Places People Love: Erik’s Breakfast & Lunch in Southold

Erik's Breakfast

Pastrami hash and fried eggs at Erik’s in Southold.

I’ve never eaten at Erik’s Breakfast & Lunch on Route 48 and left with something other than a smile on my face. 

After I finished my breakfast there last week, I went on Yelp to see what other people had to say about what makes this place so great.

Is it the simple, yet tasty food? The sunny indoor dining room? The side patio that makes you feel like you’re on vacation somewhere (which maybe you are)?

It turns out people like this place for all those reasons and more.

“A nice homey atmosphere,” one tourist review read.

“As a local, I find it worth the trip and the value for the money,” said another reviewer.

My recommendation is to try Erick’s for breakfast — where options are more limited on the North Fork and they do it right. The pastrami hash with either eggs or french toast is among my favorites.

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  • Erik’s has been one of our favorites for many many years and our 4 year old daughter now loves it as well. Breakfast is definitely the best there and his “awesome egg sandwich” does, in fact, live up to its name (reading the review of that sandwich in Newsday almost 10 years ago was what brought me there to begin with as breakfast is my favorite meal of the day). Don’t discredit lunch though as that is delicious as well. The tuna melt with bacon on raisin walnut bread is always a winner in my book.

  • My Family and I Love Erik’s. We’ve been going there since it opened.