You put up with a lot of limp fried calamari and overcooked, farmed salmon before making the big catch.
These 8 make up for all the overdone broiled seafood platters and stuffed flounders.
The list includes places as different from each other as the casual restaurant and market, Artie's South Shore Fish & Grill in Island Park and the stylish Kyma in Roslyn.
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