Details for Louie's Oyster Bar and Grille

Louie's Oyster Bar and Grille

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Average rating 3.5 stars from 24 reviews

Address 395 Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11050


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Restaurant

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Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

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Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday
Lunch 11:30AM - 3:30PM
Dinner 3:30PM - 10:00PM

Lunch 11:30AM - 3:30PM
Dinner 3:30PM - 11:00PM

Sunday Brunch (October - March) 11:30AM - 3:30PM






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Docks are attended on summer weekends.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 50
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: 12
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Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Free docking for boats up to 50’ while dining at the restaurant. Overnight docking is available for a fee per foot.


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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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Reviews for Louie's Oyster Bar and Grille
ENJOYABLE MEAL, 2017-07-07
Captain: , Hampton, VA (581)

Beautiful early summer evening and several of us on mooring balls decided to come here for dinner. Place was understandably packed so we had about a 45 minute wait. Sat outside with great views of the harbor and was expecting both outstanding service and awesome food. Wait staff was fine but food just a bit disappointing. One example: I had their seafood pasta which came with a nice sauce. Seafood (except for 3 little neck clams) was obviously not fresh and at a price point where I would have expected it, no bread to help soak up the sauce. $3 extra. I'm a bit of a foodie so am probably more critical than many, but with just a bit of effort this place could be world class.

The New Louie's, 2017-05-18
Captain: , New Rochelle,ny (22)

This North Shore classic has changed hands and is under new management. Not the "Lobster House" of Dybas gone by. The menu is fusion, but has some interesting items as well as a selection of some fresh seafood. Dock can be busy on summer nights and weekends, but is staffed.

nice place for meal, 2016-06-06
Captain: , staten island (551)

read the other reveiws ,we liked it on saturday evening we couldnt get a reservation ,but we went sunday for lunch ,service waas good and food was good to we plan on making it a regular stop on our dock and dine circuit .... we did leave boat at brewer capri ,took water taxi over so i cant reveiw the dockmaster or dockhands at this time.... I did however leave my hat and was pleasantly surprised that it was returned safe and sound ,as it is a make america great hat !!!

Worth the trip, 2016-05-18
Captain: , Bronx NY (87)

The dock staff was very helpful everytime we pull up. The place is well kept and the crowd is nice. The food is pricey but it's good so won't complain. The restuarant staff was on point and entertaining. Nice place to visit.

Best Boater Restaurant, 2016-04-26
Captain: , Longboat Key, FL (122)

Louie's is one of our favorites for lunch-time boating destination and always a crowd pleaser with guests. They have a great dock master that helps tie up and that has been helping boaters there for generations. The food is great - don't understand the complaints below as we have been coming here for years and the food has been consistently good. LI needs more boat-friendly places like this for boaters to visit.

Boaters must stop, 2016-03-07
Captain: , West Shore Marine Marlboro NY (25)

While the food is good, it is not A + however the atmosphere is, as is the ease of docking (always a dockhand) and it is a great meeting place.
This is a standard and must stop for us at least twice per year to meet up with fellow boaters from other ports.

You better enjoy the view for free, 2015-10-07
Captain: , Boonton (75)

Bad experience overall.
Food was very oily and the price was very high. Next time I will try another place.

Not the old place it used to be, 2014-08-13
Captain: , New haven, ct (356)

Tidbit, this location was the filming spot for the restarunt sceen in "Meet the Parents".

Having grown up with the Old louies, this place is more Martini Bar vs Family Restarunt now. From my recent experence the dining was average for the price you pay. Not the only game in town thankfully, a short walk up Shore Rd yields a selection of more restarunts.

Inconsistent food : Great Dock Master, 2013-09-02
Captain: , Patchogue (85)

To start, Mike the dockmaster has been of great assistance on numerous occasions. Tip well, and he will fit you in a slip the size of a shoe box.

As for the food, it has been extremely inconsistent the last few visits. The ribs are always great but some of the specials offered have extremely small portions and tasteless. On one occasion, three of my guests were sick and hour after leaving.
We tend to go for drinks and appetizers, which has always been great.

Nice dinner - Great free dockage, 2013-07-07
Captain: , Liberty Harbor Marina - Hudson River NJ (60)

Just radio in and big Mike will take care of you. Free dockage during dinner and then you can go 30 yards to a free mooring overnight! Awesome find!

Not Worth the Trip, 2013-06-30
Captain: , City Island (20)

The worst part of our dock and dine experiences here, and we tried three times last season, was the terrible dockmaster. He is openly hostile. He has a terrible attitude. We saw him yelling at one guy in a sailboat who got stuck at low tide and needed help.

The food is fine. Nothing great, but certainly adequate. Regarding the price, I think it is appropriate because you are paying for the view and the location.

Recently the Lobster House on City Island has improved their dock and dine option, with an attendant and a nice dock. This is a better option, with a more authentic menu and a more friendly experience.

