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Anyplace new, good in the Rockaways?

bernalbump Aug 16, 2006 05:59 PM

Looking for an alternative to Kennedy's/Snug Harbor/The Wharf/Harbor Light. Vegetarian- and kid-friendly a huge plus, but probably unrealistic.

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    Mike R. Aug 17, 2006 01:57 PM

    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.

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      welle Aug 17, 2006 02:58 PM

      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.

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      bernalbump Aug 17, 2006 05:24 PM

      There are good snacks around, like Ciro's bakery on 129th street makes amazing biscotti. But for sit-down restaurants, I'm left scratching my head.

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        Clutch442 Aug 17, 2006 07:35 PM

        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

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          Clutch442 Aug 17, 2006 07:38 PM

          OOPs sorry I didn't read the top, you already know the place, my apologies.

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