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    May 12, 2014
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    May 12, 2014
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Reservations are only accepted for indoor tables. Outdoor tables are seated on a first come first serve basis.<br /><br />One of Long Island's oldest and most colorful restaurants. From its start in 1905, Louis Zwerlein's "Kare Killer" was a most unusual place. One had to get there by boat since it was built on a floating barge anchored out in the bay. One of its side attractions was that it afforded a fine view of the approaching boats from shore. On occasion, a husband sighting his wife on a course for the barge would dive headlong off the far side and strike out for Great Neck. <br />When prohibition killed the Kare Killer in 1916, the business moved to a spot adjacent to the Town Dock, renting boats, selling chowder and other seafood. Another move in the early thirties placed the restaurant in its present location still on the Main Street waterfront. In 1954, it was expanded into an adjoining building that had originally been a blacksmith shop.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Riff Raff seating
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2007
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I love the food at this restaurant, and I thought by having an early reservation we would be seated in a dining room where the view is beautiful. Instead we, a party of 3, were seated in an uncomfortable booth that can accommodate a party of at least 6, a facing the bar.
When I was last there during the midweek lunch, the manager came by the table to see how we were doing. I guess when you are in the riff raff section, you don't get that kind of interest...
To the hostess who seated us one question -- if you were sitting there, what would you write about?"
Dined on 5/10/2014
 2007
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