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Okay, I've been to Louie's in Port Washington several times, and I really llike F.I.S.H. (Fox Island Seafood House) in Port Chester.

Now, how's about some of you New Yawkers and Connecticut types chiming in with your favorite dinner/lunch joint.

You gotta be able to tie up right there.
 

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We don't have to many here on the north shore out near me in the Huntington area. Would be nice to find one besides going to the main town.
 

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They are a lot less common than they used to be.
The one in Sea Cliff closed.
There are one or two in City Island.
Stamford has one or two.
Two of the ones in Norwalk are gone, but Sono Seafood has docks for small boats.
I am not sure if Greenwich has docking anymore for the former Showboat.
Ditto for the Chart House in Cos Cob.
Captains Cove in Black Rock has docking and food.

I like grabbing a mooring at Sagamore YC in Oyster Bay, and Sea Cliff YC.
If the restaurant or bar are not open, we just walk into town.
 

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Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale

The Westbrook fish place is just across the street from Pilots Point Marina.
We dock at PP and walk to the fish place all the time.
 

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SoundBounder has done his homework as usual.
Sea Cliff YC is a good place to go to. If their kitchen is closed it is about a 300' foot vertical climb up into town to KC Gallagher's which has some nice seafood and burgers in a pub atmosphere: KC Gallaghers, Sea Cliff, NY : Reviews and maps - Yahoo! Local
The fun begins when you begin the descent back down to the water after a nice meal. People who belong to reciprocating clubs can get moorings for the night. There are a few other places to eat in Sea Cliff including: Tupelo Honey Restaurant Sea Cliff,NY and a pizza place but I kind of like the laid back pub atmosphere of KC Gallghers's. Plus you get some exercise.
The other places right on the water in SC where in Mosquito Creek (actually Glen Cove) and seem to be closed at the moment. There were the 'Hideaway' and 'Steamboat Landing' which seem not to be able to stay open.
I would also recommend the Oyster Bay area for dock and dine opportunities (which would include a walk). Oyster Bay village has tried to make their waterfront more accessible for mariners and there are restaurants nearby.
One area that seems was missed was Huntington Harbor. There is a public park and dock on the eastern shore of this tightly packed and well protected harbor that is right across the street from an Italian restaurant called: Tutto Pazzo - Tuscan Italian Restaurant - Huntington, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, Christenings
My sister's neighbor assures me that he took his big power boat in there, tied up for free and ate dinner and left while steering with one eye to get back out into Huntington Bay on his way home. I would ASSUME that a sailboat could make it in here and tie up but the tides would be worth watching. The Italian food is quite good and there are transient moorings available from a few clubs in this safe harbor. There are many other good restaurants in Huntington but most are just not right by the water front.
Six years ago we stopped in Mattituck inlet and tied up for free at the town dock at the head of the creek. The restaurant we found was not far from the dock but this would not qualify as the 'western LI Sound'.
DavidPM would know much more about the dock & dine opportunities on the CT side.

Louie's in Port Washington has not been great for a while. What is great is that they have a dock.
 

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In huntington the dock you tie up to is floating but doesnt have the best depth at low tide so you don't have to worry about setting your lines right but do have to worry about getting stuck..
 

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I'll break your rule just a touch, and make a plug for my town, Mamaroneck. You can tie up to the town float and dink right to Brewers, and right next to the parking lot is Barnacle's, a new restaurant that has been Charlie Browns, the Jolly Trolly, and I'm sure a few others over the years.

Other than the Barnacle, there are about 20 restaurants and bars within spitting distance of the harbor.

The negative on Mamaroneck as a transient destinatinon is that there is no good all-weather anchorage very close to town. There are marinas (Brewer's and Derecktor's), and the town does have a float for transients (which I actually think might be free), but no good all-weather anchorage. Nevertheless, the proximity of the town float to the main drag makes the whole town pretty close to a dock-n-dine.

Also, if you take slip at Brewer's, then you really are docked at the restaurant, as a practical matter (though dockage won't be free, as with a true dock-n-dine like Louie's).
 

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In New Rochelle's Echo Bay, the On the Waterfront restaurant Restaurant Row - Restaurant Detailis now promoting its Dock and Dine capability. The place is in the elevated parking lot above the Municipal Marina. When I called, I was told to tie up at the gas dock and proceed upstairs.
 

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The other places right on the water in SC where in Mosquito Creek (actually Glen Cove) and seem to be closed at the moment. There were the 'Hideaway' and 'Steamboat Landing' which seem not to be able to stay open.
Actually both the Steamboat Landing (now called the Wharf at Steamboat Landing) and the Hideaway are open. Steamboat Landing was never closed and the Hideaway just reopened. They are actually located in Glen Cove Marina which is at the end of Glen Cove Creek.
 

