Hungry fishermen are known to bend down by the waterside to let minnows, eager to escape life in a small pond, leap into their open mouths. Dine on a fish that made it to the big city with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of seafood and drinks at Paddy McGee’s Fish House & Bar, located in Island Park. This Groupon is valid for meals in the dining room only, excluding Sunday brunch.
Paddy McGee’s menus showcase a variety of fresh seafood and fish as well as pasta, meat, and poultry for the aqua-averse. For lunch, test the waters of a crab-and-corn quesadilla ($8.50) before plunging like an Olympic diver with grizzly DNA into a plate of grilled North Atlantic salmon, served with a warm tricolor salad and tropical fruit salsa ($18.50). At dinnertime, a jumbo-shrimp cocktail ($10.50) can inebriate taste buds before they dance with lobster-and-shrimp risotto ($19.50), barbecue shrimp with saffron, corn relish, and watermelon ($18.50), or a fresh-ground, 8-ounce sirloin burger with fries ($10.50). Two or more diners can sup on Paddy’s raw-bar Feast of the Sea ($17.50/person), featuring a platter of clams, oysters, shrimp, mussels, calamari, and crawfish. Paddy McGee’s serves only fresh, regional oysters and clams procured from federally inspected and certified oyster nurseries.
Paddy McGee’s, which is on the waterfront, is a popular spot to gaze at waves, wind-tousled tresses, and baby seagulls learning to lure snails from their underground burrows. Diners can dock their boats for free every day except Sunday, when there's a $25–$50 fee (depending on boat size).