I've heard how jammed this place is on weekends. Is there a less-bad time to get there, perhaps late morning (10:30 or so)? I'm coming from Massapequa (to drop my nephew off at Stony Brook U) so super-early morning would be dreadful.
Scott, I've found that later is better. Several times we've gotten there around 11-11:30 and only had to wait 10-15 minutes for a table for four. Definitely worth the wait, and of course they are open on Sunday.