It’s summertime out east, which means seafood shacks are throwing their doors wide open from Westhampton all the way to Montauk. And although lines are never short, expect a nearby bar to be open serving up democratic cool beer to wash away your hunger. So to put you in the mood for summer’s final days, we’ve rounded up three clam, oyster, and lobster joints that are laidback, legendary, and finger-licking delicious. Here’s the scoop:
- The Lobster Roll Restaurant
Counting down to summer begins at The Lobster Roll Restaurant known as LUNCH. A roadside seafood shack that’s become an iconic Montauk Highway stomping ground, this grab and go outpost has hosted the likes of A-list celebrities, billionaire tycoons, and Instagram kingpins. A must visit roadside stopover, this east end Montauk eatery serves everything from Long Island specialties like Fried Clam Strips to Homemade Hearty Manhattan Seafood Chowder. But their true fever pitch excitement is drawn from prodigious lobster rolls. Served hot or cold with a side of fries, LUNCH’s lobster rolls are a bucket list foodie lover’s item fired up with flavor.
- Duryea’s Lobster Deck & Seafood Market
A Montauk mainstay, this scenic waterfront outpost takes summer feast to new heights with the addition of their seafood and farmer’s market. Offering a variety of raw bar crustaceans, lobsters, and the catch of the day along with grab and go Paninis and ground to order coffee, Duryea’s Lobster Deck is the Hampton goer’s one-stop-shop for all things freshly sourced and sustainable. And if you’re looking for an off the shore soiree fit for the boat aficionado, take a ride on the aquatic via the azure waters and anchor tableside for an afternoon picnic featuring Duryea’s Seafood Lover’s basket including snow crab, shrimp cocktail, cold steamed 2lb lobster, smoked salmon, a lulu baguette, and crudité with the option to add caviar.
- Clam Bar
Bring your bib and mallet and dive into the dive of all seafood dives. Located in Amagansett off Montauk Highway, only feet away from The Lobster Roll Restaurant, this off the sandbar eatery says all things summer lovin’ with their selection of Montauk Pearl Oysters, Local Steamers, and sumptuous Lobster BLT. A storybook restaurant featuring only outside seating, Clam Bar is a gastronomic oasis for post beach day eats including all things fried and steamed seafood served fresh to order.