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Best of the North Fork

Narrowing down a list for the best of the best is no easy feat, but we intensely deliberated each of the 50 categories and have come up with our top picks across the North Fork. From the best places to grab drinks with friends to the best home decor shops to the best tasting rooms, these Best Of winners have consistently impressed and inspired us.


Winners & Readers’ Choice Picks

Best Breakfast and Brunch Spots

Bruce & Son, Greenport

Crazy Beans, Greenport

Encanto Crepes & Café, Greenport

Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck – Readers’ Choice Pick

Main Road Biscuit Co., Jamesport

Best Deli

Ammirati’s of Love Lane, Mattituck

Black Sheep Bagels, Jamesport & Cutchogue – Readers’ Choice Pick

Sterlington Deli, Greenport

Wendy’s Deli, Mattituck

Wine Country Deli, Calverton

Best Date Spot

Alpina, Greenport

Demarchelier Bistro, Greenport

Little Fish, Southold

The Frisky Oyster, Greenport – Readers’ Choice Pick

The Watershed Kitchen & Bar, Jamesport

Best Takeout Spot

Barrow Food House, Aquebogue – Readers’ Choice Pick

Goodfood., Mattituck

Latin Fuzion, Southold

Southold General, Southold

The North Fork Shack, Southold

Best Mainstay

Cliff’s Elbow Room, Jamesport

Cutchogue Diner, Cutchogue

Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant, East Marion – Readers’ Choice Pick

Modern Snack Bar, Aquebogue

Star Confectionery, Riverhead

Special Occasion Restaurant

Jedediah Hawkins Inn, Jamesport

La Plage, Wading River

North Fork Table & Inn, Southold – Readers’ Choice Pick

Southold Social, Southold

The Preston House, Riverhead

Best Seafood Spot

Anker, Greenport

Braun’s Kitchen, Cutchogue

Jerry and the Mermaid, Riverhead

Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market, Greenport

Southold Fish Market, Southold – Readers’ Choice Pick

Best Waterfront Dining

A Lure Chowder House & Oysteria, Southold

Farm Country Kitchen, Riverhead

Fortino’s Tavern, Greenport

The Halyard, Greenport – Readers’ Choice Pick

Turkuaz Grill, Riverhead

Best Dock and Dine

Claudio’s Waterfront, Greenport – Readers’ Choice Pick

On The Docks, Aquebogue

Porto Bello, Greenport

SALT Waterfront Bar & Grill, Shelter Island

Windamere, Mattituck

Best Family Restaurant

Andy’s, Greenport

Country Corner Café, Southold

Founder’s Tavern, Southold

Hellenic Snack Bar & Restaurant, East Marion – Readers’ Choice Pick

Jennie’s at Drossos, Greenport

Best Chef

Chris Kar, The Dimon Estate, Jamesport

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

Lauren Lombardi, Lombardi’s Love Lane Market, Mattituck

Noah Schwartz, Noah’s, Greenport – Readers’ Choice Pick

Robby Beaver, The Frisky Oyster, Greenport

Best Farm Stand

Bayview Market & Farms, Aquebogue

KK’s The Farm, Southold

Latham Farms, Orient

Sang Lee Farms, Peconic – Readers’ Choice Pick

Sep’s Farms, East Marion

Best Mexican and Latin Food

Casa Amigos Restaurante, Greenport

Funchos, Riverhead

Lucharitos, Greenport – Readers’ Choice Pick

Lucia, Mattituck

Taco Bout It, Riverhead

Best Asian Food

Haiku, Riverhead

Opties and Dinghies, Orient

Sakura Sushi Steakhouse, Greenport and Riverhead

Stirling Sake, Greenport – Readers’ Choice Pick

Tony’s Asian Fusion North, Mattituck

Best Italian Food

Il Giardino, Aquebogue – Readers’ Choice Pick

Insatiable Eats, Riverhead

Maroni Cuisine, Southold

Michaelangelos of Southold, Southold

Touch of Venice, Cutchogue

Best Pies

Briermere Farms, Riverhead – Readers’ Choice Pick

Country View Farm Stand, Southold

Hallock Cider Mill, Laurel

Orient Country Store, Orient

Wickham’s Fruit Farm, Cutchogue

Best Ice Cream & Frozen Treats

8 Hands Farm, Cutchogue

Dos Ositos Paletas, North Fork

Magic Fountain Ice Cream, Mattituck – Readers’ Choice Pick

Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe, Riverhead

Star Confectionery, Riverhead

Best Sweets & Treats

Ali Katz Kitchen, Mattituck

Disset Chocolate, Cutchogue

North Fork Chocolate Company, Mattituck & Riverhead

North Fork Doughnut Co., Mattituck – Readers’ Choice Pick

The Treatery, Jamesport

Best Apple Cider Donut

Breeze Hill Farm & Preserve, Peconic

Hallock Cider Mill, Laurel

Harbes Family Farm, Mattituck

Wickham’s Fruit Farm, Cutchogue – Readers’ Choice Pick

Woodside Orchards, Aquebogue

Best Gourmet Pizza

1943 Pizza Bar, GreenportReaders’ Choice Pick

aMano, Mattituck

Grana Trattoria Antica & Enoteca, Jamesport

Little Oat at Jamesport Vineyards, Jamesport

Lombardi’s Love Lane Market, Mattituck

Best Burger

Barrow Food House, Aquebogue – Readers’ Choice Pick

Cliff’s Rendezvous, Riverhead

Ellen’s on Front, Greenport

First & South, Greenport

The North Fork, Shack, Southold

Best Wings

Digger’s Ales N’ Eats, Riverhead

First & South, Greenport

Jerry and the Mermaid, Riverhead

Legends, New Suffolk – Readers’ Choice Pick

Phil’s, Wading River

Best Lobster Roll

Barrow Food House, Aquebogue

Lighthouse Deli & Market, Aquebogue

Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck

North Fork Table & Inn Food Truck, Southold

Southold Fish Market, Southold – Readers’ Choice Pick