Guide to the Food Courts

Named in honor of one of the beloved founders of the Oyster Festival, the New York Community Bank Tom Reardon Memorial Food Court is the Festival’s heart and soul. Food booths are staffed with non-profit employees, volunteers and members of their partnering restaurant or catering company. Thanks to NYCB’s generous sponsorship, not-for-profits may enhance their fundraising for support of that particular charity’s programs. Each booth features signage stating which charity your food purchase is supporting.

With more than 60+ food choices, even the pickiest eater will find much to savor! Our main attraction? OYSTERS, of course! Raw on the half shell, fried or in stew. More than 60,000 will be consumed throughout the weekend, all donated by the owners of Frank M. Flower & Sons.

Other SEAFOOD options include a full lobster dinner, lobster bahn mi, lobster bisque, lobster mac & cheese, lobster rolls, clams (both raw and steamed), clam chowder, grilled shrimp, soft shell crabs, scallops, crab cakes, crab rolls, seafood gumbo, calamari, fish tacos, and much, much more.

MEAT lovers can munch on bacon-on-a-stick, meatball sliders, pulled pork sandwiches, steak sandwiches, Philadelphia cheesesteaks, homemade empanadas, sausage and pepper heroes and, of course, traditional American festival fare.

DESSERTS include homemade apple pie a la mode, Belgian waffles with strawberries and cream, deep fried EVERYTHING, chocolate-dipped EVERYTHING, frozen hot chocolate, homemade fudge, fruit crepes and more....

For more than three decades, participating charities based within the Oyster Bay-East Norwich school district have been serving up fresh seafood, ethnic culinary delights and traditional American fare to hundreds of thousands of festival goers. Profits from the Food Court sales remain with each individual non-profit organization that sells the food item to help fund their programming.

The Oyster Festival’s Oyster Booth Food Court sponsored by Newsday, and the Tom Reardon Memorial Food Court, sponsored by New York Community Bank, are the largest fundraisers that most of these charitable organizations participate in throughout the year. For some organizations, it’s their only fundraiser.

 

SEAFOOD

Oysters on the half shell with H&Y Supermarket sauces

Rotary Club of Oyster Bay

Lobster Banh Mi

Rotary Club of Oyster Bay

 

Oyster po’ boy sandwich, fish filet po’ boy sandwich

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Oyster Bay Flotilla

 

Oyster stew

Oyster Bay Lions

 

Lobster dinner, clams on the half shell, steamed clams,

North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association

 

Scallops, lobster rolls

Youth & Family Counseling Agency

 

Crab cakes

Oyster Bay Fire Co. #1

 

Fish tacos

HPS Network

 

Shrimp corn chowder, seafood fritters

Oyster Bay East Norwich Booster Club

 

Fish and chips

Oyster Bay High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse

 

Seafood gumbo, crab roll, shrimp cocktail, grilled shrimp on a stick

Oyster Bay Railroad Museum

 

New England & Manhattan clam chowders

Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay

 

Fried oysters

Mill River Rod & Gun Club

 

Fried calamari

Veterans of Foreign Wars Oyster Bay Memorial Post #8033

 

Soft shell crab sandwich, fried clam strips & fried shrimp

American Legion Quentin Roosevelt Post No. 4

 

Lobster bisque, lobster mac & cheese

Rotary Club of Oyster Bay

 

INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTIES

 

Yucca fries, pumpkin & cheese ravioli, Chinese dumplings, Chinese eggrolls

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Oyster Bay Flotilla

 

Bratwurst, potato pancakes, mozzArepa

Oyster Bay-East Norwich Soccer

 

Kielbasa sandwiches & pierogis

Oyster Bay Lions

 

Gyro, souvlaki, chicken sandwich, spinach pie, shish-ka-bob, chicken-ka-bob, falafel, Greek salad

Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservation Corp/Ida May Project

 

Calzones

St. Dominic High School Parent Group

 

Empanadas, pupusas, tostadas with guacamole, tacos, nachos

Hispanic Cultural Center/Centro Cultural Hispano

 

Sausage with pepper hero

Italian-American Citizens Club

 

Chicken & beef satays

Peas Eddy Sportsman Club

 

ALL-AMERICAN FAVORITES

 

Steak sandwiches

Oyster Bay-East Norwich Soccer

 

Roasted corn

Oyster Bay Lions

 

Philadelphia Cheesesteaks

Oyster Bay-East Norwich Soccer

 

Tornado fries

Rotary Club of Oyster Bay

 

Ribs, fried chicken, onion rings, fried ravioli

HPS Network

 

Acai bowls

Oyster Bay East Norwich Booster Club

 

Chicken fingers & tater tots

Oyster Bay High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team

 

Blackened gator on a stick, Pulled pork, Delta blues chili

Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce

 

Pickles, fried pickles, fried green tomatoes, turkey drumsticks, chicken wings & mozzarella sticks

Friends of the Oyster Bay High School Performing Arts Center

 

Hamburgers, hot dogs

Oyster Bay Preschool

 

Bacon-on-a-stick

Peas Eddy Sportsman Club

 

Pizza

Oyster Bay Preschool

 

Breakfast sandwich

Kiwanis Club of East Norwich Oyster Bay

 

French fries, sweet potato fries

Veterans of Foreign Wars Oyster Bay Memorial Post #8033

 

DESSERTS

 

Frozen hot chocolate, frozen cookies ‘n cream, frozen orange creamsicle, cookies, pretzels and churros, caramel apples, candy apples and homemade fudge

Oyster Bay High School Interact Club-Junior Rotary

 

Cannolis

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Oyster Bay Flotilla

 

Apple pie & ice cream

Oyster Bay-East Norwich Soccer

 

Belgian waffles with strawberries & cream

Oyster Bay-East Norwich Soccer

 

Cotton candy & kettle corn

Boy Scout Troop 253

 

Zeppoles, deep-fried Oreo cookies, fried bananas & Hawaiian shaved ice

St. Dominic’s High School Parent Group

 

Chocolate chip ice cream sandwich, smoothies, chocolate-dipped fruit, pretzels, crepes

HPS Network

 

Bananas foster

Oyster Bay Railroad Museum

 

Funnel cakes

Oyster Bay Preschool

 

Gelato, gelato sandwiches on brioche rolls

Oyster Bay Preschool

 

Krispy Kreme doughnuts, brownies, s’mores, cinnamon buns, individual bags of popcorn

Kiwanis Club of East Norwich Oyster Bay

 

BEVERAGES

 

Bubble Tea

Rotary Club of Oyster Bay

 

Coffee & hot chocolate

OBHS Interact Club-Junior Rotary

 

Bottled water, iced tea, soda (regular, Wild Bill’s & Avery Beverage’s “Totally Gross Soda”)

Boy Scout Troop 253

 

Coffee, hot chocolate, smoothies, strawberry-banana fruit drink

HPS Network

 

Hot Apple Cider

Oyster Bay East Norwich Booster Club

 

Coffee & tea

Friends of the Oyster Bay High School Performing Arts Center

 

Brooklyn egg cream

Italian-American Citizens Club

 

Lemonade

Oyster Bay Preschool

 

Tea, coffee & iced coffee

Kiwanis Club of East Norwich Oyster Bay