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Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille

395 Main St, Port Washington, NY 11050-3111
+1 516-883-4242
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (27 reviews)
“lobster roll” (20 reviews)
“clambake” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
395 Main St, Port Washington, NY 11050-3111
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family took my daughter for dinner Saturday July 22 for her Birthday. There was a one hour wait to eat on the patio. We decided to have drinks at the bar, our first mistake. The drinks were expensive and terrible! My daughter's got the...More

Thank mercybell
Reviewed 6 days ago

We waited about 20 minutes for a table. The deck was packed. We finally were seated. It was very loud and difficult to talk. The service was just OK - for example, if we wanted more water or needed something it took a while before...More

Thank Vicki802
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to this location for over 20 years and I was so disappointed on this last visit. This was always a seafood location for me. Boating up to the duck and eating great seafood. But after being seated this time I questioned...More

1  Thank Jacqui T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a mid-week lunch and yes the view outside was very nice. Ordered a shrimp cocktail and it was just ok-shrimp were not cold enough and lacking flavor. Ordered a lemonade and actually sent it back; it tasted smokey which was the oddest thing....More

Thank Kayw22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a family celebration for about 55 guests at Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille in Port Washington, the best service, drinks were very good and food was so delicious! Overlooking the harbor, beautiful water views! Would return again!

1  Thank MariaC51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to have a nice lunch by ourselves after having lots of company. We were visiting on our boat and had not been there before. I had the Tavern Steak and Frites. It was supposed to be tender but it wasn't....More

2  Thank seafox58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told the menu had changed but I have always loved eating on the water so I went and ordered lobster (1 1/2 lb only offered) , raw clams and oysters. They were good but they did not even have baked clams or clams...More

2  Thank dawn L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a great location overlooking the water and sunset. The building and decor are very nice. The food was very good but the service was lacking. They tried to be professional but even with two servers, a few times they just couldn't get it right...More

1  Thank KCandJP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at 6:30 (admittedly early for a Saturday night); 3 couples; kids running around and several babies added to the annoyance of the evening, albiet short it was; they were done serving us by 7:15; the appetizer came out within 5 minutes of ordering, followed...More

4  Thank RGrochow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food so so ,nothing to rave about and service poor. The view is nice if you can get a table outside also usually a long wait if you don't have reservations

2  Thank Maria C
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Questions & Answers
7 March 2017|
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Response from VIvian666 | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Call them. They have a few areas where you could have the shower. There is a room upstairs that is just lovely overlooking the water.
27 April 2016|
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Response from marty O | Reviewed this property |
I believe for the indoor portion of the restaurant .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Main St, Port Washington, NY 11050-3111
    (Prospect Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Port Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 516-883-4242
  • E-mail
One of Long Island's oldest and most colorful restaurants. From its start in 1905, Louis Zwerlein's "Kare Killer" was a most unusual place. One had to get there by boat since it was built on a floating barge anchored out in the bay. One of its side attractions was that it afforded a fine view of the approaching boats from shore. On occasion, a husband sighting his wife on a course for the barge would dive headlong off the far side and strike out for Great Neck.
When prohibition killed the Kare Killer in 1916, the business moved to a spot adjacent to the Town Dock, renting boats, selling chowder and other seafood. Another move in the early thirties placed the restaurant in its present location still on the Main Street waterfront. In 1954, it was expanded into an adjoining building that had originally been a blacksmith shop.
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