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I have been in the restaurant business ...
I have been in the restaurant business my whole life and I dine out a lot.  I went here for lunch wish my mother yesterday (Sunday 4/23/17) and Tommy was our waiter.  The ambience was nice and relaxing and Tommy's service was fantastic. He was knowledgable in all aspects of the menu and helped us order an amazing lunch.  My father ha ... read more
Rebecca K. via yelp.com - Apr 24, 2017
food was eh at best but the service was good
My husband and I went in with an open mind and a craving for seafood. It was downhill from the start but we tried to be positive about everything. I ordered a diet soda, which was so flat you would have thought it was brown water, same goes for my husbands beer. We figured if that was the worst of it, no big deal! How wrong we were..
gcorcella via tripadvisor.com - Apr 10, 2017
Eat and Drink quickly!
Hold onto your plates and glasses because they seem to disappear even if you're not done with it! My dining companion ordered a $9 pint of beer and when he was almost done with it, our server, Kayla, brought him another and then just took his first beer away even though there was still some left. We also ordered mussels (which we ... read more
Nikki W via tripadvisor.com - Apr 5, 2017
We had a wonderful time. The servers were pleasant, the Mussels in a Tai Basil broth were awsome an
We had a wonderful time. The servers were pleasant, the Mussels in a Tai Basil broth were awsome and the Death by Coconut Porter was super!
Charles J Preuss via facebook.com - Apr 2, 2017
Perfect place to grab lunch before ...
Perfect place to grab lunch before touring Theodore Roosevelt's home Sagamore Hill.  Menu has a lot of variety, lunch specials, craft beers. Our waiter was friendly, and helped us get our food on time so we wouldn't miss the tour.  Also offered us beer samples as we wanted to try something local.  Love their steamers and cheeseburger ... read more
Lucy W. H. via yelp.com - Mar 30, 2017
great food, great drinks, great service....Always meet new people who are nice and down to earth. T
great food, great drinks, great service....Always meet new people who are nice and down to earth. The food is excellent, must try...
Kristine Russin-Chinese via facebook.com - Mar 26, 2017
Really great local restaurant.
Really great local restaurant.  Food is always solid.  The Thai chili calamari is a home run.  Service is very good.  Busy and a bit loud at times, which is fine.  Good energy!
Frank M. via yelp.com - Mar 17, 2017
food is bomb! go here all the time ...
food is bomb! go here all the time been going for years, service is great.
Swan S. via yelp.com - Mar 15, 2017
Mediocre Food, but Good Service
We were seated in the back in very small booth on a noisey Sat, too small for food delivered. The service was excellent, but most food disappointing and pricey, even with a discount it was roughly $150 out the door, with a bottle of wine and tip. The steamed little neck clams were quite good, then downhill. Wife had a flank steak tha ... read more
peckc10 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 13, 2017
This place is great. First off, the host was awesome but we think he was probably the owner but really we have no clue. Regardless, he was great. Then we ordered the "Pretz-zilla" and it was exactly the size you'd expect a Godzilla-sized Pretzel to be. The thing was hung on a giant hook and we had to take a moment just to marvel at t ... read more
Carly Kaiser via google.com - Mar 13, 2017
This place is a MUST GO TO in Oyster ...
This place is a MUST GO TO in Oyster Bay! They are probably the best restaurant in town. My family has been going here for year. Not only for dinner but for a few brews. Everyone is super nice and the food is amazing. The seafood is fresh, Always! The burgers are awesome! Also if you're lucky, you may catch Billy Joel having dinner! ... read more
Kelsey S. via yelp.com - Mar 13, 2017
Good food
Nice wine selections good beer selections. Food and service is okay but this is a local restaurant nice complete menu reasonable.
OysterBayFred via tripadvisor.com - Mar 4, 2017
Good pub
Canterbury's is a typical pub that serves food - the decor is rich with historical photos and memorabilia and the service that I received there was good. As the name suggests, oysters are the main attraction and I will say that their Oysters Lobsterfella was a very good dish - my company had Deviled Eggs w/Fried Oysters that they als ... read more
DL675 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 27, 2017
Great ambiance. Diverse selection ...
