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Rachel's Waterside Grill

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281 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6337 (Front Street)
+1 516-546-0050
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 16:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a group of 9 and no reservations but was seated quickly. Food was very good and would recommend only negative was slow to refill drinks.

Thank Donna W
Bethpage, New York
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You basically can't go wrong with anything you order at Rachel's. One of my favorite go-tos is the NY Blackened Shell Steak. It is to die for. I also highly recommend the Gorgonzola Mussels. Ania at the bar is wonderful and will mix you great drinks :-)

Thank Veronique P
Freeport, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Beautifully decorated; great chef with a tasty variety of seafood and other delicious choices, professional service and very reasonably priced. In warm weather, there is an option to dine outdoors but the water views are lovely regardless of the season. Reservations a must on the weekends and in high season.

Thank lluckyfox
Syracuse, New York
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I get out to Rachel's whenever I'm on LI in the summer. They're a smallish place with seafood specialties. The food is ultra fresh. The bar is tiny but friendly for those times you're alone or not looking for anything formal while waiting on a table (or via reservations) they can accommodate larger groups of a dozen or more. Parking... More 

Thank RonK4996
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Our group of four couples made reservations for the "Cheap Date Night" which was advertised on the restaurants Facebook. The deal was for 3 evenings in January and good for 1 bottle of wine, 1 shared appetizer, 2 entrees and 2 desserts for $60 per couple. Upon being seated, and asking for the deal menu, we were told that there... More 

Thank Lisa J
Freeport, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

If you want to see a view of the bay in Freeport, Long Island, then this is the place to go. There are a number of tables that are available to look out on the water and other tables that you can sit at an enclosed patio. Either way, the food is wonderful. The sea food is fresh and delicious.... More 

Thank Lisa43050
Nesconset, New York
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166 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We revisited Rachel's for lunch yesterday. The food was equally as good this time. I had the grilled shrimp on a lovely salad. My husband had the lobster bisque and the grilled shrimp. We both enjoyed our meals.

Thank scronk73
Rockville Centre, New York
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117 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and got a window seat. The food was excellent. I had the egg sliders which I am salivating just thinking of them. My wife got the skirt steak and eggs. The steak was done to perfection. Well worth it on the Nautical mile.!! The pics below are from the window. Just thought they... More 

Thank muddyrts
East Meadow, New York
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Rachels food is good and the menu usually has some interesting choices. The prices are comparable with other restaurants in the area. The food is better and more consistent than most of the others on the mile. The sandwiches and salads are also very good. On our last trip we shared the Cuban sandwich and the shrimp wrap, both were... More 

Thank PA1220
Patchogue, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Love this place. Everyone is so friendly; the food is delicious and priced well; the employees are friendly and attentive. Never a blah time there. The drinks are good and the prices are fair.

Thank Alex W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6337
    (Front Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 516-546-0050

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?