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Michael's Porthole

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92 New St, Oceanside, NY 11572-2717
+1 516-608-1380
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 14:00 - 22:00
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West Hempstead, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere was great sat outside by the water. It was wonderful. Service was excellent. Food was delish.. Will be going back soon.

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Thank diane w
Long Island, New York
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158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

If you come right before sunset in the summer you get some great sunsets. It's quiet cause it's all the way in the back. The restaurant is interesting with two different sections to sit in as seen on Food Network. The food is pretty good but not great. I got the mussels and pasta with marinara and it tasted like... More 

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Thank Mariel D
Long Beach, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Lobster bisque with no lobster, mushy shrimp in a shrimp cocktail, wings loaded with parmigiana cheese, and the wrong order came out. Bar not completely stocked, it took our waiter 3 tries to get a drink right, and even then it was watered down. Seriously disappointing because this place is beautiful (on the water), and I had been here years... More 

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Thank ginacapp
NY, NY
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Ok...let's start with the positive: The parking valet was courteous, professional, and efficient. That's it for the positive. We were a party of 9 with a 6:30pm reservation. When I arrived, I knew the rest of my party was already there, so I waited patiently at the front of the house while the harried hostess was running around. When she... More 

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1 Thank pmllny
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I have fond memories of the Porthole from my lifeguard days, but the place is a disaster now. Just had one of the worst dining experiences in recent memory. We had to wait 1 hour and 45 minutes for our food, and, when it finally arrived, it was barely mediocre. They also got my wife's order wrong and forgot the... More 

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Thank William M
North Babylon, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This venue is ideal for a small private party. There is an outside deck right on a canal. indoor outdoor bar. Its great if the weather co-operates. otherwise there's a tented room with heat/air conditioning. The food is ok. They could update the menu. The service is good.

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Thank Theresa R
Long Beach, New York
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310 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

I almost NEVER say something negative in a review, so, with guilt, I used the title above for this restaurant. Maybe it was the chilly, damp evening air and grey skies, maybe it was the person sitting near us whose cigarette smoke REALLY invaded our taste buds (he smoked 3 cigarettes, all through his/our meal), but maybe it was more... More 

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Thank Clubess1
Nassau County
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

I went to this place many years ago, even liked it so much that we had a 50th anniversary celebration there. A lot has since changed...We went last night for a romantic sunset dinner, even overlooking the trashy neighborhood rife with junkyards and shipyards and old cars. Our table was on a steep angle due to how the deck was... More 

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Thank I S
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

Pulled up, first thing is you see sign featured on food network, maybe in some sort of kitchen nightmares show. We had a large party with children so we were looking for a place suitable for kids. The food was horrible, I am pretty easy going and don't like giving bad reviews but this had to be one of the... More 

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Thank Dimitrinyc
Long Beach, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

This place should be called Michaels But Hole. Not Michaels Porthole. It is in an industrial area among boat yards. When I walked through the front doors my jaws dropped as to the ambiance . It was the the dead of winter and so were the 4 people at the bar. There are plastic booths along the walls where we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
14:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 New St, Oceanside, NY 11572-2717
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: +1 516-608-1380

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?