Claudio’s Greenport is the ultimate dock-and-dine destination on the North Fork.
Get on board–when hunger strikes at sea, these East End eateries float everyone's boat.
Feast your eyes of Duryea’s Orient Point
As the second successful endeavor in the Duryea’s family, this iconic Orient Point spot owes its popularity to its seaside scenery and the newly added beach club experience. With an enticing menu composed of flavorful and fresh seafood, Duryea’s Orient Point continues to bring classy, upscale taste to the table. A fun extension of the restaurant includes an intimate beach club, complete with a Mediterranean-inspired menu, bohemian cabanas and live DJs. The enchanting vibe, spectacular eats and North Fork breeze are best enjoyed with a glass of Duryea’s private-label rosé. 40200 Main Road, Orient, duryeas.com
Anchor your boat right next door and enjoy a first-class Hamptons evening with some steamed lobster and an immaculate outlook of a colorful sunset at Bostwick’s on the Harbor. Locally sourced ingredients are the name of the game at Bostwick’s, and all of its fresh dishes are beautifully complemented by cocktails and an absolutely killer view of Three Mile Harbor. Bostwick’s is celebrating 30 years as East Hampton’s seafood specialists—the joyful ambiance and mouthwatering menu make this restaurant a summer favorite. Live music and happy hour specials reel in customers to create a beloved dockside dinner spot. 39 Gann Road, East Hampton, bostwicksontheharbor.com
One of the best parts of dock-and-dining is admiring the colossal yachts floating in nearby harbors—The Dock House ensures an impeccable view of the luxury charter boats on the Long Wharf. Seemingly your run-of-the-mill seafood shack on the outside surprises newcomers with its quality and flavorful menu. The ultimate catch at this seafood hot spot is lobster. Indulge in the delicacy while looking over the marina from either table or counter seating. 1 Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, dockhouseny.com
Sunset Beach’s celebrated Balearic Sundays are back, and it’s a vibe no summer in the Hamptons is complete without. Bringing a little bit of Ibiza to Shelter Island each Sunday, locals can dock, dine and enjoy sunset views and seafood plates. Chef Edi recommends the North Fork spinach salad or any fish dish, locally sourced from Southold Fish Market. 35 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights, sunsetbeach.fun
A lobster roll from Claudio’s never disappoints
Pull up in your boat and take a seat at Claudio’s, the ultimate dockside destination of Greenport. This East End seafood staple has been serving the community since 1870 (yes, you read that right) with its stunning waterside views and delicious eats. Whether interested in casual eats from Claudio’s Waterfront, Crabby’s famous lobster bash from Crabby Jerry’s or elevated New England cuisine from Claudio’s on Main, this restaurant trifecta specializes in all things fish related. 111 Main St., Greenport, claudios.com
A trip to Duryea’s Montauk calls for an obligatory Instagram post of not only the colorful lobster Cobb salad but also the unrivaled sunset vistas. This Hamptons institution is a must-hit for more reasons than one—with an off-the-charts seafood game, fresh and flavorful fish and eclectic wine selection, Duryea’s is always a good idea. Insider tip: While waiting for a table at this walk-in-only eatery, stop by its next-door market or boutique for a premeal treat. 65 Tuthill Road, Montauk, duryeas.com
Sí Sí, which translates to “yes yes,” blends the best of Greek, Moroccan and Spanish cuisines to create an innovative, elegant and vibrant dining experience with dishes that are almost too beautiful to touch. Situated alongside Three Mile Harbor, diners can relax and enjoy za’atar roasted cauliflower with whipped goat cheese and an herb tahini vinaigrette, day boat scallops with caramelized shallots, or share Sí Sí’s signature paella full of fresh shrimp, calamari, lobster, mussels and clams as the sun slips beneath the horizon. 295 Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Road, East Hampton, ehpresort.com/sisi
This twee French locale is beloved by locals and visitors alike for its fresh and organic market options as well as a cozy, traditional cafe feel. Indulge in real, good food—the French way—with staple dishes including roasted chicken, roasted duck and bouillabaisse. Take the party to go with high-quality prepared bites, whether it be frozen thin-crust pizza or fresh French pastries. Marie enjoys the community her market has created, as individuals feel attached to the waterside terrace views of Dering Harbor and wonderful hospitality at this classic, relaxed spot. 184 N. Ferry Road, Shelter Island, marieeiffelmarket.com
The jalapeno margarita from SALT Shelter Island is flavorful and spicy.
There’s not much more to ask from Shelter Island dining than a friendly aura, sunset scenery and, of course, delicious seafood. SALT offers all three and more with its wide-ranging menu and dockside locale. Developed out of a love for summers on the island, this cherished restaurant ensures a well-rounded dining experience that will bring a smile to your face and a drink to your hand. Live music is also a common theme at SALT, only enhancing its unpretentious nature. Enjoy Hamptons classics like clam chowder and raw oysters as you watch the sun go down behind the neighboring marina. 63 S. Menantic Road, Shelter Island, saltshelterisland.com
Photography by: LOBSTER ROLL PHOTO COURTESY OF RISE MEDIA; SALT PHOTO BY MADISON FENDER; DURYEA’S ORIENT POINT PHOTO BY CARL TIMPONE