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Inn Spot on the Bay in Hampton Bays (Credit: Lee Meyer)

The South Fork’s waters are beautiful and vast.

These restaurants offer unique and eclectic cuisine, with stunning vista views. 

Bird on the Roof

47 South Elmwood Avenue, Montauk

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Bird on the Roof is run by Leo Daunt in the same space as the Albatross Cafe, which his grandparents Meme and Poppy ran in the 1970s. Open for breakfast and lunch, Bird on the Roof offers tasty options like Cocojune yogurt and granola with fresh fruit; Poppy’s buttermilk pancakes with blueberries or banana; and lunch choices like local blackened fish tacos; smashed tross burger with aged cheddar, caramelized onions and garlic aioli; and a market salad with local greens, shaved local veggies and fennel dressing. 

Baron’s Cove

31 West Water Street, Sag Harbor

This Sag Harbor hot spot serves up All-American cuisine. Enjoy seafood dishes like the butter poached lobster roll, espresso crust yellowfin tuna, Long Island fluke crude, sautéed local sea scallops, New England-style “Cove” chowder and more.

Dockers Waterside

94 Dune Road, East Quogue

This Dune Road restaurant offers stunning views for brunch, lunch and dinner. Try the smoked salmon Benedict, cinnamon babka French toast, caviar service and avocado toast for brunch, and the raw bar, lobster tails, lobster bake and sushi for dinner.

Edgewater Restaurant

295 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays

Enjoy views of Shinnecock Bay while choosing from a varied menu that includes items like roasted duck pizza, charbroiled oysters, grilled herb-crusted chicken, and lamb chops.

The view from the Inn Spot on the Bay. (Credit: Lee Meyer)

Crash Cantina at The Inn Spot on the Bay

32 Lighthouse Road, Hampton Bays

Crash Cantina is the restaurant at the newly opened The Inn Spot on the Bay, which has been completely renovated and overlooks Shinnecock Bay. This restaurant has a Latin American-inspired seafood menu, perfect for waterfront dining. Some of the menu items include Montauk fluke ceviche with passion fruit leche de tigre, yuzu gel, avocado saffron puffed rice crisp, pickled onion and cilantro; orka king salmon with leek cream, chive oil, pan roasted morels and ramp tops; and interesting taco choices like birria, smoked mushroom carnitas and tempura fish.

The Lobster Deck at Duryea’s Montauk

65 Tuthill Road, Montauk

Duryea’s Montauk has a raw bar, seafood platters with whole lobster, shared mains like steak, roasted chicken, clam bakes and roasted chicken, as well as seafood staples like lobster rolls.

Navy Beach

16 Navy Road, Montauk

Overlooking Fort Pond Bay and Gardiner’s Bay, this nautical restaurant has seafood options like salmon tartare, grilled Portuguese octopus, tuna crudo and entrees like buttermilk fried chicken, dry-aged ribeye, soy-glazed halibut, Atlantic salmon and local swordfish.


43 Canoe Place Road, Hampton Bays

Island-style food and drink is the name of the game here, with offerings like Caribbean wings, Grenada chicken (jerk chicken, coconut risotto, spicy tomato confit), fish tacos, mojitos, coconut martini, several margaritas and a rum pairing flight.