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Ocean House Oyster Bar & Grill

Map49 N Riverside Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
  • Seafood


A small diner was transformed into a tiny (20 seat) dinner-only oyster bar and grill. Self-taught chef Brian Galvin presents New England-style seafood dishes including Maine lobster roll, fried West Coast oysters, and pan-seared Norwegian salmon with eggplant chutney and curry vinaigrette. Reservations are not accepted. BYOB. Open for dinner Tues to Sat.

Best of Westchester - Readers' Picks

Best Seafood Restaurant 2009
Best Seafood Restaurant 2008
Best Seafood Restaurant 2007

Best of Westchester

Best New England Clam Chowder 2006

Chef Brian Galvin knows his fish and his chowder has become a signature dish at this tiny, dinner-only, no reservation, BYOB restaurant. It's a perfect balance of shellfish, potato, thyme, bacon, and cream. Only the Nantucket air could improve it.

Best New Seafood Restaurant 2005

Never ventured up to Croton? You now have a delicious reason to. Ossining resident Brian Galvin decided to convert a tiny diner into a big-taste fish restaurant. Expect Fulton Fish Market fresh salmon, tuna, skate, and scallops simply prepared (no heavy sauces or overly produced plate presentations). Look for blackboard specials of lesser-known fish like the corvina, a meaty Trinidad fish with a grouper-like texture and the orato from Greece, a dark fleshed fish grilled whole with lemon juice and thyme. The combination of perfectly prepared seafood and a no-reservations policy (19-seats, yikes it's small) gives new meaning to worth the wait. Rumor has it an expansion may be in the works but until then, bring comfortable shoes to wait on line to get in!

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