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Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille

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395 Main St, Port Washington, NY 11050-3111 (Prospect Ave)
+1 516-883-4242
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New Hyde Park, New York
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216 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Louie's for nearly 40 years but with the change in the menu will need to find another restaurant. The menu has been drastically altered. No longer a fish restaurant. 2 lb lobsters are longer available nor is the signature dessert (Key Lime Pie). Although the steaks were good, with the coming of the new chef,... More 

1 Thank PGIT
New York City, New York
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175 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife became a citizen on the 13th and wanted to celebrate with lunch at Louie's , a favorite of both her and I......Alert....the menu has changed....the seafood tower available in both hot and cold has been scratched from the menu......snow crab legs as well...and what I considered the best mussels in Queens are no longer on the menu.....also, the... More 

1 Thank omar47
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! The food is good and the view is absolutely phenomenal. I had the chicken tenders and my parents had lobster. The chicken tenders were good and my parents said the lobster was great. The fries were good but not the best in the world. The view outside is amazing but too hot for me (again, my... More 

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Melville, New York
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here to celebrate a family member's birthday. It was not quite warm enough to sit out on the deck, which we have done in the past and is a lovely view. The interior is also nice and the service is excellent. Cocktails were all delicious, particularly the blueberry lemonade and the Tom Collins made with Hendricks. Solid Bloody Marys... More 

Thank Ann A
United States
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I'd be surprised if anyone poorly reviewed Louie's, especially after sitting on the deck and watching the sun drop behind the horizon. Seafood Salad is both filling and fresh. Even though it's on the Port Washington tourist "must do" list it's far from a trap. Enjoy!

Thank ddyg2016
Burlington, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Went to this place as our first lunch after recently moving too long island. Food was excellent and fresh. The lobster roll was very, very good! Also had the clam chowder and a half dozen oysters. The food was good, but best part about the experience was the location. Right on the water!

Thank naplin1208
Great Neck, New York, United States
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266 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Just did the math and I have been dining at Louie's for somewhat over 55 years. I've witnessed it's hay day, saw its decline and finally sale and resurrection a few years ago. New ownership remodeled and rebuilt and did a hell of a fine job of it. So what happened now. Here's a brief listing of how things of... More 

6 Thank Paul E
Bayside, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I got married there April 19, 2014. Service was outstanding and Eddie took care of everything for me. They were fast at serving drinks and made the cocktail a blast and treated my guest great. They were fast at serving the cocktail hour food. They kept going around making sure people ate. The view was beautiful. I had my wedding... More 

1 Thank kingofqueens2017
Port Washington, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great place on the water. Very busy for happy hour in summer. I rarely go, b/c the food is just o.k. and the price is over-average. You pay for location and name.

5 Thank brianreard0n
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and drinks, prompt service. Courteous staff and very clean through out restaurant. Good recommendations for food and drinks from waitress.

2 Thank Randy O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 395 Main St, Port Washington, NY 11050-3111
    (Prospect Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Port Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 516-883-4242
One of Long Island's oldest and most colorful restaurants. From its start in 1905, Louis Zwerlein's "Kare Killer" was a most unusual place. One had to get there by boat since it was built on a floating barge anchored out in the bay. One of its side attractions was that it afforded a fine view of the approaching boats from shore. On occasion, a husband sighting his wife on a course for the barge would dive headlong off the far side and strike out for Great Neck.
When prohibition killed the Kare Killer in 1916, the business moved to a spot adjacent to the Town Dock, renting boats, selling chowder and other seafood. Another move in the early thirties placed the restaurant in its present location still on the Main Street waterfront. In 1954, it was expanded into an adjoining building that had originally been a blacksmith shop.

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