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Catch Bar & Grill in Patchogue and more Long Island restaurants to try this weekend

The raw bar sampler with shrimp, little neck

The raw bar sampler with shrimp, little neck clams and Peconic oysters at Catch Oyster Bar & Grill in Patchogue. Credit: Daniel Brennan

As Cole Porter observed, “oysters down in Oyster Bay do it.” So, fall in love with them across Long Island. Here are three destinations to try:

Canterbury’s Oyster Bar & Grill in Oyster Bay sends out oysters “lobsterfella,” enriched with lobster sauce; oysters casino; oysters oreganata; even Buffalo-style with wing sauce and blue cheese. And on the half-shell, East and West Coast represented. Moderate

Canterbury’s Oyster Bar & Grill, 46 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay, 516-922-3614,

Catch Oyster Bar in Patchogue typically offers several Long Island varieties, including Peconic Gold and Fire Island. The house’s grilled oysters and oysters Rockefeller compete well. Moderate

Catch Oyster Bar, 63 N. Ocean Ave., Patchogue, 631-627-6860,

Waterzooi in Garden City brings in oysters from Washington State, British Columbia, Cape Cod, and Long Island, among other locations. And, if you want more, the mussel pots and raw bar are winners, too. Moderate

Waterzooi, 850 Franklin Ave., Garden City, 516-877-2177,