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Buoy One

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1175 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2844
+1 631-208-9737
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11:00 - 10:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 09:00
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New Hartford, NY
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks kind of so-so from the outside, as this is a fish market!! BUT there is a small dining room there. 9 tables, could fit 36 people. Very low key and simple in appearance. This is NOT a romantic venue! One waitress...very friendly, and efficient. No bar, they did did serve beer and booze. Fresh clam special appetizer was great!... More 

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Thank NYBob6
East Harptree, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very fresh fish. The fish sandwiches, salads and tacos are excellent. Good fish & chips. Always good and a great stop near Tanger mall.

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Thank 1224connie
La Quinta CA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Cute little place, just a little hole-in-the wall that makes you feel like a local. Our hotel recommended this place to us when we asked about seafood and we're glad we went. My husband had the fried clam strip dinner and said it was just OK. I had the Panko Crusted Stuffed Oysters and they were terrific. So good in... More 

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Thank Sandy C
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I have been regular in Buoy one Riverhead for quite some time. It has always been my go to place when in the area. It is casual dining with outdoor seating area and with great seafood selection. The place started as a seafood market turned into both seafood market and a restaurant. Their warm seafood salad, mussels and shrimp baskets,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had the Manhattan clam chowder and my partner a bisque. The chowder was good, the bisque unflavorful with off flavors. We went there specifically for fresh - local - seafood but could not find anything that night. After much back and forth ordered a mixed lobster dinner w/ corn, a few shellfish etc. Yes it was not bad but... More 

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Thank farmhand2014
Phila. Pa
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Great little restaurant with fabulous food. Not much to look at from the outside, and you may pass it by. But if you want good seafood and friendly service, go on in. We asked our hotel where to go for seafood, and they told us about this place..: boy, were they right!!

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Thank TravelorPhila_Pa
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Dont go there for the ambiance because it sits on the side of the road, but the seafood is consistent, always fresh and always reliable at reasonable prices. It is always one of my first stops for lunch on the way to the Hamptons, and always the last one out, right near Tanger outlets in Riverhead. It would be summer... More 

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Bedford, TX 76021
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We had a death in the family and didn't want to go out to a restaurant to eat, wanted seafood and didn't want to take time to go buy seafood and cook. Buoy One to the rescue, the Buoy One Clam Bake was a perfect solution. The portion sizes for all that variety were exactly right. The steamers were tasty,... More 

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Thank Laurence S
New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I revisited Buoy One while on vacation in Greenport. It was as good as last year! Lobster, steamers, little necks, corn, baked potato (did I leave anything out?) oh yes, mussels, all fresh and delicious served out of doors by young, helpful servers. The best buy in town! Go!

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Thank Eleanor H
rocky point
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to this location. From what I remember the previous visit was better although I can't really remember anything that stands out as it was probably 3 or 4 years ago and people were raving about this place. We arrived around 6pm to 7 or 8 cars in the lot on a beautiful Monday evening in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 09:00
Monday
11:00 - 09:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 09:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 09:00
Thursday
11:00 - 09:00
Friday
11:00 - 10:00
Saturday
11:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1175 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2844
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Riverhead
  • Phone Number: +1 631-208-9737

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