Jolly Fisherman's spring catch in Roslyn

The "deluxe seafood cocktail" includes lobster, crab meat The "deluxe seafood cocktail" includes lobster, crab meat and shrimp at The Jolly Fisherman in Roslyn. (April 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday Peter Gianotti

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The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House, Roslyn's main catch for traditional American seafood, has been hooking diners since 1957.

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It's good to go there today for a fine  "deluxe seafood cocktail," a dewy trio of lump crab meat, shrimp and chunks of lobster.

And soft-shell crabs are among the specials, either sauteed meuniere or batter-fried. They's also recommended, either way. Likewise, a pristine special of broiled local flounder.

As it has been since day one, the banana cream pie leads the desserts.

All of it is served in a newly streamlined main dining room, but devotees of the earlier, woody look will find it in the adjoining room. Both overlook the pond. The bar, which doesn't,  similarly has a time-capsule quality. Order an Old Fashioned.

Prices, however, are contemporary. That seafood cocktail is $30.

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The Jolly Fisherman & Steak House, 25 Main St., Roslyn; 516-621-0055.

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