Cliff's Elbow Room

1549 Main Rd, Jamesport
(631) 722-3292

Recent Reviews

Paul Vetrano

Really good food and drink. Very cozy and warm environment. A bit loud, but in a good way. Lots of locals seem to be regulars, so that's a good sign!


I ate here with my family of four. 2 Adults, 2 children. The bill came out to $100 including a tip, I had a beer. We had 3 burgers, an appetizer an order of chicken fingers. It is a bit on the pricey side, but for the area you have to expect that. With that being said, the food was pretty good. We enjoyed our burgers with the marinade. They cook your food exactly how you ask for it. Service was very good and friendly. It was a bit tight in there but with a name like "elbow room", you have no right to complain. I would go back.

Raphael M

The food and service here was atrocious. The seafood was mid tier, and the clam chowder is watery and didn’t have any clams! The chicken is cold, rubbery, and plain disgusting. The pasta here is from a box and the sauce is watery. The worse part is the service. We enter the restaurant and we had to wait over 10 minutes before they sat us, and all the tables were empty! Once we got our food, it was all cold. They didn’t once ask us how are food was. Another thing that we didn’t like was the fact that there was a service charge on top of a tip. I’m going to pay a percentage of my tip from a service charge? This restaurant is horrible, do not come here.

Jason Smith

My type of spot... little hole in the wall with the best steaks... i had the porterhouse and it was perfect... don’t be fooled though... more people then you would think know about this spot. This little room packs out... so beat the crowd and head in for an early dinner or u can forget about a seat.

Cathy Anner

Great as always. Awesome New England clam chowder. Great staff, food and environment. Did I mention the clam chowder?

Shari O.

Delicious dinner. But what made the dinner exceptional was our waiter, Dan. My husband generally doesn't like ipa beer and that is all the Elbow Room has on tap, which is my husband's preference when ordering beer in a restaurant. Dan was able to describe each ipa beer to my husband in great detail. After determining what kind of beer my husband preferred, Dan suggested one ipa beer that he thought he might enjoy. He allowed him to taste it, as well. Besides enjoying excellent service of our wonderful steak dinner, my husband enjoyed 3 of the ipa beers that Dan recommended. (I drove home) We will be back!

Maureen Fritch

We have come back many times. Great service, outstanding food. Great atmosphere. They are so caring and pleasant.


My favorite steak on Long Island! Their in house marinade is to die. We went to Cliff's twice this past week because we didn't know when we would be back in the area. The restaurant is very small and can be loud so plan your visit to eat early if your like it a bit less noisy. Their is always good rotating specials and the desserts are very very yummy! We also enjoyed the baked clams and ordered the fried flounder dinner twice as well this weekend. If you are 'out east' and looking for somewhere to grab a very very good meal, Cliff's Elbow Room is your spot! Cheers

Chris Christodoulou

Excellent food and service. You must try the steak sandwich!

Evan D.

Had a lunch meal with about 8 people. Great dive bar for drinking, with decent food, but buyer beware, had some extra toppings in my veggie wrap. Looks like an acrylic nail fell off from someone in the prep kitchen or cook line. Covered in glitter and sparkles. They comped my Meal, but that's a mere pittance, compared to that experience.

Edward Drielak

Have been going to this group of Elbow room restaurants for over 58. Years. Seafood is great. The place is known for the marinated steak. Baked clams, salad with house dressing and marinated porterhouse steak. Just the place to go. You will not regret. Save room for dessert.

Keaton Sandoval

I eat in this spot a lot since I work nearby. I love how their customer service is always great and they keep the spot well kept regularly. Prices are affordable and they serve large portions.

Kari Lalli

Best steak around.. always cooked to perfection.. absolutely no room and extremely crowded hence the name but always worth it.

Tennis Lover

Not satisfied with the meal and a horribly pricey menu: a menu that hasn't changed in decades! The restaurant was great during the Eighties but lost appeal and the food isn't as appetizing as it once was.

Kathy Nielsen

Tasty and a great stop when running around the eastern bit of LI. It's been there forever and is definitely lived in. That's part of the charm. Food and Service were great.

Tim Buksa

Still the best marinated steak on the north fork. Baked clams too.


Five of us had a mostly good experience. The soft shell clams and the Blue Cheese salad were good. Some of the steaks were very tough. Strangely, they take only Cash Tips???

Lynn Ingenito

Decor updated. Nice touch with the copper tin ceiling and bright walls. But, never mind that. The steaks never ever change. And that is the best, super charred exterior, tender thick, juicy mignon. Still get the salad, and choice of potato. Excellent meal as always. Want to go back asap.

Allen John

Great food on the east end

Karen K.

We each had the marinated porterhouse. It was not as good as I remembered it from a few years ago.

Leonard Graczyk

Best steaks ever. Marinade delicious

Brian Coleman

Food is consistently good but charging for soda or ice tea refills is just greedy and tacky. I don't know any restaurant who charges for refills. Is business that bad? Not good business.

Brian Fredrickson

Great place , good burgers!

Tony Goldense

Food was great. Service was great. Price was a little expensive.

amanda kearns

Decent price for good portions. Casual but luxury quality. Honestly the service is why I didnt give 5 stars. Be prepared to take your time here will be waiting to pay for maybe 15 minutes. But good menu and quality overall

Trent Esposito

It was really good had the fried bay scallops they were on point and got a butt load

Michael C.

Always good! We've been coming here for 30 years,. The marinated steaks are delicious. Always a nice demo sphere. It's a keeper!

Mike Zp

Great steaks and desserts


Exquisite. On a hunch and because I've become acquainted with sweet potatoes lately, when the server asked what I would like as a side with my surf and turf, which was awesome too, she gave my options and I had to pick that. I'm glad I did.

Joseph Themann

One of the best steak houses on LI. Nothing francy, but a huge and delicious reasonable priced steak.

Martha M Diaz

awesome staff, great food. love this place. visit any time we are out east.

Philip Plastina

I just visited the Elbow Room for the first time in 25 years. Its the exact same inside and out. Even the sign out front is the same exact sign from when we were kids. Back in the day they used to let us run around inside while are moms drank at the bar. Amazingly preserved out on the east end of Long Island you'll find it cozy and inviting inside. The bartenders are nice and the Baked Clams are still the best in town! Way to go Elbow Room your a classic for sure. Cheers

T H.

not sure what everyone else has been eating but the lunch marinated steaks were the worst ever! not even fit for a king, here king

Dwight Graves

Great steaks and pasta. Timing was great. We had group of 10 and felt like all staff were focused on us. Will be back soon.

Catherine Corrado-Lodi

Best steak you’ll ever eat. Good home cooking

Desiree V. Edgar

wonderful staff and amazing food. I have been eating here since I was a little girl. My grandmother was friends with Cliff's mother. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Cristie G.

I have to admit, these people do a steak right. A small tucked away place, don't blink you will miss it. But definitely give this a try. Service was delightful and the steak was really good.

Jaclyn Rauchfuss

I've heard so many great things about this place, it was time we finally tried it. The marinaded steak is delicious, but I'll make the drive out to Kenny's road next time for what seems like a larger steak with a slightly tastier marinade. I will say though, we were treated kindly and we were not rushed out despite how busy it was, and they actually sat us at the next available table even though it was much larger than the 2 of is needed. I will agree we enjoyed our meal, but our loyalty lies with Cliff's Elbow East.

Donna Bottone Bianco

excellent marinated steaks. we always enjoy it here

P S.

What can one say. Definitely a must stop location on the north-fork for a great meal / burger / sandwich/ beer. The staff and food is always fantastic!