5 Comfort Food Spots To Fill Your Cravings in the Hamptons

Rachel Feinblatt | February 10, 2021 | Food & Drink


We can try diets near and far, but comfort food is truly impossible to resist. Mac and cheese, hot wings, fried chicken and cheese burgers. We're drooling just thinking about it, especially when they're from one of the Hampton's comfort food hot spots.

Honestly, we should just give up and give in. If you're ready to carbo-load, here is a roundup of our top five comfort food restaurants out east.

The Coop

256 Elm Str., Southampton / Website

Restaurateur Ian Duke opened The Coop in Southampton just in time for 2021. Its menu does not compare to any other Hamptons spot. Fried chicken, wings and sweet potato fries will put you in the best sort of food coma. Treat yourself and eight of your best friends to a dinner party package, featuring menu highlights from wings to rotisserie chicken. As the first “ghost kitchen” to hit Southampton, The Coop is only available for takeout and delivery, but that just means you don't have to keep your jeans buttoned.

See also: The 5 Best Subs and Sandwiches in The Hamptons

Union Burger Bar

40 Bowden Square, Southampton / Website

We don’t know about you, but a three-cheese blend mac and cheese sounds pretty good to us. This Southampton spot, another one of Restaurateur Ian Duke’s successes, serves comfort food in an array of flavors. With six different types of fries to drool over, you’ll be coming back week after week to try them all. This restaurant gives off the ultimate pub vibes. Eating well has never been so easy-breezy!

Fun fact: this restaurant used to be a speakeasy in the days of Prohibition.

Rowdy Hall

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10 Main St., East Hampton / Website

Since 1996, Rowdy Hall has served the ultimate comfort food spread. With years of experience, this Honest Management gem is a local favorite. The copper topped bar and relaxing fireplace give a whole new meaning to "comfort." Plus, the stellar menu includes chili, warm biscuits, burgers and more, giving this place one of the strongest comfort food games out east. This is an iconic Hamptons landmark, and they celebrate 25 years this summer.

Ed’s Lobster Bar

1742 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Sag Harbor / Website

Crispy fried pickles, lobster mac and cheese, buffalo shrimp, oh my! Ed’s Lobster Bar seriously never fails, whatever your craving may be. The full menu is available for takeout and or indoor dining, and it's remained an obvious favorite since 2007. Not in the mood for fish? Go for the pizza or mac and cheese. Don’t forget to take a look at the dessert menu. Tiramisu, Pistachio Cheesecake and Tartufo Classico are just a few desserts to make you salivate.

Wölffer Kitchen

4 Amagansett Square, Amagansett / Website

Not only do the wine experts have a stellar rosé game, the comfort food at Wölffer Kitchen is off the charts. The menu is so divine, it has its own pizza section. Our favorite is the Mediteranean which features a tomato base, fontina and parmesan hot honey on a fluffy crust. Amagansett got lucky with this one. It might just be so good, it's dangerous.

Photography by: Photo Courtesy of The Coop