Waterfront Restaurants in NYC
Nick's Lobster House is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

1. Nick's Lobster House

7.1
2777 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Southeastern Brooklyn · 416 tips and reviews

EaterEater: There’s a big dining room — sometimes given over to karaoke contests — but persevere beyond that to one of the city’s loveliest outdoor decks, which looks across the water at houses on stilts. Read more.

Jordan's Lobster Dock is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

2. Jordan's Lobster Dock

7.1
3165 Harkness Ave (at Knapp St.), Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Sheepshead Bay · 43 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The restaurant has turned toward fried fast food in the last decade, but still has a lighthouse. In addition to lobster rolls, it’s a good place for raw clams and oysters. Read more.

Clemente's Maryland Crab House is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

3. Clemente's Maryland Crab House

7.0
3939 Emmons Ave (Shore Pkwy), Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Sheepshead Bay · 49 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Has a waterside wooden deck with a view of pleasure boats at their moorings. The thing to get is a bucket of fresh blue crabs steamed in Old Bay. Along with it comes a wooden mallet and plastic bib. Read more.

Liman Restaurant is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

4. Liman Restaurant

8.1
2710 Emmons Ave (btwn. E 27th and E 28th), Brooklyn, NY
Turkish Restaurant · Sheepshead Bay · 40 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A Turkish restaurant right on the water — with a roasted sea bass or mess of fried fresh anchovies, best eaten on the screened-in porch. Read more.

Yiasou is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

5. Yiasou

7.3
2003 Emmons Ave (Ocean), Brooklyn, NY
Greek Restaurant · Sheepshead Bay · 15 tips and reviews

EaterEater: An elegant Greek seafood spot where a whole flame-roasted flounder, enough for two or three people and likely locally caught, will set you back $30. Read more.

Randazzo's Clam Bar is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

6. Randazzo's Clam Bar

8.1
2017 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Sheepshead Bay · 95 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Order anything with clams, including fried clams, baked stuffed clams, spaghetti with white or red clam sauce, and, of course, New England or Manhattan clam chowder. Read more.

Nathan's Famous is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

7. Nathan's Famous

8.0
1310 Surf Ave (at Stillwell Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Hot Dog Joint · Coney Island · 356 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Yes, the hot dogs taste great with the smell of brine in your nostril, but don’t overlook the clam offerings, which include fried clams and raw clams on the half shell, at bargain prices. Read more.

Brooklyn Crab is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

8. Brooklyn Crab

8.5
24 Reed St (btwn Van Brunt & Conover St), Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Red Hook · 271 tips and reviews

EaterEater: It boasts patios at different levels, several bars featuring beer and mixed drinks, and a menu heavy on seafood. Crab claws, shrimp cocktails, and raw oysters are all specialties. Read more.

Tacoway Beach is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

9. Tacoway Beach

9.0
302 Beach 87th St, Queens, NY
Taco Restaurant · Hammels · 45 tips and reviews

EaterEater: sells Baja-style tacos (pick fish, chorizo, or tofu) heaped with slaw and squiggled with crema, plus quesadillas, guac and chips, and the stray breakfast taco. Read more.

Rippers is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

10. Rippers

8.2
8601 Shore Front Pkwy, Queens, NY
Burger Joint · Hammels · 66 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Peddling burgers, cheese fries, soft-serve ice cream, and alcoholic beverages right on the boardwalk with stunning views of the ocean. Read more.

Lenny's Clam Bar is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

11. Lenny's Clam Bar

8.7
16102 Crossbay Blvd (at 161st Ave), Howard Beach, NY
Seafood Restaurant · 64 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This swinging spot, is open to the wee hours, serving up raw bar selections, baked stuffed clams, fried calamari, and steamed scungilli (conch). Read more.

Pier I Cafe is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

12. Pier I Cafe

8.7
W 70th St (at Riverside Blvd), New York, NY
Café · Lincoln Square · 179 tips and reviews

EaterEater: It makes a great bike destination, and the lobster roll, blackened salmon, and shrimp brochettes are better than they need to be, and cheaper, too. Read more.

Boat Basin Cafe is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

13. Boat Basin Cafe

W 79th St (at Riverside Park), New York, NY
Café · Upper West Side · 211 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Elevated and built out of rusticated stone like a Transylvanian castle, is the West 79th Street Boat Basin Café, overlooking a marina. Read more.

Seaside Turkish Restaurant is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

14. Seaside Turkish Restaurant

6.3
124 Ocean Ave (Father Capadano Blvd.), Staten Island, NY
Mediterranean Restaurant · South Beach · 27 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Perches a pebble’s throw from sprawling South Beach. After consuming your meal, which might include a whole grilled branzino or fried calamari, take a stroll along the boardwalk. Read more.

Lobster House Joe's is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

15. Lobster House Joe's

7.7
1898 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Dongan Hills · 20 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A strip-mall palace of inexpensive seafood. The menu skews Sicilian with a splendid octopus salad dotted with black olives, a range of chowders, and lobster in several permutations Read more.

Killmeyer's Old Bavarian Inn is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

16. Killmeyer's Old Bavarian Inn

8.1
4254 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island, NY
German Restaurant · Charleston · 28 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Offers views of Arthur Kill and the oil tanks on the Jersey side of the tidal strait from its front porch. The usual German fare includes baked oysters, smoked fish, and salmon poached in weissbier. Read more.

Johnny's Famous Reef Restaurant is one of Waterfront Restaurants in NYC.

17. Johnny's Famous Reef Restaurant

7.7
2 City Island Ave, Bronx, NY
Seafood Restaurant · City Island · 112 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Has prices tacked up on placards around the ceiling, and bargain-basement fish, clams, oysters, and frogs legs, all fried and served with french fries and washed down with milkshakes. Read more.