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Ocean House

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49 N Riverside Ave, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520-2509
+1 914-271-0702
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Westchester County
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320 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Located in a somewhat industrial-looking stretch next to Route 9 sits what looks like a double-wide trailer although the restaurant claims it to be a former diner. The cramped but tastefully appointed interior means you'll be part of your neighbor's conversation like it or not. However, if your primary concern revolves around what's on the plate you are in for... More 

1 Thank thewestchestarian
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Over rated in our view. Chef is creative, but thin portions at high prices and not much flavor. Also, it is BYOB, which is fine if you know in advance.

Thank CuriousTreker
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Good seafood according to my wife. But we both agree. Their clam chowder is the worst we have ever had, including store bought. Honestly they should be ashamed of their soup and a new englander would be appauled. Watery, very few clams, flavorless. I personally wouldnt go back. Id take the 45 minute ride to city island

Thank Ambulldogs23
Croton On Hudson
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Not inexpensive, but the BYOB policy keeps the overall cost within reason, and the quality of the food and service is excellent. Small, seating probably fewer than 25 people total, Ocean House typically has a very good selection of fresh oysters and is known (surprise, surprise) for its seafood. Reservations aren't taken over the phone -- you stop by, leave... More 

1 Thank Mary F
Croton on Hudson, New York
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Interesting place...You have to show up in order to make a reservation for that evening. But, everybody does it...and nobody complains! Personally, I think it's cute and old-school. Besides, who's going to complain about a place that has great seafood, and is a BYO!! Stop complaining and enjoy the wonderful time you're about to have!

1 Thank Jason J
Brewster, NY
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176 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

I had wanted to try this place for a while, and were lucky enough to go for Mother's day, the place is small but uncluttered, so it feels very spacious. We brought our own wine, there is a small corkage fee, not bad considering that they chilled our wine, had the appropriate glasses and were prompt with refills. to start... More 

Thank Woolite-13
Croton on Hudson, New York
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172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We went here on a week night as we live in Croton and have seen all the long lines on the weekends. Everything we had was well prepared and tasted wonderful. The service was attentive. I would not go here on a weekend because the seating is too close together. Overall very nice place.

Thank pugmom61
Ossining, New York
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

On a weeknight (Wed) there was no trouble getting a table at 6:30. There's a reason they don't take reservations. We had a wonderful evening with a river view in an intimate, friendly environment. My husband and I each had a fish dish and both were excellent. The appetizers ( mussels and arugula salad) were wonderful, too.

Thank Catherine R
Croton on Hudson, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

I had not been back to Ocean House since they first opened. I was very happy to return. My husband did not like the clam chowder when we were first there since it is not the traditional thick chowder. This time we both enjoyed the food. The lobster roll is excellent as were the French Fries and cole slaw served... More 

Thank ReggieMon243
Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

the food is well created, flavors perfectly blended and graciously served. special event focusing on seasonal fare are always to be looked forward to and thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank amy t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 N Riverside Ave, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520-2509
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  Croton on Hudson
  • Phone Number: +1 914-271-0702

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?