An Old Attraction With New Zing, 2013-06-18
Captain: , Eastchester Bay (45)

The place can get busy on good days, otherwise good food and service. Their patrons are mostly visitors. Pleasent none the less.
If you're allegric or hate seafood, try the chicken dishes. perfectly done, and the chicken sandwich is hearty! The homemade popato chips are delicious too.

Feel free to come in a t-shirt and jeans or dress up in a shirt and tie. A great balance between fancy and working class.
Entres start at about $15. Moderate pricing.

Bad Service, Bad Value for Your Money, 2012-10-16
Captain: , New York (209)

My three visits to Louies this past season were increasingly dissappointing. The last one topped them all when our waiter attempted to upsell us on the filet special (a much larger portion) by telling us that it was a higher grade of meat than the Choice cut they normally use for their regular filets (the one we ordered). When we declined, he kept pushing it! We nearly walked out right there, but we were starving. Her steak came way underdone and rather than making her a fresh portion, they reheated the same steak. The most appalling thing was that throughout this process I couldn't get the attention of my waiter who was doing sidework right in my line of sight the whole time! The restaurant was not busy, and no one was apologetic or at all attentive. They must rely solely on their location to get their business. Locals I talked to stay away entirely or only go to the bar for a burger and a beer.

Still very good for fresh oysters, 2012-08-24
Captain: , Rye Boat Basin (407)

We love to dock here and stop for a dozen oysters and a beer. The place has still some of the freshest oysters in the area.

Dockmaster is very helpful -- just make sure you tip him.

Very nice outside terrace overlooking the bay.

Too bad the food didn't match the service, 2012-07-02
Captain: , Nashville (547)

I don't think I've ever had a worse $100 meal. LOL, even when it included the cost of an airplane.

Try one of the other resturants, 2012-05-23
Captain: , Westport,Ma (710)

Only 3' at the dock!

I got some scallop creation, sounded good, NOT! Scallops were over cooked and almost floating in this awful sauce. I did also get chowder that was excellent. My husband got a filet ok but the sauce was "vile"
Oh and we waited 1 hour for our food. Alot of complaining from other tables going on here.
The water taxi driver said he had been hearing alot of dissatified reports. We should of asked him where to eat! He said that there are 58 resturants in this area to choose from.

Worth the trip, we agree!, 2012-05-06
Captain: , Erie, Pa. (1896)

Maybe best burger I ever had. Pretty pricey but well worth it. Will go again. Great service, great food.

Louie's is still worth a trip, 2011-08-08
Captain: , City Island, NY (53)

I read the reviews bemoaning the loss of the "old" place. Yes. it's more yuppie-fied now, with prices to match, but the food is still superior and the experience well worth the price.

Biggest drawback is the many large power yachts that clog up the limited dock space. I've seen many pull up just to smoke cigars - not sure how they get away with it. Sailboats need to stay at the outer half of the dock during anything other than high tide.

Be sure to call the Dockmaster on Ch 68 to let him know you're coming and he'll advise what availability is like. If worse comes to worst, pick up a town mooring and dinghy or take the water taxi.

Louie's is a classic!!!, 2011-07-29
Captain: , NYAC Pelham NY (171)

Great old school LI place, pretty good food, a bit overpriced deck is great in the docking while eating with helpful dockmaster and hands...if you're sailing watch the tides and make sure you stay near the end of the dock as low water toward the shore is<3ft. Happy hour and Friday/Sat can be busy...we like it best for a late lunch after sailing across the sound.

Nice place to dine, 2010-08-16
Captain: , City Island, NY (98)

I've been to Louie's many times over the past twenty years. Yeah, it's moe upscale now, but the steamers are still excellent. The dockmaster is helpful and can be hailed on channel 68. Watch the tide.

Not the same..., 2009-09-15
Captain: , Punta Gorda, FL (418)

First went to Louies in the 80's. The place has become "gentrified" translation: interior has been made upscale and the prices are high. The old "dive" decor had character. Still the food is good for both sailor and landlubber. As for docking, watch out for tide. If you have a deep draft (5+ft) be carful and try to stay at end of dock.

Nice stop for a meal, 2009-08-08
Captain: , New York, NY (470)

Free dock and dine. Dockmaster helpful. There are pilings/obstructions under water to the north of the pier, so be careful if swinging around to dock port side to alongside the pier. Foos at the restaurant is good, a bit pricey and slow, but friendly service and great views.

Great views, go for Happy Hour, 2009-07-06
Captain: , Hilton Head, South Carolina (533)

I enjoyed the atmosphere and views. Quite expensive unless you go happy hour for $3 pints.

Good chow, 2008-09-04
Captain: , Bristol, Rhode Island (2741)

A little pricey. Many tables on deck overlooking two long piers. Seafood, natch, but also tasty steaks, ribs, chops. Free docking while dining. Dockmaster sometimes on duty summer weekends.

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