I once heard this joke about Staten Island:
I took the ferry over to Staten Island one day and asked a passerby, “What’s the best thing to do in Staten Island?” The guy looked at me and said, ‘To get on the ferry and leave it.”
Where to Eat in Staten Island
10. Adobe Blues. 63 Lafayette Avenue, Staten Island. Live blues music. Huge beer selection, unparalleled by any other bar in NYC. Rate beers on a rating system from A+ to F-. Adobe Blues serves Southwestern cuisine, TexMex, but do not expect it to blow your taste buds away. Grab a snack instead of a meal. The real treat is the beer selection so try something new.
9. Nurnberger Bierhaus. 817 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island. German food. Few German food & cuisine restaurants still exist in New York City. If you are on a quest to find the best German food in New York City you need to try Nurnberger. I recommend a Wurste (Sausage) plate or Rouladen (a beef roll made with a strip of beef rolled with double smoked bacon, German pickle, carrots, and onions served in gravy). Try a German beer before, during, or after your meal.
8. Denino’s Pizzeria Tavern. 524 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island. Good NY Pizza. I would not come here just to get a slice. However, when I go to Staten Island I include time to come to Denino’s to grab a slice. A perfect meal before or after a Staten Island Yankees game.
Tourist Attractions and Things To Do in Staten Island
6 & 7. Wolfe’s Pond Park and Beach. Staten Island. Come to see the colors of the leaves during the fall months. Autumns in Wolfe’s Pond Park are best when it is quiet and peaceful. Summer days, especially weekends, are packed. Layout on the beach, they tend to keep it pretty clean unlike the rest of the beach areas in Staten Island like South Beach.