Must-See Jamaica Bay: Dining

by Staff

(Updated 06/03/2015)

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. A mouthwatering array of food vendors can be found on sections of the boardwalk at Beach 86th Street, Beach 97th Street and Beach 106th Street during the summer season, from mid-May to late September.

The culinary offerings at these boardwalk destinations include kebabs at Uma's (Beach 97th), burgers at Rippers (Beach 86th), arepas from Caracas (Beach 106th) and drinks at Low Tide Bar (Beach 97th). A new eatery with a Carribean vibe, Dredsurfer Grill at Beach 17th Street, has a menu with dishes like grilled salmon, jerk chicken and roasted corn. Read on for where to eat around Jamaica Bay.

Breezy Point/Rockaway Point

500 Bayside Dr., Queens, 718-318-9660

Broad Channel

Tommy's Pizza
915 Cross Bay Blvd., Queens, 718-945-6054

Gerritsen Beach

Tamaqua Bar & Marina
84 Ebony Ct., 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

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

Boardwalk and Beach 86th Street, 718-634-3034

Tacoway Beach (at Rockaway Beach Surf Club)
302 Beach 87th St., Queens

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

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