5 Family-Friendly Eats in Bay Shore

Some nights you just don’t want to make dinner. If you live in Bay Shore, you’ll never have a problem finding someplace to dine. With numerous family-friendly restaurants to choose from on Main Street and beyond, it’s no wonder that people keep asking what’s for dinner in this town.

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Swept Away

When you want to take your sister and young niece to dinner without any fanfare, seek out this cozy, beachy restaurant down by the water. Kids can enjoy family-friendly specials like Wednesday’s Gourmet Mac & Cheese Night and Thursday’s Burger Night atop a take home “Frisbee plate.” An outdoor deck makes for the perfect place to grab a bite to eat on a summer night, especially to the sounds of live music every Friday.

Recommended plates: Portobello Tower, Crab Cakes, Lobster Mac & Cheese and Pistachio Salmon. Eat here.

Local Burger

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This casual, industrial burger joint sources everything locally. The fresh, hand-pressed burgers are just the right size and the house-smoked BBQ can’t be beat. Kids will enjoy hand-spun milkshakes and natural sodas, while North Fork wines and signature cocktails offer adults the perfect companion to their meal. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

Recommended plates: Return of the Mac Burger, BBQ Sundae, Fiddy-Fiddy and Saranac Root Beer Float. Eat here.

The Pie at Salvatore’s

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Serving whole pies instead of slices, this old fashioned pizza parlor makes delicious thin crust pizza in a coal-fired brick oven. High ceilings, beautiful wood work and large booths with stained glass partitions create an ambience that’s perfect for sharing a meal with your family. Local craft beer is on tap and the pie-shaped garlic bread is a customer favorite.

Recommended plates: Mixed Green Salad with Candied Pecans, Garlic Bread, Original Neapolitan Pizza and Rigatoni Filleto di Pomodore. Eat here.

Aji 53

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Hailed for having fresh, beautifully plated sushi, Aji 53 is always packed for dinner. With an eccentric, friendly atmosphere, it’s no wonder people keep coming back. The menu gladly accommodates food allergies and staff is happy to make alternative recommendations. Don’t miss out on Sunday sushi making classes for kids 12 and older.

Recommended plates: Tri-Color Salad, Blue Crab Fajita, Tuna Pizza and the Bay Shore Roll. Eat here.

Kumo Sushi Hibachi & Lounge

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If the little ones like to be entertained at dinner, look no further. As the only hibachi place in town, this restaurant is known for providing a fun, exciting experience for families. The food is touted as “incredible” and “well priced” and the chefs are lauded for being entertaining and creative. Even the picture-filled menu, which allows young diners to choose their own food, will keep them busy while you catch up with your best friend. Gluten-free options available.

Recommended plates: Hibachi shrimp, Hibachi steak, Tiger Roll and Snow White Roll. Eat here.

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Denine co-writes the award-winning blog, We Know Stuff, with her sister, Daniele. Visit them, weknowstuff.us.com, for tasty recipes, fun kids crafts, and family-focused lifestyle articles. Twitter @WeKnowStuff_US.