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Sand Castle on the Ocean

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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On the Beach., Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY
+1 631-597-4174
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch and had view of ocean and beach. Service was excellent, the waiter had good recommendations re: the food. Had lobster rolls and the falafel and both were excellent. High quality and unbeatable views.

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Thank Nicole G
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This restaurant is a shame : bad food bad service price expensive this restaurant is a nightmare !!!!!!

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Thank 123patrick92
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Tasty food served with a view of the beach, one of the few places on Fire Island where you can eat facing the ocean. The food is delicious and recent change of ownership or chef seems to have improved things. Though, friend I was lunching with said "they could benefit from scrubbing their bathrooms"

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Thank SonerTraveler
London
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We struck lucky, it was a week day and we were a table of 8 great service and food was adequate for a beach side cafe

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Thank richmou
Long Island City, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Nice place just to have lunch ,food pricing was good but drinks a little high.very close to the ocean. You can sit outside enjoying the waves, the staff were very nice. This does seem to be a fav of the locals

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Thank LINYtraveler40
New York City, New York
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We were four for dinner on a Sunday. The staff is pleasant and the setting is nice. Cozy beach decor inside and a more rustic setting on the canvas enclosed deck. Even though it is right on the ocean the view is limited. Food was competent, as it had been on a previous visit, but nothing extraordinary. Creative drinks. Better... More 

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Thank Donald S
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Giving this restaurant 5 shrimp rating. We had an array of appetizers and everything was great Please try the crab stack, it's light and tasty. The wait staff was wonderful

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Thank Monica W
London, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The staff are great and the location nice - but the food is really poor. I had a turkey burger and my friend a beef burger - and both of us agreed they were in the top 10 worst meals we've had. Like really bad burgers you get at a truck stop. My other mate had a chickpea wrap thing... More 

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Thank Daniel V
Roseville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The crabs are over the top. Special recognition goes to Marcus for spectacular bar service along with the talented and professional attention to detail from the chef Noel Grant!! This place has it all; great location, service, food and service. A must hit spot.

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Thank gregkeys
Island Park
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Not only was the food mediocre at best, the service was sluggish and they put an automatic tip on EVERY check despite party size (without notifying you until the bill comes). THE WORST PART is that the automatic tip include a tip for the tax that you pay as well!! I've never left a tip of 20% on the tax... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Beach., Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Fire Island  >  Cherry Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 631-597-4174
Description
Formerly Jumping Jacks

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