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On The Waterfront

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub
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82 Brightwood St, Patchogue, NY 11772-3635
12:00 - 00:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 00:00
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Holbrook, New York
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Was actually sad at how bad the food was...they should just stick to burgers and fries and NO SEAFOOD! Ordered seared tuna, was a frozen piece of fish, hard to ruin tuna but...We mistakenly did not check reviews before going and ordered linguine and white clam sauce, that came out gray instead of white. Visually not appealing and husband and... More 

Thank Jo L
Patchogue, New York
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I reserved this spot for a birthday party since the location is perfect, right on the Patchogue River. I had reserved the outside Tikki Bar (weather dependent) from the beginning, but the night of the party the bar had not been cleaned up, had no running water and was in absolute disrepair. The shingles were chipped and falling off, the... More 

2 Thank Meagan C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We walked out after the 4th request for water ... and the waitress who couldnt pronounce the specials for the day. They brought us a basket of bread that had 4 slices and looked like it had been taken off another table. The baked clams were horrid--The place was empty except for 1 other couple --I know why....

3 Thank Lori F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The worst seafood we have ever eaten. How does a restaurant stay open today by serving frozen seafood by the water? Only serve FRESH, FRESH FRESH. I hope the owner contacts me so I can help them keep their restaurant going. Who runs out of rice? Since repeating my stuffed flounder, disgusting at $25.00, expensive for this dive. Forget it.... More 

2 Thank DENNIS V
Nesconset, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The place was very plain. The prices were too expensive for the look of the place. The service was very slow. Another couple walked out because they never got their food. I would never go back there.

2 Thank gail1492
East Patchogue, New York
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We just visited On the Waterfront on Saturday night. Its small but quaint. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is really good and plentiful. The views of the water are fantastic. There was a live band there and they were great too!! Definitely will be a place to come back to during the warmer months!!!

1 Thank Rhonda C
NY Metro area
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61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Bought a Groupon $50 for $25. Not worth it. It was local to us so want to try out the places nearby. Food was ok but first thing that hit me was some sort of a smell. Couldn't put my finger on it but it bothered me the whole time we were there. I have to say the waitress was... More 

2 Thank evilmell
Oakdale, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We bought a Groupon to try a new place on the water! First impression not good. Floor sticky, Windows dirty, waitress wearing a shirt that was stained. First question from waitress was did we have a Groupon? Then listed everything not included, specials, alcohol. When I told her that it does not state no alcohol, she looked confused and read... More 

1 Thank fhyland
Long Island City, New York
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

We love water front restaurants, but not this one. Very friendly and clean enough..that's the good. We knew we had a problem when early SATURDAY NIGHT they ran out of bread. We ordered fish.I ordered stuffed flounder asked if fresh. We'll definitely not fresh Must have been prepackaged and not at all eat able. My wife had salmon The same... More 

1 Thank threesecons
Bohemia, New York
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187 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

On the Waterfront was a nice local place right on the Great South Bay. The menu was varied and the food good, although the tap beer was limited on the day of my visit. Friendly, helpful staff made it a fun time.

Thank Robert C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Brightwood St, Patchogue, NY 11772-3635
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Patchogue
  • Phone Number: 631-654-2233

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