Being that Long Island is a hotspot for fishing and other seafood, it’s no wonder there are so many restaurants dedicated to serving up crustaceans and fish to eat. From appetizers and entrees, to lunch specials and more, Long Island is home to some of the best seafood restaurants on the East Coast. And luckily for you, the best is only a short drive away. Stop for a bite at the Best Seafood Restaurant on Long Island in 2014 on the way home from the beach during the summer, or when your tastebuds are craving something fishy.

2015: Long Islanders Voted Vincent’s Clam Bar Best Seafood Restaurant on Long Island!

Vincent’s Clam Bar
179 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. 516-742-4577. vincentsclambar.com

Long Islanders sure love their Vincent’s Clam Bar! This best seafood restaurant on Long Island is known for its clams, but don’t think it stops there. Besides the oreganata and baked clam specialties, try the mussels bianco, the calamari arrabiata (Italian for “angry sauce”) and truly special “Lobster Kiss.”

2014: Long Islanders Voted Rachel’s Waterside Grill in Freeport Best Seafood on Long Island!

1. Rachel’s Waterside Grill
281 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport. 516-546-0050. rachelswatersidegrill.com
Long Island boasts a huge assortment of seafood restaurants, but according to Bethpage Best of LI voters, one consistently tops the rest. As one of the crown jewels of Freeport’s Nautical Mile, Rachel’s Waterside Grill is a great catch—hook, line and sinker. Whether pan-seared, blackened or grilled, the seafood at Rachel’s is as fresh and tasty as it gets. Newly renovated after Superstorm Sandy, Rachel’s is back and better than ever!

2.  Vincent’s Clam Bar
179 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. 516-742-4577. vincentsclambar.com

3. H2O Seafood Grill
215 W. Main St., Smithtown. 631-361-6463. h2oseafoodgrill.com

2013: Long Islanders Voted Rachel’s Waterside Grill in Freeport Best Seafood Restaurant on Long Island!

1. Rachel’s Waterside Grill
281 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport. 516-546-0050. www.rachelswatersidegrill.com

2. Vincent’s Clam Bar
179 Old Country Rd., Carle Place. 516-742-4577. www.vincentsclambar.com

3. Popei’s Clam Bar
384 N. Wantagh Ave., Bethpage. 516-822-9169. www.popeisbethpage.com

2012: Long Islanders Voted Rachel’s Waterside Grill in Freeport Best Seafood Restaurant on Long Island!

1. Rachel’s Waterside Grill
281 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport. 516-546-0050. www.rachelswatersidegrill.com

2. Popei’s Clam Bar
384 N. Wantagh Ave., Bethpage. 516-822-9169. www.popeisbethpage.com

3. H2O Seafood Grill
215 W. Main St., Smithtown. 631-361-6464. www.h2oseafoodgrill.com

2011: Long Islanders Voted Rachel’s Waterside Grill in Freeport Best Seafood Restaurant on Long Island!

1. Rachel’s Waterside Grill
281 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport. 516-546-0050. www.rachelswatersidegrill.com

2. Riverbay Seafood Bar & Grill
700 Willis Ave., Williston Park. 516-742-9191. www.riverbayrestaurant.com

3. Bigelow’s
79 N. Long Beach Rd., Rockville Centre. 516-678-3878. www.bigelows-rvc.com

2010: Long Islanders Voted Riverbay Seafood Bar & Grill Best Seafood on Long Island!

1. Riverbay Seafood Bar & Grill
700 Willis Ave. Williston Park 516-742-9191 www.riverbayrestaraunt.com

2. H2O Seafood Grill
215 W. Main St., Smithtown. 631-361-6464. www.h2oseafoodgrill.com

3. Cool Fish
6800 Jericho Tpke., Syosset. 516-921-3250. www.tomschaudel.com

National – Legal Seafood, Multiple locations. www.legalseafoods.com