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Sandcastle on the Ocean

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106 Lewis Walk, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We arrived later in the evening, the restaurant was busy, and we ushered to the bar, had a great margarita, and table was ready. We had read the lunch menu and had assumed lobster rolls were on the evening menu. The staff (Anthony X 2) were wonderful. They spoke to the chef, and before we knew we were having the... More 

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Patchogue, New York
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I love going to Sand Castle on a Friday night. They have tremendous food, great views, plus a piano bar going. The people that sing have incredible talent, a variety of songs and styles and there the local residents of the community. I also love their steak or braised short rib. Sides are great and each dish has a different... More 

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New York
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218 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The food here is among my favorite in Cherry Grove. The service is also very good. They have an indoor and a covered patio overlooking the ocean. Prices are comparable to elsewhere on the island without being outrageous. Lunch is more sandwich driven while dinner is more traditional. Enjoy.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Ate at Sand Castle twice this trip and got sick twice as did my partner. Too bad because its a charming place with friendly service.

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Thank Bette L
Island Park
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

just not worth the visit! Food was fair at best and the worst part was that they put an automatic tip on EVERY bill regardless of party size without any notification that they will do so! The tip calculation was made including the tax amount of the bill as well, how utterly tacky!! I was told "that's what we always... More 

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Thank Frank D
Bedford Hills, New York
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

My husband and I took a day trip and walked from Ocean Beach to Cherry Grove. Sandcastle was a great find! The service and staff were friendly and responsive and the setting was postcard-ready! I'm a "lobster addict" so I followed our servers suggestions and ordered the lobster roll. THE ABSOLUTE BEST! Must have been 3/4 lb of lobster and... More 

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Thank Janet H
Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

The Sandcastle sits directly on the beach, and it is great to be able to walk there along nthe shore. The staff, down to the last one, is super friendly and welcoming (which does seem to be the theme of Cherry Grove; everyone everywhere greets you with a smile). We prefere it at the Sandcastle for lunch, not sure why.... More 

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Thank Mitchell B
New Jersey
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Located on the Beach in Cherry Grove Fire Island this quaint restaurant offers up fresh food, live music, a bar and amazing ocean views. A little pricey but being seasonal its expected. Go & enjoy this little Gem

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Thank lbourinaris
New York
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch with a friend. At 12 noon the kale salad was already out. The chicken in the chicken salad tastes old to both me and my friend. Other menu items are fried or re-hashed plates with little or no greens. We literally did not know what to eat. Watered down drinks with melted ice. Ridiculous Pottery Barn decor,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

This place seemed a little more classy than the other places to eat in Cherry Grove and enjoyed a nice spot next to the beach with relaxing understated music. The waiters were friendly, the potato chips (just cooked) were tasty, good wine on the menu (an actual choice), good sea food. The salted caramel dessert was slightly disappointing, but otherwise... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Lewis Walk, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Fire Island  >  Cherry Grove

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