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Where to eat on July 4 in NYC

In New York City, food is everything. Even on holidays.

Here are our picks for where to eat on July 4.

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.

Greenpoint Fish and Lobster Co. is making lobster
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Greenpoint Fish and Lobster Co. is making lobster corn dogs for the Fourth! Served on a stick with terragon lemon aioli with with Old Bay Seasoning, it's the perfect high/low menu item the holiday (and the times we live in) demands. $15 gets you a haute dog (half a tail of a Maine lobster) and a side of taters and slaw. There are only a limited number available each day, so get there early! 114 Nassau Ave., Greenpoint, greenpointfish.com

Shake Shack

Shake Shack is celebrating the Fourth with corn
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Shake Shack is celebrating the Fourth with corn dogs ($4.50) and blueberry "Pie oh My" concretes ($4.50/6.75)! Even if you swear by the ShackBurger, don't miss the opportunity to get something a little different from Danny Meyer's empire-building burger franchise. We are celebrating America, afterall, so take a chance with a deep fried all-beef hot dog, served with Rick's Picks sweet corn relish! You (probably) won't regret it... Available at all locations except stadiums and ballparks. More info: shakeshack.com

Maison Premiere

This absinthe and oysters den is hosting its
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This absinthe and oysters den is hosting its annual Fourth of July party with live music, specials and much more. Oh, and they have one of the nicest gardens in Brooklyn! 298 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg. For info and reservations: maisonpremiere.com

Fuku

David Chang's Fuku will be open on the
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David Chang's Fuku will be open on the Fourth and is likely your best chance to grab one of the two amazing fried chicken sandwiches sold here. The lines have been long and both the original and the Koreano (with julienned daikon radish) have been selling out. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 163 First Ave., momofuku.com

The Camlin

Williamsburg's The Camlin boasts killer views of the
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Williamsburg's The Camlin boasts killer views of the East River through its floor to ceiling windows - so this is definitely the place to head if it's raining on the 4th! Another reason to book a table: this ice cream sandwich made with ice cream from OddFellows: caramelized white chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and funfetti ($7). The rest of the menu ain't too shabby, either. (Clams, deviled eggs, chopped salad, jerk wings, etc.) 175 Kent Ave., .thecamlin-ny.com

Elan

Chef David Waltuck's popular Elan is cooking up
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Chef David Waltuck's popular Elan is cooking up a special, high-end hot dog for the Fourth this year. Not really a hot dog at all, the seafood sausage ($19) is made with lobster, shrimp and scallops and will be sold alongside the restaurant's standard menu. 43 E. 20th St. More info: elannyc.com

The Dutch

Andrew Carmellini's delicious restaurant The Dutch will be
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Andrew Carmellini's delicious restaurant The Dutch will be throwing its annual a la carte cookout on the 4th from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. with brunch, lunch and dinner available throughout the day. Menu items include: shrimp hush puppies, hot fried chicken and honey butter biscuits and peach pie with blackberry-buttermilk ice cream (pictured). 131 Sullivan St. More info and reservations: thedutchnyc.com

Salvation Taco at the Pod 39 Rooftop

Enjoy refreshing and delicious cocktails and tacos at
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Enjoy refreshing and delicious cocktails and tacos at April Bloomfield's Salvation Taco, on top of the Pod 39 hotel. Being up high amidst all the buildings of Midtown, but surrounded by Grecian-style columns, is an experience for sure. Specials include a house-made beef and pork hot dog and a boozy pineapple iced drink. Oh, and did we mention you can see the fireworks from here? 145 E. 39th St. Reservations ($25): events@salvationtaco.com. More info: salvationtaco.com

La Marina

Head on up to Washington Heights for a
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Head on up to Washington Heights for a taste of beachy, waterside luxury at La Marina this July 4. Dance, eat and be merry on La Marina's sandy beach and in their cabanas. 348 Dyckman St., More info: lamarinaevents.com

Red Rooster

Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem restaurant Red Rooster will serve
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Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem restaurant Red Rooster will serve brunch 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and dinner, 4:30 - 11:30 p.m. on July 4. A holiday is probably a good time to get a seat at this perennially busy spot. 310 Malcolm X. Blvd., redroosterharlem.com

Narcissa

Narcissa hosts a traditional lobster bake on July
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Narcissa hosts a traditional lobster bake on July 4 and 5 on its outdoor terrace. On the menu: steamed lobsters (1.25 or 1.5), mussels, BBQ spare ribs, potatoes, corn, jalapeno-cheddar cornbread, Fourth of July cupcake and drinks. $56 per person, from 12 - 8 p.m. Reservations recommended: reservations@narcissarestaurant.com or 212-228-3344. Rain or shine. 25 Cooper Sq., narcissarestaurant.com

Sotto 13

Sotto 13 is hosting a special pig roast
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Sotto 13 is hosting a special pig roast for the 4th with dishes made from a whole hog including: pulled, roasted pork and pickled jalapeno pizza, skillet baked ham and eggs with caciocavallo cheese and much more. $35 brunch, or a la carte. 140 W. 13th St. More info and reservations: sotto13.com

Blue Water Grill

This popular Union Square restaurant will be serving
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This popular Union Square restaurant will be serving up summer appropriate dishes like lobster rolls, oysters, mini hot dogs and ribs for the Fourth of July. The sidewalk seating here is especially good for people watching. 31 Union Square West at 16th St. Info and reservations: bluewatergrillnyc.com

Gansevoort Market

One of the city's newest food halls, Gansevoort
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One of the city's newest food halls, Gansevoort Market counts Ed's Lobster, The Bruffin and Crepe Sucre among its vendors. The indoor/ outdoor marketplace will be open on the Fourth. Either stop in and eat, or pop in to take out. A stroll on the High Line with some delicious eats would be a great way to celebrate independence! 52 Gansevoort St., gansmarket.com

Au Za'atar

The Arabian French bistro Au Za'atar will host
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The Arabian French bistro Au Za'atar will host a Fourth of July party with Happy Hour prices all day. Celebrate with $4 beers, $6 wines (from 11 a.m. - midnight) and $18 prix-fixe brunch (from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.), which includes a complimentary mimosa, bellini, sangria or beer. 188 Ave. A. auzaatar.com

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