Great ambiance. Diverse selection of local craft draft beer. Older crowd which is a relief from 'Hipster Haven' and 'Pretentiousville'. Family friendly, especially early. Nice bar if you want solo dining and sports. Can be loud. Excellent menu. Great New England corn chowder. Ocean scallops had the hint of the additive, hence 'wet'. ... read more
Eman M. via yelp.com - Feb 25, 2017
Not bad for pub style food.
Been there several times over the past few years and it does get crowded on weekends for dinner. I enjoy the food but it's not very special. My favorite dish is the jambalaya pasta which is spicy but something different from many restaurants. The menu is varied so there's something there for most people. The service is good for the m ... read more
DrJeffNY via tripadvisor.com - Feb 21, 2017
Very nice people from Host to waitress to busboy, but I think our food got lost cuz we waited over
Very nice people from Host to waitress to busboy, but I think our food got lost cuz we waited over an hour for our entrees. Big ass pretzel good but WAY OVERPRICED and sauces just ok. The special Ipswich clams were over fried and also way overpriced with soggy fries. Sliced Prime steak sandwich was good but not worth the wait. I did ... read more
Ellen Mitchell via facebook.com - Feb 19, 2017
Came here for dinner with my fiancé ...
Came here for dinner with my fiancé it was great, we started off with the mahi, mahi mini b tacos so fresh just enough as an appetizer,  then i ordered the tuna sashimi salad it was awesome, was served with chopped sticks, the crunchy wasabi peas on the salad gave a nice crunch and punch. Portion was very big. My fiancé ordered bbq r ... read more
Christina M. via yelp.com - Feb 9, 2017
RELIABLE MAINSTAY WITH A FRESH MENU AND GOOD SERVICE
Had not eaten here in ages but met someone for a business lunch and was pleasantly surprised by how good the food and service were. We were seated promptly and the server was very attentive and helpful with suggestions. The restaurant which is a local mainstay has kept pace with the times. It has a menu that is contemporary and there ... read more
audtiernan via tripadvisor.com - Feb 5, 2017
Had a great birthday dinner here ...
Had a great birthday dinner here for my sister in-law and nephew. The restaurant is on the Main Street of the quaint town of Oyster Bay. The atmosphere was cozy and warm and our server was excellent.  We shared appetizers; all were great: clam and corn chowder; calamari, crab cakes, and steamed oysters. My Shrimp scampi angel hair pa ... read more
Jennifer M. via yelp.com - Feb 5, 2017
This place was wonderful! Shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta was delectable and loaded with shrim
This place was wonderful! Shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta was delectable and loaded with shrimp. We all loved our meals and the service was excellent. Highly recommend!
Denise Iavecchia Bush via facebook.com - Jan 31, 2017
I love this place! Everyone can ...
I love this place! Everyone can get whatever they want prepared the way they want. My daughter loves the steamers, husband the ahi tuna. My favorites are their onion soup, quesadillas & molten cake. And dont forget the s'mores!
Michelle C. via yelp.com - Jan 11, 2017
Everyone was extremely nice, accommodating ...
Everyone was extremely nice, accommodating and calm!!!  My family and I went to Canterbury's on New Year's Day. I made a reservation for between 4-6 people. Then called back and changed it to 8 people. Then called back again to change it to 9 people and a wheelchair!  Not once did I feel like I was annoying the people on the phone. T ... read more
Patricia P. via yelp.com - Jan 5, 2017
Made a reservation for New Years ...
Made a reservation for New Years Eve and it was accepted with no problem. We were pleasantly surprised to be seated right on time. Our server was very gracious and efficient. We began with baked clam oreganoto. It was a nice size portion, well seasoned and very tasty. The garden salads were fresh. For main courses, we had shrimp and ... read more
Robert A. via yelp.com - Jan 2, 2017
We found this place while driving around Oyster Bay. Decided to stop for lunch. The atmosphere is f
We found this place while driving around Oyster Bay. Decided to stop for lunch. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxing. The food selections are varied. We love oysters so their selections were to our liking. The service is friendly and efficient, first time Matt. When we came back again for lunch, the second time, Loretta. Will ret ... read more
Brenda Smith via facebook.com - Dec 30, 2016
Good comfort food and nice ambience. ... read more
Bruce W via google.com - Dec 29, 2016
Awesome food and drink ... read more
Bradley Mines via google.com - Dec 23, 2016
A lot of beer. Food is just ok ...
