The Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson is a historical village located in the town of Brookhaven. Prior to becoming a popular tourist spot, the Village was the largest shipbuilding center in Suffolk County in the 1800’s, The Village was incorporated in 1963 and since then it has grown into a place where good food, friendly people, and water front views can be found.
You can enter the village by driving off The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company Ferry from Bridgeport Connecticut.
The address for the ferry in Bridgeport is: 330 Water St # 2 Bridgeport, CT 06604-4923 (203) 384-9777
The address for the ferry in Port Jeff is: 102 West Broadway Port Jefferson, NY 11777
From the Long Island Expressway take Exit 64. Head North on Rte. 112 until the end (approx. 9 miles). Also be take note that Rte. 112 will become Rte. 25A at Nesconset Hwy. When you hit the intersection take a right at the blinking yellow light. Continue and until you hit Main St.
The Village is home to mostly foot traffic. To really see the unique shops and restaurants its best to ditch the car for the day and get out and walk around. But be aware in the spring and summer the village is full of visitors due to the warm weather, so it makes parking very limited. It’s best to arrive earlier in the day to beat the traffic.
Is a not-for-profit professional regional theatre that was founded in 1969, located in Athena Hall, a 140-year-old historic building on Main Street. Every year the Theatre has a Main Stage season of seven big productions, Second Stage season of small plays, Cabernet & Comedy night, and is home to a Children’s Theatre program. Acting classes are offered and tickets can be found online. What the theatre lacks in size it makes up for in talent.
Mather House Museum
Is the headquarters of The Historical Society of Great Port Jefferson for most of the year but during July and August the House is open to the public to view the small museum. Within the museum is the Mather House, craft house & museum shop, country store, marine barn & sail loft, tool shed, and the spinney clock museum. Each building holds a collection of antiques from the original village in the 1800’s. It is an informational tour for the curious local or uneducated tourist.
Is a popular place to enjoy the view of the Long Island Sound. The park is made up of a grassy dune lined with benches, picnic tables, and a play area for the kids. At the heart of the park is the Landmark Sculpture of four seamen holding the bones of a ship above their heads.
Is an upbeat nightclub that features live entertainment Thursday through Saturday night for the older generations. The entertainment keeps the crowd pleased and the people dancing, making for a great night on the town. Located above Starbucks on Main Street.
Rocket Ship Park
Is a safe fenced in playground area for the younger kids. The park offers two swing sets, a larger jungle gym for the energetic toddlers, and a smaller jungle gym for the babies, public basketball courts, and public tennis courts. The park closes at dusk, which is strongly enforced by the local police.
Skating on the Harbor
Is offered seven days a week from mid November to mid March by the Port Jefferson Village center in Harborfront Park. The outside rink is open for lessons and the public. This is a hot spot for bored local teens at night, and family bonding during the day. Skates rentals are offered. Call (631) 403-4357 for prices.
Is a gourmet doggie bakery and boutique. This creative shop offers an extensive amount of all natural doggie treats, and trendy dog and cat care products. Some of the proceeds go towards pet friendly organizations. Located: Ste B, 301 E Main St Port Jefferson, NY 11777-1873 (631) 331-0965
Is an all American casual clothing store that offers Women’s, Men’s, and Children’s apparel. Located: 100 Arden Place, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 (631) 474-5116
Is an educational games, puzzles, and kite shop. Inside the shop many of the games are on display for kids to test out and enjoy. Located: 109 Main St Port Jefferson, NY 11777 (631) 474-5558
Not Too Shabby
Is a local thrift store that offers a large selection of “gently used” clothing for men and women. Along with clothing they sell an assortment of jewelry and house hold knick-knacks. Located: 12 Chandler Square Port Jefferson, NY (631) 828-4269
The Steam Room
Is a restaurant that offers casual dining fresh seafood, burgers, sandwiches, homemade soups and salads. Open for lunch and dinner with the choice of seating inside, outside, or by the fire in the winter months. Occasionally live bands play Friday and Saturday nights. Located: 4 East Broadway Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Is a small, funky local café that offers an original breakfast and lunch menu weekly with assorted Fondue flavors and Tapas offered Friday and Saturday nights. Each month the coffeehouse rotates the art on its walls to feature different local artist’s making the atmosphere fresh and entertaining. Because this Coffeehouse is so small and so popular it makes the wait for a table unbearable on weekend mornings. Toast has been reviewed by The New York Times, and in 2008 was voted Best Breakfast on Long Island by AOL City’s Best. Located: 242 East Main Street Port Jefferson, NY 11777 (631) 331 - 6860
Is a Mediterranean style restaurant that offers a selection of seafood, Greek, and Italian dishes. Fondue is also served seven nights a week, cheese or chocolate. Open for brunch lunch and dinner this restaurant, can cater an event or host a small party. The space is tight and can sometimes get crowded and loud when trying to have an “intimate dinner.” Located: 217 Main St Port Jefferson, NY 11777 (631) 476 - 7510
Tiger Lily Café
Is a healthy vegetarian/non vegetarian international cuisine café with an artistic vibe and limited seating. Their menu is full of original recipes such as wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups, fruit smoothies, soy smoothies, juices, energy shakes, and an espresso & java bar. Along with offering vegetarian selections they offer daily gluten free specials. In 2008-2009 Tiger Lily Café was rated number one Vegetarian on Long Island by AOL City’s Best Located: 156 East Main Street Port Jefferson, NY 11777 (631) 476 7080