Where to Find Mardi Gras Food and Festivities on Long Island 2024

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Where to Find Mardi Gras Food and Festivities on Long Island 2024

Looking for something to do for Mardi Gras? The Press has you covered.

In 2024, Mardi Gras brings its vibrant celebration to Long Island! Local Cajun restaurants infuse the spirit of Fat Tuesday directly into your dining experience with their cuisine, while other events immerse you in music and cultural festivity. 

Here are some of the best restaurants and events to attend in celebration of Mardi Gras this year. 

Big Daddy’s 

1 Park Lane, Massapequa, 516-799-8887, bigdaddysny.com 

Big Daddy’s invites you to revel in its colorful atmosphere as it celebrates Fat Tuesday for an entire week, from Feb. 7. to Feb. 13. With live music and special menu items such as their 2-for 1 Oyster Shooters, the event guarantees a memorable experience. Enjoy the flavors of Louisiana with dishes like Louisiana Shrimp and Grits, Baton Rouge Broiled Oysters, Cajun Burger, Big Easy Fried Chicken, and Habanero Goat Cheese Grits. 

Cajun Claws 

6 N. Ocean Ave., Patchogue, 631-714-4477, cajunclawsrestaurant.com 

Celebrate Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, by visiting Cajun Claws, where you will enjoy fresh Cajun seafood filled with lively flavors. Indulge in the ultimate boils, raw bar, seafood baskets, and more, all while sipping on one of their well-known cocktails. Each dish tells a story of tradition, making every bite a celebration. 

Grand Lux Cafe 

Roosevelt Field Mall, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, 516-741-0096, 


While not specializing in Cajun cuisine, Grand Lux Cafe joins in the holiday festivities this year by offering a selection of Cajun dishes. Try their lunch special, Cajun Chicken Jambalaya, or their made-to-order New Orleans Beignets for a taste of the holiday spirit. With a diverse menu to choose from, there’s something to satisfy everyone! 


134 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor, 631- 367-6060, grassosrestaurant.com 

If you are looking for a cozy spot with great food and live music to celebrate Mardi Gras, you will find what you’re looking for at Grassos! On Feb.13 they will have live music from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. featuring a four-piece band led by Gail Storm on keys and vocals. By the end of your visit, you will feel like you took a trip to New Orleans without leaving Long Island.

Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood 

Multiple Locations, hookreel.com/locations 

This chain Cajun Joint, with its locations in Valley Stream, Hicksville, or Bay Shore, will have you celebrating Mardi Gras where it’s most convenient for you! Enjoy their happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with drink specials and their delicious Cajun eats. They have a signature seafood boil that bursts with bold flavors that you just have to try! 

The Paramount 

370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com 

Get ready for a night of Mardi Gras magic at The Paramount in Huntington on Feb. 17., featuring the Brass Queens, a New York-based brass band with an all-female horn section, paying homage to New Orleans. Special guests include Black Tie Brass and Stoop Kidz. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show kicking off at 8 p.m.. You can enjoy music while having their hurricane drink special, see carnival performers, and collect beads. Tickets are available at various prices based on seating. 

Po’Boy Brewery 

200 Wilson St., Port Jefferson Station, 631-828-1131, poboybrewery.com 

Celebrate Mardi Gras in style at the Mardi Gras Kickoff Party on Feb. 24. at 6:30 p.m. at Po’Boy Brewery! This evening of fun will embrace the spirit of New Orleans by inviting customers to come in their best Mardi Gras mask or outfit. Enjoy a cold beer while grooving to jazz music! With no cover charge, this is the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and enjoy a night out. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early to secure a spot. 

Voodoo Crab 

Multiple Locations, voodoocrab.com 

Experience the essence of New Orleans at Voodoo Crab, with locations in Rockville Centre, Massapequa, or Centreach. Whether you visit one location or another you will find an array of mouthwatering options including seafood boils, a raw bar, pasta and rice, meat entrees, and more. The owners are committed to bringing the authentic taste of the Big Easy to Long Islanders making it the perfect destination for a great Mardi Gras experience.

The Jazz Loft 

275 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook, 631-751-1895, https://www.thejazzloft.org/ 

The Jazz Loft is the hub for jazz enthusiasts, offering an array of performances all year round. Although they don’t host a dedicated Mardi Gras event, their calendar is packed with numerous jazz performances. On Feb. 14., they will have a Jam Session event at 7 p.m. featuring The Jazz Loft Trio led by Keenan Zach on bass, for just $10. With numerous jazz performances scheduled throughout February, enjoy the spirit of jazz music all month long. 

Duck Island Bread Company 

212 Wall Street, Huntington, 631-629-4848, https://www.duckislandbreadcompany.com/ 

The Duck Island Bread Company will serve specialty King Cakes in celebration of Mardi Gras! These colorful cakes are available for you to enjoy on Feb. 10 and 11. Make sure to place your order ahead of time so you don’t miss out on these scrumptious limited time only treats! 

Blackbirds Grille 

553 Old Montauk Highway, Sayville, 631-563-4144, https://www.blackbirdsgrille.com/aboutus 

At Blackbird Grille you can enjoy many special Cajun dishes to excite your taste buds! Treat yourself to mouthwatering entrees including the classic jumbo jambalaya, mudbug boil, Cajun crawfish & cream, and shrimp po’ boy. A great option to satisfy your cravings on Fat Tuesday.