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Whale's Tail Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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81 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768-2889 (Formerly Whales Tales Cafe)
+1 631-262-1975
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Northport, New York, United States
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421 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Ok, I will keep this short and sweet: great tacos and great sangria. Drinks could use some more alcohol but given the amount of youngsters that hang around this place it's probably not a great idea. It does have a great location and view. Perfect for a quick summer night out minus the super long wait for a table and... More 

Thank Camila M
Northport, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I think Whales Tale is a great place to have good food in a really nice setting. The restaurant overlooks a private marina and when the weather is nice you feel totally relaxed. Sometimes there is a long wait, especially in the summer.

Thank mmedico1
Kings Park, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Cute hideaway on the marina. Casual dining with sales and tacos. Mussels are good when available in season.

Thank Ellen C
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Food is garbage at best. The female server sweet. But the food is absolutely garbage.....a deli bag of potato chips and soda have more freshness and nutrition than the slop at this place. Bartender was non existent. But when he did show his pie - he was a sweaty, disgusting, neophyte.....knows nothing of beer. Really did not want to leave... More 

Thank Mybackhurts
Huntington, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very nice waitress-attentive. Food was very good. Shrimp tacos were just what I had hoped-light and tasty.

Thank Nancy K
northport, New York, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

my meal on Taco tuesday ..love the fish ones and a cold beer! and close to home..have not tried other items but will this summer

Thank Allison C
Huntington, New York
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237 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

My friend and I ate here tonight because we wanted an outdoor restaurant on a beautiful night. I ordered a grilled shrimp taco(no tomatoes) and a steak taco. The steak was raw and the shrimp was anything but grilled! It was white and slimy. I sent it back, the second steak taco was good, but the shrimp wasn't any better... More 

1 Thank Bonnie W
Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Went not long after they opened for the summer season, great cocktails, good food and lovely location. Very popular location but lovely view of the marina whilst you wait for a table along with a good selection of cocktails.

Thank Mary A
New York
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Three of us ordered salad - two had rubbery "grilled" chicken slices, one had deep fried processed chicken chunks. The deep fried assortment platter was worse than expected - true, we should never have ordered a whole platter of fried food in the first place, but thus said, this was sad. Frozen, below average "food" deep fried. None of the... More 

4 Thank Linus001
Long Island, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The view of the water and boats was very pretty but the food was so-so. The service was actually worse. It was a beautiful day but hot, so we decided to eat inside (only 3 tables available inside). It was even hotter inside but we didnt want the sun to be on us and we are not sure why they... More 

1 Thank cincin1960

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768-2889 (Formerly Whales Tales Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Northport
  • Phone Number: +1 631-262-1975

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