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Actually both the Steamboat Landing (now called the Wharf at Steamboat Landing) and the Hideaway are open. Steamboat Landing was never closed and the Hideaway just reopened. They are actually located in Glen Cove Marina which is at the end of Glen Cove Creek.
I was actually just talking to my buddy about this an hour ago as he keeps his small power boat in that harbor. We planned to sail my boat there the 2nd week in June to stay at Steamboat landing and get some food. Can't wait as I havn't been there in my own boat yet.
 

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Actually both the Steamboat Landing (now called the Wharf at Steamboat Landing) and the Hideaway are open. Steamboat Landing was never closed and the Hideaway just reopened. They are actually located in Glen Cove Marina which is at the end of Glen Cove Creek.
I think it was the bar or nightclub that kept getting closed down there.
 

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In New Rochelle's Echo Bay, the On the Waterfront restaurant Restaurant Row - Restaurant Detailis now promoting its Dock and Dine capability. The place is in the elevated parking lot above the Municipal Marina. When I called, I was told to tie up at the gas dock and proceed upstairs.
I know that place relatively well. Locally, it's known as "On the Parking Lot." If you go, you'll understand why.
 

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If you are in Westbrook it's gotta be Bills. It's the place to be after a DIYC race, and standing room only

Drink up my mates oh ho!!
 

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The Crabshell in Stamford is actually a great place. Cheap and a true dock and dine just like Louies in Port Washington but with pretty good food and a loud music and party atmosphere all night long. I spent a couple days there and we had a good time pretty cheap. There are a few others in the same harbor but I didn't visit them.
 

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Pier Restaurant in Rye Playland

The dinghy dock is still under construction, but a new place has opened in Playland Park, Rye, N.Y., called Pier Restaurant & Tiki Bar.

It's on the site of the old Captain Hook fast-food joint, but much enlarged. Run by proprietors of Seaside Johnny's in neighboring Oakland Beach, Rye.

The dinghy dock will be on the south side of the old steamboat pier, on the side that faces the swimming beach. Looks like Playland Park management has removed the six mooring balls it had put in (and never maintained) many years ago, which were on the north side of the pier.

Edit: Dinghy dock now reportedly completed. See new post further on in thread.

Write-up from local paper is here. :cool:
 

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The dinghy dock is still under construction, but a new place has opened in Playland Park, Rye, N.Y., called Pier Restaurant & Tiki Bar.

It's on the site of the old Captain Hook fast-food joint, but much enlarged. Run by proprietors of Seaside Johnny's in neighboring Oakland Beach, Rye.

The dinghy dock will be on the north side of the old steamboat pier, opposite the side that faces the swimming beach. Looks like Playland Park management has removed the six mooring balls it had put in (and never maintained) many years ago.

Edit: The dinghy dock is NOT under construction. Work underway is routine maintenance to the steamboat dock. A more-recent visit from the shore side shows no progress on the proposed dighy dock, and a fence still blocks access from the landing beach on the north side of the steamboat pier.

Write-up from local paper is here. :cool:
This is supposedly opening tomorrow, according to the gentleman i spoke with today.

I wasn't aware it was a dinghy dock... I was hoping to bring my boat in there but after looking at the charts im kinda worried about it.
 

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If you are in Westbrook it's gotta be Bills. It's the place to be after a DIYC race, and standing room only

Drink up my mates oh ho!!
+1 for Bill's!! Good seafood at reasonable prices. You can walk from Pilots Point, tie up at the town dock and walk, or dingy in to their dock right on the river just past the "singing bridge". Done it all three ways.
 

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Pier Restaurant & Tiki Bar, Rye Playland

Mentioned new restaurant (opened May 2010) in an earlier post. On the boardwalk at Rye Playland, Westchester County, New York, just south of the Connecticut border.

Manager reports now that 'around 20' mooring balls have been put in place in front of the swimming beach, and that a launch operated by driver Rich serves the moorings from a dinghy dock attached via stairs to bottom of the (tall) steamboat pier.

Launch reportedly operates noon to 10 pm 7 days a week. (However, service is closed for the Fourth of July Weekend due to fireworks displays.) VHF channel is supposed to be posted on a sign in the mooring field.
 

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Re:pier Restaurant & Tiki Bar- Dock & Dine, Western L.I.Sound

I remember moorings and launch service last year or two.
Does anyone know if they still have moorings and launch for 2014 season?

Any other dock and dine suggestions are always welcome in these areas.:)
 
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