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Seafood near water, NYC or NJ

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The article in this Wednesday's NYTimes (8/29/07), and plans to go out with friends this Saturday, makes me want to eat seafood near a large body of water, as if on the Cape, but within NYC, or possibly NJ. But Chowhound postings about City Island or Sheepshead Bay say the places there are almost entirely dreadful. Any other suggestions, besides the River Cafe on the East River, which is too expensive for this event? Thank you.

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  1. It's on an inlet but the Atlantic Ocean is maybe a mile away. Jordan's Lobster Farm in Long Beach, Long Island is great. It's mainly a seafood distributor but has a wooden patio off to the side of the building. Very casual. I went for the first time after a day at the beach and shared 3 lobsters with my husband, beer and sides for a little under $50 I think. You can walk there from the Isle Park stop on the LIRR. They have a website.

    1. If you have a big wallet, try Doris and Ed's in Highlands, NJ. FABULOUS seafood, great service...and you get what you pay for. Also surprisingly great, since it's a chain, but not near water is Bonefish Grill in Iselin and East Brunswick, NJ

      1. We had a terrific seafood dinner this week at Randazzo's in Sheepshead Bay.

        We had the Soft Shell Crabs, served with Fried Zucchini , with a side dish of their Hot Sauce , which was outstanding, and the Lobster Fra Diavolo, served with Pasta with their famous sauce was unbelievably delicious.

        The service is always friendly and motherly, and the atmosphere...very Sopranos, a real kick.