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The Island Mermaid

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780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770-2049
+1 631-583-8088
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Special occasion for a party of 16, placed on the outside patio area, tables and chairs with rocks under them to add more space. Felt like you weren't even part of the restaurant. Overall food was acceptable, except that 6 of the 16 had the Halibut special, which was flavorful, but COLD. Not like it wasn't HOT, literally cold. Didn't... More 

Thank Guye926
New York City, New York
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157 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I'll start by saying the food was excellent. I know Fire Island is beach life, slow pace, but you shouldn't have to wait at all when there are open tables. I worked 7 years in restaurants and had bosses who would scream if they saw this. Back to the food Lobster Roll was amazing, curly fries awesome, calamari awesome, friend... More 

Thank Chris L
Flower Mound, Texas
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

What a fun little restaurant, right on the bay. Dining on the deck at the end of the day with the sun setting behind us was just perfect. We had the stuffed flounder and the scallops. Food was great and the staff was friendly and attentive. It was crowded, so call ahead for reservations. I would definitely go back the... More 

Thank Rogerboz
Evanston, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Five of us ate here on a Thursday night. It was crowded, but they seated us right away. My 11 year old did not like the ramen bowl she ordered and they replaced it with a simple bowl of noodles without charging us for the ramen. The steamed clams were excellent, as was the seafood stew. The roasted beet salad... More 

Thank Valerie Q
Merrick, New York
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We had family in Ny from italy and wanted to share our love of Fire Island with them. We only had the day, so we figured we would start in Ocean beach shopping, then have lunch and then walk to Fair Harbor. We researched lunch places and the Island Mermaid was rated #1. Didn't think we could go wrong. Well,... More 

Thank DianaZag
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We've been dining @ the Island Mermaid since the early 90's. The menu has evolved over the years to include many delicious seafood, pasta and vegetarian dishes. The presentation is always top notch. The ambiance is perfect; a beachy vibe, views of the bay, pretty cocktails. Plenty of options on the kids menu. There are a lot of reviews here,... More 

Thank MamaOrange
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We made reservations the night ahead and were able to get a 8:45 table time. Were given a beautiful table on the dock overlooking the water. Prices, food and service were great. the only con was by 8:45 they were out of all the specials for the evening - oh well! still will most definitely return next time on the... More 

Thank Heather C
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We dined at Mermaid Island on Thursday, August 7,2014 during a day trip to Ocean Beach. There are many restaurants to choose from,but Mermaids Island had the best water views,with tables outside overlooking the water.The staff was most accommodating about our request to be as close to the water as possible. Our server was so friendly and knowledgeable about the... More 

Thank Sheila S
Boulder, Colorado
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Really awesome view sitting on the dock watching the sun go down. The food was great! The only thing that I thought was very strange was that they brought me a neat bourbon drink in a wine glass. Quickly fixed (as it just doesn't feel right to drink a nice scotch or bourbon out of a wine glass). Service, food... More 

Thank RidinWaves
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Great view of the sea Right on the water. The owner was nice. Service was good. Foods were delicious. It was pricey. But you know it is island :) Everything is pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770-2049
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Fire Island  >  Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 631-583-8088

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Bethpage, New York
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?