The Best Places to Eat in North Fork, New York
From seafood to gourmet donuts.
Apr 13, 2022 at 8:00 AM in Where to Eat
Just a short drive away from Manhattan, North Fork, New York, is an oasis away from the city. Situated on Long Island, it feels a world away from all the hubbub of the Big Apple, thanks to its many wineries, waterfront venues, farms and locally-owned bed and breakfasts. It’s the perfect spot for wine aficionados and foodies to get away from NYC and enjoy a little peace and tranquility.
But what restaurants are best for trying some of this small area’s wining and dining? Here are our five top recommendations for where to eat in North Fork, whether you’re craving something sweet or an Italian feast.
1. Crazy Beans
This family-owned local restaurant has been a North Fork classic for decades and it recently received new life via new ownership and revitalization efforts. But for all the “new,” you can still experience a lot of the old-fashioned charm that’s made this institution a favorite. Stop in for an array of breakfast items and burgers.
If you’re more in the mood for seafood, though, check out Duryea’s Orient Point. The North Fork waterfront locale channels the same vibe and menu that was made popular at the restaurant’s original Montauk location. Expect fresh, Mediterranean-style cuisine served in an upscale, seasonal atmosphere. The limited menu serves tantalizing options such as rock salt baked shrimp, crab falafel croquettes and lobster rolls.
If you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can do so at North Fork Doughnut Co. The highly-acclaimed craft doughnut shop offers fresh, daily-made and decorated doughnuts in a variety of flavors. Expect a small selection of daily doughnuts that includes classics such as glazed and chocolate, but also specialty favorites available only while they last, like the berry pineapple crisp doughnut, with pineapple, cranberry and raspberry fillings and topped with pineapple frosting and granola.
What goes better with wine than Italian cuisine? AMano brings a taste of Tuscany to North Fork, using fresh, local ingredients. The small menu offers recognizable Italian favorites such as carbonara, linguini and chicken parmesan, alongside wood-fired pizzas.
Not in the mood for a glass of vino? If you prefer brews to burgundies, you might want to try Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. while you’re in town. Serving a nice array of house-brewed beers, the restaurant also offers a seasonal menu boasting the perfect brew accompaniments, such as poutine, wings, giant pretzels and even some British pub-inspired fare, like bangers and mash and shepherds pie.
Need even more restaurant recommendations for your stay in North Fork? You can check out more options in our North Fork, New York, Discovery Map guide. In addition to restaurant recommendations, you’ll also find tips for where to stay, what to do and where to shop while you’re in town. You’ll even find recommendations for the area’s best wineries, vineyards and farm stands.
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