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Whale's Tail Cafe

81 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768-2889
+1 631-262-1975
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (18 reviews)
“summer night” (2 reviews)
“whales tale” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
81 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768-2889
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Tacos!! Very casual spot where you can wear a t shirt and flip flops to dine. Located right on the water its a relaxing place to visit. Have a Corona and some tacos and you will be happy. Guacamole wasn't very good which is upsetting....More

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Food is average. We had a couple of tacos. Chicken taco was mostly lettuce and tomato. Good but needs more chicken. Wonderful waitress! Place has fun atmosphere. Deck needs a good power washing and some boards replaced. Parking lot and grounds are in need of...More

Thank bunkiss
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Ok, I will keep this short and sweet: great tacos and great sangria. Drinks could use some more alcohol but given the amount of youngsters that hang around this place it's probably not a great idea. It does have a great location and view. Perfect...More

Thank Camila M
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I think Whales Tale is a great place to have good food in a really nice setting. The restaurant overlooks a private marina and when the weather is nice you feel totally relaxed. Sometimes there is a long wait, especially in the summer.

Thank mmedico1
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Ellen C
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 -...More

Thank Mybackhurts
Reviewed 25 August 2016

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

Thank Nancy K
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

Thank Allison C
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...More

1  Thank Bonnie W
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.

Thank Mary A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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