Are you looking for great Long Island oyster, clam, and shellfish raw bars so you can happily enjoy some bivalve goodness that’s super fresh and tasty? I like the way you think. And I think you will like this list.
Many, if not most, of us, think of fall as back-to-school, foliage, side donuts, and apple and pumpkin picking. While I cannot argue with any of that don’t forget the pumpkin beer – there’s much more to enjoy than just that! There are other things that are at their finest as well…namely the Long Island oyster!
With dozens of Long Island oyster farms in our area, we are lucky to have such great quality and choice! While you can enjoy your seafood in so many different ways, both cooked or not, I just love the feel of having a platter of raw Long Island oyster, clams, and more at a local raw bar. These are spots that focus on freshness and quality and know how to serve up the fruit of the sea.
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Each of these spots has its own vibe and traits and is suitable for different occasions, and you’ll want to know what to expect before you make a reservation. So read on and learn which one of these 23 Long Island raw bars is perfect for your event.
Nassau County, Long Island Oyster, Clam and Shellfish Raw Bars
Do you want to know where to find the freshest raw bar on Long Island? Well, you are in the right place. To be honest, finding a restaurant with delicious fresh seafood on the island isn’t a challenge at all because it’s packed with those. But each establishment has its own vibe and traits and is suitable for different occasions, and you’ll want to know what to expect before you make a reservation. So read on and learn which one of these 23 Long Island raw bars is perfect for your event.
With five different menus – raw bar, salad bar, taco bar, pizza bar, and an American bistro – all inside the waterfront bar & grill, The Boatyard is perfect for people who have different food preferences. So if you are a seafood fan and your partner prefers pizza, you don’t have to argue over which restaurant to choose; you both can get what you want. The raw bar menu features East Coast oysters (including our Long Island oyster), Jumbo shrimp cocktail, local clams, and there is also lobster roll, lobster bisque, and chowder. It’s always delicious, fresh, and super enjoyable especially with live music and the dance floor that contribute to the chilled atmosphere of The Boatyard.
The Boatyard is open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Friday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends.
1 Ocean Parkway, Massapequa, L.I., NY 11758
For more information, call 516-324-8474 or visit theboatyardny.com.
Clam Bar at Bridge Marine
Clam Bar at Bridge Marine offers you the unforgettable ambiance of dining right by the water with the views of the magnificent Mill Creek and a very extensive menu that includes salads, soups, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Although the Clam Bar features plenty of meat options, you’ll find that sitting on the open waterside deck just calls for seafood. The clams, whether you order them raw, baked, steamed, or fried, will be the highlight of your meal, but the lobster roll, fried calamari, crab cakes also deserve your attention. Come by boat or car.
The Clam Bar at Bridge Marine is open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. every day except for Mondays.
40 Ludlam Ave., Bayville, L.I., NY 11709
Call 516-628-8688 or visit bridge-marina.com for more information.
Jordan Lobster Farms
Opened in 1938, Jordan Lobster Farm isn’t your ordinary family-owned seafood restaurant. It’s also a fish market, clam bar, sushi bar, and every part of this establishment is simply excellent. Grab a seat outside and enjoy the delicious clams and oysters with the views of Long Beach Bridge or choose a table in the cozy indoor dining room and have lobster. And after you’re done, why not take some freshly prepared fish cakes home? Trust me, you’ll want it later because once you get the taste of this heavenly food, you never really stop craving more. Luckily, though, Jordan Lobster Farm is open year-round, so even if you forget to take some with you, you’ll get another chance tomorrow.
The store is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and the restaurant is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
1 Pettit Place, Island Park, L.I., NY 11558
Call 516-889-3314 or visit jordanlobsterfarms.com to learn more.
Louie’s Grill & Liquor
Located on Manhasset Bay and established in 1905, Louie’s Grill & Liquor is one of the oldest Long Island restaurants. It was renovated in 2002, and now this charming elegant restaurant with fresh seafood, beautiful water views, and delicious cocktails is perfect for a date night or a birthday celebration. The raw bar menu features Little Neck clams, East and West Coast oysters (including our Long Island oyster), and Jumbo shrimp cocktail. Oh, and if you want something special, how about the smoking seafood tower or smoking ice cream sundae? Dry ice sure knows how to make an impression.
Louie’s Grill & Liquor is open for lunch and dinner every day. The lunch hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; the dinner hours are 3:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
395 Main St., Port Washington, L.I., NY 11050
Call 516-883-4242 or visit louiessince1905.com to find out more.
