Montauk’s newish MTK Cafe is looking shipshape, says coll, who reports a fantastic lobster roll and other decent chow–salads, panini, burgers, wraps, and more.

Elsewhere in town, the Inlet Cafe is a dependable spot for fresh seafood–it draws on the catch brought ashore at the nearby dock–and unbeatable views of Montauk Harbor.

At Fort Pond, you’ll find solid fish-shack fare at the Lakeside, the longtime nightspot whose casual seafood cafe is now in its second season. The waterfront deck is the perfect place to relax with a beer or a mojito and a platter of delicious fried clam bellies. “This will be one of my new favorite places to hang out,” says coll.

In Amagansett, the Lobster Roll–better known as Lunch, for its big blue sign–remains a Hamptons perennial for chowder, grilled seafood, and fish and chips, as well as its signature specialty. “I have moved out of state but would go back just to have lunch there,” swears pdxgirl. A second location in Riverhead is also good, if less atmospheric.

On the North Fork, there’s a standout lobster roll at Orient by the Sea, a casual joint overlooking Gardiner’s Bay. “The lobster salad was as good as I’ve had,” reports coll, who faults only the untoasted bun.

Closer to the city, Strudel recommends Babylon Fish and Clam as a great stop after a day on the beach at Robert Moses State Park.

Farther west along the South Shore, the Point Lookout Clam Bar serves nice chowder and bisque, as well as fried and grilled seafood, says stuartlafonda.

Others recommend Jordan Lobster Farms in Island Park, Bigelow’s in Rockville Centre (go for fried belly clams, urges byrd), and Peter’s Clam House in Island Park.

MTK Cafe [Suffolk County]
779 Main St., between the Plaza and Edison St., Montauk, NY

Inlet Cafe [Suffolk County]
500 W. Lake Dr., at Gosman’s Dock, Montauk, NY

The Lakeside [Suffolk County]
183 S. Edgemere St., near Emerson Ave., Montauk, NY 11954

Lobster Roll Restaurant [Suffolk County]
a.k.a. Lunch
1980 Montauk Hwy. E., Amagansett, NY 11930

Lobster Roll Restaurant [Suffolk County]
3225 Sound Ave., between Horton and Roanoke Aves., Riverhead, NY

Orient by the Sea Restaurant and Marina [Suffolk County]
Main Rd., next to Cross Sound Ferry, Orient, NY

Babylon Fish and Clam [Suffolk County]
458 Fire Island Ave., near Yacht Club Rd., Babylon, NY

Point Lookout Clam Bar [Nassau County]
99 Bayside Dr., between Hewlett and Inwood Aves., Point Lookout, NY

Jordan Lobster Farms [Nassau County]
1 Pettit Pl., near Long Beach Rd., Island Park, NY

Bigelow’s New England Fried Clams [Nassau County]
79 N Long Beach Rd., at Sunrise Hwy., Rockville Centre, NY

Peter’s Clam House [Nassau County]
600 Long Beach Rd., near Austin Blvd., Island Park, NY

Board Links: Lobster Rolls ?
Jones Beach
Lobster Rolls and great seafood in the Montauk area.
farmstands and lunch on Long Island? [Moved from Outer Boroughs Board]
Lakeside in Montauk DOES have home made fried clam bellies…..and Almondito review

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