Where to Eat in Merrick: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Augustus Redeker

Merrick is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 22,097. The name Merrick is taken from Meroke, the name (meaning peaceful) of the Algonquian tribe formerly indigenous to the area. It is served by the Merrick station on the Long Island Rail Road on the Babylon line.
Things to do in Merrick

1. Left Coast Kitchen

1810 Merrick Rd, Merrick, NY 11566-4530 Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 516-868-5338
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 158 reviews

Left Coast Kitchen

Restaurant is new; staff is welcoming; flavors are extraordinary and the place is very comfortable. Good spot!

Reviewed By Errol999 - Woodbury, New York

Came from the North Shore to check this eatery out cause many have recommended it to me over the years. All dishes were different, tasty, had a different spin on it. Most dishes are not slenderizing & will fill you up. Salads & lighter meals are offered too. Good service & unusual cocktails. I will come back again perhaps to eat at the bar. The acoustics are poor here as you can’t hear yourself talking at the tables. Open walled kitchen is always nice to see for cleanliness & restrooms were clean & impressive. I recommend this eatery.

2. Imperial Diner

63 W Merrick Rd, Freeport, NY 11520-3709 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 516-868-0303
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Imperial Diner

Reviewed By LoisNCNY - Leland, North Carolina

This diner was recommended by friends, as we wished o find a half way point to meet up with friends. We were pleasantly surprised to find an attractive layout, nice sized booths, and great service. There were also some different options on their very extensive menu.

3. Naples 45 Ristorante e Pizzeria

200 Park Ave, MetLife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 212-972-7001
Excellent
20%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 306 reviews

Naples 45 Ristorante e Pizzeria

An authentic Neapolitan pizzeria and Italian restaurant situated in the landmark MetLife Building at Grand Central Terminal at East 45th Street, Naples 45 offers al fresco dining in the warmer months and Italian specialties with friendly take-out service and gourmet brick-oven slices to go. Naples 45 was awarded the coveted certification of "La Vera Pizza Napoletana"—one of only three such awards in New York City—in recognition of serving authentic Neapolitan pizza made with traditional ingredients, methods, and wood-burning ovens.

Reviewed By neil102 - Astoria, New York

Don't go downstairs below Grand Central. There is a better alternative on the Vanderbilt side in 200 Park Avenue. I've been coming here for years and returned there last week. What I like about Naples is thin crust pizza, the separate dining area as well as the takeout and dining areas, which serve a variety of pasta selections. Service is always fast and the price of dining reasonable.

4. Umberto's Pizzeria and Restaurant

208 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710-3588 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 516-409-1400
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Umberto's Pizzeria and Restaurant

Reviewed By Christine B - North Massapequa

I forgot our waitress' name. But she was great. We ate their on a Friday night but around 5. We were seated right away. It is small so tables I am sure fill up quickly. It looks like you can eat outside there was a patio with tables and a heater. It was not opened when we were there. My husband and I wanted a quick meal since our son was down the block at a movie party. We had the studded mushrooms for an appetizer. They were so good. I ordered pasta with shrimp and mushrooms and my husband had the carbonara. Could not ask for anything better. Bread came with the meal and we were asked many times if we wanted more. Price is right.

5. Snaps

2010 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh, NY 11793-3921 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +1 516-221-0029
Excellent
57%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Snaps

Reviewed By Speechpatho

You can't beat the deal at Snaps. In Thursday night's you can get a burger for $5.00 obviously, the place is packed. We went with another couple had a couple of appetizers and sodas. No one wanted drinks during the week!!! Dinner was $55.00 Cheap and good eats!!!!

6. All-American Burgers

4286 Merrick Rd, Massapequa, NY 11758-6017 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 4 - SGD 13 +1 516-798-9574
Excellent
71%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 423 reviews

All-American Burgers

Reviewed By erica l

Their burgers are simple and delicious, cheese, pickles, fine diced onions on a seeded bun, the flavor of the beef is really good so you don't need to do much. The line can look intimidating like you'd be waiting forever but there are actually 4 lines open and you wont be waiting long. I've never waited longer then 5 minutes. Be aware that it is cash only. I suggest parking on the street or across in the parking lot to eat the burgers while they are hot.

7. Bigelow's New England Fried

79 N Long Beach Rd, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5031 Takeout, Parking Available American, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner +1 516-678-3878
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

Bigelow's New England Fried

Reviewed By JandLfromNY - NY

Bigelow's has been here forever, and is virtually unchanged !
The fried soft-bellied clams are KILLER, the best anywhere. The onion rings and fries are freshly made and perfect. Chowder is wonderful. Service is fast and super attentive with servers asking often if everything is to customer liking.
Not super cheap, but great seafood isn't. Good value can be had by ordering half portions or appetizers which are HUGE.

Ambience is lunch counter, but the seafood is Haut Cuisine.

8. Santorini Greek Restaurant

133 Merrick Ave, Merrick, NY 11566-3599 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 516-867-5175
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Santorini Greek Restaurant

Reviewed By lollygal - New York City, New York

The food at Santorini is old style traditional Greek. The food is excellent and the restaurant is a casual easy place to enjoy dinner.

9. morning rose cafe bellmore ny

317 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY 11710-3592 Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 516-221-5010
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

morning rose cafe bellmore ny

Reviewed By stellina1936 - Long Island, New York

We knew there was going to be a wait so we walked a bit around Bellmore and I received a text on my cell when our table was ready. The cafe is small and filled with chatter.

The server brought over mini muffins with preserves that were really good and a pleasant surprise. We ordered Voodoo Berry Lemon Poppy Pancakes, topped with a Berry Compote and Whipped Cream, Brown Sugar Oatmeal Pancakes, classic french toast and banana nutella crepe. Everything was delicious! Service was very good.

10. La Fonda del Sol

200 Park Ave, MetLife Building, New York City, NY 10166-0005 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Latin, Spanish, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 212-867-6767
Excellent
27%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 144 reviews

La Fonda del Sol

Indulge in vibrant Spanish cuisine and an expansive selection of tapas at La Fonda del Sol. A modern reincarnation of the iconic 1960s restaurant, we are conveniently located just steps away from Grand Central Terminal on the east side of Vanderbilt Avenue at 44th Street. In our tapas bar and lounge, choices include tuna tacos, garlic shrimp, croquetas, patatas bravas and albondigas. Or enjoy a more intimate experience in La Fonda del Sol’s elegant main dining room, with paella valenciana, whole market fish, braised short ribs and suckling pig. La Fonda del Sol’s private dining room is also an excellent setting for your next business or social event.

Reviewed By 186534Shazza - Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom

This restaurant was great value at lunchtime for tapas we went in at 3o'clock and you can get three tapas for 18dollars we had six assorted tapas and everyone was delicious. We also had the sangria for half price and it was the first time...MoreGood Morning, Thank you so much for your kind words and rating of us here at La Fonda Del Sol, we hope to see you dining with us again in the near future!

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