A Fire Island classic, this cozy bar and restaurant has a home-like feel that will drift your worries away. The exposed wood beams, rustic tables, and candle-lit deck surroundings add to its charisma. This long-standing seafood destination offers a new outlook on the catch of the day. We recommend the baked clams, seafood bisque, and coconut shrimp. Watch out for margarita madness Thursdays where a wild crowd doubles down on fishbowl-sized margaritas. Matthews also has a fish market in front for the best take-out lunches—fried chicken, and lobster rolls with chips—packaged in carrying cases for the beach or home.
Arguably this pick should be higher on the list but due to its less convenient location, it gets a lower spot. Located in Cherry Grove, the Top of the Bay restaurant is the place to be for a sunset dinner. […]