f you’re momentarily uninterested in sunlight, and you just want to eat ribs, drink a beer, and watch sports in a relatively dark room, go to RBQ. It’s a big barbecue spot in the old Playland Motel space, and it’s perfect for when you want to eat something that’ll force you to take a nap on the beach afterwards.
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Caracas Arepa Bar
Caracas Arepa Bar serves really good arepas and frozen drinks on the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach.
Rippers is a little spot right on the boardwalk in Rockaway Beach where you can get hot dogs and burgers.
Whit’s End Pizza Parlour
Whit’s End is a pizza and seafood place on Beach 97th Street that makes some of the best pizza in the Rockaways.
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Upland used to be one of our favorite spots in the city, but now it’s mostly just a useful place to have a nice, somewhat boring meal in Flatiron.
The National is a seasonal restaurant and brasserie in Midtown with solid eats for all meals at prices that aren’t cheap but aren’t abusive.
Frankel’s is a Jewish deli in the same vein as Russ & Daughters, but on its own level entirely.
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