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Best of the North Fork

For our first ever Best of the North Fork awards, our team debated (and debated, and debated) the top spots in the area in 58 categories, from lobster rolls and vintage shops to tasting rooms and takeout. Read on for our picks for the best in food: restaurants, farm stands, caterers, food trucks, date spots, the most delicious dishes and more.

We hope our list inspires you to support local — and eat something new and delicious!

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Best of the North Fork Readers’ Choice

Best Breakfast and Brunch Spot: Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck

Best Deli: Ammirati’s of Love Lane, Mattituck

Best Date Spot: American Beech, Greenport

Best Takeout Spot: Little Lucharitos, Aquebogue

Best Mainstay: Hellenic Snack Bar and Restaurant, East Marion

Best for Healthy Eating: The Giving Room, Southold

Best Market: Lombardi’s Love Lane Market, Mattituck

Best Special Occasion Restaurant: North Fork Table and Inn, Southold

Best Seafood Spot: Southold Fish Market, Southold

Best Waterfront Dining: The Halyard, Greenport

Best Family Restaurant: Hellenic Snack Bar and Restaurant, East Marion

Best Chef: Noah Schwartz, Noah’s, Greenport

Best Food Truck: North Fork Food Truck, Southold

Best Farm Stand: Sang Lee Farms, Peconic

Best Caterer: Lombardi’s Love Lane Market, Mattituck

Best Mexican and Latin Food: Lucharitos, Greenport

Best Asian Food: Tony’s Fusion North, Mattituck

Best Italian Food: Il Giardino by John Gambino, Aquebogue

Best Pies: Briermere Farms, Riverhead

Best Ice Cream Spot: Magic Fountain, Mattituck

Best Sweets & Treats: North Fork Doughnut Co., Mattituck

Best Bagels: Goldberg’s Famous Bagels, locations in Jamesport, Mattituck and Greenport

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


All Best of the North Fork Honorees

BEST MEXICAN AND LATIN FOOD

Agave, Greenport

Lucharitos, Greenport

Lucia, Mattituck

Maria’s Kitchen, Shelter Island

Mattitaco, Mattituck

Taco Bout It, Riverhead

Taqueria Cielito Lindo, Riverhead

Lucharitos in Greenport. (Illustration by Kaitlyn Beebe)

BEST ASIAN FOOD

Haiku Sushi, Riverhead

KonTiki, Greenport

Opties and Dinghies, Orient

Sakura, Greenport

Stirling Sake, Greenport

Tony’s Fusion North, Mattituck


BEST ITALIAN FOOD

aMano, Mattituck

Il Giardino Restaurant by John Gambino, Aquebogue

Isola, Shelter Island

Porto Bello, Greenport

Ruggero’s Family Style Restaurant, Wading River

Touch of Venice, Cutchogue


BEST FAMILY RESTAURANTS

Andy’s, Greenport

Case’s Place, New Suffolk

Country Corner Cafe, Southold

Crabby Jerry’s, Greenport

Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant, East Marion 

Jennie’s at Drossos, Greenport

Jerry and the Mermaid, Riverhead

Star Confectionery, Riverhead


BEST SEAFOOD SPOTS

A Lure Chowder House & Oysteria, Southold

Billy’s by the Bay, Greenport

Braun Seafood Co., Cutchogue

Jerry and the Mermaid, Riverhead

Little Creek Oysters, Greenport

SALT, Shelter Island

Southold Fish Market, Southold


BEST WATERFRONT DINING

A Lure Chowder House & Oysteria, Southold

Claudio’s Waterfront, Greenport

Duryea’s Orient Point, Orient

Fortino’s Tavern, Greenport

The Halyard, Greenport 

PORT, Greenport

Ram’s Head Inn, Shelter Island

Waypoint Restaurant, Southold 

Windamere, Mattituck


BEST DATE SPOTS

American Beech, Greenport

Farm Country Kitchen, Riverhead 

Frisky Oyster, Greenport

KonTiki, Greenport

Noah’s, Greenport

Turkuaz Grill, Riverhead

The Village Cheese Shop, Mattituck


BEST SPECIAL OCCASION RESTAURANTS

Jamesport Manor Inn, Jamesport

Jedediah Hawkins Inn, Jamesport

La Plage, Wading River

North Fork Table & Inn, Southold

Olive Branch, Greenport

The Preston House & Hotel, Riverhead

Vine Street Cafe, Shelter Island


BEST CHEFS

Robby Beaver, Frisky Oyster, Greenport

Stephan Bogardus, The Halyard, Greenport

Taylor Knapp, PawPaw Pop-Up, Greenport

Adam Kopels and Elizabeth Ronzetti, 18 Bay, Shelter Island

Noah Schwartz, Noah’s, Greenport

Linh Trieu, Wednesday’s Table, Southold

Jennie Wertz, Ellen’s on Front and Jennie’s at Drossos, Greenport


BEST FARM STANDS

Bayview Market & Farms, Aquebogue

Country View Farm Stand, Southold

Deep Roots Farm, Southold

Latham Farms, Orient

KK’s The Farm, Southold

Sang Lee Farms, Peconic

Schmitt’s Farm Stand, Riverhead

Sep’s Farms, East Marion

Sylvester Manor Farm Stand, Shelter Island


BEST FOOD TRUCKS

For Goodness Cakes

Mattitaco On the Road Food Truck

North Fork Food Truck

Rolling in Dough

The Rolling in Dough food truck made our list, as did its brick-and-mortar sibling, 1943 Pizza Bar. (Illustration by Kaitlyn Beebe)

