Cargo Cafe

(718) 876-0539

120 Bay St, Staten Island, NY | Directions   10301

40.637802 -74.076021

Open Hours

Mon-Thurs noon-midnight, Fri noon-2 am, Sat 4 pm-2 am, Sun 4 pm-midnight

 
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Neighborhoods: St. George

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Reviews for Cargo Cafe

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

delish!!! – good food, good service and good prices.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Chill spot – Love the ambiance over here, very conveniently placed right next to ferry.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Wasabi Mayo Please! Low Prices!!! – I have been a regular customer of Cargo for the past 4 years! YUM! i recommend it to everyone i know, the food is always delicious no matter hat you order you are sure to be pleased! the service is average but it makes up for that in the kitchen! the atmosphere is always intruiging they are constantly chaning up the inside and re painting the outside!

Recomendations:

The Cheeseburger,it is scrumptious! and they serve it on an english muffin!!

The grilled chicken on garlic bread, i always ask for fresh mozzerella on top omg so gooood!

the adobe rubbed skirt steak-supreme!!!!

And ALWAYS-ALWAYS ask for some wasabi mayo on the side besause you can dip and spread it on everythinggggg i love it!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Mostly a fine place... – The crowds are super, the service is not snooty or "on PMS" as one rater so elligently put it. It's a great time. I like the cajun shrimp wrap, and all the bar type apetizers are great. Drink selection is back and forth but the recent addition of Blue Point and Magic Hat taps is great. Live music, DJs...

The french fries could use some work though.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

If only the place and experience itself were NEARLY as good as the food it serves – I have been going to the Cargo Cafe for about 6 years now and I must say it has taken quite the nosedive. While the food remains good, the rest of the experience can be quite scary at times even. For one, the owners are total jerks. They are nasty to anyone, even paying regulars. They treat their staff terribly, which i suppose might be why they all have grown to have horrendous attitude problems and are terrible at their jobs. The Cargo use to be a place where you would befriend your waitress. It has turned into a place where the waitresses either completely forget you exist or are snotty to you the entire time you're there. Although I suppose when being attractive is the most important attribute one looks for in hiring a waitress, this is bound to happen. I once waited over an hour and a half for a table to sit and eat dinner with a large group of people (all of which wanted to order entrees) because they were having trivia night and entire booths were being taken up by one or two people with a drink each. No one asked to use the tables to serve food and have the gamers sit at the bar, it was OUTRAGEOUS!. While the taste of the food is always excellent, the health conditions are dissturbing. I have seen insects in places they should not be to say the least. There is also a constant flow of under age drinking. I have heard the owners specifically tell the bouncer NOT to card females. It is dissgusting. The general air of the Cargo has become one of "we have customers lined up around the block and don't need your business" however, I have seen it very empty on many nights and I would advise the owners to rethink this attitude because I happen to know for a fact that it has turned MANY people off from wanting to go there. It is a pity that such good cooks couldn't be located in an environment that nearly lives up to the quality of their food. I now only go there to pick up my order as I cannot stand the horrible experience that accompanies the food.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Invest in Service – Went to the Cargo recently for Sunday brunch and waited for OVER AN HOUR to get our food. Seems it was busy and the waitress simply forgot about us. It was incredible! Been going to The Cargo for years and support it's whole vibe and all but COME ON!! Just because the waitress is cute doesn't mean she can actually wait tables! I could give a scratch about attractive wait staff...this I implore you...HIRE STAFF WITH A CLUE!!! I want to be a customer but I can't bare the service!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

At least the food is still decent. – I have been going to the Cargo for well over 5 years and in the good old days (when the staff all wore black button down shirts) you not only got a fantastic meal but the service was impeccible. Dinner remains a fairly good experience but Sunday brunch has taken a severe nose dive when it comes to service. I have given it several chances in recent months, but my friend and I always leave very disapointed. We are all but forgotten at our table after our intitial order is placed, and if we want anything extra it takes almot a degree in semifore to flag down one of the very inattentive wait staff. It even took tens minutes to get our check after we were well done with our meal. The cef is great, pity he isn't supported by a better wait staff.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

my local – 'going to Cargo for 10+ yrs. It was my elder brother's local, and then mine. Now, neither of us live in the neighborhood, but we always return.

I can go there on my own for a quiet meal or just a drink. For time to myself, I'll sit at a table. To converse with old friends, or make new ones, I join the bar.

It's funny that people criticize the place for attitude. Are those people New Yorkers? Don't take it personally. Once you get past the initial gruffness, you'll find smiles and good laughs. Appreciate sincerity, not exaggerated, fake niceties.

Some of the entrees can be pricey. But sandwiches and appetizers are a good deal.

They have live jazz 1-2/wk. Trivia Night. And other music on occasion.

The servers are excellent. They work extremely hard in a sometimes chaotic environment. You should be lucky if they befriend you.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

The Cargo is kick ass – If you like an ecclectic crowd and an overall good time where you and your friends can get together whether it be to eat, drink or just play some good old pictionary (they provide crayons and a blank white sheet at every table), go to the Cargo! The menu is a bit different and all of the selections are pretty tasty. it's such a mixed crowd and you definitely feel as though you are removed from the typical staten island setting which is very refreshing.

Doesn't Recommend
0.5
over a year ago

Rude Is The Word – Not only is the owner a jerk, the staff has an attitude problem as well. They ignore your requests

and all seem like they are on PMS. The food is not all that great and definately not a bargain.

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