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Anything Chowish near MacArthur Airport Islip/Bohemia?

sbp Oct 15, 2009 06:44 AM

Anything interesting? Any cuisine.

  1. sbp Oct 20, 2009 10:28 AM

    I can tell you one thing -- the area within a 3 mile radius of the airport is EMPTY. There are two diners, and that seems to be about it.

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      Dyna Dec 2, 2009 07:29 PM

      There's a new-ish place called Mama Mia's that's on Vets Hwy. in an office building less than a mile from the airport entrance, near the Hilton Garden Inn. Years ago, it was Courtyard Cafe and then it became a steakhouse. Just noticed it the other day. Anyway, here's a link: www.mamamiasristorante.com

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      bliebman2 Oct 19, 2009 12:19 PM

      In the Islandia shopping center there is a tiny Thai restaurant that Joan Remnick of Newsday has given excellent reviews to -- I've been there, and the food is good. Since everything is made from scratch, the wait for the food can be long. I think it is called Thai Angel.
      Same shopping center, there is an okay Italian restaurant with HUGE portions. Each entree comes with a descent salad.

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        jmax Oct 20, 2009 06:01 AM

        Is the Thai place still open? I went looking for it the other day and couldn't find it. I thought it was in the shopping center where Dave and Busters is located.

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          hhwi1s0n Dec 2, 2009 02:28 PM

          Thai Angel is located sort of behind Dave & Busters- right next to the Radio Shack. Thanks to the board for the tip BTW. Was there last night and they made me an of the menu Duck Panang that was pretty good. Still wondering about the fried Spring Rolls though.

      2. sbp Oct 15, 2009 07:45 PM

        I guess that means no.

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          coll Oct 16, 2009 02:15 AM

          Not right near, all I can think of is diners and hotel restaurants. And bars and strip clubs. Do you have transportation?

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            sbp Oct 16, 2009 04:33 AM

            Yeah, I live in Suffolk County, just need to be there tonight, thought I'd see if there were any South American, Jamaican, etc. around.

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              coll Oct 16, 2009 11:58 AM

              Patchogue Village has lots and lots of authentic South American, from decent takeout to upscale. There's a good Turkish place in Medford on 112. It's all only about 10 or 15 minutes away. There's a BBQ place in the village too that people tell me is great. Let me dig up the exact info.

              Here's the BBQ http://www.bobbique.com/betaindex.htm
              Here's the upscale (I've been there, very nice) http://www.chachamagrill.com/
              Here are the other Spanish, don't know how late they're open http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=vpX&q=patchogue+restaurants+spanish&btnG=Search&aq=f&oq=&aqi=
              And there's a Thai I've heard about, but not that knowledgable about that cuisine
              http://www.lawan.biz/
              Oh and just as close, Farmingville has a few Portugese restaurants, if you want a quick bite in a bar type atmosphere where the food is authentic and delicious, I like Ole http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=...
              Sorry so late, hope you're not on your way already!

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                sbp Oct 16, 2009 12:10 PM

                Thanks. Nothing really local. I'll probably hit Brentwood or something like that.

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                  hhwi1s0n Dec 2, 2009 05:14 PM

                  "Oh and just as close, Farmingville has a few Portugese restaurants, if you want a quick bite in a bar type atmosphere where the food is authentic and delicious, I like Ole http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=...
                  Sorry so late, hope you're not on your way already!"
                  Just returned and I must say Ole in Farmingville totally rocks. Any place you barely hear English spoken...

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