5 Places to Eat in Port Jefferson

Some towns capture your heart the moment you see them. Maybe it’s the beautiful brick facades of the individual shops and restaurants. Or perhaps, it’s the scenic water views around every corner. Whatever it is, Port Jefferson is one of those magical places. The quaint nature of this little town makes it the perfect place to go on your next date.

C’est Cheese


Cheesemongers, winophiles and craft beer enthusiasts, pay attention. C’est Cheese is a chic little eatery serving up interesting cheese platters and mouth-watering sandwiches with a hard-to-find craft beer and wine list. Space is limited, so go early to get a table. Don’t want to wait for a seat? No problem. They will happily make you and your beau a cheese-and-bread basket to go so you can enjoy your meal down by the water instead! Recommended Plates: Bavarian Pretzel, Ploughmans, American Salad and The Clucker. Eat here.

The Fifth Season

This upscale farm-to-table restaurant is a locavore’s best friend. Innovative dishes encourage diners to rediscover American ingredients at the peak of their season. Get there early to snag a coveted table on their second-story outdoor patio. Recommended plates: Kobe Beef Sliders, Maplebrook Farm Burrata, Mahi Mahi Tacos and Pan Seared Duck Breast. Eat here.

Slurp Ramen


If what you’re looking for is a quick, delicious dinner, Slurp Ramen is your best bet. A relative newcomer, this ramen shop is a locals’ favorite. This “no frills” restaurant is touted for “delicious broths” and “harbor views.” The detailed menu is especially helpful for people trying ramen for the first time. Recommended Plates: Slurp Spicy, Pork Buns, Okonomi Stick and Green Tea Tiramisu. Eat here.

Pasta Pasta

When you’ve been around for 20 years, you know a thing or two about keeping your customers happy. Serving “really creative American and Italian cuisine,” Pasta Pasta is the place you go back to over and over again. The casual, comfortable décor and candle-lit tables are perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Recommended plates: House Made Mozzarella Pinwheels, Grilled Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Black Ravioli Filled with Lobster and Duck Two-Ways. Eat here.

Ruvo East


This lively restaurant serves up “fine food in a warm environment.” Based upon your needs, you can sit in the cozy dining room, the welcoming bar or the open atrium. Recommended Plates: Steamed Shrimp and Mussels, Prosciutto di Parma Flatbread, Grandma D’s Veal Meatballs and NY Shell Steak. Eat here.

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denine anderson-regan

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.