177 Meeting House Creek Road, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 886 - 1160
DescriptionPhil’s Waterfront Bar & Grill is located at 177 Meeting House Creek Road, Riverhead. The parking lot is gravel; however, the three handicapped (van)-accessible spaces are on a paved surface. From here one can easily get to the ramp and single door entrance.
Floors throughout are wood. Tables have ample space between them. There are several dining areas as well as an outdoor deck, which has an awning over much of it. A small sill requires a step up and over it through the sliding glass doors to the tables and full-height bar on the deck. The indoor, full-height bar/lounge area is to the left of the entrance.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms (with baby-changing stations) are in a hallway opposite the bar/lounge.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 3
Location of handicapped spaces: close to ramp
Surface of lot: gravel - paved under the handicapped spaces
Distance to venue: very close
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance
Doors: single door
Number of floors: 1
Ramps: ramp to main entrance
Steps and staircases: seven steps to entrance door
Width of aisles: ample space
Places to sit: tables and chairs, full-height bar with chairs, high tables & chairs in lounge area
Location of restrooms: in hallway opposite bar/lounge
Type of restroom: multi-stall, with handicapped-accessible stall and baby-changing station
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: very friendly and professional
Notes: Live music on Saturday and SundayOutdoor deck has tables and large, full-height bar - awning overhead
It was a beautiful June day. After a morning of shopping at Tanger Outlet, lunch beckoned. We decided to find a restaurant with outdoor dining on the water. Thanks to Google, we found Phil’s, a lovely place with outdoor dining on the deck, overlooking the Lighthouse Marina and Meeting House Creek. For us, Phil’s is definitely “off the beaten path,” but thanks to gps we had no trouble getting there.
The parking lot is gravel; however, the three handicapped (van)- accessible spaces are on a paved surface with no need to walk on gravel. From here you can go up the ramp to the single door entrance. As we entered the building we found the full-height, bar/lounge area to the left. We walked down the hallway to the hostess waiting to seat us. There are several dining areas, the main one has full-height windows overlooking the marina and creek. We asked to be seated on the deck and were shown the way, through the dining room to sliding glass doors and out to the deck. There is a sill at the door which requires a bit of a step up and over. The deck is lovely, with tables and chairs well-spaced for easy navigation, and an awning overhead to protect from the sun. The full-height bar here is quite large. It must be quite busy at night! We had a wonderful table that allowed us to view the marina and creek while we enjoyed a relaxing lunch. Our server was friendly and professional. Everything we ordered was good – my husband loved his tuna steak blt – the tuna was perfectly done, as were his accompanying, well-done, fries. We were left to enjoy both the food and the view. It became a problem for us to finally leave. Phil’s was certainly a “find,” for us! There is live music on Saturdays and Sundays If you come by boat there is docking available!
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms (with baby-changing stations) are located in a hallway opposite the entrance to the bar/lounge.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, http://www.philswaterfront.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”