Long Islanders love a raw deal: well-priced oysters and clams on the half shell.
You won't have to dredge for them. There are drift nets of raw bars in Nassau and Suffolk. Invariably casual, usually upbeat, always ready to shuck, they're among the places to eat most associated with the Island.
Here are some choices that are ideal on a warm, sunny day.
Louie's Grill & Liquors
Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille, Port Washington: This local landmark has a perch on Manhasset Bay. It features a raw bar, lobster specials and seafood with water views in Port Washington. (Credit: Allison Michael Orenstein)