Staten Island
Travel Guide

Staten Island, New York City 

Eats & Restaurants


St. George & Tompkinsville
Most visitors make day trips on the Staten Island Ferry to Staten Island, visiting attractions nearby the St. George Ferry Terminal before returning to Manhattan. Thus, eating out for most visitors is usually at St. George or the adjacent Tompkinsville neighborhood. Options include American-style casual dining, the usual fast foods, and delis. You can also find plenty of Italian restaurants and pizzerias in these two neighborhoods. If you are not in the mood to wonder around and not too particular, there are a couple of restaurants near the ferry terminal and can get yourself a quick bite at the terminal itself. 

St. George, Staten Island (New York City)

Downtown St. George by GK tramrunner229

Italian Restaurants & Pizzerias
Nearly 40% of Staten Island’s residents are of Italian descent. Therefore, not surprising to find Italian restaurants and pizzerias spread across the island. In fact, the majority of the ethnic eateries on Staten Island are Italian. Although found across Staten Island, you can find Italian restaurants and pizzerias concentrated along Hylan Boulevard and Victory Boulevard. There are also several along Amboy Road, Forest Avenue, and Richmond Avenue. Since the foods serve the local residents and not the tourist crowd, you are more likely to expect authentic Italian dishes.

Other Ethnic Foods
Staten Island has the largest Sri Lankan community in New York City and along with it are about half a dozen Sri Lankan restaurants. For spicy Sri Lankan curry dishes, you can find then at Victory Boulevard and Baystreet in the Tompkinsville neighborhood – within 20 minutes walk from the St. George Ferry Terminal. Other ethnic restaurants found on the island include Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Puerta Rican, Spanish, and Polish. Many are located in the St, George and Tompkinsville neighborhoods and along the shopping streets of Richmond and Forest Avenues.

Restaurant on Staten Island, New York City

Spanish Tapas by Victorqu


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