June 10th, 2020 – Nearly 50 restaurants in the Town of Islip have been granted temporary outdoor dining/tent permits in advance of today’s Phase Two reopening.
“Suffolk County leaders have been advocating for restaurants to have the ability to reopen outdoor dining. Given that the Town of Islip offers miles of waterfront restaurants, and that many of our inland restaurants offer dining alfresco, it is essential that these establishments have the opportunity to open their outdoor and waterfront spaces at the earliest and most prudent time,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter.
The NYS Guidance states that outdoor tables must be spaced six feet apart, all staff must wear face coverings and customers must also wear face coverings when not seated.
The following restaurants or pubs have been granted temporary outdoor dining/tent permits: Oconee Diner; Nicky’s on the Bay; Coastal Kitchen; ITA Kitchen; the Linwood; Corks & Taps; Fire Island Vines; Treme; Aegean Café; Swept Away; Dang BBQ; The Lakehouse; Toast Coffee House; Hurricane Grill and Wings; Changing Times; Tellers; Verace: The Cull House; Applebee’s Grill; Home Towne Tavern; Local Burger; The Penny Pub; T.J. Finley’s; Café Joelle; Verde Kitchen; Secatogue Brewing; Eleanor’s Lounge; Mario Restaurant; Mannino’s Restaurant; Off the Block; The View; Salt & Barrel; Southside Restaurant; George Martin’s Strip Steak; Sempre Vivolo; JT’s Farmhouse; The Parlor House; The Chowder Bar; Farrell’s; Sayville Athletic Club and Napper Tandy’s.
“This is a major milestone for Suffolk County restaurants owners, who have endured more than 100 days of take-out service only, or, who elected to remain temporarily closed,” said Supervisor Carpenter. “Now that summer weather is upon us, customers are eager to return to dining outdoors. We must be mindful, and continue to maintain social distancing and wear a face covering to ensure that as we reopen, we continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.”