New waterside snack bar opens at Mastic Beach Marina


The Mastic Beach Marina just got a whole lot tastier with the opening of the Mastic Beach Snack Bar.

This new establishment promises to bring a fresh new flavor to the dining scene in the area, under the seasoned guidance of owner Mike Giangrasso.

With years of experience in the food industry, Giangrasso has successfully launched more than a dozen similar businesses, including pizzerias, food takeout operations, food retails, and entertainment venues.

“This is the first waterfront restaurant that has come to this area for years,” he said. “I’m excited about it.”

Giangrasso opened his Mastic Beach Snack Bar on April 1 at 93 Riviera Drive, right next to the Mastic Beach Yacht Club.

Boaters and fishermen alike will be pleased to hear that the snack bar will be conveniently located on the marina, which boasts 240 slips and is only minutes away from prime fishing grounds in Great South Bay as well as the Atlantic Ocean through the Moriches Inlet.

Early risers can indulge in traditional breakfast items such as egg sandwiches, bagels, rolls, scones, muffins, donuts, and more available from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lunch options are also plentiful and include sandwiches and salads for boaters who intend to spend the bulk of their day on the water. A selection of essential boating provisions is also available, including bait, ice, beverages, and limited fishing tackle.

For those who prefer to relax and enjoy their meals on-site, the Snack Bar offers freshly brewed coffee and tea, as well as a full range of cold beverages, soda, iced tea, juices, beer, and wine. The lunch menu features typical grilled options such as burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, grilled chicken sandwiches, and fries, as well as fresh, fried, and broiled seafood entrees. The mix of eat-in and takeaway options will transition from the heavy takeout demand in the morning to a more mixed business at lunch, where more people are expected to dine-in.

Come dinner time, the snack bar continues to offer a limited number of grilled items, but will also expand to include hot and cold Italian delicacies freshly prepared by experienced Italian chefs, Giangrasso said. Beer and wine sales are expected to peak at dinner, drawing in both returning early-morning boaters, afternoon pleasure boaters, and beachgoers.

Aerial view of the Mastic Beach Snack Bar at Mastic Beach Marina. (Courtesy)

Top: Patrons enjoying food at the new Mastic Beach Snack Bar. (Courtesy)