Fodor's Expert Review Island Mermaid
$$$ Fire Island Seafood
There is much debate over where you can get the best Rocket Fuel (a Fire Island specialty–piña colada with amaretto and a 151 rum floater), but many say it's here. You can also get fresh seafood, steaks, and some really good meatballs while dining bayside (the clam bake is tasty and a good value, but nothing to write home about). Serving the community for about a quarter-century, this place is an institution. There's a fun bar crowd at night.
780 Bay Walk
Fire Island, New York 11770, USA
Rate Includes: Closed Oct.–Apr.