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Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille

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395 Main St, Port Washington, NY 11050-3111 (Prospect Ave)
+1 516-883-4242
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New York
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seriously...how this restaurant survives is a mystery. The view? Not so great on a December evening. And that leaves the food. Good idea....leave it! To start, the "Rhode Island" calamari...whatever that's supposed to be was basic fried calamari with no sauce even though it said garlic and oil. And it came fresh and chewy from a frozen bag you can... More 

2 Thank Alan F
Manhasset, New York
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180 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I went there for lunch today. The prices are high, but the food was good. The service was terrible. We waited 20 minutes for our order to be take (and there were only 2 other occupied tables and 2 wait staff). We had to ask for bread, and refills on the coffee. We had 2 salads, one... More 

2 Thank Lee T
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a terrific deck with amazing views of Manhasset bay and very cold beer that's all folks...

Thank nadslibra
Saint Augustine, Florida
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We visit Louie's every time we are in New York. It is a favorite and has never disappointed. We went for lunch this time, and the food was excellent as usual. However, the service was not as prompt as usual. We had to wait for everything, including our beverages. I had the special wrap of the day - it was... More 

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Everett, Washington
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting but very uneven. 1st visit - inside room. Very friendly and attentive service. Enjoyed ourselves despite high cost (I think it was $14 for a Martini) and a very obnoxious, drunk group of locals (other diners actually left because of them). Tasty meal. Next time, 2 days later, we chose to sit on patio. Indifferent, unfriendly, slow service.... More 

4 Thank Helga H
Fresh Meadows, New York
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I love Louie's. The food is good, the pier is beautiful. It's off the beaten path. The parking lot is on a steep hill across the street. Their specials are usually excellent as are the desserts. Definitely worth the drive on a nice day.

Thank JoanFMBB
Izmir, Turkey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Just about to sun goes down, a beautiful sun set awaits you while you are sipping your drink..We were there just for once, but surely all of us are very much impressed and appreciated the view. Service is good Drinks are cold:) what else do i want?? Go there and enjoy your time

Thank sonerayanlar
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We went here for an early Sunday dinner after taking sailing lessons next door. The view out on the deck in the back was lovely. Right on the sound and you can walk out on the restaurant's pier. We had the fried calamari, crab-stuffed shrimp, and CT style lobster roll. The food was good but not worth the prices in... More 

Thank Caroline J
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We were driving through the area and were surprised at the gorgeous views in the area. Originally we were looking for "cheap eats" but when we saw this place, and saw the menu, we decided to go budget on a different day. We ordered the shrimp cocktail and the clam chowder... More 

Thank Carol P
Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This has become our local spot since moving to Port Wash. Love sitting in the cozy bar area on cold days in the winter, and out on the deck during the warm summer months! The shrimp & grapefruit salad only served at lunch is delicious. I wish it was also on the dinner menu! Dinner favorites are lobster roll &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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