South Ocean Grill

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622 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
We aim to serve great food at a great price to great people. Walk-in space is always available, but reservations are recommended. Please call for private party availability.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding as always!

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Reservation was honored and accommodated when we called ahead to say we would be 20 minutes late. Food took a bit of time , 30 minute wait. 3 had burgers veggie (fair) bacon cheeseburger (excellent) cheeseburger (excellent) , one was surf and turf. Steak was good, crab cake good but shrimp were terrible (tiny and overcooked). The waitress took off money for the poor shrimp. Acoustics are awful and we couldn’t hear one another well but we could easily hear others. Staff was cheerful and welcoming and I would recommend for a lunch but not a
Romantic dinner due to noise level.

D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere! Love the quaint interior!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. Never disappoints!

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LL
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love South Ocean Grill! Food is consitently delicious and the service is outstanding! Alejandra is an amazing employee! She is always so friendly and courteous!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all around, will be back.....SOON!

d
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

The food was OK. The service was very nice. Noisy place with basically no charm, other than the excellent wait staff. Too bad the food didn't match the quality fo the staff that delivered it to the table.

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love the food!!! However, there are too many tables in the restaurant and I feel like you are right on top of the next table.

TB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food & drink, very friendly wait staff. Its a small place so make a reservation

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious as we had heard-small, unassuming restaurant
great service, fresh food

DC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, fun & yummy cocktails, great atmosphere!

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It’s always great to eat here.

P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. Consistent kitchen and awesome floor staff!!

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love this place!! 4.5 overall but wasnt an option. Very intimate atmosphere. It is tiny so it gets noisy quick, but it is a diamond in the rough. I always get the special when I go. Even the bread is amazing.

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service. Great food.

KL
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Started off with a Blueberry-Lemonade Margarita, which was as good as it sounds! We shared an order of the crispy calamari with cocktail sauce and spicy aioli, which was good (but we had the Thai calamari last time, and think I prefer that one more) and the volcano shrimp, which was a little oily but still tasty. They were served over a bed of coleslaw, which was very good. I had the grilled vegetable platter, which was filled with a delicious assortment! The grilled artichoke was smoky and flavorful, also served with spicy aioli, the most delicious kale salad I've ever had! A small piece of the Mexico City corn on the cob, which is a 'must order' item every time we come! (I wish I had ordered more! SO GOOD!!) a coucous salad and grilled zucchini. A really well done veggie option! My husband had the Angry Bison burger, which had to be made with regular beef, as they were out of bison. There was a jalapeno pepper on it (thus the Angry) but the seeds hadn't been scraped out, so it was a bit too hot to enjoy. He removed it, and did enjoy the rest of the burger. We've been here twice before, and really loved it. This time was just a little 'off', but we will be back again none-the-less!!

RD
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The grilled salmon sandwich was amazing! Our server was prompt and had a great disposition. Love this place!

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Always have a great meal here. However the noise level was over the top. I guess there were many chatty people eating dinner that night.

ZM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We recently went to South Ocean Grill for the 2nd time in 3 weeks because the food is so good. From the flatbread appetizers to entrees like crab cakes and shrimp and scallop risotto, the food is fresh and very tasty. Can't wait to go back.

GM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The only surprise was the corking fee that was not listed in the review where they stated "BYO Wine".

Otherwise it was a great meal, great service and will be going back again.

TR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. IT WAS VERY NOISY HARD TO HEAR AND THERE WAS ONLY TWO TABLE OCCUPIED. IT GOT WORSE WHEN IT STARTED FILLING UP. PARKING WAS LIMITED WE WERE LUCKY WE WERE EARLY AND GOT A SPOT.

RC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably our 20th time at this restaurant. Consistently great food and service. The Thai Calamari is over the top delicious. Overall the best food of any restaurant in town

PF
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

My husband and I were out on a date without our kids for the first time in a long time. We were looking forward to a relaxing evening. Upon stating we were going to have a drink before ordering we were informed that there was a reservation after us. The waitress was rude and slammed my husbands water down on the table. We decided to leave after our drink, told the waitress we didn’t want to feel rushed and she replied, “well we are a small place.” I’ve dined here before and it was amazing. The atmosphere and food the previous time was outstanding. Very disappointed in the service.

DB
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A small place woth outanding service and food! Can't wait to go back.

GV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quaint restaurant with nice atmosphere. But the best is their food. Fresh and with a lot of thought put into every of their tasty dishes. The prices are great as well considering the kind of fresh products hat go into their menu.

TB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious and the service is always great’

DA
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was phenomenal and service was too. The appetizers are delicious and unique. Try the Mexican corn on the cob. Had the crab cakes and they were AMAZING!!!

EF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

South Ocean Grill Food Is All Made From Scratch Including The Breads Daily! I Love The Twist That They Have On Their Foods. The Kale Slad Is A Must Have! Absolutely Everything On The Menu Is Good

RS
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great lunch. It was an amazing experience - AS USUAL!!

H
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Our second visit, the first being fantastic. The recent visit was also great. Despite being what appeared to be short staffed on a Sunday, everyone handled the 6pm rush great. Our orders arrived slower than the last time but service was still upbeat despite the heat and being short. The only disappointing part was the ribeye steak. Size and taste was not what we expected. Overall, this is a great place and we would most certainly return.

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious

Wish they served frozen drinks.

T
New York Area
247 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Been here many times and have always had a good meal. It is one of the two best restaurants in the Patchogue area.

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience at South Ocean Grill. The food and drinks were absolutely delicious and the staff was friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back.

DC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Amazing food every time we go to South Ocean Grill... and love the atmosphere too!

DC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Service was really slow and only two people working the tables for both inside and outside. Food was ok but not great. We had the steak and crab cakes. Very small place. Best part was the key lime pie desert. I always wanted to try this place out but no need to do it again.

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Usually best place in area. $35 was a little too much for the piece of red snapper, a plate full of potatoes (boring), and steamed vegetables (which were limp). At 6pm, you were out of the pasta-seafood special that sounded great to both of us. We dine with you often and have been wow-ed on every occasion -except Sunday June 30, the day I took my wife out ofr her birthday. Still not terribly disappointing, just way below the bar you've set.

RC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently delicious food and great service from this neighborhood gem.

K
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I always have a great meal at South Ocean Grill. One of my favorite things on the menu is the grilled artichoke appetizer. It is AMAZING! I usually get one of the specials as my entree and I've never made a poor choice. I'm not really a drinker, but their drinks are delicious. No mixes! I had a fresh raspberry margarita that was so fruity and delicious. Not too sweet. Our server, Alejandra, was so friendly. She is a ray of sunshine. The place is cozy and nicely decorated. It's small, so you need to make a reservation in advance. My only complaint is that I wish they would change up the menu seasonally. The specials help, but it would be great to see new items regularly. I highly recommend South Ocean Grill.

LG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We have been patronizing South Ocean Grill since is has opened.
It is one of our favorite local places to eat.
The staff are very attentive and professional, always pleasant which adds to the ambiance.
The house Sangria is DeLicious!
I'm a creature of habit, I always order the Branzino with their homemade Kale Salad.
How fortunate are we to have such a Great Place so close to home.

MR
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Trip advisor had it listed as best restaurant in Patchogue and while I haven’t eaten in all places there I’ve eaten in many. I would agree that it’s the best I’ve tried in Patchogue.
Mexican corn was yummy and my salad was terrific. I’d definitely go again and I’m planning on bringing so family members that think another place in the neighborhood is great. The south ocean grill blew this other well known place away

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