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Good food near Nikon Theater at Jones Beach?

babster Jun 17, 2008 08:13 PM

four of us are hitting Robert Moses in the morning and then checking into a hotel close by before seeing JT on Saturday night at Nikon Th at Jones Beach. Any suggestions for a light but excellent meal, preferably fresh fish, in that vicinity???

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  1. davmar77 RE: babster Jun 18, 2008 12:17 PM

    where's the hotel? there's really nothing in jones beach.the closest you will do ok would probably be in long beach.

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      sugakc69 RE: davmar77 Jul 3, 2008 04:05 AM

      there is a ton in Long Beach or Point Lookout which is on the left after you come off the loop -- you got the clam bar which is a seafood take out stand -- amazing soups or fisherman's catch or Lazy pelican or Jo jo apples or olive oils (great italian

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      csweeny RE: babster Jun 18, 2008 12:43 PM

      Snaps on Wantagh ave. in Wantagh, (just off the Wantagh State Pky), or Per Un Angelo, (I think) at the Jones Beach Hotel.

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        dolores RE: csweeny Jun 18, 2008 12:47 PM

        Agree, Per Un Angelo in the JB hotel has excellent food and service and ambience.

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          davmar77 RE: dolores Jun 18, 2008 01:26 PM

          hmm,i'll have to check that one out for myself.thanks.

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          synergy RE: csweeny Jun 18, 2008 03:19 PM

          Snaps also offers a discount if you show them your ticket to your Jones Beach concert. I think it's 10% off your dinner total. Might be cash only. Check it out on their website snapsrestaurant.com. Call and ask if they are still offering the discount.

        3. beachbaby RE: babster Jun 19, 2008 08:12 AM

          Hey! the Nautilis Cafe looks interesting. the menu looks good. has anyone been there?

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            davmar77 RE: beachbaby Jun 19, 2008 09:11 AM

            in frreport? yea,pretty good.not amazing.that area has such potential.there's no great places along woodcleft canal/nautical mile.it's all location and not much more.a great restaurant would clean up there.hudson and mcoy is a city wannabe and they charge as such.mediocre at best but once again,good location.many places there have live music in the summer too.

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              beachbaby RE: davmar77 Jun 19, 2008 10:27 AM

              thanks for the info. is there a place between uniondale and wantagh that you do recommend?

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                MacTAC RE: beachbaby Jun 22, 2008 01:47 PM

                Always enjoy RS Jones in Merrick...


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              amymsmom RE: beachbaby Jun 20, 2008 06:13 PM

              Nautilus Cafe was my favorite in Freeport till we had a bad meal & bad service one night a couple of years ago. My mother-in-law, who eats out a lot, still swears by it. My favorite in Freeport is Rachel's, though only for dinner. Nice fresh seafood, and fairly convenient to Jones Beach.

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                beachbaby RE: amymsmom Jun 25, 2008 01:36 PM

                Just wanted to thank all of you for your suggestions. We ended up at the Nautilis Cafe, because we wanted to have a reservation and Rachel's did not have one available. The food was very good; the service was great! I would go there again. All the dishes were fine but the best was the Day Boat Scallops, fresh and lovely. Also, the spinach served as a side was fresh and delicious!

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