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185 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island Heights, Shelter Island, NY 11965-2003
+1 631-749-4300
11:30 - 04:00
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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179 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I grew up on Shelter Island. The Dory was always colorful, but also had dependably great burgers, clam chowder, cold beer. Now all of the above are mediocre but the view is still great

Thank ComstockHill2
Sayville, New York
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I called the people at the Dory as we planned a trip to Shelter Island recently. I asked if they would be open on the day and at the time that were planning. I was told by the man on the phone that yes they were. Needless to say, we get there, the open sign is lit and people were... More 

Thank robin m
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Great food Great price Great service Great atmosphere Wonderful friendly local people who treat you like family!

1 Thank luv2travel5545
big apple
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Made the reservation with credit card info yesterday for special lobster dinner tonight. Took $20 ferry to the island tonight. Lo and behold! They didn't have our reservation AND they didn't have any lobsters left AND the owner merely said "sorry." Nothing offered to soothe our anger because of this annoying situation. That's a stingy business plan. We won't be... More 

Thank ontherunbigapple
North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Don't waist your time and I mean time. Waited for food for 1.5 hours. Ignored for our time there. No water refills till asked for. Had to ask twice for the bill. Rude waitress. Advertised special out front but told that it is sold out as was my second choice on the menu. Food mediocre . I am strongly not... More 

Thank troyphillips77
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The decor is old and established. I went there to listen to the live music and have a glass of wine. The music is very good and I enjoyed the wine. I met some interesting local characters at the bar.

Thank MaryZed
Flushing, New York
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This is a shelter island gem. One of the few places left where you can just have a beer and relax with locals. The super cool bar is full of totally random bric-à-brac . Meals are pricey but the view is amazing from the back room, a total surprise. Of they just stocked a few gluten free beers(not ciders) they'd... More 

Thank Ken S
Greenville, South Carolina
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This little resturant in located on the Main Street is shelter island which is a delightful island off the north fork of Long Island. Anyway back to the resturant. The view out the back of the resturant is lovely view of a bay. We were there drunk the week for lunch only a few people in the resturant. The waitress... More 

Thank nomad55_8
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

The food is so-so at this old ship on Shelter Island. The ambiance is rustic bordering on shabby (picture a frat house basement on the water). On a recent visit to town, our young child needed to use the restroom, although we weren't eating at the restaurant at the time. The bar tender rudely refused to let her use the... More 

1 Thank Silvermine14
Queens, NY
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Went to the Dory with my family; 3 children and 3 adults. We were seated right away and then sat for 45 minutes before the waitress took our orders. Then we waited another 45 minutes before the food was served. The service was so bad that it didn't make a different whether the food was good or not. What a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island Heights, Shelter Island, NY 11965-2003
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Shelter Island  >  Shelter Island Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 631-749-4300

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