Must-See Jamaica Bay: Dining

Outdoors & Recreation

by Alyssa Grossman, 07/17/2012

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With all the things to see and do around Jamaica Bay, it's easy to work up an appetite. Thankfully, the waterfront expanse features plenty of dining options—from sit-down restaurants to casual stands—that will keep you fueled all day long, no matter how you choose to spend your time there. While some are best reached by car or bike, those who travel by subway are never far from the area's edibles. Though much of the boardwalk was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, the Department of Parks & Recreation has built sections of boardwalk spanning areas where there are food vendors, at 86th Street (open beginning Memorial Day weekend), 97th Street (open July 1) and 106th Street (open mid-June).

The food offerings on the boardwalk include sandwiches at Lobster Joint, arepas from Caracas, drinks at Low Tide Bar and more. Other restaurants in the area have opened for the summer season, while others are still rebuilding; call first to confirm they're open. And read on for where to eat around Jamaica Bay.

Breezy Point/Rockaway Point
BayHouse (anticipated opening mid-June)
500 Bayside Drive, Queens, 718-318-9660

Kennedy's Restaurant
406 Bayside, Queens, 718-945-0202

Broad Channel
Aqua House
99 Van Brunt Road, Queens, 718-318-2888

Gerritsen Beach
Tamaqua Bar & Marina
84 Ebony Court, Brooklyn, 718-646-9212 

Howard Beach
Saffron Restaurant and Tapas Bar
161-50 Cross Bay Blvd., Queens, 347-392-4152

New Park Pizzeria
156-71 Cross Bay Blvd., Queens, 718-641-3082 

The Rockaways
Belle Harbor Steak House
268 Beach 116th St., Queens, 718-318-5100

Bungalow Bar & Restaurant  
377 Beach 92nd St., Queens, 718-945-2100

Caracas Rockaway  
106-01 Shore Front Pkwy., Queens

Cuisine by Claudette
143 Beach 116th St., Queens, 718-945-5511

Dalton's Seaside Grill
10802 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Queens, 718-634-4384

Irish Circle Tavern
101-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Queens, 718-474-9002

Low Tide Bar  
Boardwalk and Beach 97th Street, Queens

O’Sake Japanese Restaurant
263 Beach 116th St., Queens, 718-945-8888

Plum Tomatoes Pizzeria & Restaurant
420 Beach 129th St., Queens, 718-474-1775

Thai Rock
375 Beach 92nd Street, Queens, 646-455-3991

The Wharf
416 Beach 116th St., Queens, 718-474-8807

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