Chances are a lot has changed since your last visit to Patchogue.
The South Shore village has been witnessing a resurgence in recent years, leading more and more new businesses to open seemingly every month.
This is certainly true of its increasingly diverse culinary scene. If you haven’t been to Patchogue in the last six months, here are five new restaurants that give reason to return.
The Blue Goose
The Blue Goose on Main Street opened in September with a from-scratch menu featuring everything from deviled duck eggs to wild mushroom gnocchi to signature burgers. There is a little something for everyone on the menu that is chock full of elevated American fare. The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, and serves brunch on Sundays.
411 W Main St, Patchogue; bluegoosepatchogue.com
Pancakes, French toast and farm fresh eggs are just a few of the menu items that have made Buttermilk’s Kitchen a hot spot for breakfast since opening in late August. The “glam” meets “farmhouse” style dining room also serves up lunch items such as AruGOUDA grilled cheese with Gouda, cheddar, bacon and onion jam. There are also lighter dishes like salads, wraps and soups, in addition to seasonal specials.
76 West Main St, Patchogue; buttermilkskitchen.com
Virgola Oysters & Italian Wine Bar
This upscale Italian restaurant, which opened in June, features a distinct menu of raw oysters, ceviche and caviar as well as imported Italian cheeses, cured meats and salads. The bar only serves Italian wines in addition to traditional cocktails and craft beers.
5 Village Green, Patchogue; virgolausa.com
Fry Daddy’s is heaven for anyone looking to indulge. This longtime food truck, known for its deep-fried dishes, opened its first brick-and-mortar restaurant on South Ocean Avenue in December. Menu items include their signature loaded funnel cakes, blooming onions and burgers. On Friday and Saturday, there’s a late night menu (served after 10 p.m.) featuring decadent deep fried French toast bites and bacon, egg and cheese on an English muffin.
58A South Ocean Ave, Patchogue; frydaddyspatchogue.com
Donatina Neapolitan Pizza Café
PeraBell Food Bar co-owner John Peragine opened Donatina Neapolitan Pizza Café on West Avenue in October. The focus is on pizza — and other Italian fare — made the traditional way. The Neapolitan pizzas are made in a wood-burning oven and toppings include meatball and ricotta, mashed potato and bacon, and more. The full menu will also have pasta dishes and rotating specials in the near future.
18 West Ave., Patchogue;donatinapizza.com