After schlepping out to East Hampton for a kid's birthday party this afternoon, the wife and I hit Bay Burger in Sag Harbor, someplace we've wanted to try for a while. We had a very good experience over all, and we'll definitely return. It's an order-at-the-counter place with some inside tables and a nice garden patio with tables out back. The menu is reasonably varied, everything from your basic third-pound burger (or turkey or veggie or fish burger) to hot dogs, grilled cheese and buffalo chicken sandwiches, and a lobster roll special. Decent beer selection on tap, including a $2 pint option, and homemade ice cream, along with shakes and root beer floats. They also serve breakfast in the morning.
They grind their own meat and bake their own buns (almost like a brioche-type), and the finished product definitely reflected that - high-quality ingredients all around. I had a very juicy cheddar cheeseburger ($7) char-grilled perfectly medium rare with lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles. The burger was delicious, one of the best I've had in a long time. Had that nice char-grill flavor, and the juices were running down my arm. My wife had a falafel sandwich ($7.50) and raved about it - it was a burger-shaped disc of freshly-fried falafel on one of their rolls with tahini, lettuce, tomato, and cucumbers. I tried a chunk and agreed with her assessment - really tasty. We also split an order of tater tots and fries. Fries were just OK, tots were much better. Most of the people around us were eating the lobster roll ($14) and it looked like the classic version with mayo, piled high on a grilled hot dog bun. Definitely would have gotten one of those as well if hadn't eaten crappy birthday party pizza beforehand. Shakes were $6, so we skipped those.
Overall, it's definitely worth stopping if you're in the area and craving a really good burger. Wish it was closer.
1742 Bhampton Sag Harbor Tpke, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
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