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Breakfast/Lunch off the LIE

North Bank Ned Apr 27, 2007 10:07 AM

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

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    greatriverles Jun 11, 2007 07:20 AM

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

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      coll Jun 11, 2007 11:07 AM

      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.

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      North Bank Ned Jun 9, 2007 08:19 PM

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

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        coll Jun 10, 2007 01:23 AM

        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.

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          Pete G. Jun 22, 2007 06:43 AM

          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.

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            coll Jun 22, 2007 07:19 AM

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

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              Pete G. Jun 22, 2007 07:26 AM

              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.

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                coll Jun 22, 2007 11:40 AM

                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?

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                  Pete G. Jun 23, 2007 09:21 AM

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

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                    coll Jun 23, 2007 03:05 PM

                    That's the one!

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        laylag Apr 28, 2007 07:28 AM

        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. http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/...

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          North Bank Ned Jun 9, 2007 08:02 PM

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

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            Fred19 Jun 11, 2007 04:32 AM

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

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            EZ Pass Apr 27, 2007 02:27 PM

            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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              North Bank Ned Jun 9, 2007 08:08 PM

              Tks, Will give that a try, too.

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              LloydG Apr 27, 2007 12:04 PM

              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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                GCGuy Apr 27, 2007 02:12 PM

                Good place... http://www.kitchenkabaret.com/orderez...

                How far off the LIE do you mean?

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                  North Bank Ned Jun 9, 2007 08:01 PM

                  Say, no more than 10-15 mins drive.

                2. re: LloydG
                  North Bank Ned Jun 9, 2007 08:02 PM

                  Tks. Will give it a try.

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