Where to Eat in Oceanside: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Oceanside is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in the southern part of the town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. The population was 32,109 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Oceanside

1. 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.

2. Whistle Stop Bake Shop

3424 Lawson Blvd, Oceanside, NY 11572-4901 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 516-536-8526
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 55 reviews

Whistle Stop Bake Shop

Reviewed By Caryn D - Oceanside, New York

We always bring cakes and pastries from Whistle Stop to every party we are invited to. It's the only gourmet bake shop I would consider patronizing in Nassau County. Their prices are always good, the service is always fantastic and their food is the best.

3. Five Pennies Creamery

11 N Park Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5224 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 516-608-4344
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 63 reviews

Five Pennies Creamery

Reviewed By joseph b - Brooklyn, New York

We stumbled upon this place visiting friends and were blow away by how quaint the atmosphere was and how incredibly accommodating the owner and his staff were. Our child has food allergies and they stopped to give us their undivided attention to make sure she could order the flavor she wanted. The owner came out to get us untouched containers from the back. He went above and beyond and gained very loyal customers. Plus the ice cream was amazing and the place is adorable.

4. Front Street Bake Shop

51 Front St, Unit A, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-4065 Takeout Breakfast +1 516-766-1199
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Front Street Bake Shop

Reviewed By lejaceman - Garden City, New York

Rockville Centre has become a mecca for all sorts of good eats from the casual to some fancy smancy restaurants. Always a challenge to look for parking but the town loves for you to pay them meters/pay machines with your coordinated #. This great tasting bakery is the perfect place to pick up some sweets for your sweetie or yourself of course. Don't forget to get some of their freshly made java. You'll be so loved.

5. La Parma III Italian Restaurant

410 Merrick Rd, Oceanside, NY 11572-1410 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 516-763-1815
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

La Parma III Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By Caryn D - Oceanside, New York

We hadn't been here in years; forgot how wonderful the food is here!
The best baked clams anywhere! We really loved them. Their hot salad is the best!
We had a special order of pasta made- stuffed rigatoni with vodka sauce... truly out of this world!
Family style servings guarantee leftovers for lunch the next day!

6. Lido Kosher Deli

641 1/2 E Park Ave, Long Beach, NY 11561-2512 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 516-431-4411
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

Lido Kosher Deli

Reviewed By Owlivia2016 - Lido Beach, New York

My husband and I went t the Lido Deli for lunch. They have a large take-out counter and a separate seating area for dining. The portions are huge. The waiter brought us a large bowl of coleslaw and another of pickles. Food was good service not so much..

7. River Mill Tavern & Tables

100 Ocean Ave, Lynbrook, NY 11563-1985 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 516-599-2700
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

River Mill Tavern & Tables

Reviewed By lejaceman - Garden City, New York

River Mill Tavern & Tables is a perfect place to get some great tasting food whether you come for lunch, dinner or brunch. The menu is exciting with foods you can easily recognize and understand. The chef here takes favorite comfort food and ofen recreates it with a refreshing update. Plenty of yummy appetizers to help ease down the cocktails and their popular beers on tap. I like their huge pretzels with the dip. Chicken wings can be ordered with your choice sauce other than just the traditional. Try their Bitburger beer on tap, quite refreshingly good. Another popular option is to try the local beers on tap.
A real treat is to come to their weekend brunch. Now here's the treat. Their cornbread is given to you gratis. But it's so so good, you'll even order another one for just $3. It's that yummy. Try to resist that urge but trust me, you can't. Heck, order it to go so you don't look like a child gouching down a yummy donut. No one will see how you eat it at home, haha! Highlights Brick Chicken & Waffles and their Egg in the Bowl! Their Chorizo Scramble or their Steak & Eggs are also popular choices. For $10 as you dine, unlimited mimosas, screwdrivers, bellini, bloody mary's, etc. Not a bad deal considering the qualitt of food being served their. Only one pet peeve of mine is that why is there only one egg served with the Egg in the bowl and as well with the Chicken waffle dish? For $16, please add an extra egg alright? Just a suggestion. I'll order the Steak & Eggs and get my extra egg for $22. Happy Eating and I'll see you around the table from time to time and maybe I'll get an extra egg next time!

8. 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.

9. Press 195

22 N Park Ave, Rockville Centre, NY 11570-5223 Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 516-536-1950
Excellent
51%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Press 195

Sandwich Wine Bar

Reviewed By Thomas H - Rockville Centre, New York

A friendly pub type eatery. Huge portions and all sandwiches I have tried are dripping with tast and so large you take home half. Excellent, non greasy fries. Try the place, you will like it.Dear Thomas Thank you so much for the kind words, they are greatly appreciated. Glad to hear you enjoy Press 195. Please visit us again soon. Thanks again! Brian Karp Owner Press 195 Press195.com

10. EAT Gastropub

2823 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside, NY 11572-2233 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 516-766-9547
Excellent
57%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

EAT Gastropub

EAT Gastropub's goal is to bring fresh, "good" (mostly organic and non-GMO) food to the way people EAT. At EGP, we elevate traditional pub cuisine using organic grass-fed beef, fresh produce from our greenhouse, and other homemade or locally sourced food and condiments. In the EGB pastry kitchen, we create our own desserts using the best chocolate and fruits. We believe in bringing health and a higher quality to America's greatest food. Customers love our philly cheesesteak eggroll, pretzel, BBQ and buffalo wings, burgers, and chicken pot pie. If you are going to EAT well, we want you to drink well too. We offer 24 craft beers on tap (and change them up weekly) as well as original artisanal cocktails created by world renowned mixologist, Willy Shine. Sticking with the EGP concept, he has created cocktails that incorporate freshly squeezed juice, homemade flavored syrups, and even a selection of ice that is most appropriate to your drink. EAT well, EAT safe, EAT gastropub.

Reviewed By David H - Rockford, United States

After seeing the positive reviews for this restaurant I expected a better experience. The inside seating was so over air conditioned that we chose to eat outside in the covered patio. The street noise was overwhelming. We had a fabulous appetizer, the "philly cheesesteak" egg rolls but our main courses were mediocre at best. The "50/50" burger was awful! Not likely that I will go there again.

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