MAIN STREET RESTAURANTS

A Look Back-Main Street Restaurants

By the 1980s, the Main Streets along Long Island’s South Shore were becoming gentrified by the growth of more modern shopping centers opening on the Sunrise Highway.

With The Post Office Café booming, the Lessings migrated east along Montauk Highway to the little town of Bay Shore and opened their second Main Street Restaurant in the town's original fire house. The youth of Suffolk County instantly made the Firehouse the most popular young club on all of Long Island. Thirty years later, the Lessings purchased the historic Southside Hotel, Bay Shore’s original "local joint" across the street from the Firehouse.

History will record that Lessing’s Main Street restaurant concept ignited a revival movement that has brought these old historic Long Island Main Streets back to life.

When the original library closed in Farmingdale, Long Island, the Lessings bought the building and opened another Main Street restaurant, The Library Café. Each restaurant's success drove the Lessings along the same strategic path; find and purchase historic Long Island buildings that were icons to the local clientele. They opened Maxwell's on Main Street in Islip and bought the Huntington landmark, Finnegan’s, perhaps the most "local" of all their Main Street pubs and cafés.

Today, Main Street Restaurants proudly proclaims to their ever growing clientele "#drinklocal" and their guests happily follow suit.

SUNSETS AND OUTDOOR PATIOS

Sip a few cocktails on our patio, take in the sunset while mingling with friends, catch a game or grab a pizza and hang out by the fire pit!

OUTDOOR PATIO FUN

Maxwell’s
Casual Dining in the heart of Islip
Join Us On Our Outdoor Patio!

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SUNSET DINNERS

View Restaurant
The Finest Seafood
Overlooking the Great South Bay

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BLAZE FAST FIRE'D PIZZA

Westfield South Shore Mall
Get fired up!

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GAME TIME!

Become a Fan
30+ TVs combined and a tailgate menu "to die for"

Main Street Restaurants:
Finnegan's
Library Café
Maxwell's
Post Office Café
The Southside Hotel

LOVE BEER? OKTOBERFEST HAPPENINGS

No Need to travel, we will bring the German festivities to you.

LIBRARY CAFÉ

Tuesday, September 29th
4 Course Beer Dinner

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POST OFFICE CAFÉ

Friday, Oct 9th-Sunday, Oct 11th
Oktoberfest Celebration

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MAXWELL'S

Thursday, Oct 1st - Saturday, Oct 3rd
Special Oktoberfest Menu

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MIRABELLE RESTAURANT AND TAVERN

October 5th-6th
Oktoberfest Specials

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FALL IN LOVE

Now is the time to plan your BIG day!

THREE VILLAGE INN

Champagne and Sweets
Thursday, September 3rd
From 6-9pm

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SMITHTOWN LANDING COUNTRY CLUB

Bridal Showcase
Thursday, September 10th
From 6-9pm

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MANSION AT WEST SAYVILLE

Bridal Showcase
Thursday, October 1st
6pm

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TIMBER POINT MANSION

Bridal Showcase
Sunday, November 8th
2pm

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ALL THINGS PUMPKIN

Pumpkin beer, Pumpkin drinks, even a Pumpkin Patch!

DRINK YOUR PUMPKIN
AND EAT IT TOO!

Post Office Café
Lunch & Dinner Specials Daily!

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PUMPKIN PICKIN' WEEKEND

Maxwell’s
No Tricks, Just Delicious Pumpkin Treats!

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WEEKEND FUN

Cooler days, shorter nights...get out and enjoy the day!

24TH ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK

Post Office Café
Saturday, October 17th
Supporting the National MPS Society

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WINE TASTING TOURS

Library Café
Every Saturday and Sunday
Booking NOW!

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Win 10 FREE Pizzas!

Enter to Win 10 FREE Pizzas at any of our Blaze Pizza locations!
The winner will be chosen at the end of the month!


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Congratulations to Anna Dee from Merrick, NY, who won a $125 gift card to The Post Office Café.

Lessing's Rewards Program
Lessing's Rewards Program