451 Middle Country Road, Coram, NY 11727
(631) 696 - 4029
DescriptionPopei’s Clam Bar, Coram is located at 451 Middle Country Road, Coram. The paved parking lot has two, handicapped (van) - accessible spaces. The street-level, double-door entrance leads to a vestibule (with benches) and another set of double-doors.
A full-height bar/lounge area is to the left. The carpeted, main dining room is ahead and to the left. Booths are on both sides of the dining room. Tables and chairs have ample space between them.
Multi-stall restrooms have handicapped-accessible stalls. Unfortunately, the doors to the handicapped stalls open inward, making it quite difficult for a wheelchair. There are no baby-changing facilities.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 2
Location of handicapped spaces: near entrance
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: na
Paths and walkways: concrete at entrance
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance
Doors: street-level, double doors
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: good spacing between tables
Places to sit: full-height bar, tables and booths,
Location of restrooms: at rear of dining room
Type of restroom: multi-stall with a handicapped-stall - Door to the handicapped stall opens inward, making it quite difficult to get a wheelchair in
Ease of entry and exit: OK
Baby changing station: no
Friendliness of staff: very friendly and helpful
Time for some lunch between appointments brought me to Popei’s on Middle Country Road. I was driving along, wanting something a bit different for lunch, and along came Popei’s. I pulled into the paved parking lot – with two, handi (van)- accessible parking spaces. The sign out front and the building itself reminded me of places I have visited in New England. A concrete incline led to double doors, an entry area with benches and another set of double doors.
A full-height bar/lounge area was to my left. The main dining room was ahead and to the left. Booths are on either side of the carpeted dining room. Tables and chairs are well- spaced in this nautical-themed room, complete with several large fish hanging from the ceiling.
My server was lovely, offering suggestions when I asked. The menu is quite large and varied and so, as usual, it was difficult for me to decide. My decision for Cajun Tuna turned out to be an excellent choice – it was delicious! I had no idea that there is more than one Popei’s on Long Island, or that they have been serving lunch and dinner since 1991.
As outdoor tiki bar area can be accessed through the lounge area or by a ramp from the parking lot. The website says, “fish-focused menu, and all you can eat specials in a convivial setting by a tiki bar, with live music.”
Multi-stall restrooms have a handicapped stall. Unfortunately the door to the handicapped stall opens in, rather than out, which makes it quite difficult to get a wheelchair in. There are no baby-changing facilities.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, http://www.popeis.com , when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”