Here’s the full list of Greater Long Island Foodie Award winners for 2024

Long Island's best food. Right here. Greater Long Island.

We set out to find the best dishes on Long Island, from gyros, to grandma slices, to fish and chips. And after a weeks-long public nominating process, which also involved extensive internal vetting, the voting began among the finalists.

Nearly 18,000 votes poured in, all to determine who makes what, best.

“Call it a three-factor authorization process that guarantees these winning dishes are absolute standouts on the Island,” said Greater Long Island’s publisher, Mike White. “We took our time in conceiving the Foodie Awards, because we didn’t want this to be just another tired popularity contest.”

“Trust is paramount when someone is looking for Long Island’s best pastrami on rye and they turn to for help,” he added.

So congratulations to all the truly deserving restaurants taking home Greater Long Island Foodie Awards for 2024, listed below.

Winning Restaurants: Click here to email GLI with contact information and an address for your free promotional packet.

Next up is Greater Long Island’s Ultimate Menu, featuring all the GLI Foodie Award-winning dishes. For that, Greater Long Island has partnered with Main Street Menu Club, the Island’s premier menu design and printing firm.

So look for the Ultimate Menu’s big release later this year.

Note: This ambitious project started with nearly 100 food categories, but dozens were not included in the voting because they didn’t receive enough nominations. We were trying to avoid flukes and anomalies.

Top: Detroit pie from Donatina Neapolitan Pizza Café.


  • Best Pasta Bolognese | King Umberto (Elmont)
  • Best Chicken Parmigiana | Il Mulino (Roslyn)
  • Best Lobster Ravioli | Grandpa Tony’s (E. Rockaway)
  • Best Cacio e Pepe | The Farm Italy (Huntington)
  • Best Meatballs | Branchinelli’s Pizza & Restaurant (Hauppauge)


  • Best Birria Taco | Dirty Taco (multiple locations)
  • Best Crunchy Beef Taco | Swell Taco (Babylon)
  • Best Chicken Burrito | Ay! Caramba! (Hewlett)
  • Best Carne Asada | Verde Kitchen & Cocktails (Bay Shore)
  • Best Guacamole | Besito Mexican (multiple locations)
  • Best Empanadas | Doce Empanadas and Coffee (Carle Place)
  • Best Chicken Quesadilla | Taco Joe’s Pop’in Cantina (Lynbrook)


Vegan Chorizo | Dirty Taco (multiple locations)


  • Best Lobster Rolls | Jordan’s Lobster Farms (Island Park)
  • Best New England Clam Chowder | Chowder Bar (Bay Shore)
  • Best Fish & Chips | Claws Seafood Market (W. Sayville)
  • Best Swordfish | SALT (Merrick)


  • Best Kosher Pastrami on Rye | Woodro Kosher Deli (Hewlett)
  • Best Everything Bagel | A&S Bagels (Franklin Square)
  • Best B.E.C. on a Roll | Cherry Valley Deli (W. Hempstead)
  • Best Italian Hero | Tamburino’s Italian American (Cedarhust)
  • Best Non-Kosher Pastrami Sandwich | Valley Caterers (Franklin Square)


  • Best Spicy Miso Ramen | Rakki Ramen (Smithtown)
  • Best General Tso’s Chicken | Delicis Legend Chinese Cuisine (Hewlett)
  • Best Dragon Roll | Shintaro Asian Bistro (Stewart Manor)
  • Best Wonton Soup | Delicis Legend Chinese Cuisine (Hewlett)
  • Best Mongolian Beef | T.O.A. Asian Fusion (multiple locations)


Chicken Tikka Masala | Jazeera Indian Hyderabadi (Hicksville)


  • Best Greek Gyro | Chicken Gyro Delicious (Valley Stream)
  • Best Chicken Souvlaki | Pete the Greek (Old Bethpage)
  • Best Greek Salad | Limani Taverna (Woodbury)


  • Best French Toast | Toast Coffee + Kitchen (multiple locations)
  • Best Pancakes | The Shed (multiple locations)
  • Best Eggs Benedict | Maureen’s Kitchen (Smithtown)
  • Best Chicken & Waffles | The Shed (multiple locations)
  • Best Croissant | The French Workshop (multiple locations)


  • Best Reuben Sandwich | Lily Flanagan’s (Babylon)
  • Best Buffalo Wings | J Pauls Terrace Cafe (Oceanside)
  • Best Shepherd’s Pie | Finn MacCool’s (Port Washington)
  • Best Corned Beef & Cabbage | Radigan’s Pub (S. Hempstead)
  • Best Onion Rings | The Villager (Babylon, Farmingdale)


  • Best Hot Dog | Charlie’s Legendary Hot Dogs (Islip Terrace)
  • Best Hamburger | All American Hamburger Drive-in (Massapequa)
  • Best Cheesesteak | Chubs Burgers, Burritos and Heroes (Farmingville)
  • Best French Fries | Souper Fry (N. Merrick)
  • Best Fried Chicken | 5 Brothers Fried Chicken (N. Patchogue)


  • Best Mac N Cheese | Swingbellys Beachside BBQ (Long Beach)
  • Best Beef Brisket | Old Fields Barbecue (Huntington)
  • Best Pulled Pork Sandwich | The Dang Roadhouse (Seaford)
  • Best BBQ Ribs | Sempre Fame Barbeque (Floral Park)


  • Best Porterhouse | Rothmann’s Steakhouse (E. Norwich)
  • Best Filet Mignon | Morton’s The Steakhouse (Great Neck)
  • Best Ribeye | The Capital Grille (Garden City)
  • Best Beef Wellington | Jimmy Hays Steak House (Island Park)
  • Best Short Rib | Chadwick’s American Chop House (Rockville Centre)


  • Best Detroit Pizza | Donatina Neapolitan Pizza Café (Patchogue)
  • Best Regular Slice | Francesca’s Pizzeria (Great Neck)
  • Best Sicilian Slice | King Umberto (Elmont)
  • Best Grandma Pizza | Tony D’s Pizza (Hewlett)
  • Sesame Chicken Pizza | Lia’s Pizzeria (Oceanside)


  • Best Halal Gyro | The Halal Guys (E. Meadow, Farmingdale)
  • Best Falafel Platter | The Halal Guys (E. Meadow, Farmingdale)


  • Best Doughnut | Doughology (Lynbrook, Babylon)
  • Best Rainbow Cookie | Uncle Joey’s Rainbow Explosion (Farmingdale)
  • Best Chocolate Chip Cookie | Chip City (multiple locations)
  • Best Ice Cream | Old Fashioned Ice Cream (W. Babylon)

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