As soon as the sun starts really shining and the mercury starts to rise, Flo’s opens at Corey Beach in Blue Point, N.Y. This outdoor eatery is bustling whenever the sun is out and the beach is open. Good luck finding a seat at one of their many picnic tables. You may have to share with a polite stranger, but it will be worth it.
Start your meal with a refreshing Summer Blend, which is their version of an Arnold Palmer (iced tea and lemonade), or you can really treat yourself with one of their milkshakes or a Flo’s Fizzle (vanilla ice cream and orange soda). For your meal, you can choose from an array of wraps and sandwiches, with ingredients from land or sea. I had the Big EZ, which is not on the menu on their website, but it is listed on their on-site menu. This tasty wrap had grilled shrimp, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato and spicy mayo. The shrimp and bacon were warm, the lettuce and tomato added a cool crunch, and the spicy mayo added some heat. It was the perfect lunch combination.
In the past, I’ve had their Maryland Crab Cake Sandwich and it was good too, but nothing about it really sticks in my mind. However, the Big EZ was quite memorable. There are other menu items to add to your meal as well, like waffle fries, Manhattan clam chowder and a variety of fried items. I say, try them all!
Next time I visit Flo’s to enjoy a meal, I will walk up to the window and try their Fried Clam Wrap or maybe another wrap or sandwich with a unique name. It seems that they add more and more interesting options every year.
Flo’s has also added the Flo’s On the Go truck to their business. So, if you can’t get to Flo’s, maybe Flo’s can come to you or you will see them at a local fair or festival. They also added a bar on the side where you can find a bartender on certain nights.
If you are looking for a fun place to eat under the sun, Flo’s is it and you don’t even have to wear a shirt, but a bathing suit would be a good idea, if you are a lady.
Flo’s Famous Luncheonette, 302 Middle Road, Blue Point, N.Y., 1.800.FLOS.TO.GO
UPDATE (2014): Flo’s now has a second location in Patchogue, N.Y.