Where to Eat in Wading River: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Brain Ambrose

Wading River is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Suffolk County, New York, United States, on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 7,719. It is adjacent to Shoreham and shares a school district.
Things to do in Wading River

1. La Plage

131 Creek Rd, Wading River, NY 11792-1006 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 631-744-9200
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

La Plage

"The Most Romantic Restaurant on Long Island" - NY Times Praised by Zagat Survey for its "superb culinary artistry," La Plage is one of Long Island's premier dining destinations, set in a gorgeous beach-front location offering both indoor and terrace seating.

Reviewed By tweedybird26 - Floral Park, New York

The setting is lovely, low key and welcoming. There is indoor and outdoor seating available. The Prix fixe at lunch is an excellent buy with a glass of nice wine available for only $3.00 more. Each of our selections was excellent and presented beautifully. The rolls were also noteworthy. Kelly, our server was thoughtful, friendly and skilled. We were looking for a waterfront setting and this was prefect.

2. Greek Island Diner

6324 Route 25a, Wading River, NY 11792-2019 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Greek, Diner, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 631-886-1989
Excellent
62%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Greek Island Diner

Reviewed By Marie M

This diner is great for breakfast! Excellent wait staff! Omelette and waffles are excellent. Give it a try when in the area!

3. Michael Anthony's Food Bar

2925 N Wading River Rd, Wading River, NY 11792-1415 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 631-929-8800
Excellent
69%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Michael Anthony's Food Bar

Reviewed By TravelinFamilyBoston - Boston

I'll start by saying we had a fixed menu (with 3 entree options) for a large group.
First course was a slab of fried eggplant which could have come from the local diner. Second course was a pasta with squash and mushrooms which was too salty (and I like a lot of salt). For the main course I had roast chicken which was reasonably tasty but nothing special. For over sixty bucks I would expect more.

I wouldn't bother to return.

4. Phil's Restaurant & Sports LNG

1856 Wading River Manor Rd, Wading River, NY 11792-2137 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 631-929-0508
Excellent
34%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 92 reviews

Phil's Restaurant & Sports LNG

Reviewed By Mark S - New York City, New York

Phil's is a sports bar that does not pretend to be something else. It's a nicely decorated, clean, well managed place that serves really good pub food and drinks. The service is very friendly and attentive and, most importantly, well trained. Even though its a sports bar, it is also family oriented which is why it's always crowded. There is ample parking in the back.

5. La Bistro Pizzeria

6265 Route 25a, Wading River, NY 11792-2003 Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 631-886-2326
Excellent
72%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

La Bistro Pizzeria

Reviewed By Vacalot - Shoreham, New York

After a long time of mediocre local pizza I FINALLY found La Bistro in Wading River. Can't tell you enough how impressed we were with our pizza tonight. La Bistro I found out tonight have been in Wading River for 6 years, why we haven't tried it before we don't know. Bottom line, we are new customers their pizza was very tasty with a great crispy crust with a special bottom fixing,sauce and cheese were in perfect proportion making that an excellent pie. I would highly recommend La Bistro.

6. Desmonds Restaurant & Pub

East Wind 5720 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792 Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 46 +1 631-846-2335
Excellent
46%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
8%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Desmonds Restaurant & Pub

Hidden in the grand East Wind Long Island at the gateway to Long Island's famed North Fork and Wine Country is Desmond's Restaurant & Pub, a casually elegant restaurant and lounge. Our Italian-American cuisine showcases the finest locally grown ingredients and regional wines, with organic, gluten free, and vegan options available when possible, including an Italian Bistro Bar serving fresh brick oven pizzas with fresh dough made daily. Dining Hours for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 9:00pm Saturday: 8:00am - 10:00pm Sunday: 9:30am - 9:00pm (Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 2:00pm)

Reviewed By line10 - Saint Augustine Beach, Florida

Nice relaxed pub with an Italian vibe. Prices are reasonable and the food very good. They have great bar pizzas and many other offerings on the bar menu. Additionally you can order from the main dining rooms menu.We are delighted enjoyed your meal at Desmond's and thank you for you sharing your review. Come back and visit again soon. We have ongoing specials so keep an eye out on our Facebook page and website. Cheers!

7. Mesquite Tex Mex

2034 N Country Rd, Wading River, NY 11792-1641 Takeout, Seating Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 631-886-2886
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Mesquite Tex Mex

Reviewed By Hampton516 - Long Island, New York

What's inside the food at Mesquite? They make everything on premises and if you look in their fridge - you'll see the ingredients.... farm to table meats and produce. Can Mr. Taco say that? I see a delivery truck in their parking lot weekly with frozen and pre-prepared products arriving. Why are they not open longer hours? Because they are small, local business and Mondays and Tuesdays are traditionally dead for retail. Do yourself a favor and explore their menu - don't stick with the tacos and fresh guac. They make amazing specialty items - like their corn chowder, ahi tuna tacos and more.

8. Truffles Bistro Restaurant

6271 Route 25a, Wading River Commons, Wading River, NY 11792-2003 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Wine Bar, American, Bar, International, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 12 - SGD 34 +1 631-929-3728
Excellent
64%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Truffles Bistro Restaurant

A casual dinning and Lounge where can enjoy a quick lunch or enjoy a relaxed dinner. Enjoy reasonible wine selection along with a full bar.

Reviewed By lewk475 - Ridge, New York

Good, planty to eat, good service, planty of parking, good priceing, avrage for the area, great for lunch or dinner. Kids are ok.great bergers and stake.

9. Blackwell's Restaurant

141 Fairway Dr, Wading River, NY 11792-3611 Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations American Lunch, Dinner SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 631-929-1800
Excellent
48%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

Reviewed By Vacalot - Shoreham, New York

This very nice restaurant with unique menu has "Down Sized" itself to a limited "Pub" style menu. Had "Jumbo Wings" for an appetizer which were very typical and not the least "Jumbo" with sauce dumped on.The Rib Eye which I had at best was fair, cooked perfectly but far from a "prime cut". The wife had a Turkey club which she enjoyed. As for me I would not be interested in returning here for a steak.

10. Pure North Fork

141 Fairway Dr, Wading River, NY 11792-3611 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 50 +1 631-886-2777
Excellent
30%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
15%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 53 reviews

Pure North Fork

What are we? Craft |noun| \’kraft\ – an activity that involves making something in a skillful way by using your hands. We are your reason to discover the North Fork! A haven for hand-crafted cuisine with honest ingredients, we create incredible pairings from our 22 on-tap beers and craft beverages and our artisanal lunch and dinner selections. Our $10 lunch menu, $5 Happy Hour and our famous weekly specials are a few of the ways we strive to offer craft choices at reasonable prices. Where are we? You’ll find us conveniently nestled at the gateway to Long Island wine country, with an outdoor patio overlooking the scenic 132-acre Great Rock golf course. Whether you’re local (hi, neighbor!) or visiting us on your way to the wineries, beaches, farms and seaports, we are perfectly situated for a lunchtime getaway or a fine evening out.

Reviewed By Circusboyny - New Rochelle, New York

Nice menu. We shared several small plates - didn't try the entrees. The Caprese salad is very good, as are the flatbreads. The crab cakes are a must, very very good. The Oysters were fresh and delish. Great beer menu.
The restaurant is kind of odd in that there is a main room, which looked chic and lovely, that is really the home to the central bar. Then there is a second, smaller, more drab room that seems like the poor stepchild. Try to get on the back patio which is really great. It looks out onto the golf course, has an outdoor fireplace (not a fire pit), lots of seating and when we were there a quite good two person band playing live music.
I would definitely return if in the area.

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