Cole Saladino/Thrillist

The Mermaid Inn

New York
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Mon5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tues5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wed5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thu5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Fri5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sat4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sun4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Mermaid Inn

96 2nd Ave

New York, NY 10003

Escape from the East Village into this nautical New England fish shack where maritime chic decor complements the seafood-heavy menu. An oyster happy hour, which features $1 chef's choice oysters and littleneck clams daily, is the stand-out offering, but you'll want to camp out all day for the non-bivalve options like beer batter fish tacos, lobster rolls, and sides like Old Bay-seasoned fries and hush puppies. The kitchen saves the best for last, though: all diners get a complimentary cup of chocolate mousse for dessert.