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Where to eat in Rockaway Beach, Queens

Rockaway Beach has made its name as a go-to summer spot, with its trendy boardwalk eateries and laid-back surf vibe. But don’t write off this beachside retreat in the colder months — Rockaway’s restaurants, cafes and wine bars cook up tasty dishes for locals year-round.

Sure, the vibe may be more sleepy than surfer, but it’s still worth the trek to the end of the A line. And while you’re there, take in the abandoned boardwalk and empty beach — a different (and calmer) view of a spot that’s usually jam-packed with summer revelers.

Alyssa Pry