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The Island Mermaid

780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770-2049
+1 631-583-8088
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
8 Dec 2016
“Island Mermaid upped their game”
25 Aug 2016
“Hello Happy hour”
Closed Now
All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770-2049
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the day on Fire Island, and stopped for a late lunch at Island Mermaid before heading back on the ferry. It is in a great location. Everyone was friendly, service was wonderful and enjoyed the shrimp. Made for an overall super visit.

Thank jennydives
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best places for a meal or a drink in all of Fire Island! Right on the Great South Bay, by the ferry dock and with its own docks for visiting boats, tables right there and on the patio, wonderful views across the...More

Thank REMReviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were docked at Atlantique Marina and we had our dog Daphne with us, and we wanted to take a nice walk to Ocean Beach to have lunch, but was afraid no restaurant would welcome us and our pup. We walked up the hostess of...More

Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to Fire Island for thirty years and have found no other place that rivals the Island Mermaid for quality of food, setting and general good time. The drinks are generous, the menu varied and the view over the bay is spectacular....More

Thank bigearslargeyes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Island Mermaid is an Ocean Beach, Fire Island mainstay. However, until this summer, we found that the uneven food and service undermined the lovely view and convenient location. This past August the Mermaid upped its game: the service was excellent, the food very good....More

1  Thank MommyEsqNY
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Recently hosted a small event here with a sales team. The food was excellent and the staff couldn't have been more helpful or done a better job! We sat outside on the patio for lunch and it was beautiful. I would absolutely recommend stopping here...More

Thank jollyroger211
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Was very nice. Great view of water. Food was good. Bar was nice as well! Would definitely visit this place again.

1  Thank Geri M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The outdoor view is nice and the staff was polite. The food was so-so and on the expensive side for what it was. The wine list is okay and one of the specialty cocktails was not worth the $12.50. One of the people with me...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Our group came here last weekend for a bachelorette weekend. The food was less than stellar and way overpriced for what you get. we had an unfortunate incident with the security guard/ bouncer the following night when we went to go back for the bar...More

1  Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Showed up around 1:00 PM for a few drinks while waiting for the hotel room. Patrick the bartender is super fun and makes a wicked "Rocket Fuel" drink. The atmosphere is super laid back and very chill. Probably one of the top 10 bars I've...More

Thank Jacob C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
When does this restaurant close for the season?
21 August 2016|
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Response from Cynthia P | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Would call and ask the owner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770-2049
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Fire Island  >  Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 631-583-8088
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