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Whale's Tail Cafe

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American, Bar, Pub
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81 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768-2889 (Formerly Whales Tales Cafe)
+1 631-262-1975
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Kings Park, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Cute hideaway on the marina. Casual dining with sales and tacos. Mussels are good when available in season.

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Thank Ellen C
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Food is garbage at best. The female server sweet. But the food is absolutely garbage.....a deli bag of potato chips and soda have more freshness and nutrition than the slop at this place. Bartender was non existent. But when he did show his pie - he was a sweaty, disgusting, neophyte.....knows nothing of beer. Really did not want to leave... More 

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Thank Mybackhurts
Huntington, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very nice waitress-attentive. Food was very good. Shrimp tacos were just what I had hoped-light and tasty.

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Thank Nancy K
northport, New York, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

my meal on Taco tuesday ..love the fish ones and a cold beer! and close to home..have not tried other items but will this summer

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Thank Allison C
Huntington, New York
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227 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

My friend and I ate here tonight because we wanted an outdoor restaurant on a beautiful night. I ordered a grilled shrimp taco(no tomatoes) and a steak taco. The steak was raw and the shrimp was anything but grilled! It was white and slimy. I sent it back, the second steak taco was good, but the shrimp wasn't any better... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Went not long after they opened for the summer season, great cocktails, good food and lovely location. Very popular location but lovely view of the marina whilst you wait for a table along with a good selection of cocktails.

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Thank Mary A
New York
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Three of us ordered salad - two had rubbery "grilled" chicken slices, one had deep fried processed chicken chunks. The deep fried assortment platter was worse than expected - true, we should never have ordered a whole platter of fried food in the first place, but thus said, this was sad. Frozen, below average "food" deep fried. None of the... More 

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4 Thank Linus001
Long Island, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

The view of the water and boats was very pretty but the food was so-so. The service was actually worse. It was a beautiful day but hot, so we decided to eat inside (only 3 tables available inside). It was even hotter inside but we didnt want the sun to be on us and we are not sure why they... More 

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1 Thank cincin1960
Roslyn, New York
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359 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Sat along the railing and had to deal with very annoying, loud kids in the pool below. Waited for 10 minutes for a server and then another 10 minutes to get our drinks. I had a Surf and Turf taco and it was a disgusting mess of whatever they put in it. One of the worst meals I have had... More 

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1 Thank GrandPaRuss
West Hills, New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Taco Tuesday is a great deal - all tacos are between $2 and $3 - including the filet mignon and the seafood - not just chicken and beef. Just expect to wait for a table - and be sure to ask if they haven't called your name. We went at 4:30 on a Tuesday and was quoted 20 minutes.....after 30... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768-2889 (Formerly Whales Tales Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Northport
  • Phone Number: +1 631-262-1975

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?