The Tom Reardon Memorial Charity Food Court

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The Tom Reardon Memorial Charity Food Court Sponsored by Roslyn Savings Bank
Named in honor of one of the beloved founders of the Oyster Festival, the Tom Reardon Memorial Charity Food Court sponsored by Roslyn Savings Bank is not just the heart of the festival, it is its soul. Food booths are staffed with nonprofit employees and volunteers as well as members of the partnering restaurant or catering companies.

The profit from each food booth supports that particular charity’s programs; the festival is the largest fundraiser that many of these organizations participate in throughout the year. Each booth features signage clearly stating which charity your purchase is supporting.

With more than 60 food choices, even the pickiest eater will find quite a few items to devour. The main attraction, oysters, are available raw on the half shell, fried or in stew. More than 60,000 oysters will be consumed throughout the weekend, and all are donated by the owners of Frank M. Flowers & Sons.

Other seafood options include a full lobster dinner, 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 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 foods, chocolate-dipped treats, frozen hot chocolate, homemade fudge, fruit crepes and more.

The festival is serviced by seven ATMs placed throughout Audrey Avenue and within Theodore Roosevelt Park. See the enclosed map for more details.

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 Charity Food Court sales remain with each individual nonprofit organization that sells the food item to help fund their programming. The Oyster Festival’s Oyster Booth Food Court, which is sponsored by Newsday, and the Tom Reardon Memorial Charity Food Court, which is sponsored by Roslyn Savings Bank, are the largest fundraisers that many of these organizations participate in throughout the year. For some organizations, it’s their only fundraiser.

Oyster Festival Food Court Guide

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Seafood

Oysters on the half shell with H&Y sauces

– Rotary Club of Oyster Bay (Oyster Booth Food Court – Booth 32)

Oyster po’ boy sandwich, Fish filet po’ boy sandwich

– U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Oyster Bay Flotilla (Booth 2)

Oyster stew

– Oyster Bay Lions (Booth 7)

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

– North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association (Booths 10 & 11)

Scallops, lobster rolls

– Youth & Family Counseling Agency (Booths 16 & 17)

Crab cakes

– Oyster Bay Fire Co. No. 1 (Booth 18)

Fish tacos

-HPS Network (Booth 19)

Shrimp corn chowder, seafood fritters

– Oyster Bay-East Norwich Booster Club (Booth 21)

Fish and chips

– Oyster Bay High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse (Booth 22)

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

– Oyster Bay Railroad Museum (Booth 26)

New England and Manhattan clam chowders

– Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay (Oyster Booth Food Court – Booth 33)

Fried oysters

– Mill River Rod & Gun Club (Oyster Booth Food Court -Booth 34)

Fried calamari

– Veterans of Foreign Wars Oyster Bay Memorial Post #8033 (Oyster Booth Food Court -Booth 35)

Soft shell crab sandwich, fried clam strips and fried shrimp

– American Legion Quentin Roosevelt Post No. 4 (Oyster Booth Food Court -Booth 36)

Lobster bisque, Lobster mac & cheese bites

– Rotary Club of Oyster Bay (Booth 37)

Grilled branzino, seafood quesadilla

– Rotary Club of Oyster Bay (Booth 38)

International Specialties

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

– U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Oyster Bay Flotilla (Booth 2)

Bratwurst, potato pancakes, mozzArepa

– Oyster Bay-East Norwich Soccer (Booth 6)

Kielbasa sandwiches and pierogi

– Oyster Bay Lions (Booth 7)

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

Christeen Oyster Sloop Preservation Corp/Ida May Project (Booth 13)
Calzones

– St. Dominic High School Parent Group (Booth 14)

Empanadas, pupusas, tostadas with guacamole, tacos, nachos

– Hispanic Cultural Center/Centro Cultural Hispano (Booth 24)

Sausage with pepper hero

– Italian-American Citizens Club (Booth 27)

Chicken & beef satay

– Peas Eddy Sportsman Club (Booth 29)

All-American Favorites

Steak sandwiches

– Oyster Bay- East Norwich Soccer (Booth 3)

Roasted corn

– Oyster Bay Lions (Booth 8)

Philadelphia Cheesesteaks

– Oyster Bay-East Norwich Soccer (Booth 12)

Tornado Fries

– Rotary Club of Oyster Bay (Oyster Booth Food Court -Booth 15)

Acai bowls

– Oyster Bay East Norwich Booster Club (Booth 21)

Ribs, fried chicken, onion rings, fried ravioli

– HPS Network (Booth 20)

Chicken fingers and tater tots

– Oyster Bay High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team (Booth 22)

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

– Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce (Booth 23)

Pickles, fried pickles, turkey drumsticks, chicken wings and mozzarella sticks

– Friends of the OBHS Performing Arts Center (Booth 25)

Hamburgers, hot dogs

– Oyster Bay Preschool (Booth 28)

Bacon-on-a-stick

– Peas Eddy Sportsman Club (Booth 29)

Pizza

– Oyster Bay Preschool (Booth 30)

Breakfast sandwich

– Kiwanis Club of East Norwich Oyster Bay (Booth 31)

French fries, sweet potato fries

– Veterans of Foreign Wars Oyster Bay Memorial Post #8033 (Oyster Booth Food Court -Booth 35)

Desserts

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

– OBHS Interact Club-Junior Rotary (Booths 1A and 1)

Cannoli

– U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Oyster Bay Flotilla (Booth 2)

Apple pie and ice cream

– Oyster Bay- East Norwich Soccer (Booth 4)

Belgian waffles with strawberries and cream

– Oyster Bay- East Norwich Soccer (Booth 5)

Cotton candy and kettle corn

– Boy Scout Troop 253 (Booth 9)

Zeppoles, deep fried Oreo cookies, fried bananas and Hawaiian shaved ice

– St. Dominic’s High School Parent Group (Booth 14)

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

– HPS Network (Booth 19A and 20)

Bananas foster

– Oyster Bay Railroad Museum (Booth 26)

Funnel cakes

– Oyster Bay Preschool (Booth 28)

Gelato, gelato sandwiches on brioche rolls

– Oyster Bay Preschool (Booth 30)

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

– Kiwanis Club of East Norwich Oyster Bay (Booth 31)

Beverages

Coffee and Hot chocolate

– OBHS Interact Club-Junior Rotary (Booths 1A and 1)

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

– Boy Scout Troop 253 (Booth 9)

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

– HPS Network (Booth 20)

Hot Apple Cider

– Oyster Bay East Norwich Booster Club (Booth 21)

Coffee and tea

– Friends of the OBHS Performing Arts Center (Booth 25)

Brooklyn egg cream

–Italian-American Citizens Club (Booth 27)

Lemonade

– Oyster Bay Preschool (Booth 28)

Tea, coffee and iced coffee

– Kiwanis Club of East Norwich Oyster Bay (Booth 31)

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