749 Montauk Highway, Islip, NY 11751
The Oconee Diner is located at 749 Montauk Highway, Islip, NY.
The large parking lot has two accessible spaces close to the ramp to the main entrance.
Double doors lead to an entryway and then to the restaurant itself.
There are booths, tables and a full-service, low counter.
Multi-stall restrooms have an accessible stall and baby-changing station.
- Attraction Type: dining
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: benches
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk to steps and ramp leading to main entrance
Doors: double doors
Number of floors: 1
Ramps: ramp from parking lot to main entrance
Steps and staircases: five steps to main entrance
Width of aisles: aisles are a bit narrower on left side of restaurant than right
Places to sit: booths, tables, low counter
Location of restrooms: to the left and rear of entrance
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with accessible stall
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: extremely friendly
Having read about the Oconee Diner in the newspaper, we decided to have breakfast there after our visit to Hecksher State Park. Located about three miles from the park, it was a natural choice. Now that we have been there once, we will certainly be back.
One cannot miss the place. I’m not sure how many American Flags they have surrounding the parking lot, but it is a lot! We found two accessible spaces very close to the main entrance and ramp.
There are five steps to get to the double door main entrance. If you cannot manage the steps there is a ramp just to the right which will get you to the same doors. The entryway has seating on both sides, just in case you have to wait (as we did). It was definitely worth the wait! The hostess couldn’t have been lovelier, our waiter was terrific, the food was super, at the decor is “amazing.” Right now everything is patriotically red, white and blue . Apparently it is this way from Memorial Day through Labor Day. After that, all thoughts, and decorations, turn to Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and finally Christmas. What an incredible endeavor! Every inch, from the walls to the ceiling is decorated. I could not stop looking around at the wonderful display. I LOVED IT!
OK, I have to get back on track. Once you enter, the dining area to the left (with booths) has narrower aisles than the area with booths, to the right. Go through the area on the right and you find yourself in a large, back dining area, with booths, tables and chairs. If you make a reservation, you might want to tell the person on the phone of your needs. There is also a low, full-service eating counter to the left.
Our server could not have been more accommodating. Their website states, “We are ready to make you comfortable from the moment you enter… We strive to make every customer happy.” We could not agree more. Everything about our visit was perfect, including the delicious omelettes we had, and perfectly made iced coffee, which I really appreciated!
We cannot wait to go back for the Halloween decorations (and the food and service)!
As always we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.oconeediner.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”
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