You wouldn’t know it now, but the sun was a-shining this past Saturday, so we hightailed it to Captain Luna’s of Howard Beach. Captain Luna’s is basically a tent in a small parking lot that it shares with a trailer that’s used as a bait and tackle shop. As you can see in our slideshow, it looks onto a marina where it’s not uncommon to see swans float by. Even if you find yourself on Cross Bay Boulevard, you’re likely to miss it among more conspicuous landmarks like New Park Pizza and Lenny’s Clam Bar. But if you ride a Harley, you know where to turn in.
The menu at this little gem includes Alaskan-king-crab legs, Old Bay shrimp, steamed blue crabs, little necks, and bar food. Pitchers are $10 all night long, and they’re served by a bartender straight out of a Whitesnake video. There’s pool, darts, occasional beer pong, plastic and inflatable Corona palm trees (and a decorative surfboard for good measure), and we’re told Friday night is the night to go (for karaoke). Or get there during the day and watch the game till 6:30 p.m., when the North Star 2 fishing boat leaves from the marina for night fishing.
Captain Luna’s Seafood Bar, 158-35 Cross Bay Blvd., nr. 159th Ave., Howard Beach, Queens; 718-569-0935