A lot of beer. Food is just ok. Wouldn't recommend or avoid the place. If you're there then do what you can with it. I wasn't blown away nor was I disgusted so I guess that's good? Little expensive for what it is. I'll probably be back.
Mason S. via yelp.com - Dec 9, 2016
Not a Good Restaurant to go to during Restaurant Week
Went there during the Fall '16 Restaurant Week. Did make reservations, when we were seated we were giving the Regular menu, After a few minutes of looking it over we realized there were no "restaurant week" specials listed. We asked our server, if this restaurant was still participating in R.W., as we had seen it listed in Newsday & ... read more
EartSeaSky via tripadvisor.com - Nov 27, 2016
Great ... read more
David Singer via google.com - Nov 22, 2016
The service was exceptional & the food was delicious.
The service was exceptional & the food was delicious.
Maggie Peirson via facebook.com - Nov 14, 2016
A shrine to Teddy Roosevelt!
This is a very unusual restaurant as there is very little space left for more pictures - most of them are dedicated to President Theodore Roosevelt who I understand lived close by. The menu is dominated by fish and crustacean dishes but there is meat too, I had French Onion soup which was excellent. Service was a little slow but ther ... read more
208Geordie via tripadvisor.com - Nov 6, 2016
Absolutely delicious food. Nice place, will go again.
Absolutely delicious food. Nice place, will go again.
Sabrina Chantell Best via facebook.com - Nov 2, 2016
Super friendly staff with a great ...
Super friendly staff with a great beer selection. I suggest this to anyone looking for good food, cozy environment and looking to relax with a few good drinks.
Jackie M. via yelp.com - Nov 1, 2016
Had the big ass pretzel, PEI mussels and the roasted sweet potato soup. It was very good.
Had the big ass pretzel, PEI mussels and the roasted sweet potato soup. It was very good.
Danette Baker via facebook.com - Oct 31, 2016
Great meal and wonderful service and ambiance.
Doug McMasters via google.com - Oct 31, 2016
Beer selection is awesome! Karen the bartender was very nice. They are supposed to be known for the
Beer selection is awesome! Karen the bartender was very nice. They are supposed to be known for their fish and chips...not very good at all. However the pumpkin cheese cake was amazing.
Ted Leger via facebook.com - Oct 24, 2016
It was amazing. The service is nice and everyone is so friendly. The food is so magic and delicious. Grilled Swordfish and Crispy Salmon are fantastic. I wish I'll rate this please 10, but it's only 5 stars. Loved and love. I suggest anyone this place. ... read more
Stanislav Panov via google.com - Oct 19, 2016
A Perfect Lunch
Our family decided to have lunch here after visiting Sagamore Hill. This was a great choice. We had oysters & the crab cakes as appetizers. Perfection! I loved the Shrimp BLTA! I will be back when next I visit Oyster Bay!
TravelingFamily2008 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 10, 2016
Lunch time snack
Shared a couple of sandwiches with group of four of us. Lovely coffee with free top up. The landlord who served us was very friendly and nice atmosphere in the pub. Right at start of a trail along river to another pub. We hope to come back again. Just been given four free T shirts by Landlord whilst I am writing this. Highly recommen ... read more
dave t via tripadvisor.com - Oct 7, 2016
Great service and great food.
Dan Ting via google.com - Sep 24, 2016
A pleasant find
Great local pub, were everyone seems to be having a great time. Food was very good, but a little overpriced. Very helpful & friendly staff. Make a reservation on the weekend, they get busy.
barbara g via tripadvisor.com - Sep 21, 2016
Great Memories Less Than Stellar Waitress
From the first time I went here with my girlfriend 26 years ago on a first date till Saturday 9/17 @ 630pm with that my better half, we always knew we'd get the best fish and great cheer at this great and bustling Pub near our home. What we never got before - at 630pm no less, when the restaurant chatter was so calm but for the sound ... read more
Vince T via tripadvisor.com - Sep 18, 2016
The best place to have a drink in Oyster Bay, most other places close around 9:30pm. We were a group of friends on a Thursday evening and they served us till midnight.
