Long Islanders sure love to eat, shop and play in Sayville.

Consider that a whopping 30 businesses in Sayville and West Sayville have been nominated for 51 awards in the 2021 Bethpage Best of Long Island Awards contest.

What’s more is that downtown Sayville is in the running for best downtown on Long Island.

“It’s such an honor to have Sayville nominated under the Shopping Category as Best Downtown, especially after COVID shut us down for so long,” Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce President Eileen Tyznar said. “To see our community and our visitors appreciate and support us continually is so humbling.”

Tyznar and the chamber have spearheaded the ongoing effort to help area businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, including raising more than $23,000 through the Greater Sayville Small Business Relief Fund. TD Bank in August honored Tyznar for her leadership during the panademic.

Tyznar said the high number of Best of Long Island nominations is a testament to the business community’s resiliency.

Click here to vote: 2021 Bethpage Best of Long Island Awards contest

The massive list of nominees includes Hammer & Stain, which opened in Sayville last year and was nominated for best Ceramic Art Studio; a best Boss nomination for James Caporuscio, owner of Café Joelle; four nominations each for Claws and Off the Block Kitchen and Meats; and three nominations each for The Shed, Sayville Ford and TOA Asian Fusion.

Voting is open to the public and runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15. Individuals can vote once per day in as many categories as they wish. 

Here’s the list of Sayville nominations

Agean Cafe: Gyro

Blackbirds’ Grille: (two) Soul Food and Southern Restaurant

Bistro 25: All You Can Eat Menu

Brinkmann True Value Hardware: Hardware Store

Bunger Sayville: (two) Skate Shop and Surf Shop

Cafe Joelle: (two) Romantic Dinner and Boss (owner James Caporuscio)

Claws Seafood Market: (four) Fish Market, Lobster Roll, Mussels and Soup

Coach Realtors: Real Estate Agency

Cornucopia: (two) Health Food Store and Veggie Burger

Down the Rabbit Hole Wine Boutique: Wine Shop

Hammer & Stain: Ceramic Art Studio

Jet Set Brunette: Travel Agent/Agency

Kristy Castagna LMT Sayville: Massage

La Sorella Boutique: (two) Mom and Pop Business and Women’s Fashion Store

Martin Landscaping, Inc.: (two) Landscaping and Masonry

Main Street Carpet and Blinds: Window Treatment Store and Carpet Store

Off Main Apparel: Men’s Suit Store

Off the Block Kitchen and Meats: (four) Restaurant, Butcher, Fried Chicken and Macaroni and Cheese

Paper Doll Vintage Boutique: Vintage Clothing Store

Richard’s Stride Rite: (two) Shoe Store and Sneaker Store

Sayville: Best Downtown

Sayville Bridal: Wedding Dress Store

Sayville Falls Mini Golf: Mini Golf

Sayville Ford: (three) Auto Dealership Service Department, Domestic Auto Dealership and Truck Dealership

Sayville Plumbing Supply: Plumbing Supply

The Shed: (three) Brunch, Fried Chicken and American Continental

Signature Premier Properties: Real Estate Agency

Sobol: (two) Acai Bowls and Smoothies

TiggyWinks Boutique: Children’s Store

TOA Asian Fusion: (three) Chinese Restaurant, Fusion Restaurant and Japanese Restaurant

Umbertos of Sayville: Pizza

Pictured above is Claws in West Sayville, which is nominated for four Bethpage Best of Long Island Awards.