Restaurant Spotlight: Fulton’s Gate


The origins of Fulton’s Gate can be traced back through a long lineage of Long Island Irish dining.

Over twenty years ago owners James and Declan met while working at the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip. Although their friendship continued through the years, their career paths diverged as they pursued different endeavors in the restaurant industry.

At the dawn of 2014, the timing was right for them to join forces again and open Fulton’s Gate. James and Declan took over an old Greek restaurant on Main Street and after four months of hard work, launched their new endeavor.

The Concept

Given their experience and the absence of any Irish pubs on Main Street, James and Declan felt this was the perfect opportunity for them. Their goal was to create a traditional Irish pub with authentic Irish food and culture.

When looking into the history of Patchogue, James and Declan discovered that Main Street used to be named Fulton Street, and so Fulton’s Gate was born. This is keeping with the tradition of pubs in the Old Country which were often named after local landmarks.

The Atmosphere

Fulton’s Gate is situated in the up-and-coming area of downtown Patchogue. In true Irish fashion, it is the last place in Patchogue to close: 2 am on weeknights and 4 am on weekends. Contrary to the norm, this pub is not roaring and rowdy, but is a sort of home-styled pub for locals, regulars and passersby. It is a hospitable place to have a drink and chew the fat over an authentic, freshly made meal.

Declan and James wanted to create a smaller restaurant so they could focus on making delicious, fresh food. As the night rolls on, dinner guests can huddle by the bar and join the late night crowd as lively conversation begins to fill the intimate space.

What’s on the Menu

Oysters, Guinness, Gaelic corndogs, herb-encrusted fried provolone, and the only beef stew you can find in the area are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes Fulton’s varied menu. Each dish is made fresh and in-house and nothing is frozen, so this isn’t a place to order Irish nachos or quesadillas. They strive to cultivate a genuine Irish dining experience, hosting live Irish music every Wednesday night, with $5 Guinness specials and Irish entrées for only $10.

The Details

124 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11782

(631) 289-1490


Monday- Thursday: Noon – 2 am

Friday & Saturday: Noon – 4am

Sunday: 3 pm -2 am

(Summer hours)


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