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Thanks Dave, are there any descent pubs? we r big into micro brew beers etc?
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Re: Fishers Island

Dog Watch Cafe which is Dodsons restaurant as I recall had some microbrews. The town is quaint and small with the village green and one street really. Lots of Victorian homes.

Quiet and not a lot of bars and restaurants.

When are you planning to be there?

We are stopping there this year. We come up from the Chesapeake the second week of August and will be in Stonington sometime at the end of third week of August as we hop our way back down the LI Sound to NYC/ Atlantic Highlands.
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....Minnie your experience with Fishers is one of the "insiders" as you alluded to. You spent time there growing up so I am sure the locals dont see you as an intruder. I can only tell you how we were treated and we were pleasent and took a positive approach......
Sorry you felt like an outsider, that certainly happens there. Most of the people we used to know there are dead or moved off island. This past summer, we mostly connected with people that knew the same people.

To be clear for anyone that hasn't been there, they are not going to throw you off the island or refuse to serve you. They just aren't in the tourist service business nor want to be. It's serene there, but little to nothing to do. Only stop if you want to walk around and see what an island that is frozen in time looks like.

There is also a grocery store within walking distance. Pricey, but I was amazed how good the butcher was this summer. As a kid, it was pretty basic.

In the end, I'm not really trying to talk you into going either. That might be the islander in me too.
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Ok whilst on the topic some towns in CT that have a lively Resturant/ Pub scene?. We have been to Milford several times and enjoyed very much. What else can u recommend from experience?
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Port Jefferson and Greenport, but they are on the LI side. Mystic
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Ok whilst on the topic some towns in CT that have a lively Resturant/ Pub scene?. We have been to Milford several times and enjoyed very much. What else can u recommend from experience?
Are you looking for dock and dine? There's the Black Duck in Westport. Also the Crab Shell in Stamford, but I wouldn't go there only for the food. Norwalk has an ever expanding bar and restaurant scene with interesting options. Downtown New Haven has also been revitalized with a plenty of new wave eateries, but the city side of the waterfront is still industrial.

Municipalities in CT haven't really keyed into the whole idea of monetizing waterfront with commercial spaces yet. Hopefully they will come around.
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Re: Fishers Island

Hey,

If you're looking for a party scene, check out Captains Cove marina in Black Rock Harbor, just west of Bridgeport. The place has bands almost every summer weekend, a nice patio, cheap food and lots of drinks. There are a number of small shops located on the grounds. It's real cheap to stay there and also real easy to get in and out.

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Re: Fishers Island

Fishers Island is pretty and quiet but better is Watch Hill, RI. Great anchorage easy dink to beach...easy stroll to town with some good restaurants. Great ocean beach just across sand spit from anchorage. Long narrow channel with lots of shallow water to get in and out. Easy jump off to Block.
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Thanks to all who responded. FYI we are moored in Setauket Harbor on LI which is within Port Jefferson Harbor. If you find yourself in PJ this season contact me via Sailnet
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