Sorry this dinner closed up a few months ago. It is being torn down so a Wallgreens can go up. However, just down the road is Dave and Busters. There are also a few "fast" food places in the shopping center: Pizza Place, Subway, Amazon Cafe...great wraps and smoothies.
I dont eat at too many places in Central Islip. I do however, eat at the New Horizon Diner. Its located on Vets Highway, just south/east the Long Island Expressway, exit 57. The diner just changed owners. The community knows it as The Blue Dawn Diner.
The diner is under construction and I have only been there a few times since the new owners took over. It's very convenient to eat there, as I work across the street. (Anything is better than the school lunches.) But honestly, the food at the diner is good and the price for most items is good.
Favorite Dish: I usually order the french toast for lunch when I eat there. After all my lunch is at 11:45am. The french toast is made with challah (hallah) bread. Challah bread for those of you that dont know, is the traditional rich white bread, usually braided or twisted, and is usually eaten on the Jewish Sabbath and holidays. It's a thick bread and great for french toast.
One can drive or take the train to Central Islip. However, in my opinion, other then seeing the Ducks play baseball, there really is nothing to do in CI.
The Long Island Railroad has a main station in Central Islip.