Newcomer on the half-shell Catch Oyster Bar stands out with very good seafood, raw and cooked, in a Patchogue storefront that seats about 30 contented customers.

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Baked clam "stuffies" are flavored with herbs and bacon are served at Catch Oyster Bar in Patchogue.

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Catch Oyster Bar is the newest highlight for dining out in downtown Patchogue.

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Michael Avino, center, runs Catch Oyster Bar in Patchogue with his father, Jim.

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Bartender Genson Blimline, left, chats with diners at the food-and-drink bar of Catch Oyster Bar in Patchogue.

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Catch Oyster Bar in Patchogue fits about 30 diners, with most of the seating on stools.

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A raw bar sampler includes shrimp, littleneck clams, and Peconic oysters at Catch Oyster Bar in Patchogue. 

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Grilled octopus salad, with tomato, onion, and potato slices on greens, is an appetizer at Catch Oyster Bar in Patchogue.

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The South Shore fish stew includes cod, mussels, clams and scallops, in a roasted garlic-tomato broth at Catch Oyster Bar in Patchogue. 

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Chicken-and-shrimp jambalaya gets its spark from spicy andouille sausage, smoked ham, peppers and onions, on Arborio rice at Catch Oyster Bar in Patchogue. 

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Po'boy sandwiches star oysters or shrimp at Catch Oyster Bar in Patchogue. 

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