Did you know that from Manhattan, you can get to UBS Arena in around 30 minutes via the LIRR? Even the Rangers recently took the train to their own game against the Islanders to avoid crushing rush hour traffic.  

The arena — located near the Queens-Nassau County border on the historic grounds of Belmont Park — opened in November 2021 and is the new home of the New York Islanders, but it also hosts plenty of other events and concerts if hockey isn't your thing (you can see the full schedule here).

Complementing their schedule of events is a full slate of dining options. Like many sports and concert venues these days, UBS has built out a menu to please the fans in the stands. And this year, to celebrate the Islanders' 50th Anniversary Season, the arena has introduced new culinary offerings. The menu still has fan favorites, but now also includes limited-edition items.

Here's the full rundown of food and beverages you'll be able to find during your next visit.

Specialty cocktails
Specialty cocktails (Dennis DaSilva/UBS Arena)

• Mason Jar Cocktails and Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Shaker: A rotation of signature cocktails served in a souvenir Mason Jar or limited edition 50th Anniversary Shaker. Available at Red Star Bar (Section 104), Jameson Bar (Section 107), Heineken Tower Bar (Section 209), Absolut Bar (Section 111), Craft Cocktail portables (Sections 111, 122, 217, and 222), Glass Bar (Section 118), Bacardi Bar (Section 204), Heineken Terrace and Tower Bar (Sections 104, 109 and 209), Tailgate Bar (Upper Concourse) and Clyde Mays Bar (Section 230). 

Ice Cream Helmet and Milkshake
Ice Cream Helmet and Milkshake (Dennis DaSilva/UBS Arena)

• Souvenir Ice Cream Helmet: Islanders blue and orange swirled vanilla ice cream, topped with whipped cream and blue and orange sprinkles. Served in a souvenir New York Islanders goalie helmet. Available at Belmont Burger (Section 119) and the Market (Sections 108, 111, and 203). 

• Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Souvenir Soda Cup: Available at Belmont Burger (Section 119), Big Chicken (Section 216), Mógū (Section 221), and the Market (Sections 108, 111, 119, and 203). 

• Slapshot Shareable Nachos: Crispy tortilla chips topped with chicken tinga, white queso, pico de gallo, cilantro, cotija cheese, salsa verde and fresh jalapenos. Served in a souvenir hockey puck. (Available at Market 102.)

Foot long hot dogs with toppings
Foot long hot dogs with toppings (Dennis DaSilva/UBS Arena)

• Footlong Hot Dog (Mighty Quinn): All beef hot dog topped with pulled pork or mac and cheese (Section 202). 

• Northwell Health Healthy Choice Salads: Chicken Waldorf; Beet, Goat Cheese & Citrus; and Roasted Squash, Kale & Quinoa (Section 108). 

• Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak: Chopped chicken tossed in Buffalo sauce, served on a seeded roll, topped with white cheddar sauce, blue cheese crumbles and green onions. (Available at the Market at Section 207)

Cross Check Family-Sized Italian Hero: Enough for the whole family, this monstrous Italian hero has salami, pepperoni, ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, red onion, banana peppers, olive oil and vinegar. Served with a half-pound each of macaroni salad and coleslaw in a New York Islanders-branded, 2-foot-long carry tray. (Available at Market 102)

Chicken Cutlet Sandwich
Chicken Cutlet Sandwich (Dennis DaSilva/UBS Arena)

• Chicken Cutlet Sandwich: Long Island sized chicken cutlet topped with fresh mozzarella, baby arugula, pickled red onion, beefsteak tomatoes and balsamic glaze. Served on crusty, rustic Italian bastone (Section 102). 

• Family Sized Nacho Platter: Giant and shareable. A bed of warm tortilla chips loaded with cheese sauce, salsa verde, sour cream, pico de gallo, fresh sliced jalapenos and choice of chicken tinga or spicy chorizo. Served in a pizza box (Section 102).

• Short Rib Grilled Cheese: Two thick slices of buttered and griddled Texas toast, filled with hearty short ribs, caramelized onions and N.Y. cheddar cheese. (Available at Section 231)

• Italian Beef Sandwich: The classic beef sandwich. Slow herb-roasted beef, garlic jus and crunchy giardiniera on a seeded semolina hero. Available at Market 102)

• Grilled Shrimp Po Boy: Cajun grilled shrimp, lettuce, tomato and spicy aioli, served on crunchy French bread. (Available at Market 220)

Reuben (Dennis DaSilva/UBS Arena)

• Reuben: Pastrami, Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing and sauerkraut on marble rye. Served with a crisp pickle spear (Section 224).

• Blue and Orange Kettle Corn: The perfect mix of sweet and salty, all while supporting the Islanders’ colors. (Available at the Section 110 popcorn stand and at all beer stands around the arena)

• Refillable Souvenir Popcorn Cup: Get yours while they last! Enjoy delicious fresh-popped popcorn and come back for more. (Available at the Section 110 popcorn stand)

• Fear the Schmear: An explosion of flavor, this sandwich contains seared braised pork belly, fiery roasted habanero cream cheese, tomato and clover honey drizzle, all on an oversized English muffin. (Available at Market 103)

Chicken and Waffles
Chicken and Waffles (Dennis DaSilva/UBS Arena)

• Chicken and Waffles: Hand breaded chicken tenders and Belgian Liege waffles served with spicy maple syrup and pickled cherry peppers and a dusting of powdered sugar (Section 224). 

• Burgerology Classic Cheeseburger: Signature beef blend patty, American cheese, tomato, pickles and house sauce on a torta bun. (Available at Burgerology at Section 119, along with Markets 203 and 229 and Section 214)

• Burgerology Henry Ford Burger: Bacon, signature beef-blend patty, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and house sauce on a torta bun. (Available at Burgerology at Section 119)

• Burgerology Rainbow Cookie Milkshake: Vanilla ice cream mixed with raspberry puree, chocolate syrup and rainbow cookie pieces. Topped with whipped cream and a rainbow cookie with rainbow sprinkles. (Available at Burgerology at Section 119)

• Burgerology Campfire S’mores Milkshake: Vanilla ice cream mixed with graham crackers, chocolate syrup and toasted marshmallow syrup. Topped with graham cracker and homemade whipped cream, drizzled with chocolate syrup and graham dust. (Available at Burgerology at Section 119)

• Blue & Orange Soft Serve will be available in the Market (Sections 111 and 203) and Belmont Burger (Section 119). 

• Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich: House-baked chocolate chip cookies, stuffed with hand-dipped vanilla ice cream and rolled in blue and orange sprinkles. Available in the Market (Section 111) and Belmont Burger (Section 119). 

• Milkshakes: Made-to-order chocolate or vanilla milkshakes with a choice of toppings, including cookie tuile, cherry, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce. Available at Belmont Burger (Section 119). 

And don't forget to say hi to Sparky while you're there — just like Maxine the Fluffy Corgi, who rode the LIRR to the stadium with us recently.

Getting to all this food is easy! Just grab a seat on the LIRR and you'll be there in no time at all.




UBS Arena can be reached from two stations: Elmont-UBS Arena and Belmont Park

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And, beginning February 27, you can take the LIRR directly from Grand Central Madison to Elmont-UBS Arena!

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Please use this guide for more detailed directions; the arena is also accessible via MTA Bus Routes Q2 and Q110 and the Nassau County Inter-Express N6 bus service.

This guide was updated in November 2023