Outdoor dining on Long Island

A view from the deck of the Fisherman's

(Credit: Newsday, 2009 / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Sunny days lead to dreams of outdoor tables. Dining alfresco is one of Long Island's seasonal treats. And if the restaurant offers a water view, it's even better.

There are plenty of local restaurants that take advantage of the opportunity. Here are some favorites.

--Compiled by Peter M. Gianotti and Joan Reminick

  • All American Hamburger on Merrick Road in Massapequa

    All American Burger $ | Burgers 4286 Merrick Rd. Massapequa Burgers, franks, fries and thick shakes (all the after-beach food groups) are accounted for at ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    A server carries food to tables at A

    A Lure $$$ | Seafood 62300 Main Road Southold On the former site of The Seafood Barge, the choices are mainly fish and shellfish, ...

  • Critic rating 2

    A Mano $$$ | New American, Italian, Wine bar 13550 Main Rd. Mattituck For non-locals who traverse between Greenport and Riverhead, it is always interesting to find the ...

  • The Italian Feast at La Casa Cafe, 445

    La Casa Cafe $$ | Italian, Pizza 445 Waterside Ave. Northport Dining along the shore can be taken literally at La Casa, as outdoor table service ...

  • Celebrate the coming summer at the Clam Bar

    Clam Bar $$ | Seafood, Restaurant 2025 Montauk Hwy. Amagansett This is as basic as it gets. Order at the counter and take a seat. ...

  • Joe the Lobster Man greets guests at

    Duryea's Lobster Deck $$ | Seafood, Restaurant 65 Tuthill Rd. Montauk No-frills establishment consisting of a wooden deck overlooking Fort Pond Bay and a small kitchen ...

  • Chef/owner Brian Valdini holding oven roasted grouper with

    Fatfish Wine Bar & Bistro $$ | Tapas (small plates), American, Dessert, Seafood 28 Cottage Ave. Bay Shore Tucked away down a canal that leads to the Great South Bay, Fatfish has become ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    A porch offers a wide welcome at The

    The Fifth Season $$$ | New American 34 E. Broadway Port Jefferson The Fifth Season moves into first place. Relocated from Greenport, Erik Orlowski's refreshing New American ...

  • La Fondita is a Mexican restaurant in Amagansett.

    La Fondita $ | Kids, Mexican, Restaurant 74 Montauk Hwy. Amagansett Picnic-style pondside eating at a surprisingly authentic tacqueria. ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    H2O Seafood & Sushi restaurant, located on Main

    H2O Seafood & Sushi $$$ | New American, Seafood 215 W. Main St. Smithtown H2O Seafood & Sushi hits the high-water mark. The updated H2O Seafood Grill is a ...

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