Ocean Beach Waterfront Restaurants To Dine For!

While the current state of COVID-19 is only allowing us to dine outside, this has always been the way of life on Fire Island! If you're spending the week, weekend, or even just the day on Fire Island you'll definitely want to treat yourself to dinner with a beautiful view! We've rounded up our favorite bayfront restaurants in Ocean Beach where you'll be snapping pictures of the sunset all night.

The Island Mermaid

Right in the heart of town, The Island Mermaid is where causal, elegant dining is embraced through the entire experience. Enjoy incredible views of the Great South Bay while dining.  Throughout the summer, The Mermaid hosts events a few nights a week. Check out their website for their event schedule!

Address: 780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, NY, Fire Island

Maguire's Waterfront Restaurant

Located on the west end of Ocean Beach, Maguire's is a staple for Fire Island restaurant goers. Sitting outside at Maguire's, you'll have a front row seat to gorgeous Fire Island summer sunsets. Offering great happy hour specials 5 days a week and Lobsterpalooza on Thursdays, any day is a great day to dine at Maguire's!

Address: 1 Bungalow Walk, Ocean Beach, NY, Fire Island


Houser's Bar offers casual Bayfront dining with an extensive menu. You'll feel like you never left the beach in their outdoor dining space that sits on the soft sand. You'll love the tropical atmosphere while taking in the gorgeous views! Be sure to check out their specials!

Address: 785 Evergreen Walk, Ocean Beach, NY, Fire Island

The Hideaway

Part of Houser's Hotel, The Hideaway has the feel of a little French bistro that just so happens to sit right on the Great South Bay. The Hideaway grows fresh herbs right there on the premise that they use to garnish their signature dishes which adds that extra touch of excellence. With great food and wait staff, you'll be sure to enjoy your experience at The Hideaway!

Address: 785 Evergreen Walk, Ocean Beach, NY, Fire Island

Matthews Seafood

You can find Matthew's Seafood Restaurant around the bend on the east end of Ocean Beach just before you enter Seaview. Watch the boats pass by or admire the ones that dock right at the restaurant. Hosting daily specials and events, most notably Margarita Madness on Thursdays! Loved your meal? Head over to Matthew's Market and purchase fresh seafood to bring home!

Address: 935 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, NY, Fire Island

We hope you enjoy these waterfront restaurants as much as we do and tag @fireislandre in your favorite waterfront, sunset picture to be featured on our social media!