The Hamptons restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Sag Harbor

Dockside Bar and Grill

A local favorite inside the American Legion Hall (the original bar's still there); the seafood-heavy menu features a prize-winning, stick-to-the-spoon chowder and luscious avocado-lobster spring rolls, among other m…
Mediterranean in East Hampton

Nick & Toni’s

This Hamptons institution serves finely prepared Italian specialties using locally sourced ingredients; wood-fired pizzas are available on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Despite attracting celebrity regulars, it treat…
Barbecue in Bridgehampton

Townline BBQ

On the main road connecting Bridgehampton and East Hampton is this down-to-earth roadside restaurant churning out smoky ribs and barbecue sandwiches. Try, if you dare, the 7-minute, 7-wing challenge: you'll not emer…
Italian in Southampton

La Parmigiana

A local, low-key hangout since 1974 – folks come and go with their take-out orders or sometimes linger at the bar. The bar menu is diverse, from meatballs to oysters, along with very affordable pies and $25 bottles …
Ice Cream in Southampton

Sip ’n Soda

Founded by the Parash family in 1958, Sip ’n Soda seemingly has the original paneled walls and pew-like booths, but more importantly, the lime rickey recipe remains intact. Your sweet tooth will thank you, and you c…
Diner in East Hampton

John Papas

As unpretentious as you can get in East Hampton – it's a diner, folks! Breakfast, including hearty omelettes, is served all day in the family-oriented dining room. A few of the owner's Greek specialties (moussaka, g…
Bakery in Sag Harbor

Grindstone Coffee and Donuts

Small batches of deep-fried wonder emerge hourly from the ovens at this Main St staple, so grab one (or a dozen) with a cup o' joe (or chai) and accelerate your blood sugar to window-shopping level. Also: gelato.
Pizza in Bridgehampton

World Pie

What the world needs now is pie, sweet pie: more than 20 pizzas to choose from at the Mannino family's slice of pizza heaven. Multiply your joy during happy hour, from 3pm-6pm.
Diner in Bridgehampton

Candy Kitchen

An antidote to glitz, this corner diner has been serving good soups, homemade ice cream and other staples since 1925. Its policy is similarly old-school – cash only, please.
American in East Hampton


This long-standing restaurant is housed in the pricey Maidstone Inn, and features cuisine from noted West Village chef David Standridge of Cafe Clover fame.