An Islip eatery found a way to keep its operations running and continue to serve the community following a devastating fire last month. On April 17, the blaze was reported at The Blue Restaurant and Bar on 526 Main Street. No injures were reported, but the restaurant suffered serious damage.

“As you could imagine we are devastated and our hearts are,” the business owners Jeannie and Chris wrote in a message on Facebook. “We thank God there were no injuries and that the fire didn’t spread to adjacent businesses. We love the town of Islip who welcomed us over a year ago and the many patrons who support The Blue.”

While the business was not able to open its storefront yet, last week Blue Restaurant received a food truck from neighboring restaurant Dang BBQ on 174 Islip Avenue.

“A special thank you to Dang BBQ for letting us use their amazing state of the art food truck while we rebuild our restaurant.We would not be here without their support,” a message on the restaurant’s website read.

Through the truck, located in the back parking lot of The Blue Restaurant, customers can order sandwiches, rice bowls, salad bowls and more. The food truck also has alcoholic beverages such as beer, margaritas and wine. Click here to see the full menu.

The truck is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. To order, call 631-446-4233 or visit


The Blue Dang BBQ