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Rachel's Waterside Grill

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281 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6337 (Front Street)
+1 516-546-0050
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 16:00
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Freeport, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Beautifully decorated; great chef with a tasty variety of seafood and other delicious choices, professional service and very reasonably priced. In warm weather, there is an option to dine outdoors but the water views are lovely regardless of the season. Reservations a must on the weekends and in high season.

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Syracuse, New York
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I get out to Rachel's whenever I'm on LI in the summer. They're a smallish place with seafood specialties. The food is ultra fresh. The bar is tiny but friendly for those times you're alone or not looking for anything formal while waiting on a table (or via reservations) they can accommodate larger groups of a dozen or more. Parking... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Our group of four couples made reservations for the "Cheap Date Night" which was advertised on the restaurants Facebook. The deal was for 3 evenings in January and good for 1 bottle of wine, 1 shared appetizer, 2 entrees and 2 desserts for $60 per couple. Upon being seated, and asking for the deal menu, we were told that there... More 

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Freeport, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

If you want to see a view of the bay in Freeport, Long Island, then this is the place to go. There are a number of tables that are available to look out on the water and other tables that you can sit at an enclosed patio. Either way, the food is wonderful. The sea food is fresh and delicious.... More 

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Nesconset, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We revisited Rachel's for lunch yesterday. The food was equally as good this time. I had the grilled shrimp on a lovely salad. My husband had the lobster bisque and the grilled shrimp. We both enjoyed our meals.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and got a window seat. The food was excellent. I had the egg sliders which I am salivating just thinking of them. My wife got the skirt steak and eggs. The steak was done to perfection. Well worth it on the Nautical mile.!! The pics below are from the window. Just thought they... More 

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East Meadow, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Rachels food is good and the menu usually has some interesting choices. The prices are comparable with other restaurants in the area. The food is better and more consistent than most of the others on the mile. The sandwiches and salads are also very good. On our last trip we shared the Cuban sandwich and the shrimp wrap, both were... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Love this place. Everyone is so friendly; the food is delicious and priced well; the employees are friendly and attentive. Never a blah time there. The drinks are good and the prices are fair.

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Freeport, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Sitting at the bar we were ignored. When we finally did get waited on we were forgotten about. The bartender/waitress was more interested in socializing than serving us. After half an hour a waiter asked what we were waiting for. Our food must have been under a heat lamp for some time. Over cooked and dried out. We hardly ate... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

There are maybe 4 things that make a restaurant - location,ambiance, food and service. If any of them fall short then the whole experience can be less then you want. One person's ratings- Rachel's has a nice location on the canal in Freeport - a 8 out of 10. Ambiance is maybe a 7..9lighting to harsh and and no t... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6337
    (Front Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 516-546-0050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?