Fodor's Expert Review SALT Waterfront Bar & Grill

$$ Shelter Island Seafood

Converted out of a vacant boatyard, this fun and vibrant spot on picturesque Chase Creek was the brainchild of two Shelter Island "summer kids," Keith Bavaro and Alison Bevilacqua. The nautical-themed restaurant utilizes the most local, freshest seafood available for its raw bar, delicious fish tacos, and some Hawaiian-influenced dishes. Out back, locals and tourists mix it up at the Shipwreck Bar (Thursday–Monday), a converted 1928 scalloping ship on land. In summer it's an outdoor party with fresh cocktails—try the Whale Killer, made with local Sag Harbor Rum—lawn games, and live music. Boaters can dock at the Island Boatyard and walk up to the restaurant and bar; day passes are also available for non-boaters for use of the pool, lounge area, and shower facilities.

Seafood Views Lively Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

63 S. Menantic Rd.
Shelter Island, New York  11964, USA

631-749–5535

www.saltshelterisland.com

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar. and weekdays Labor Day–Oct. 31 and Apr.–July 4. Closures and hours vary depending on weather, so call ahead, Closed Nov.–Mar.

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