Peter’s Clam Bar & Seafood Restaurant
Opened in 1939, Peter’s Clam Bar & Seafood Restaurant has become the go-to place for a great raw bar for many Long Islanders. If you’ve never been here, don’t be surprised to see it’s packed. Little Necks, Cherry Stones, Blue Point oysters (THE Long Island oyster in a lot of ways), fried calamari, chowder are all-time favorites, but the extensive menu has more to offer you if you are up for exploring. After you try the food, you’ll understand why everyone is raving about this place and become a regular, too.
Peter’s Clam Bar & Seafood Restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
600 Long Beach Rd., Island Park, L.I, NY 11558
Learn more by calling 516-432-0505 or by visiting petersclamhouse.com.
Point Lookout Clam Bar
Dining in the lovely outdoor seating right on the water in Point Lookout Clam Bar around sunset time is a dreamy experience. But the food plays the most important role in the scenario because unless the food quality and taste live up to the expectations, you won’t be able to enjoy the sunset and the atmosphere. You don’t need to worry, though; the restaurant’s motto “From our ships to your lips” guarantees that you only eat the freshest seafood, and the chef knows exactly how to make you fall in love with the place. All your seafood favorites, sandwiches, tacos, pasta, sushi, and more are available at Point Lookout Clam Bar, which is open every day from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
99 Bayside Dr., Point Lookout, L.I., NY 11569
Find out more by calling 516-897-4024 or by visiting pointlookoutclambar.com.
Popei’s Clam Bar
The thing about Poper’s Clam Bar is that it’s like a treasure trunk – looks like a simple average box from the outside, but on the inside… that’s gold. Established in 1980, this family-owned and operated restaurant offers you a raw bar, steaks, award-winning baby back ribs, pasta, burgers, and more. It’s suitable for every occasion – family dinner, a date, or a night out with your friends. The must-try seafood dishes include overstuffed baked clams with bacon and shrimp, fried calamari, and Popei’s special soup – Long Island, a mix of Manhattan and New England clam chowder.
Popei’s Clam Bar is open from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
384 N. Wantagh Ave., Bethpage, L.I., NY 11714
To learn more, call 516-822-9169 or visit popeisbethpage.com.
Schultzy’s Restaurant & Raw Bar
You might have heard about the catering services of Schultyzy’s Fresh Seafood Caterers company or even ordered a ready-to-bake shellfish bucket for your party, but did you know that now you can have the seafood cooked for you at Schultzy’s restaurant? It was just opened in May 2021, so there is a big chance you didn’t know about it yet, and I think it’s time to remedy that. The “bay-to-table” raw bar that consists of succulent shrimp, clams, oysters, and lobsters is still the highlight of the establishment, but the restaurant also offers plenty of other delicious options.
Schultzy’s Restaurant & Raw Bar is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
265 Bayville Ave., Bayville, L.I., NY 11709
To find out more, call 516-588-6240 or visit longislandrawbar.com.
Vincent’s Clam Bar
Do you know how to differentiate between restaurants that are in it for the money and the ones that care about their customers? It’s the consistency of quality. You see, if a restaurant cares about customers, they want to and will provide the best for them, always, without excuses. And Vincent’s Clam Bar is one of those restaurants. From the very beginning when Vincent’s was just a pushcart to becoming the welcoming Italian restaurant it is now – through it all, the food quality and taste never suffered. In addition to the raw bar, Vincent’s offers you brick oven pizzas, pasta, salads, and mouth-watering Italian desserts.
Vincent’s Clam Bar is open from 11:45 a.m. daily, and it closes at 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
179 Old Country Rd, Carle Place, L.I., NY 11514
Learn more by calling 516-742-4577 or by visiting vincentsclambar.com
When a person is doing something they love, they’ll be perfect in every way. And judging by what perfection Waterzooi is, its owner really does love being in the restaurant business. Attentive friendly staff, innovative menu, exquisite seafood dishes, lovely ambiance – this Belgian bistro will make your visit unforgettable for sure. With so many seafood choices the restaurant has to offer, like a great choice of Long Island oyster, other East and West Coast oyster options, lobster cocktail, crab cocktail, shrimp, clams, I know that you’ll have a hard time deciding what to order, so let me make it a bit easier for you: Blue Point Oysters and Homard Moules Pot are a must.
Waterzooi has two locations on Long Island – Garden City and Port Washington – and both locations have the same opening hours: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 12 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday.
