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.
Port Jazz, 201 Main St # C Port Jefferson, NY 1177, ☎ (631) 476-7600, . Open Fri 8pm-4am; Sat 8pm-2am; also open Sun. Port Jazz 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.
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 (local or alternative name), 101-A East Broadway Port Jefferson, NY 11777, ☎ (631) 403-4357. 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. .
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, 4 East Broadway Port Jefferson, NY 11777, ☎ (631) 928-6690, . Open Mon-Thu,Sun 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat 10am-11pm. 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. .
Tommy’s Place, 109 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777, ☎ (631) 473-8778, . Happy Hour M-F 3-7pm. Tommy's Place is a local bar and restaurant where college kids like to spend their Friday nights. Weekends the bar gets very crowded and very loud. Locals complain of over priced drinks and slow service.
Tara Inn, 1519 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777, ☎ (631) 473-9602. Tara Inn is a bar and grill where you can find the local’s on St Patrick’s day or a Saturday night with friends. Good prices on food and drinks.
For more information and question contact:
Village of Port Jefferson 121 West Broadway Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Main Office: 473-4724, Fax: 473-8799 Recreation Office: 802-2160, Fax: 802-2164