820 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

Phone Number

(631) 727-2819

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Maple Tree BBQ


Maple Tree BBQ is located at 820 W. Main Street, Riverhead. There is street parking as well as a gravel parking area across the street. Two steps are required to access the main entrance. There is a ramp to the handicapped -entrance as well. There is outdoor dining behind the restaurant and picnic tables across the street, along the water.

The dining area is spacious. There is ample space between tables for easy navigation. Wood covers the  floor. You order at the counter and it is brought to your table.

A large, single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom, with baby-changing station, is located at the rear.


    Surface of lot:  *
    Terrain:  gravel parking area across the street
    Places to rest:  no
    Paths and walkways:  concrete sidewalk, wooden ramp
    Doors:  single
    Number of floors:  1
    Elevators:  no
    Ramps:  ramp to handicapped entrance
    Steps and staircases:  2 steps to main entrance
    Width of aisles:  ample space between tables
    Places to sit:  tables and chairs, full-height counter
    Location of restrooms:  rear of dining area
    Type of restroom:  single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible, baby-changing
    Ease of entry and exit:  ok
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Friendliness of staff:  very friendly and efficients
    Notes:  * there is street parking or parking in gravel area across the street

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After a visit to the Suffolk County Historical Society and Riverhead Library, I had some time for lunch. Someone I had met that moring suggested trying Maple Tree BBQ Smokehouse for “something different.” She was certainly right! An interesting place, with great food, just 1/2 mile from where I was.

There was no parking available on the street next to the restaurant. The gravel lot is located across a very busy Route 25A. If the weather is nice, and you can manage the gravel steps going down, there are some picnic benches along the water, for restaurant patrons. Get a take-out order and enjoy the outdoors. If you want closer “outdoors” there is a fair sized outdoor dining area behind the restaurant.

The front entrance requires two steps to the landing and a small “lip” through the single door. There is a ramp to the single-door handicapped entrance on the side of the building.

Inside, I found rustic dercor complete with exposed, wooden beams. Wood planks cover the floor. Tables and chairs have ample space between them. There is also a full-height counter with six bar stools.

The very large, chalkboard menu had so many choice it was difficult to decide. After finally  making a choice (one orders at the counter and it is brought to your table), I took a seat and looked around. It was lunchtime and almost every table was occupied,  by men. I was the sole woman for most of my meal, a testament to BBQ. My choice was delicious and the roasted sweet potatoes were incredible! I can’t wait to bring my husband here. He will love it!

A very large, single-occupancy, handicapped-acessible,restroom , with baby-changing station, is at the rear.

As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website,, when planning a visit, to know before you go,



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