850 Franklin Ave, Garden City, L.I., NY 11530
Find out more by calling 516-877-2177 or by visiting waterzooi.com/location/garden-city.
1029 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, L.I., NY 11050
Find out more by calling 516-472-7484 or by visiting waterzooi.com/location/port-washington
Suffolk County, Long Island Oyster, Clam and Shellfish Raw Bars
Catch Oyster Bar
Yes, the seafood restaurant might not be the grandest or the fanciest, but the food, the food is everything there! The raw bar is super fresh, the lobster roll is perfectly flavored, fish tacos are to die for, and – well, I can go on and praise every item on the menu, but you get the point. You can really enjoy a great Long Island oyster and so much more here!
The opening hours of Catch Oyster Bar are 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
63 N. Ocean Ave., Patchogue, L.I., NY 11772
To find out more, call 631-627-6860 or visit catchoysterbar.com.
The Clam Bar
The only problem people ever have with The Clam Bar at Napeague is that it’s opened seasonally. The little red shack with umbrella-topped tables and relaxed atmosphere is a Long Islanders’ landmark, a sign that the summer is here, and just like with summer, you can never get enough of it. Famous for the lobster roll (the best on the East End, as they claim), The Clam Bar will also surprise you with its mind-blowing raw bar that includes Montauk Pearl oysters on the half shell (a great Long Island oyster), spicy crab-and-corn chowder, and grilled tuna bites.
During the season, The Clam Bar is open from 11:30 a.m. until sundown seven days a week.
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2025 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, L.I., NY 11930
To learn more, call 631-267-6348 or visit clambarhamptons.com.
When it’s not the season and The Clam Bar is closed, Chowder Bar will be glad to serve you some delicious clams on the half shelf with their special sauce along with flavorful chowders, sandwiches, and the heavenly key lime pie. Open year-round (except for February) and situated right next to the Great South Bay, the restaurant is exceptional when it comes to seafood and a warm welcoming atmosphere. You won’t believe it, of course, but it takes Chowder Bar only one bite to turn you from a skeptic into a regular.
Chowder Bar is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
123 Maple Ave., Bay Shore, L.I., NY 11706
For more information, call 631-665-9859 or visit thechowderbar.com.
Kingston’s Clam Bar
With a waterside deck and umbrella-topped tables, Kingston’s Clam Bar offers you a charming pleasant ambiance, excellent service, a full bar, and amazing seafood dishes – and all of that you can get for a very affordable price. The raw bar menu items are shrimp cocktail, clam and Long Island oyster on the half shell, and tuna poke. Order anything and enjoy, but some of the entrees that you should definitely check out include Kingston’s Clam Bake, lobster roll, and fried seafood platter – well worth your money.
Kingston’s Clam Bar is open seasonally, and the opening hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
130 Atlantic Ave., West Sayville, L.I., NY 11796
Learn more by calling 631-589-0888 or by visiting kingstonsclam.com.
Lulu Kitchen & Bar
Lulu Kitchen & Bar is noteworthy for a lot of things, but two of those come to mind first: simplicity and wood-fired cooking. The simplicity that is obvious everywhere in the restaurant (from the logo to recipes) allows a customer to enjoy the experience in its purest form as it’s as authentic as possible. And the wood-fire grill – do I really need to say more? Montauk Pearl and Peeko oysters with mignonette, horseradish sauce from the raw bar, Lulu’s signature heirloom cauliflower, and bigeye tuna tartare are a must-try.
Lulu Kitchen & Bar is open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day except for Tuesdays.
126 Main St., Sag Harbor, L.I., NY 11963
Find out more by calling 631-725-0900 or by visiting lulusagharbor.com.
Manna at Lobster Inn
If you are a fan of raw the Long Island oyster and would like to have more variety than offered by your average seafood restaurant, then Manna at Lobster Inn should be your first choice. The restaurant offers you not two, not three, but six oyster options to choose from – Lazy Point, Beausoleil, Montauk Pearls, Kumamoto, Red Truck, and Peconic Bay (all served with mignonette and cocktail sauce). The raw bar also includes ceviche, shrimp cocktail, king crab, littleneck clams, and chilled lobster.
The opening hours of Manna at Lobster Inn are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday (closed on Wednesdays), 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
5 Inlet Rd., Southampton, L.I., NY 11968
Call 631-728-5555 or visit mannarestaurant.com for more information.