Michael Luethi via google.com - Sep 15, 2016
Quaint restaurant
You can't go wrong. Canterbury's is located in the relaxed town of Oyster Bay. Park for free in the street out front or around the corner. The dining experience in this quaint pub is enhanced by the very friendly and competent staff. And the food is excellent and prices are reasonable. I recommend the crab cake sandwich ("burger") fo ... read more
Darrel B via tripadvisor.com - Sep 14, 2016
The service was great (Loretta) and the food was excellent. ���
The service was great (Loretta) and the food was excellent. ��� ... read more
Iago Tallis via facebook.com - Sep 12, 2016
Great date spot with good craft beer and great munchies.
Frankie Dioguardi via google.com - Sep 8, 2016
Best of the best ... read more
stax stax via google.com - Sep 5, 2016
Great place with great service!!! ...
Great place with great service!!!  Really nice staff. Food was awesome!!  Big bar. Great decor. Highly recommend.
Nancy W. via yelp.com - Sep 5, 2016
Let me start by saying that the ...
Let me start by saying that the food is excellent. The reason I have not provided a higher rating is because of he price. Most of the meals here are VERY expensive, and the food is good but not good enough to merit such high prices.Other than that, the service and decor are very nice. I would definitely come back, but expect to spend ... read more
Jacob W. via yelp.com - Sep 4, 2016
Great Food ... read more
LB NY via google.com - Aug 31, 2016
Came here on a friends recommendation ...
Came here on a friends recommendation. When u walk in u have to walk towards the back of restaurant to be greeted and seated. They sat us in an awkward place in the restaurant and the table was at a slant. The place looks really old with old pictures on the wall dating many many years back so No problem there... I actually like this ... read more
Omar M. via yelp.com - Aug 22, 2016
Good food, slow to come out.
Visited on a Saturday afternoon (around 1:30 or so) with a party of 3. There were 2 or 3 large parties (6-10), and a couple of people at the bar, but there were many empty tables. We were promptly brought water and offered other drinks, which we declined. We ordered our appetizer (spinach dip) and our entrees simultaneously. The appe ... read more
vpmad1 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 21, 2016
Stopped in for a bite to eat at ...
Stopped in for a bite to eat at lunch time. Our friends recommended this place, they've been here before. It was next door to the brewery we were going to, so it was pretty convenient. I ordered the "BLTA" bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado + grilled shrimp. I was a little disappointed, it was dry. Not much of the dressing was on it. I ... read more
Jenny A. via yelp.com - Aug 21, 2016
The food is delicious and it has a friendly wait staff.
The food is delicious and it has a friendly wait staff.
Karen Tucci via facebook.com - Aug 15, 2016
clams oyster lobster
visited Theodore Roosevelt house in Oyster bay had snack here clams oysters lobster and tuna nice inside sat at bar good service ... read more
Scott Q via tripadvisor.com - Aug 6, 2016
Have heard of the place for years ...
Have heard of the place for years and found it this Saturday when my wife and I were just cruising and looking for a place to eat.  Love the decor of the place and was very satisfied with the meal - we had the typical pub fair - burger and fries as well as steak sandwich.  Both were excellent.  Had the four 5 oz. beer samples and the ... read more
Steven V. via yelp.com - Aug 6, 2016
We went here for lunch while visiting Sagamore HIll. The salads were great, fresh produce with just the right amount of flavorings. The po boy oyster sandwich had too much bread and not enough oysters. It was tasty, it just left something to be desired. They have an outstanding beer menu, with craft beers in rotation. I would go ... read more
Tom Bruning via google.com - Aug 5, 2016
Excellent food and service in a ...
Excellent food and service in a very pleasant, relaxed atmosphere- we had a great waitress who was very attentive to my niece and nephew, who are 8 and 9 years old, respectively; I have always liked this restaurant and am happy to recommend it as a great dining experience ... read more
Ronald F. via yelp.com - Jul 31, 2016
Calimari was unremarkable, bartender very attentive, overall good food, not great.
Bob M via google.com - Jul 30, 2016
Great food with lots of history. Ordered oysters, fish tacos and seafood gumbo. ... read more
Alan Liu via google.com - Jul 28, 2016
Not a bad place! The wings are ...
