Long Island golf courses strive more and more to keep your group on the grounds for as long as possible. One way to accomplish that is to make sure the day ends with a burger in the clubhouse rather than a bogey on 18.
Blackwells Restaurant is an upscale, Zagat-rated steakhouse at the Great Rock Golf Club in Wading River. It specializes in steaks and chops and is one of the finest dining destinations in the Riverhead area. The Tap Room offers golfers a lighter lunch menu with happy-hour specials and featured beers on tap.
Golfing Magazine selected Blackwells as the restaurant facility most deserving of a spot in its Long Island Dream Club of 2009:
"With rich mahogany accents, subtle lighting and sophisticated service, the dining room at Blackwells is as classy as they come, and is a perfect match for the chef's fine steaks and seafood. If you're just coming off the course and want a more relaxed atmosphere, there's the adjacent tap room as well as a large outdoor patio with a stand-alone fireplace and great views of players coming up the 9th and 18th holes."