Just because summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean that the East End of Long Island closes up shop when it comes to dining. Lobster is still fresh, the fruits and veggies are still in season, the drinks are still cold and, of course, the views can’t be beat. Whether you are heading out east for one last summer jaunt or are planning your own foodie tour come early fall, these eateries are a must-visit, and worthy of coming back to any time of year.
513 W Main St., Riverhead
Farm Country Kitchen considers itself a “unique, rustic eatery which is committed to providing you with a unique and memorable culinary experience, each and every time.” Start out with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses before moving on to rigatoni Bolognese, sea scallops or crescent duck. Cheesecake and cake selections are sweet and delicious and big enough to share.
136 Front St., Greenport
Noah’s in Greenport offers fresh seasonal ingredients from the Twin Forks of Long Island. An expansive menu includes seafood capellini pasta, local corn risotto and Montauk codfish and chips, just to name a few.
111 Main St., Greenport
Join Claudio’s every Wednesday night from 5 to 9:30 p.m. for crazy lobster night. The meal includes a one-pound lobster, corn on the cob, truffle-baked potato and a glass of local wine. Enjoy the waterfront view as you dine on burgers, steak, chowders and an impressive raw bar.
94 Dune Rd., East Quogue
New and exciting dishes are often featured at Dockers Waterside Marina & Restaurant. Relax during Sunday brunch happy hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and relish in the wide variety of brunch options such as Southern Fried chicken and waffles or thick challah French toast.
258 E Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays
Enjoy seafood or sushi with a view of the canal at Cowfish restaurant. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Cowfish features house specialties such as Block Island Swordfish, or Danish baby back ribs, but you also can’t go wrong with a lobster roll, salads, burgers or shrimp dishes. Sushi is available Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 4 p.m.
119 Main St., Greenport
Open everyday around lunch time, this Mexican-style restaurant offers delicious burritos, quesadillas, tacos and nachos. Tequila is the drink of choice at Lucharitos, offering a rotation of more than 50 different kinds.
136 Main St., East Hampton
A cozy Tuscan farmhouse setting awaits at Nick & Toni’s for the perfect relaxing night out. This Mediterranean restaurant offers an extensive menu including oven-roasted porchetta, free-range chicken and grilled veal chop.
81 Fort Salonga Rd., Unit A Northport
Sit down and enjoy a meal with a view overlooking the Northport Harbor. Enjoy lobster mac and cheese, oysters, tuna poke, or hop on the bandwagon and get the ever popular taco tray, which comes with 10 tacos ranging from Maui chicken, surf and turf, fish and pork belly to Korean steak, filet mignon and shrimp , all complete with a side of guacamole, salsa and queso.
628 Main Rd., Aquebogue
In business since the early 1950s, Modern Snack Bar features popular menu items such as roast duck, chicken croquettes, lemon meringue pie and their award-winning lobster salad. You can also get a taste of the best soft shell crab sandwich you will probably ever have.
65 Tuthill Rd., Montauk
This restaurant features a wide variety of seafood. Platters include the sunset tower, which
features pearl oysters, snow crab claws, jumbo shrimp, little neck clams and tuna
tartare or enjoy a main dish composed of grilled octopus. The Lobster Cobb salad and Greek Melon salad are big enough for a table of four.
66 Newton Lane, East Hampton
This health-conscious bistro offers a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Breakfast is served daily until 4:30 p.m. Try the cinnamon swirl French toast with seasonal fruit and Buckhill Farms maple syrup or grab dinner and try the crisp Goat Cheese dumplings made with roasted beets, haricot vert, baby arugula, almonds and preserved lemon vinaigrette.