to beg for) was terrible. The main course, weak fish, was a minuscule portion of dried out tasteless fish. The view was lovely, but you can't eat the view. the food & service were POOR.

Fusspot (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 26, 2014

Great view, great ambience, gourmet cooking, cool indoors or sunny outdoors on the water, great service. It is a special treat far beyond just dining.

restaurantfan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2014

I had the pleasure of returning to a restaurant I had frequented a while back. The occasion was a birthday celebration this past Tuesday afternoon. The dining experience was a pleasure from beginning to end. It was a beautiful summer day and we were able to sit outside and enjoy the incredible view of the Connetquot River while we ate. We all started with the Bisque soup, which was as delicious as I remembered it. The entrees we enjoyed were the Seafood Platter, Scampi and Mussels Fra Diablo, all superb. Definitely looking forward to going back.

Steelmagnolies4 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2014

Staff were pleasant, asked and received crunchy Calamari , blacken Grouper and Salmon were very good. Staff surprised my friend with a free dessert with birthday candle . Country band very good . Beautiful night.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 17, 2014

Food was good, bartender was great but service overall was very slooooow. Waiter manger didn't have a clue

Charlie123 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on June 13, 2014

Very pleasant service with good food. The manager was right on the ball going from table to table. Beautiful view of the harbor. Staff was very accommodating. Highly recommended for an overall enjoyable meal.

vipjudy (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on June 6, 2014

Great view but food was not good. We all had different dinners and neither of us were satisfied. Ordered a bottle of wine and was given papercups. Said they were out of glasses? I went inside to the bar and got some. ...Waiter was a nice kid and very polite

RangerMike (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on May 30, 2014

Unfortunately the waiter though very nice was not attentive enough. Took a long time to order then when food came out one of ours was incorrect. He said it was his fault since he pushed the wrong place on the computer. Missing dish didn't come out until the rest of us were done.
Manager and waiter did the correct thing by not charging us but it is what it is. The lobster was very good but the grouper was over cooked.
The steamers were very good but the gumbo lacked body and there were no chunks of fish or chicken.

vipMoonstruckOne (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 27, 2014

The priced fixed lunch (two courses for $16) is exceptional. The mussels are sweet and delicious served in a fabulous broth. The bread is OK...nothing special. The main courses, perfectly cooked fish, are excellent. This is a great place for a summer lunch.

vipVacationtime (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 16, 2014

The entire family enjoyed the Snapper Inn - from Appetizers to Deserts! Service very attentive and helpful with selection choices. Several of the notable dishes we had - stuffed mushrooms, calamari, Fra Diavolo, Salmon special, Tuna, Tilipia - And definitely save room for the creme brûlée!

vipDiane (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2014

My family has gone to The Snapper Inn for years and always enjoyed its fabulous location right on the water, the warm atmosphere, and large selection of seafood. So we were sad when we learned that it suffered major damage from Superstorm Sandy. But that misfortune has reaped great benefits for its customers today. If you haven't been in a while, it's time to return. It's been beautifully renovated, retaining the nautical charm, but opened up and upgraded. You feel as if you're on a luxurious but comfortable, bright and airy yacht. The service was exceptionally friendly and the menu has some creative and delicious additions to the usual first rate preparation of just-off-the-boat seafood. We can't wait to head back!

vipMoonstruckOne (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 9, 2014

Excellent lunch specials, very lovely room. Waiter needed some help.