South Ocean Grill

4.6
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665 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.
What 665 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Mediocre to say the least. Ordered grilled artichoke. They came out quite charred but were actually cold inside??? My dinner salad was with scallops! Scallops were not hot and salad didn’t make a lot of sense... my husband liked his soup. Don’t think I need to go back!

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RichB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good experience

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DC25
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food was excellent and the drinks were fun and delicious. We LOVE South Ocean Grill!!!

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KenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience2

The food was spectacular. We can't wait to go back. Very busy and noisy. Could use some acoustic help. Service was okay but not great. The app's were spectacular: spinach dip, goat cheese, grilled artichokes. The Roquefort burger was excellent after I sent it back to Roquefort cheese. The sea bass was excellent. The only issue was the instruction for butter on the side not top were ignored.The salmon was perfect..

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved it and have recommended it to a few friends since my visit. The noise factor is a big problem but I will return.

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KimL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Patchogue! The food is consistently excellent and everything I have ever ordered here has been delicious!

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Richardk
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Reservation was honored on time. Food and service were excellent as always. Could use a little better heating near the outside walls, but spring is on the way 👍🏻😋

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DonaldSJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food... Great service... One of my favorite places to have dinner...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place, outstanding food and service

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vipgigi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was very good despite a limited menu and it was presented beautifully. Very good service as well (didn’t get a refill on my water despite having an empty glass in plain view) but considering the steep prices and very little ambiance, I doubt if it’s worth coming back. If you live in the neighborhood, it may be worth it for a casual place to go for a pricey meal. Was with my boyfriend....we both ordered fish entrees (I had 3 scallops with risotto and he had red snapper) and a flatbread appetizer. He had a drink and I had water. No dessert and with tax and tip, the bill was $125. I gave it 4 stars because the food was tasty and the waiter was nice.

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Rose
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious. Fresh. Wonderful jalapeño margarita. Very friendly staff. Lighting, high hats, were too bright. Yet, cute candles hanging from ceiling. LOVE the light on the bathroom faucet ( Sorry to spoil the surprise for those of you who have not been there yet) .

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richardm
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

good food no ambiance. We were in and out in an hour , so if you looking to chill out and and take your time choose-another restaurant. Oh if it's a cold night wear something warm; I find the restaurant very drafty and cold. With that being said still great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great. I had Crispy Calamari and Almond Crusted Branzino and Creme Brulee Cheesecake!

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CS1234567891235678
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food excellent location! Will be going back soon.

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bswiss
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have a wonderful dinner experience here! Happy Valentines Day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious!! Great service! This is one of our favorite restaurant

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JulesD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service and food. will definitely be back!!!

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ChristineI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food, so fresh. Great house wine as well. I been there so many times and not once did I leave there disappointed. One of my favorite restaurants.

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vipBetsyC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The Grill really knocked it out of the park again. Perfectly done herb crusted salmon over a lively pesto couscous . Hubby’s duck over risotto (a special I hope earns a right on the regular menu) he said was spectacular. Only con is that servers never offer a pepper mill - always have to ask- and more variety on the wine list for us regulars- otherwise still our go-to place for a great meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service....food & drinks also amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

First time- loved it.

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vipMaryD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pleasant surprise. Cozy place located in what used to be a house about one block from the water. E manager was our server and was on it! Food was fabulous and service was attentive. Definitely will return

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EileenG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good and service was good

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pickyeater
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food cooked to perfection! The kale salad is the best I’ve ever had and the white bean dip is awesome

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Terry
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

South Ocean Grill Is One Of My Most Favorite Restaurants , I Stumbled onto this fabulous find a year ago , I have been back several times, Love the scallops with risotto, oh the key lime pie is Delicious. The Fried Calamari is so tender ,Keep it in mind for Valentines Day you will Love it

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LissT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I would recommend! It’s just so small so we waited awhile for our reservation. Food is delicious though.

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MrMarkham
Key West
14 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I loved my fish and risotto my wife liked her ribs but the bbq sauce was not to her taste. Overall great meal super service.

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vipBetsyC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The grill continues to be our no-brained, go-to for dinner - especially during the week when pace is slower and room a little quieter- as a regular I keep hoping they change up their wine list and offer more variety but glad they keep my faves on the menu ie rock shrimp, kale salad and any fish or steak dish- always prepared to perfection.

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

I’d have to say I wouldn’t recommend it after this last experience. Previously I had raced about how great it was. Food was good last night for NYE 2019 but likely won’t do it again next year unfortunately. We have loved this place in the past but it could have been better last night and service was very much sub par. One of the crab cakes actually came out as basically just broken up shredded crab on the plate unable to hold any sort of cake form while the other was overcooked and black on parts of the exterior, drinks were forgotten, champagne that was supposed to come with the meal was never served and dessert options on the NYE menu weren’t even available. A bit of a disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience2

Food was great as always. Service was bad, as always.

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Jessi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Delicious! 2nd time we have ate here. You HAVE to try the Mexican Street Corn. Definitely get the appetizer size. You'll be licking your fingers clean. Yum!! Burger was great & seafood risotto. Can't wait to go back!

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vipjeanie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very quaint restaurant. Food was delish as usual. We had the crab cake special it was outstanding. Worth a try.

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nancya
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

birthday dinner
Everything was great as usual!

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vipJohnS
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious. Sat at the bar, Fox News was on. Perhaps a sports channel would be a better choice. Politics not a great choice in this divisive time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always good. Drinks always good but always a little weak. 🥴

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is AMAZING! We are NEVER disappointed. Staff are warm and friendly! Service is great!

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vipBethL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The place is very good but very small. Every time the door opened we froze since x we were seated near the door.

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StevenMarc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress and food was excellent!

JY
vipJustinY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal. Great little place

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South Ocean Grill offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 307-9999.

South Ocean Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 665 OpenTable diners.

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