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GroundLink Grub Tips: Where to Get the Best Seafood on Long Island

If you’re heading to Long Island for the summer and are hoping to get some fresh seafood, you’re in luck. Long Island is bursting with fish markets and restaurants that are stocked with local catch, including clams, oysters, lobster, and fresh fish, as well as more exotic pulls from the Caribbean and Florida (flown in fresh on the regular), like pompano and mahi-mahi.

Seafood Markets

If you want to put on your own oceanfront clam bake or lobster boil, then head to one of Long Island’s many seafood markets. Here’s a list of the top ten markets, according to Newsday. All of the locations have been in business on Long Island for years, and have experts on staff, so you can rest assured you’ll be in good hands when making decisions about the type, quality, and amount of seafood or shellfish you’ll want to purchase. Don’t be afraid to ask questions though – piscophiles love to discuss their work and their passion, and want to share that information with their customers.


From fancy to casual, you’ll find no shortage of seafood restaurants on Long Island. A recently compiled list from Trip Savvy showcases their top ten favorite restaurants in the area. Most notable are the restaurants that are on the water, providing fresh seafood, oysters on the half shell, lobster and more along with incredible views.


If you are a true fisherman or just someone who wants to try their hand at something new (and catch your own dinner), then you can make plans to get out on the water or fish from the beach at a variety of places on Long Island. Different laws are in place for fishing licenses (freshwater vs. ocean) and you can find that information here. If you’re fishing in freshwater, you can expect to pull in bass and trout. In the sound or the ocean, you will find fluke and porgy.

Whatever you fancy in terms of seafood, Long Island has options all over the area as well as near or on the water. Visit today to get your fill!

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