Summer is in full swing, and what is a day out without feasting on lobster? The king of crustaceans hails across the North Fork, while making its way into many noteworthy summery dishes. Below are six favorites we cannot wait to dive in to.
Lobster Roll, North Fork Table & Inn
On the go? Want to grab a bite before some more sightseeing? The North Fork Table & Inn features a scrumptious lobster roll from their food truck, located right outside the restaurant. Be sure to come back for dinner as the award-winning restaurant is home to some of the most noteworthy, eye-catching plates around.
57225 Main Rd, Southold, (631) 765-0177
Belgian Waffle with Maine Lobster and Hollandaise, Rams Head Inn
This is a comfort food twist on a seafood staple by executive chef Matt Murphy. Amp up your breakfast at Shelter Island’s retreat oasis while dining on their patio overlooking the sprawling lawn and waterfront. Rams Head Inn boasts a beautiful dining and lodging setting that is both classy and laid-back.
108 S Ram Island Dr, Shelter Island, (631) 749-0811
Steamed 1-3 lb. Lobster, A Lure Chowder House & Osteria
A Lure has created a simplistic yet hearty steamed lobster plate served with potatoes, green beans, drawn butter and lemon. It is not a true North Fork experience without gazing out at Peconic Bay while savoring a steamed whole lobster. It is an authentic, seafood-lovers choice that beautifully compliments their selection of the local bounty.
62300 Main Rd, Southold, (631) 876-5300
Lobster Roll, Claudio’s Restaurant
A favorite season after season, Claudio’s delivers a generously-sized lobster roll, served on a bed of fresh lettuce on a toasted potato roll — a very filling treat! Their Classic Steamed Lobster is equally popular and pairs exceptionally well with views of the harbor. Don’t miss “Lobster Night” on Fridays this August!
111 Main St, Greenport, (631) 477-0627
Artisanal Gigli, The Frisky Oyster
A must-order is the Frisky Oyster’s Artisanal Gigli made with local lobster, baby arugula and Meyer lemon vodka sauce. Lovingly plated with generous amounts of lobster, it won’t come as a surprise that it will be impossible to share. The Frisky Oyster features sophisticated fare surrounded by a friendly and hip atmosphere.
27 Front St, Greenport, (631) 477-4265
The Buoy One Clambake, Buoy One Mattituck
Out and about on the North Fork for a picnic or a day at the beach? Buoy One, in addition to their Riverhead location, has landed at Mattituck Market in Mattituck. The clambake features steamed whole 1 1/4 Lb. Maine lobster, shrimp, steamers, mussels, fresh corn on the cob and baked potato. Your family and friends will be raving throughout their stay and wanting more of this delectable seafood smorgasbord.
10095 Main Rd, Mattituck, (631) 315-5405
Vanessa Gordon is a Hamptons-based writer, tutor and fitness instructor. She received her Master of Arts degree in Education from New York University. She loves paddle boarding, antiquarian cookbooks and tea rooms. Find Vanessa on social media @EastEndTaste.