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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

American Restaurant
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“This is a great Seafood spot right on the Shinnecock canal. I recommend the tuna, oh and a reservation.”
  • 71 locals recommend
Caribbean Restaurant
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“Really good Carribean food with outdoor water seating. This is a smaller restaurant, so plan to arrive early or have a cocktail at the bar till your table is ready. During the season, this is a fun spot for music. The water taxi here takes you across to Cowfish, another fun dinner spot with seasonal outdoor music at the bar. They are 1.2 miles away from the Inn.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Founded in 1925 by Frank Pepe - this local pizzeria is renowned for establishing the "New Haven-style thin-crust apizza" baked in coal-fired ovens topping 800 degrees. Expect long lines with both locals and tourists, but catch it at an off hour and enjoy a real treat.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Hotel
“It used to be that if you wanted to party on the East End, you were either battling the lines and awful people at horrible clubs like Pink Elephant (RIP) and Jet East (RIP) in Southampton, reverting to your old college ways at Stephen’s Talkhouse, or getting really messy at The Point and Memory Motel in Montauk (which is absolutely still a good idea). Now, everyone just goes to the Surf Lodge - or tries to. At this point, Saturday nights are completely off limits. It’s an absolute zoo. We get our Surf Lodge in around 6 or 7pm for an early cocktail and live music, or on a rainy Friday when it’s empty. Eating a full meal here isn’t necessary, unless you’re booking with the hopes of eating dinner here to skip the line.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Also a decent pizza place (known for mashed potato pie), BAR is a brewery with good beer that has a dance floor in back where younger crown goes on weekends.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Well known, well appointed and wonderful food. Northern Italian for the most part and locally grown and sourced produce and fish. Fab brunch on Sundays in the off season. See and be seen!”
  • 41 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A favorite! Sophisticated bar scene. Part of the Hillstone Group, well known for their beautiful rich interiors, open kitchen, superior service and great food! ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“very nice sunsets...you can sit by the dock....cheap drinks on happy hours 3-6pm check their website.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Nice open bar,food so and so, live music... very nice sunsets and marina is worth a visit-free parking.-check the canal near by was man made in 1938 after Hurricane pushed ocean water over.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This and Bostwick's On the Harbor off Gann Road in Springs are def favorites for Seafood!!! The Harbor has incredibly beautiful sunsets and great happy hour specials. The Chowder House is casual and fun w extra delish seafood! Warning: ALWAYS CROWDED!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great Happy Hour everyday from 4pm - 7pm with $1 Oysters and selection of appetizers, cocktails and wines on special. Gorgeous view of the harbor”
  • 38 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Better known as just "LUNCH" this is probably the most famous lobster roll in the Hamptons. 20 minute drive and sitting just off Montauk Highway, it's hard to find a better lunch than lunch.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Go for the amazing sunsets and hip vibe!. Hang by the fire pit while you wait for your table. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“ Cozy spot on the turnpike between Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton that serves breakfast and lunch.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Take a quick bike ride to this great spot in Amagansett Square. Delicious, innovative Indian-inspired fare with laid-back outdoor seating. Also great for take-out. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Pricier options for those looking for 5-star flavor and quality. Tutto is definitely a special restaurant, offering some of the best-tasting food in the village.”
  • 23 locals recommend