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Apr 27, 2007 10:07 AM

Breakfast/Lunch off the LIE

Any recommendations for good breakfast/lunch places off I-495 Exits 40-64?

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  1. If you get off at exit 39 (okay, I admit it's one exit off, but worth it) and go north on Glen Cove Road, you'll come to a strip mall on your left that has a deli in it called Kitchen Kabaret. This is a truly gourmet deli/market with pizzas, sushi, salads, sandwiches, all of which are excellent. It also has a coffee bar and a seating area.

    I think it is the first strip mall on your left, but I'm not positive.

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      1. re: GCGuy

        Say, no more than 10-15 mins drive.

      2. Try Rainbow Cookie Café at 3147 Rte. 112, Medford, 631-451-7115. Better than its name might imply. Omelettes and pancakes are good.

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        1. Not exactly off the LIE but not that far and in the east-west range you specified is Maureen and Daughters Kitchen on Terry Road in Smithtown. Absolutely worth the few extra miles. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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          1. re: laylag

            Have eaten there. Share your opinion of the place. Excellent pancakes. Only downside is the limited hours.

            1. re: laylag

              Maureen's is terrific for breakfast, and their lunches are excellent. Bring your appetite.

            2. Anyone know anything of a sushi place in Hauppauge called Kotobuki?

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              1. re: North Bank Ned

                I've heard they're the best sushi on Long Island and keep meaning to get there to try it myself. They also have a branch in Babylon village.

                1. re: coll

                  My favorite sushi place on Long Island, by far. Only about 5 minutes north of Exit 57 on the LIE. This place is truly excellent, ranked #1 by Zagats for all Long Island restaurants last year, for what that's worth. Defintely chow-worthy, open for lunch. Sushi for two is a great deal.

                  1. re: Pete G.

                    Thanks for the directions, it's so confusing around there!
                    I fear driving around for an hour looking for it.

                    1. re: coll

                      Coll, get off at Exit 57 and head north on Vet's Highway (Rte 454) about 4 lights to the intersection with Rte. 347 east. Go east on 347 for about 1/4 mile and Kotobuki is in the ShopRite shopping center on your right. The sign just says "Sushi," no name.

                      1. re: Pete G.

                        I guess now I'll be going in the very near future, I can't wait. I heard there's an assortment platter for about $50 which is great for takeout?

                        1. re: coll

                          There's "sushi for two" which is about $60 now and includes soup and an appetizer. Huge assortment of fish and rolls.

              2. A couple of weeks ago Newsday did a story about restuarants just off the LIE. Here is the link:

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                1. re: greatriverles

                  Wow, I'm impressed, they even named some of the hot dog trucks that park on the service road! I always get out-of-towners asking me where they are.