Not a bad place! The wings are my favorite and the burgers are good too. I definitely will be back ... read more
Kathy P. via yelp.com - Jul 27, 2016
Reliable Oyster Bay Eatry
Been coming here for years - and it can be a hot or miss experience. At times, the food and service was great, other times I wished I had stayed home. Can't go wrong with their burgers & steaks. Oysters are also top notch, as they should be. Weekends are very busy, so make a reservation. Will say there is a lot of history to the plac ... read more
Bob J via tripadvisor.com - Jul 26, 2016
I got the 'Sliced Roast Beef Au ...
I got the 'Sliced Roast Beef Au Jus sandwich on garlic bread' that turned out amazing. The calamari appetizer was sized appropriately and the beer menu was enormous. A little pricey, but it was worth it.
John S. via yelp.com - Jul 26, 2016
Good food
The food was delicious!!!! I had mahi mahi tacos as an appetizer, then i got the tuna sashimi salad it was Excellent!!! My boyfriend got new orleans ribs he loved it!!! Only 2 down falls it was a friday evening and we were the only people there ouch not too desirable when you don't see anyone there. I wanted to order a drink however ... read more
Christina M via tripadvisor.com - Jul 25, 2016
Never disappoints.
This has always been my staple in Oyster Bay. Teddy's stomping grounds.. All the ambiance and congeniality takes you away from the daily grind and transports you into another world. The food is never disappointing. For history buffs, the food is just a bonus!
Meena B via tripadvisor.com - Jul 25, 2016
Wednesday night at the bar is really fun
Ryan, the bartender, is very friendly and we enjoy their delicious burgers at the bar on Wednesdays. There is a group of friendly regulars and the patrons chat with each other.
Eileen M via tripadvisor.com - Jul 25, 2016
There is a poke stop here so when ...
There is a poke stop here so when we saw a lure module was in effect we decided to stop in for a drink. I think the history of the bar is really cool and it was nice inside. We only had a beer each - they have a nice selection but they are kind of pricey. No comments on the food at all because we didn't even look at the menu.
Alisa P. via yelp.com - Jul 23, 2016
It's always been one of my favorites ...
It's always been one of my favorites when I lived in the town. It is still great. Great service, huge variety of beers.
Greg S. via yelp.com - Jul 16, 2016
Tasty fresh seafood, good craft ...
Tasty fresh seafood, good craft beer selection, and historic "gastropub" feel.  Personally this is my favorite genre of restaurant: historic village locale, ambiance with a sense of history and place, plentiful craft beer selection and good selection of seafood, etc.We enjoyed the seafood platter, tomato-pesto flatbread, seafood far ... read more
Kelly E. via yelp.com - Jul 15, 2016
Comfortable atmosphere and great food
I was looking for a place to get fresh seafood...I live in Huntington so it shouldn't be too hard, but I really wanted to find a place that had a relaxed comfortable atmosphere and good for the kids too. The interior is warm and welcoming. Our waitress, Christine, was outstanding. She was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Th ... read more
Danielle K via tripadvisor.com - Jul 12, 2016
Small town charm
Went after my historical home tour day. Ordered the home made crab cakes with freshly made sweet potatoes. Delicious :) Plenty of beer on tap and someone sitting near me at the bar had the oyster's and they looked good.
MIZT13 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 9, 2016
Great casual place to grab a bite ... read more
John Ryan via google.com - Jul 9, 2016
Local Pub
Typical local pub. Very nice menu, perhaps a little better than average. Burgers are 8 oz. and toppings are all extra. Service was very good. Disappointed with the tap brews. Most of which were all not recognizable. Mostly local craft beers. They did offer a half shot glass to taste but not enough to help you decide. Street parking s ... read more
golf472 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 1, 2016
Old World Charm
Had lunch there recently. They offer a luncheon menu as well as their regular menu. We had the kobe beef burger with Gruyere cheese & wild mushrooms. Nice size burger served with french fries about $17. The food was pretty good. Great service, clean and cozy old world atmosphere. Street parking or park in the municipal lot behind the ... read more
SuzyNy via tripadvisor.com - Jun 29, 2016
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