Cruising the water all day can force you to work up an appetite. Luckily, there’s several great spots on the North Fork to dock your vessel and enjoy a delicious meal as the sun goes down.
Here’s your guide for tying up and digging in on the North Fork.
A Lure, Southold
Located at Port of Egypt Marina, this seafood-forward waterside restaurant makes it easy for boaters to grab a satisfying meal. The brainchild of celebrated chef Tom Schaudel and restaurateur Adam Lovett, A Lure has a casual, seafood chowder house vibe that’s almost as relaxing as a day on the water. Reservations aren’t required for slips, but booking ahead for a weekend dinner is advised.
Case’s Place, New Suffolk
This family friendly, waterfront-dining spot has an extensive outdoor deck with stunning views of Little Peconic Bay. Boaters are welcome to pull in and enjoy the menu of fresh seafood, pasta and other summertime favorites. Docking is first come, first served.
The iconic waterfront restaurant Claudio’s has convenient docking with quick access to all three of its restaurants. Boaters can often be seen soaking in the sun, cocktails, live music and great seafood menu. Email the dockmaster [email protected] or call 631-398-4359 for more information.
On the Docks Waterfront Bar & Grill, Aquebogue
The newly opened On the Docks Waterfront Bar & Grill at Lighthouse Marina overlooking Meetinghouse Creek offers a diverse menu of everything from tacos to prime steaks. If you’re coming by boat, call 631-886-1160 to have a staff member tie it up.
Orient by the Sea, Orient
Now in its 39th and final season under the ownership of Bob Haase, Orient by the Sea is a staple for causal eats and great views. Glide into the marina and step into the dining room for local oysters, chowder and fresh lobster. Book a slip here.
Pace’s Dockside, Mattituck
This waterside restaurant located at Strong’s Water Club & Marina, at the base of the Mattituck Inlet, is a destination for food and fun. The relaxed vibe and magnificent sunset views make it the perfect way place to end a day on the water. Check strongsmarine.com for transient boating reservations.
Porto Bello, Greenport
This authentic Italian restaurant is sited at the Brewer’s Yacht Yard overlooking Stirling Harbor in historic Greenport. In addition to dishes such as fresh seafood and pasta, Porto Bello also has live music on Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. Reserve a slip.
The Preston House, Riverhead
Located across the street from Treasure Cove Resort Marina, boaters can tie up and head out on the town for an upscale dinner at The Preston House. One of the newest culinary additions to the downtown area, the restaurant has a modern meets historic vibe and a delicious menu of all-American favorites made with farm fresh ingredients. Book a slip ahead of time at treasurecoveresortmarina.com.
Waypoint Restaurant, Southold
Known for its fresh seafood and high-quality cuts of meat, boaters are welcomed to tie up at Waypoint. The family-owned restaurant offers incredible Peconic Bay views to take in while enjoy the farm-to-table fare. Reservations are not necessary, unless you want to be guaranteed a spot. Call 631-765-6373, and a staff member will be waiting assist with docking.
*Bonus downtown Riverhead stop
Docking on the riverfront in downtown Riverhead gets you quick access to a handful of restaurants, including Turkuaz Grill and Pera Bell Food Bar East, which both feature outdoor seating and views of the river.
* Bonus Shelter Island stop
Pridwin Hotel, Shelter Island
When charting course to The Rock, a stop at The Pridwin is a must. The Gatsby-era hotel offers a breathtaking view of the water facing Greenport. Plus on Wednesdays through Labor Day, the restaurant hosts a weekly cookout on the lawn.Dock space is first come, first serve.