7 Fan Favorite Restaurants in Smithtown

Long Islanders who crave a range of options when dining out are in luck. Whether it’s upscale restaurants with white table clothes or laid-back hideaways that go heavy on the comfort fare, there are towns with options galore. Smithtown makes things easy—it’s one of those foodie paradises that has a little of everything.

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Aji 53

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If you’re in the mood for sushi, look no further than Aji 53. The Japanese-fusion kitchen delivers an assortment of specialty rolls in creative fashion. Take your taste buds for a ride with the American Dream roll comprised of rock shrimp tempura, spicy lobster and spicy kani or the Smithtown with shrimp tempura, avocado, seared filet mignon and spicy tuna. There’s also a fluorescent light illuminated bar that serves up fun drinks like the Aji red sangria, blood orange margarita and summer love cocktail. Phone: 631-979-0697 | Address: 1 Miller Pl Click to go

Cafe Havana Bar & Grill

Cafe Havana

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Any meal that starts off with a basket of complimentary fried plantain chips is already a winner. Influenced by Cuban, Puerto Rican and Spanish cuisine, Cafe Havana brings its fair share of authentic tastes. Think paella with chorizo and marinated octopus salad with peppers and onions. Chairs shaped as Cuban drums and palm trees add to the relaxing vibes. Phone: 631-670-6277 | Address: 944 W Jericho Turnpike Click to go

Raan Thai

The place to go for incredible curry, duck and pad thai, Raan Thai immediately whets patrons appetites. The aroma is savory, the surroundings are warm and the staff is super friendly. Do yourself a favor and try the drunken noodles—stir fried flat noodles with basil leaves, onion, peppers and spicy chili sauce. Phone: 631-656-5887 | Address: 203 Terry Rd Click to go

H2O Seafood & Sushi

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Between its elegant curb appeal and nautical atmosphere—blues, greens and fish décor—H20 is the perfect place for any celebration. Guests rave about the stellar seafood selection, especially the lobster thermidor. It’s a 1¼ lb lobster stuffed with wild mushrooms, a rich brandy cream sauce and gruyere. Other standouts include the shrimp and lobster wontons and branzino a la plancha. For the land lover, the filet mignon wellington is a favorite. Phone: 631-361-6464 | Address: 215 W Main St Click to go

Maureen’s Kitchen

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Though there’s usually a wait at this cow-adorned brunch haven, it’s always worth it. Customers travel far and wide for the creative pancake flavors, indulgent French toast and generous omelettes. Pro tip: Maureen’s Kitchen is cash only. Phone: 631-360-9227 | Address: 108 Terry Rd Click to go

Mannino’s

Known for its impressive service, delicious food and a friendly atmosphere, Mannino’s is always a good time. Diners can make themselves at home in a cozy booth and start with an order of baked clams topped with seasoned breadcrumbs. As far as entrees go, any of the pizza, pasta, meat or fish dishes are guaranteed to hit the spot. Phone: 631-724-0210 | Address: 40 East Main Street Click to go

Insignia Prime Steak & Sushi

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An upscale spot, Insignia is situated amidst its share of elegance. There’s a spacious dining room accompanied by a large chandelier, a glass wine display, white tablecloths and colorful decor. The menu combines delicious sushi and seafood creations with steakhouse classics—just try any of the succulent steaks and chops. Phone: 631-656-8100| Address: 610 Smithtown Bypass Click to go