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The 8 best seafood restaurants on Long Island: Eat here now

Soft-shell crab at The Jolly Fisherman.

Soft-shell crab at The Jolly Fisherman. Credit: Newsday / Erica Marcus

Each year, you expect Long Island to overflow with outstanding seafood restaurants. But that doesn't happen. You put up with more limp fried calamari and overcooked farmed fish than anyone should before finding perfect Peconic Bay scallops and pristine striped bass, incomparable Montauk tuna and briny-sweet local oysters.
These 8 restaurants, listed alphabetically, always deliver the big catch.


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