Summertime means casual. For me, some of the best places to eat in the Hamptons are the most casual. Here are some of my favorites:
- Candy Kitchen, corner of Main (Route 27) and School Streets, Bridgehampton, old-fashioned luncheonette, a long-standing Bridgehampton institution, great for family breakfasts, Greek salad and souvlaki, homemade fresh fruit ice cream (try the peach in-season);
- Duryea’s Lobster Deck, 65 Tuthill Road, Montauk, Fresh lobsters and seafood, try the Lobster Roll, outdoor dining overlooking Fort Pond Bay, BYOB;
- Clam Bar at Napeague, 2025 Montauk Highway (Route 27), Napeague, Outdoor dining on the highway, oldies playlist, great lobster rolls, clam chowder, fresh steamers, fried clams, fresh clams on the half shell, corn-on-the-cob, Stewart’s Root Beer, perfect lunch stop for a long bike ride;
- Estia’s Little Kitchen, 1615 Sag Harbor Bridgehampton Turnpike, Sag Harbor, Breakfast, lunch and dinner with a Mexican twist, my favorite breakfast destination when I have house guests;
- Sams Bar & Restaurant. 36 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, An East Hampton local institution since 1947, old-fashioned Italian-American red sauce and garlic standards, linguine and clam sauce (up all night), veal parm, spaghetti and meatballs, just like Papa used to make;
- American Pie Pizzeria, Gelato and Juice Bar, Bridgehampton Commons, Route 27, Bridgehampton, classic mall pizzeria that has it all, Mama’s Sicilian, calzone, stromboli, cannoli, gelato, Junior’s cheese cake, home delivery; and
- Bay Burger, 1742 Sag Harbor Bridgehampton Turnpike, Sag Harbor, See “Burgers“.