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 handicapped-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. COVID safety measures are being taken very seriously.
Plastic partitions are between every two stools at the full-height bar. Tables are well-spaced in the indoor dining room. 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, handicapped-stall are located in the rear of the dining room. Sinks are wheelchair-accessible. There is a baby-changing station.
- Attraction Type: dining
Number of handicapped spaces: *
Location of handicapped spaces: some near entrance, some father away in the large marina parking lot
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
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance
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 handicapped-accessible stall, wheelchair-accessible sinks
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
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 of any summer, we love restaurants with outdoor dining and water views. This summer of COVID, we are trying to only visit venues with outdoor dining, and that have information on their website about what they are doing to keep everyone safe. We believe we struck a home run with Nicky’s On The Bay! A gorgeous view of the Great South Bay, gracious service, delicious food and THE BEST Covid safety information on their website (carried out at the restaurant) we have seen so far. Reading about what they are doing for their staff as well as patrons gave us a sense that they care about everyone. Seeing it in action was even better. From the large mermaid sign at the entrance (No mask, no service) to the readily available hand-sanitizer in several locations, to the hand-sanitizer and sign at the restroom entrance urging us to use it, was a clear indication of positive intent.
Located at the back end of the Bay Shore Marina, there is pay parking unless you have a handicapped sticker and are able to find one of the handicapped spots. There are six close to the entrance and some others farther away. A brick walkway leads to the open, street-level, entrance. There is some indoor dining (well-spaced) and a full-height bar with plastic dividers between every two stools. Of course, we chose to sit outside. Nicky’s does not take reservations, and even at 3:00 in the afternoon we had to wait. We had a very pleasant wait on some benches facing the bay.
When the lovely hostess seated us at a table, well-spaced from others, she explained a bit about their safety procedures and reminded us to please wear our masks if we got up from our table. I loved that! As we sat overlooking the water and trying to decide what to order, we talked about how we felt as if we were on vacation!
Our food choices were perfect! The fish tacos and fried clams were delicious! Drinks, of course, helped with our mood! Our server could not have been nicer, checking on us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed. Coffee and dessert made for a perfect ending. We were made to feel very welcome and were never rushed. We were sorry to leave!
As I stated at the outset, hand-sanitizer is at the restroom entrances, encouraging their use before entering. The multi-stall restrooms have a large, handicapped-accessible stall and wheelchair-accessible sinks. There is a baby-changing station in the handicapped stall. It was good to see a worker coming out of the restroom, who had obviously been cleaning it.
Nicky’s was a great experience during this COVID time. We think they must be awesome all of the time. We can’t wait to return before the season is over and they close for the winter.
Take note, there is a lower section for outdoor seating, requiring four steps down to it. Make sure to tell the host/hostess of any needs you may have. There is also a rooftop bar (many steps up) where they are serving food. Although we did not go up today, we may try it next time. It must have a great view!
As always, we at Destination:Accessible advise you to visit a venue’s website, http://www.nickysclambar.com">www.nickysclambar.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go,” Just reading their COVID safety measures is a great experience!
Thank you Nicky’s!