150 South Clinton Avenue, Bay Shore, NY. (in Bay Shore Marina)
(631) 206 - 3311
Nicky's On The Bay is located at 150 South Clinton Avenue, Bay Shore, in the Bay Shore Marina. Pay parking is available in the very large marina lot. There are some accessible spaces near the street-level entrance.
No steps are required to access the main outdoor dining area or indoor dining room. Tables are very well-spaced both indoors and out. There is a lower level, outdoor dining area that requires going down four steps. There is also a rooftop bar which requires walking up a flight of stairs.
Multi-stall restrooms with a large, accessible stall are located in the rear of the dining room. Sinks are accessible. There is a baby-changing station.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: depends on where you park - passengers can be dropped off
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: benches, some chairs and tables for those waiting
Paths and walkways: brick, wood
Number of floors: **
Steps and staircases: four steps to lower patio dining, full flight of steps to rooftop bar
Width of aisles: ample space between tables
Places to sit: tables and chairs, full height bar
Location of restrooms: rear of dining room
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with large, accessible stall, accessible sinks, and baby changing station
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: lunch, dinner
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly and professional
Notes: *six handicapped spaces are close to entrance, others are farther away ** there is one main floor, a lower outdoor patio area and a rooftop bar
During the warm, sunny days, we love restaurants with outdoor dining and water views. Nicky’s fills the bill, with lots of outdoor dining and views of the Bay Shore Marina and Great South Bay. Watching the Fire Island Ferries coming and going, along with all of the other boats, makes for a lovely experience.
Nicky’s was one of our favorites during Covid, due to the extensive information on their website about what they were doing to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Located at the back end of the Bay Shore Marina, there is pay parking unless you have an accessible placard and are able to find one of the accessible parking spaces. There are six of those spaces close to the entrance and others farther away. A brick walkway leads to the open, street-level, entrance. The indoor dining, has ample space to navigate. The full-height bar is quite long.
We chose to sit outside, and were willing to wait for a table along the rail, close to the water. The wait is definitely worth it, giving us a front row seat to the comings and goings of the boats. Take not that there is a lower section for outdoor seating, requiring four steps down to it. Make sure to tell the host/hosess of any needs you may have. There is also a rooftop bar (many steps up) which must have a great view. Perhaps we will try it next time!
All of the servers we have had on our visits have been delightful. Today was no exception. Everyone seems happy to be working here and wants to make sure the patrons enjoy their visits. I am always happy when we don’t have to ask for water, and it just seems to appear as needed. All of our lunch choices were delicious.
The multi-stall restrooms have a large, accessible stall and accessible sinks. There is a baby- changing station in the accessible stall.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.nickysonthebay.com, when planning a visit, to “know more before you go.”
PS. Nicky’s is seasonal. It closes for the winter.