Anyplace new, good in the Rockaways?
After years of ChowHound posts, this may be virgin territory!
The only Rockaways phenomena I know of are the string of fastfood joints and a diner on Beach Channel Drive near Beach 113th Street and on B. 116th near the SUBWAY.
I'd suspect there might be one or two little-known Caribbean and/or Orthodox Jewish places down in Far Rock (the low numbers) given the demos. Time to explore and since the Rockaways are self-contained it wouldn't take much effort.
Perhaps someone knows if any of the taverns serve good chow.
re: Mike R.
That and numerous variety stores selling beach junk. There used to be a pretty ok chinese buffet on 116th street and now it's a junk store :( By the beach, there was this bar/seafood open air sit-down place, and it's a condo now. They've built so many apartments and condos in the area in place of rundown shacks, but the service has decreased. Maybe the rent went up?
I have not been to Rockaways this summer yet, but there was a Polish grocery store/deli on the main blvd. near 116th. They had nice homemade pastries there last summer.
After the beach I always go to a place called "The Wharf".
It's at the end of 116 st on Jamaica Bay, It's hard to find from the street as it's behind the gas station. A lot of people pull up by boat. Nice bar and restaurant, simple food,tabels out on the deck and great views of the bay and the city skyline on a clear day.
Worth going to just for the view. Also visit the new park on the left dedicated to the Firefighters that died on 911