Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill is the newest hotspot and the first of its kind to hit Long Island’s South Shore restaurant scene in time for the summer season. Located on the Reynolds Channel, just west of the Long Beach Bridge, this tropical oasis offers a modern, funky twist on the traditional-style seafood shack and is a distinct waterfront dining and entertainment destination.
A Son Honors His Father
Named in honor of his father, George Sr., Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill, is the brainchild of proprietor George Voutsinas Jr., known as “Junior,” an accomplished restaurateur and entrepreneur. Voutsinas learned all aspects of the hospitality business from “Pop” and realized the importance and need for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for guests to enjoy. The hallmarks of Voutsinas’ vision in creating this restaurant, bar and lounge are high-quality fresh food, a unique casual ambiance, outstanding service and great entertainment. Voutsinas also pays homage to “Pop” by displaying black and white photographs of his early days in the merchant marines and in the 1960s as well as before his immigration from Greece.
The Shack Combines the Old with the New
Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill is designed with fun and friendship in mind combining rustic and industrial elements in a comfortable, yet stylish atmosphere. Walls are made from old reclaimed barn wood and complemented by rustic slate flooring with a mix of industrial and reclaimed lighting fixtures. The indoor bar offers a combination of zinc bar tops and aluminum stool seating meanwhile the dining room features iconic Navy-style chairs made with 111 recycled Coca-Cola bottles. From the inside, patrons may look out on to the water through large red-trimmed windows or a full glass garage door that creates an open-air dining experience.
A Tropical Oasis with Palm Trees, Private Beach and a One-of-a-kind Lounge
The backyard of Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill is a unique setting with palm trees and more than 200-feet of private beach. The outdoor deck that overlooks Reynolds Channel is not a typical dining space but a prime gathering spot for food and drinks. It features a full-service bar and a retractable skylight roof enabling guests to relax and dine outside, rain or shine.
Patrons may dig their toes in the sand while dining on “Pop’s South Beach,” a rare and luxurious feature for a Long Island restaurant. Guests will be able to catch some rays during lunch and brunch or watch spectacular sunsets or stargaze while enjoying dinner and drinks. “Pop’s Firepit Lounge,” also located on the beach, is set underneath a canopy of festive lights with rows of firepit tables that invite guests to dine, drink and warm up.
Docking and Dining
Located adjacent to Apache Yacht Club, also owned by Voutsinas, Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill is home to “Pop’s Marina.” Boaters may set their coordinates to 40.35.49 N and 73.39.31 W and pull into one of the 40 deepwater slips, some of which accommodates boats with beams up to 17 feet. Pop’s offers “dock and dine” slips welcoming boaters to dine at the restaurant or be served aboard their vessel.
A Bit of Everything with Seafood Taking Center Stage
Executive Chef Axell Urrutia, formerly of Edison Hotel in Miami and The Palm Restaurant in New York City, will serve a broad New American menu focusing on fresh seafood with an array of dishes for land lovers. A children’s menu is also offered.
An Exciting Scene with Lively Entertainment
Aside from specializing in high-quality fare, Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill aims to be the premier day-and-night beachfront entertainment venue on the South Shore. Several full bars, both indoor and outdoor, will offer an extensive cocktail list in addition to refreshing frozen drinks, imported and domestic beer, wine and homemade Sangria. The “Sandbox Sunday” beach party will kick off each week offering an ideal day of fun and leisure. On There will be nightly entertainment with DJs and live performances all season long as well as a Ladies Night on Thursday and Happy Hour on Friday.