97th Street has the biggest variety of concessions on the boardwalk, including a barbecue place (Breezy’s), a ceviche stand (La Cevicheria), a full service bar (Low Tide Bar), and our top pick, Lobster Joint. Get a lobster roll, and eat it at one of the picnic tables.
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Whit’s End Pizza Parlour
Whit’s End is a pizza and seafood place on Beach 97th Street that makes some of the best pizza in the Rockaways.
RBQ Rockaway Beach BBQ
RBQ is a big barbecue spot in the Rockaways where you can eat something that’ll force you to take a nap afterwards.
Rippers is a little spot right on the boardwalk in Rockaway Beach where you can get hot dogs and burgers.
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Cull & Pistol
Cull & Pistol is our new favorite destination in Chelsea Market. Say what you will about the crowds, but this is as good as workday eating probably gets.
Extra Fancy is a neighborhood spot in Williamsburg where you can either eat a full meal or drink a frozen margarita in the yard.
It is no understatement to say that Catch is the most over-the-top, ridiculous dining operation the Meatpacking District has ever seen. Thankfully though, the service is fantastic, and the food is pretty great as well, despite the absurdity of it all.
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What was once called Rockaway Taco is now called Tacoway Beach. The good news? The fish tacos are still the best in town.
Lobster Joint is closest thing to a clam shack that you can find in Greenpoint, and it's absolutely perfect for summer day drinking.
Connolly’s is an old-school Irish bar near Rockaway Beach where you should get a piña colada in a styrofoam cup.
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