North Sea Tavern
The North Sea Tavern is the perfect option for you if you want to have some fun in a casual friendly atmosphere but also crave some seafood. The menu is pretty simple – burgers, sandwiches, tacos, nachos, pizza – and the raw bar includes only shrimp cocktail and oysters. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s definitely good food and you will have a good time here for sure because along with the drinks and food the bar often has some events you can participate in: karaoke, live music, DJ’s, sports viewing events, and more.
The North Sea Tavern is open every day from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
1271 N Sea Rd, Southampton, L.I, NY 11968
Call 631-353-3322 or visit northseatavern.com to learn more.
The Oar Steak and Seafood Grill
The Oar is a very universal restaurant that can accommodate any needs and preferences. It can be super fancy for your anniversary dinner, pretty casual for a hangout with friends, and suitable for a quick bite. The interior design is beautiful, but so is the outdoor seating with the stunning views of the Patchogue River. You can visit it in summer or winter – the restaurant never loses its charm. And its steaks (prepared with only certified Angus beef) are just as spectacular as seafood dishes. The Oar truly has something for every taste. The raw bar items include clams, oysters, shrimp cocktail, and tuna tartare.
The Oar is open from 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday.
264 West Ave Patchogue, L.I., NY 11772
Call 631-654-8266 or visit theoar.com to find out more.
Ocean is a large and open restaurant/bar/lounge, and it’s beautiful in every aspect. The view visible from both outdoor and indoor seating alone is worth visiting the restaurant, but you’ll love the whole package – the food, service, and atmosphere. The raw bar items are flavorful and fresh and the sushi and sashimi look and taste heavenly, so no seafood lover will leave disappointed. Oh, and you might want to save some space for dessert or you’ll miss out on a whole new level of sweetness.
Ocean is open every day except for Mondays, and the opening hours are 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
333 Bayville Ave., Bayville, L.I., NY 11709
To learn more, call 516-628-3330 or visit cometotheocean.com.
Piccolo Restaurant of Huntington
Piccolo Restaurant of Huntington is an Italian restaurant with a delicious raw bar, extensive menu and wine list, and a fabulous romantic ambiance, but its most important trait is its accommodating efficient staff. Whatever your food preferences are, you can be sure that your instructions will be followed to the letter here. The raw bar offers you Little Neck clams, oysters, crab, and shrimp cocktail, and caviar is also available (if pre-ordered).
The opening hours of Piccolo are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
215 Wall Street, Huntington, L.I., NY 11743
To find out more, call 631-424-5592 or visit piccolorestaurant.net.
Prime: An American Kitchen and Bar
Prime is a magnificent creation of the Bohlsen Restaurant Group designed for indulgence and pleasure. The gorgeous seaside view from the patio, the comfy lounge with a fireplace and leather couches, amazing signature cocktails, a raw bar, mizu sushi, USDA certified Prime 21-day dry-aged beef, hand-made desserts – all of this is for you to enjoy. The raw bar includes all-time favorites: Blue Point and Kumamoto oysters, Little Neck clams, and shrimp, crab, and lobster cocktails. Make a reservation and allow yourself to savor every single bite and sip.
Prime is open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.
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117 N. New York Ave., Huntington, L.I., NY 11746
For more information, call 631-385-1515 or visit huntington.restaurantprime.com.
Salt & Barrel Oyster & Craft Cocktail Bar
Salt & Barrel Oyster & Craft Cocktail Bar takes its mission to make you happy with the most delicious seafood and drinks very seriously, and it doesn’t matter how much effort it’ll take. They get their East and West Coast oysters from all over the USA, offer CBD-infused cocktails, and even have happy hour specials on both. The oysters for half price and $3 off craft cocktails offer is available between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.
The restaurant’s opening hours are 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Monday, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
61 W. Main St., Bay Shore, LI., 11706
Learn more by calling 631-647-8818 or by visiting saltandbarrel.com.
Virgola Oysters & Italian Wine Bar
I have four words for you: Italian wine and oysters. Yes, I didn’t think perfection existed, either, but Virgola Oysters & Italian Wine Bar proved me wrong. Enjoy a glass of red with your favorite raw bar item – be it oysters, scallops, tuna tartare, ceviche, jumbo shrimp cocktail, Salmon Crudo – or go for a seafood platter. Also, a charcuterie board of cheese and meats imported from Italy is a must. You won’t get a full meal at this wonderful establishment, but you’ll enjoy yourself tremendously.
Virgola is open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
5 Village Green, Patchogue, L.I., NY 11772
Find out more by calling 631-714-5000 or by visiting virgolausa.com.
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