If you’re looking for some comfort food after a long winter’s day, the North Fork has you covered.
Cooperage Inn (2218 Sound Avenue, Baiting Hollow) just rolled out a new Pub “Grub” menu with satisfying items including chicken wings, the Cooperage Burger (a 10 oz. blend of brisket and short rib), crispy fluke sandwich, buttermilk country fried chicken with truffle honey and crispy buffalo chicken flatbread. A pint of Celtic Ale from Long Ireland Beer complements the comfort food.
Here are some other pub restaurants from across the North Fork with fine winter fare and local craft beers:
Andy’s (34 Front Street, Greenport)
Build your own burger, or enjoy a “fried kickin’ chicken sammy,” breaded twice, with pickles, slaw, hot sauce, tomato and lettuce on a toasted bun. You can also enjoy steak and fries, New England clam chowder, a Bavarian pretzel and more. Check out beer from Greenport Harbor Brewing, Great South Bay, Blue Point Brewery and more.
Digger’s Ales N’ Eats (58 West Main Street, Riverhead)
Check out corn fritters, fried goat cheese balls, pork nachos, pulled pork grilled cheese, cheese steak hoagie, shepherd’s pie, and fish and chips. Beer includes Tradewinds Brewing, North Fork Brewing Co., Peconic County Brewing and spirits from Montauk Distilling Co.
Legends (851 1st Street, New Suffolk)
While Legends is known for its white tablecloth fare it also has a great bar with a casual menu that includes mahi tacos, quesadillas, buffalo wings, chicken fingers, onion rings, pizza and mozzarella sticks.
Phil’s Restaurant (1856 Wading River Manor Road, Wading River)
Phil’s has a large selection of burgers, including the “Babe” with topped bacon, cheddar and fried egg, and sandwiches like the Po Boy (fried shrimp on a hoagie with remoulade sauce) and corned beef. They also have some of the best wings around. Beers include offerings from Montauk Brewing Co. and Long Ireland.