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As a part of our annual Best Of awards, we’ve asked our readers to select their favorites for Best of the North Fork 2023.

Several thousand readers cast their votes from a list of Best Of winners compiled by our staff.

We had more than 30 repeat picks from last year’s contest, but also a handful of first-time winners, like Barrow Food House for Best Takeout Spot, Macari Vineyards for Best Winery and North Fork Apothecary for Best Clothing Store and Long Island Aquarium for Best Kids’ Activity.

Some of the winners were decided by just a handful of votes, like Lieb Cellars narrowly edging last year’s winner, Croteaux Vineyards of Southold, as Best Tasting Room.

These are the 50 Readers’ Choice picks for northforker’s Best of the North Fork 2023.


Best Breakfast and Brunch Spot — Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck

Best Deli — Black Sheep Bagels, Jamesport & Cutchogue

Best Date Spot — The Frisky Oyster, Greenport

Best Takeout Spot — Barrow Food House, Aquebogue

Best Mainstay — Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant, East Marion

Best Special Occasion Restaurant — North Fork Table & Inn, Southold

Best Seafood Spot — Southold Fish Market, Southold

Best Waterfront Dining — The Halyard, Greenport

Best Dock and Dine — Claudio’s Waterfront, Greenport

Best Family Restaurant — Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant, East Marion

Best Chef — Noah Schwartz, Noah’s, Greenport

Best Farm Stand — Sang Lee Farms, Peconic

Best Mexican and Latin Food — Lucharitos, Greenport

Best Asian Food — Stirling Sake, Greenport

Best Italian Food — Il Giardino, Aquebogue

Best Pie — Briermere Farms, Riverhead

Best Ice Cream & Frozen Treats — Magic Fountain Ice Cream, Mattituck

Best Sweets and Treats — North Fork Doughnut Co., Mattituck

Best Apple Cider Donut — Wickham’s Fruit Farm, Cutchogue

Best Gourmet Pizza — 1943 Pizza Bar, Greenport

Best Burger — Barrow Food House, Aquebogue

Best Wings — Legends, New Suffolk

Best Lobster Roll — Southold Fish Market, Southold


Best Winery — Macari Vineyards, Mattituck

Best Tasting Room — Lieb Cellars, Cutchogue

Best Brewery — Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Greenport and Peconic

Best Spirits — Montauk Distilling Company, Riverhead

Best Cocktail Spot — Brix & Rye, Greenport

Best Sports Bar – Legends, New Suffolk

Best Place for Drinks with Friends — Claudio’s Waterfront, Greenport

Best Tea and Coffee House — North Fork Roasting Company, Southold

Best Winemaker — Byron Elmendorf, Macari Vineyards, Mattituck


Best B&B — Cedar House on Sound, Mattituck

Best Hotel — The Menhaden, Greenport

Best Clothing Store — North Fork Apothecary, Cutchogue

Best Vintage Shop — The Times Vintage, Greenport

Best Home Decor Shop — White Flower Farmhouse & White Flower, Southold

Best Nursery and Garden Center — Trimble’s of Corchaug Nursery, Cutchogue


Best Yoga & Pilates Classes — The Giving Room, Southold

Best Gym and Fitness Studio — Underground Training, Southold

Best Spa and Salon — Blue Sage Day Spa, Mattituck

Best Live Music Space — Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Greenport

Best Local Band — Gene Casey and the Lone Sharks

Best Marina — Strong’s Water Club, Mattituck

Best Kids’ Activity — Long Island Aquarium, Riverhead

Best Local Landmark — Horton Point Lighthouse, Southold

Best Park — Orient Beach State Park, Orient

Best Downtown — Greenport Village

Best Hiking Trail — Mashomack Preserve, Shelter Island