Port Jefferson Travel Guide
Very crowded in the summer with little public parking.
In a nutshell
I loved growing up there, but Long Island is too crowded for me these days!
A night of Theatre
Go to Theatre Three. It's a very old, small threatre that's been restored. They host both children's and adults plays. Their annual randition of "A Christmas Carol" is a must see. The theatre is beautiful, and there are few originals on Long Island like it. The actors are...
Dicken's Festival in Port Jefferson
The Dicken's Festival happens the first weekend of December each year and the entire town is given over to the celebration of history and culture. People dressed like Dicken's characters from his books wander the streets, restaurants and shops and talk to visitors, patrons...
A local professional theatre experience
Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, in an historic cinema building, provides a delightful evening of theatre or a late evening in the second stage Griswold's cabaret/bistro (beer and wine is now available as well as coffee, soft drinks and snacks) where intimate performances of...
Pasta Pasta: Great Cuisine
Nice, simple, classy resteraunt. A little pricy, but the food is just great. The picture doesn't do it justice, it looks much nice by candlelight at nightime.
My favorite is their three-cheese tortellini....its delicious....I believe its filled with lobster. Pair it with a...
THE TIGER LILY CAFÈ: Bohemian eatery
Great place. It's like a bohemian, artsy deli. It's decorated soo awesomely... very greenwich village. Its not neccesarily vegan as it is organic. There are still things with meat in it. They have great sandwiches...very different pasta dishes and teas. Not a place for...
Tara's Inn: The locals hangout!
Tara's Inn serves typical pub grub but at great prices. They still serve the Tara Burger for just $1.00.
They still serve the Tara Burger for just $1.00.There homemade soups are delicious and the have daily specials.
Salsa Salsa: Burritos the size of your calves...
So a friend of mine suggested the burrito. But seeing that they were the size of my calves, this scared me so I opted for the Nacho Grande instead.This place is pretty popular seeing all the people coming in for takeout lunch.
Tiger Lily Cafe: The wraps are fantastic
There are lots of choices and vegeterian is special here as well. Try all of their wraps, pick first one that is a new experience for you, and try a drink you haven't tried before as well. You can sit and look out at the village below and forget that time is passing. The...
Billie's 1890 Saloon: A simple old pub for lunch or dinner
Billie's is a great place to enjoy a hamburger or many other simple pub fare with a good beer or other drink.I especially like this place during the week when the crowd is a bit older (long in the tooth).This is a very old building in Port Jefferson and the atmosphere inside...
Z Pita: Fresh seafood, relaxed and friendly atmosphere
This is the first place to stop for breakfast, (Sunday only) lunch or dinner in Port Jefferson. Basically Greek-American cuisine, there are a number of seafood and pasta specialties, good home-made soups, wraps, salads, pitas and steaks.Portions are large and the cozy, sunny...
Elk Street Grille: Friendly Atmosphere & Piano Bar
This is friendly place with a large square bar and a very good, relaxing restaurant that features Aged Steaks, Seafood & Specialty Pastas. They have GOOD beer on tap (imported and domestic) and on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoon there is a delightful live piano music with Wally Alesse who delights in playing for people to sing. His range is unlimited and he can play a song in a multitude of styles and tempos.
Written Mar 6, 2004
Address: 201 Main St., Corner of Arden Place
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- Women's Travel
A Walkable Village
Whether you drive into Port Jefferson or come by the ferry, walking is the best way to get around and to see Port Jefferson. If you come by car, park behind the stores on the west side of Main Street and forget your car for the rest of the day.Main Street is the commercial...
One can get to Port Jefferson...
One can get to Port Jefferson by car, train or boat. If you plan on going into the Village during the summer, especially on a Friday or Saturday night, be prepared to drive around for up to and yes sometimes more than 30 minutes to find a parking space. Watch the parking...
Craftin Buddies: Country furniture for so many tastes
When you first walk into this shop you are over-whelmed with the variety of country-style woods and fabrics. There is everything from knick knacks to kitchen tables and anyone that is into the simple country-style of furniture will find something here to please their taste.
This is an extensive shop with many rooms of furniture and accessories.
What to buy: country-style gifts are here in abundance.
What to pay: Reasonable. From a $10 shelf to a $400 chest or table.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: 214 East Main St., Port Jefferson, NY 11777
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- Budget Travel
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Cute Puppies?? No way... it's a puppy mill
Don't be fooled by the cute puppies in the window...the dogs are kept in dirty conditions... I know so many people who got dogs from there and every story ended up with the dogs dying or become very sick.... like this...
Worth going to, but way over priced
When people think of Port Jeff they think of the "Steam Room". Located right across from the ferry, its a large scale clam bar, you can sit outside on the deck and look at the water, or inside. It's a great place to go, but you will pay more than its worth. Their fried...
Good Times Book Store
Favorite thing: My favorite spot in Port Jefferson is this book shop on East Main Street.
In business since 1972 at this location, founded and still operated by Michael and Mary Mart, the shop is Suffolk County's oldest antiquarian bookshop. Except for a few Book Fairs a year on Long Island and in New York City, the shop's sales are conducted on premise or via the internet.
The Good Times Book Store is a wonderful place to explore for local book, travel books, speciality books, especially on Maritime subjects - one of my interests - history and travel books - another interest.
Good Times Book Shop, 150 E.Main Street, (631) 928-2664
Fondest memory: I can spend hours in the book store.
Written Mar 4, 2004
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- Sailing and Boating
- Arts and Culture
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