Top 10 Things to do in Stony Brook, United States

October 9, 2017 Kiesha Cripe

Stony Brook is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. Begun in the colonial era as an agricultural enclave, the hamlet experienced growth first as a resort town and then to its current state as one of Long Island's major tourist towns and centers of education. Despite being referred to as a village by residents and tourists alike, Stony Brook has never been legally incorporated by the state. The population was 13,740 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Stony Brook

1. Avalon Park & Preserve

200 Harbor Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11790-2005 +1 631-689-0619
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 126 reviews

Avalon Park & Preserve

Reviewed By hleonard - Suffolk NY

we all ways come to Avalon Park for the Hiking trails, soon we would love to take our bikes for the bike trails. Great way to get out with the family and enjoy some of Long Island parks

2. Harmony Vineyards

169 Harbor Rd, Head of the Harbor, Smithtown, NY 11780-1118 +1 631-291-9900
Excellent
46%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Harmony Vineyards

Our lovely "Vineyard Terrace" overlooks the vines and lets guests enjoy the waterfront properties' beautiful vistas in three seasons as well as our outstanding outdoor musical performances. Our three story outdoor movie screen enables "Drink-In" theatre on Friday nights and "Tasting Notes Jazz Club" with sets on Thursdays and Saturdays featuring Ray Anderson and his world class colleagues. Our indoor winter venue provides an upscale and cozy wine and beer bar by the fire. Open year round Thursday through Sunday, with live music every weekend, Harmony Vineyards will be sure to please the palette and refresh the mind. In Harmony with nature and humanity, we donate all of our profits to our basket of worthy local charities which focus on hunger relieve and education.

Reviewed By Turk25 - Setauket, New York

I brought my spouse here for his birthday, for the Sunday brunch, knowing it was catered by Filamena Lombardi, who does a fine farm to table business. We were not disappointed with the food--it was a beautiful spread, with everything we wish for in a buffet, including omelets made to order. Wonderful! Worth the steep price, as it also included unlimited mimosas. However, although we are energetic and non-disabled seniors, the seats were unbelievably unsafe for us. They are slippery narrow wood, concave, and have no backs. OK for a drink, but for a meal? And talking about alcohol and these seats, I can see an accident happening to anyone. I sent a note to the manager, and received no response at all, which makes me wonder how they feel about their business and customers, especially if they want us to return. If they replace the chairs we'll return in the blink of an eye.

3. Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company

102 W Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-1314 +1 888-443-3779
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 483 reviews

Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company

Reviewed By Frederick H

Okay, I get it. If you want to get to CT from middle Long Island, then this is the way to go. The Orient Point Ferry takes you to New London, which is much further North and Bridgeport.
And I guess you could award it "Excellence" because it always stays on top of the water. But, the ferries are dated inside, uncomfortable seats, smelly rest rooms, VERY unhealthy food, liquor, wine and beer (not the best idea for people who are driving)and the worse part NO INTERNET. I mean, come on, how hard would it be to provide WiFi on these boats? So, Yeah, I will continue to use it because I have no choice. And perhaps the issues I described above will remain because the Steamboat Company knows there is no competition. So why bother?

4. Three Village Historical Society

93 N Country Rd, Setauket, NY 11733-1347 +1 631-751-3730
Excellent
91%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 11 reviews

Three Village Historical Society

Reviewed By Steve T - Sayville, New York

Setauket, Long Island is steeped in history, particularly from the American Revolutionary War. As evidenced in the AMC series, "TURN;Washinton's Spies". The historical walk hosted by 'Abraham Woodhull' was not only informative and dispelled some of the television skewed facts, but it was fun. The group was medium sized (approximately 25 people of varying ages) and everyone was captivated by our 'host'. The walk was about 2 hours long starting at the Carolina Church and then meandered through the parks and byways of historical Setauket. In addition to sites on the walk, our host also pointed out other locations nearby, which we were able to visit on our own leisure. This is a great time for all and add another star if you're a history buff

5. Benner's Farm

56 Gnarled Hollow Rd, East Setauket, NY 11733-2031 +1 631-689-8172
Excellent
70%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Benner's Farm

Reviewed By suemax - Miller Place, New York

I first visited Benner's Farm 27 years ago. I brought my daughter to a mommy and me there. We would return spring summer and fall to learn about this awesome place. All three of my children have gone to classes, summer camp and even had birthday parties there. I will visit again soon bringing my grand niece.
If you live in the area don't miss this place.

6. The Escape Room Game Long Island

718 Portion Rd, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-1853 +1 631-974-6988
Excellent
88%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 230 reviews

The Escape Room Game Long Island

Do you have what it takes to Escape the Room in 60 minutes?!

Reviewed By abcd1234964 - Lindenhurst, New York

Our family of four just escaped the Hidden Temple Room! What a fantastic time we had. The room was challenging, but not impossible. Our GameMaster Brandon was helpful and enthusiastic. He really made our day special. Also, Zach was super friendly when booking. Can't wait to go back and try another room. Thanks guys!

7. St. James General Store

516 Moriches Rd, Located Northwest of Route 25A, Saint James, NY 11780-1316 +1 631-854-3740
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

St. James General Store

Reviewed By Brian L

Billed as maybe the oldest continuously run country store in the US, this was an interesting place to visit. Much like Kelly's Country Store on Grand Island, NY, this place is filled with lots of penny-candy, souvenirs, interesting toys, Christmas decorations, and more...some old-fashioned things (as a good Country Store should have in stock) and many new novelties. A nice place for a leisurely visit.

8. Sunken Meadow State Park

State Highway 25A, Kings Park, NY 11754 +1 631-269-4333
Excellent
50%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Sunken Meadow State Park

Reviewed By EVELYN T

I loved it very cleaned and respectful people that come visit this beach and with a convenient store that sells cooked food and the restroom and shower and parking all there close by the beach. My kids loved it.

9. Escape Zone Long Island

872 Middle Country Rd, St James, NY 11780-3223 +1 631-645-8906
Excellent
75%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Escape Zone Long Island

An Escape Room is a live action game starring you and a group of people. You will work together as a team to look for clues, solve puzzles, and complete challenges in order to accomplish the room's mission in under 60 minutes.

Reviewed By truthintravel60763 - New York City, New York

This was like a first date. You don't know what to expect. The clues were obscure but by the time we got the hang of it the clock ran out. We went with a big crowd and the room was small so we were elbowing each other the entire time. We did have fun and it took a lot of ingenuity as we started to roll and got though the letter locks and a number lock. Good thing I was tall enough to reach the top lock. I think the second time around it would be a four. Note that for those with phobias. There is a door you can leave through if you don't like it. The staff was extremely friendly and able to give you up to three clues. Go. Get frustrated and maybe have a glass of wine just before you go. No drinks or food served there. Then check it off your bucket list.

10. Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages

100 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY +1 631-751-0066
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages

Reviewed By Irma G - Smithtown, New York, United States

This delightful museum keeps growing and growing, due to the donations of many benefactors. The carriage Museum has an extensive three level exhibit of carriages from the 18th century to the early 20th century. There are quite a few buildings on the grounds, including an old schoolhouse, an old cemetery, trees with crocheted decorations and an art museum. The art museum houses temporary collections, and at this time there was a Judith Lieber exhibit. A docent was available to explain the history of the pocketbooks and of her husband's paintings. Outside the carriage house is a lovely garden, and during the summer there are dramatic performances.

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