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Soup Oct 24, 2006 12:54 AM

I'm going to be in Long Island (never been there). I'm going to somewhere called islandia. Would appreciate any recommendations...

I can eat anything but partial to good ethic places.

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    MacTAC Oct 24, 2006 11:35 PM

    Haven't been yet, but looking forward to, Maureen's Kitchen in Smithtown, just a bit north of Islandia. I hear nothing but very high praise for the breakfasts (especially) and lunches.

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      tamerlanenj Oct 24, 2006 04:43 PM

      Find any diner! Long Island is the best place in the world for them! (well, maybe second to north jersey).

      1. TongoRad Oct 24, 2006 03:02 PM

        Just out of curiosity- how mobile are you? If you don't mind travelling a half hour, or maybe a bit more, there are some great places to hit in Hicksville:
        and a really nice Peruvian Rotisserie place in Glen Cove (La Caravana), just as examples.

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          Lono37 Oct 24, 2006 02:15 PM

          That's right. I always get them mixed up.

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            Lono37 Oct 24, 2006 01:21 AM

            Well, couple suggestions:

            In the Islandia Center on Rte. 454, just south of the Long Island Expressway, there's serviceable thai (Thai Angel) very good sushi (Takara) and not-so-good Chinese buffet. If you head north on Rte. 454 about 2 miles to the intersection with Rte 347, then head east, there's the best sushi on Long Island in the first shopping center on your right (Kotobuki - the big red neon sign just says "Sushi.") This place is truly excellent, ranked #1 by Zagats for all Long Island restaurants, for what that's worth.

            If you head west on the LIE to exit 49, then go north on Rte. 110 about ten minutes, there's a number of very good ethnic (mexican, salvadoran, greek) in Huntington Station - just do a search on the board. Best is authentic mexican - Fonda Coyocan.

            Farmingdale is east - exit 62 - and has some portugese options, although nothing there really knocks my socks off.

            For excellent, old-style Italian, go to Mario on Motor Parkway.

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            1. re: Lono37
              Bilbo bog Oct 24, 2006 12:29 PM

              i believe thats farmingville on exit 62. farmingdale is
              SW of Islandia.

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