Where To Dock And Dine Across The East Coast

Just because LDW has come and gone doesn’t mean yacht aficionados and boating enthusiasts still can’t enjoy a luxe feast along the coast. While inland eateries may boast big city crowds, diners who can’t get enough of the ocean come autumn will relish these celebrated waterfront eateries. From South Florida to New England, these are the best restaurants with easy waterfront access, complimentary docking, and decadent cuisine.

Light Bites Aboard a Private Yacht in NYC

Elite Private Yachts

No boat of your own? No problem. High rollers can soak in unmatched views of the Manhattan skyline as they nosh on nautical plates, like jumbo lump crab cakes and miso glazed cod, on the top deck of NYC’s most exclusive charters with Elite Private Yachts. The dining experience cruises—departing year-round from Chelsea Piers—offer guests an intimate look at the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and One World Trade. Talk about dinner with a view.

Contact: 888-957-2321

Breezy Beach Cafe in the Florida Keys

The Moorings Village

After a long day of cruising outside of Islamorada, sun-kissed Floridians can opt for a laidback beachside meal at The Beach Café at The Moorings Village, a spot that specializes in Caribbean-American cuisine. Guests who like to keep an eye on their boats can sink back in an Adirondack chair with a glass of vino and admire how their beloved boat glistens against the sunset in the Florida Bay.

Contact: 305-664-4708

Upscale Steakhouse in Boston Harbor

Del Frisco

The only resto in Boston that offers dockside dining to guests who arrive by boat, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House makes seaside eating easy for carnivorous New Englanders looking for a luxe waterfront getaway. Exquisite harbor views pair perfectly with Del Frisco’s special appetizers menu, which showcases bite-sized portions of their most popular plates—from mini crab cakes to pre-sliced steaks.

Contact: 617-951-1368

Mod Riverside Retreat in Miami

Zuma Miami

A stylish spot to show off your most prized possession, Zuma Miami champions riverside dining with addictive Japanese cuisine, intimate outdoor seating, and a upscale docking experience. While ravished seafarers can dine al fresco on the terrace, Zuma’s recently launched Yacht Menu lets guests enjoy dishes from the comfort of their own private vessel or chartered yacht.

Contact: 305-577-0277

Quaint Lakeside Eatery in Upstate NY

Lakeside restaurant

In the Finger Lakes region of New York, sailing to dinner is as common as driving. So, it’s no surprise that travelers and locals alike will find a wealth of dockside restaurants across the Finger Lakes. Looking for ample dock space and sophisticated lunch fare? Try The Lakeside Restaurant on Keuka Lake: a homey gem dishing up heavenly seafood fare, from stuffed oysters to Yellowfin Tuna sashimi.

Contact: 607-868-3636

Private Island Dining in BVI

Oil Nut Bay

Tucked away in the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands sits Oil Nut Bay, a secluded villa resort that boasts a world-class restaurant and eco-luxury dwellings. This only-accessible-by-boat locale not only offers stunning views of the North Sound, but also boasts private poolside cabanas, a state-of-the-art marina, a family-friendly Nature Center. Whether you’re simply stopping by for some Caribbean cuisine or are visiting for a well-deserved vacay, the Oil Nut Bay Beach Club is a must-try.

Contact: 1-800-761-0377