1972 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY 11731
DJ’s Clam Shack, East Northport
DJ's Clam Shack, East Northport is located directly on Jericho Turnpike.There is a step up from the parking lot and another concrete step to the double-door entrance. There is one handicapped-accessible parking space, near the rear, street-level, handicapped-accessible entrance.
There is a smooth floor, long counter (at which one orders food) and well-spaced, high and low tables.
The single-occupancy restroom is not handicapped-accessible. There is no baby-changing station.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: very close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Doors: main entrance - double-doors, handicapped entrance - single door
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: two steps up from parking lot to main entrance
Width of aisles: spacious
Places to sit: high and low tables
Location of restrooms: rear dining room
Type of restroom: single-occupancy, non-handicapped accessible, sink not wheelchair accessible
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: very friendly and helpful
Having been fans of DJ’s in Wantagh for some time, we were delighted when we came upon them on Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, during a walk. We had not heard that they were opening here, so it was a nice surprise to find that they were now so close to our home.
DJ’s is a place “…where northern and southern seafood meet.” They “serve up the best of both worlds… in a casual, fun atmosphere.” (website) DJ’s was born on Duval Street in Key West, in 2009. There are now several outposts, two of which are here on Long Island.
DJ’s, East Northport is a much more spacious venue than Wantagh, with a more modern look. High and low tables are well-spaced (due to Covid.) There is a long counter for ordering – you place your order and they bring it to your table, or prepare it to go. There is no outdoor seating, so if you are not ready for indoor dining, it is best to take it to go.
Our food was just as delicious as we have found it to be in Wantagh. Shrimp and lobster rolls, shrimp tacos, and mouth-watering chowders and bisques are our personal favorites. We’re sure you will have favorites of your own. Even though we ordered at the counter, servers were available for anything we needed.
The only disappointment in this venue is their handicapped-accessible entrance and the “not handicapped-accessible” restroom. If you cannot manage the step up from the paved, parking lot and another concrete step to the main entrance, you need to go to the rear of the building (near a handicapped-accessible parking space) and enter through a less than nice looking, street-level door. It seems that this is the emergency door. The single-occupancy restroom is narrow and is not accessible – there are no handrails, and there is no baby-changing station. It is sad that they were not willing to make their establishment accessible for those with mobility challenges.
As always, we at Destination:Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, http://www.djsclamshackeastnorthport.com">www.djsclamshackeastnorthport.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go,”