BEST CATERERS

Art Of Eating, Bridgehampton 

By Hand Catering, Mattituck

The Catered Fork, Cutchogue

Christopher Michael Catering, Jamesport

Creative Courses, Southold

Grace & Grit, Southold

Lombardi’s Love Lane Market, Mattituck


BEST DELIS

Ammirati’s of Love Lane, Mattituck

Duffy’s Deli, Jamesport

Fork & Anchor, East Marion

Grateful Deli, Southold

Sterlington Deli, Greenport

Wayside Market, Southold

Wendy’s Deli, Mattituck


BEST BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH SPOTS

Bruce & Son, Greenport

Cooperage Inn, Baiting Hollow

Crazy Beans, Greenport

Erik’s in Southold, Southold

Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck

Main Road Biscuit Co., Jamesport

Bruce & Son, Greenport. (Illustration by Kaitlyn Beebe)

BEST BAGELS

Bean & Bagel Cafe, Calverton

East End Bagel Cafe, Southold

Goldberg’s Famous Bagels, multiple locations

Signature Bagels, Riverhead

Strathmore Bagel Cafe, Riverhead


BEST SWEETS AND TREATS

Ali Katz Kitchen, Mattituck

Blue Duck Bakery Café, Greenport and Southold

The Candyman, Orient

Junda’s Pastry Crust & Crumbs, Jamesport

North Fork Chocolate Company, Aquebogue

North Fork Doughnut Company, Mattituck


BEST GOURMET PIZZA

aMano, Mattituck

Grana Trattoria Antica & Enoteca, Jamesport

Lombardi’s Love Lane Market, Mattituck

Little Oak Wood-Fired Kitchen at Jamesport Vineyards, Jamesport

1943 Pizza Bar, Greenport

PeraBell Food Bar, Riverhead

Pizza Rita, Mattituck


BEST LOBSTER ROLLS

Barrow Food House, Aquebogue

Duryea’s Orient Point, Orient

Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck

North Fork Food Truck, Southold

PORT, Greenport

Sound Avenue Bistro, Riverhead

Southold Fish Market, Southold


BEST BURGERS

Barrow Food House, Aquebogue

Elbow East, Southold

First & South, Greenport

Green Hill Kitchen, Greenport

Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck

The North Fork Shack, Southold

O’Mally’s, Southold


BEST WINGS

CJ’s American Grill, Mattituck

First & South, Greenport

Jerry and the Mermaid, Riverhead

Legends, New Suffolk

Lucharitos, Greenport

On The Docks Waterfront Bar & Grill, Aquebogue

Phil’s, Wading River

Spicy’s BBQ, Riverhead


BEST PIES

Bayview Market & Farms, Aquebogue

Briermere Farms, Riverhead

Country View Farm Stand, Southold 

Hallock Cider Mill, Laurel

Modern Snack Bar, Aquebogue

Orient Country Store, Orient

Wickham’s Fruit Farm, Cutchogue


BEST ICE CREAM SPOTS

D’latte, Greenport 

Magic Fountain, Mattituck

Opties and Dinghies, Orient

Patty’s Berries & Bunches, Mattituck

Scoops & Grinds, Cutchogue

Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe, Riverhead


BEST TAKEOUT SPOTS

Barrow Food House, Aquebogue

Little Lucharitos, Aquebogue

Maple Tree BBQ, Riverhead

The North Fork Shack, Southold

Wednesday’s Table, Southold

Wednesday’s Table, Southold. (Illustration by Kaitlyn Beebe)

BEST FOR HEALTHY EATING

Brekky, Wading River

The Giving Room, Southold

Goodfood., Mattituck

The Market, Greenport


BEST MAINSTAYS

Claudio’s On Main, Greenport

Cliff’s Elbow Room, Jamesport

Cutchogue Diner, Cutchogue

Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant, East Marion

Modern Snack Bar,  Aquebogue

Star Confectionery, Riverhead


BEST MARKETS

Lombardi’s Love Lane Market, Mattituck

Green Earth Natural Foods Market, Riverhead

Marie Eiffel Market, Shelter Island

Orient Country Store, Orient

Fit-Foods, Southold

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