These North Fork Restaurants Will Be Open Soon.
With summer nearly here, the North Fork’s restaurants are gearing up for the season. That means that seasonal spots are planning their return for the year. Some of our favorite restaurants are about to re-open their doors for the 2022 season. And we’re just as excited as ever to visit these East End spots for some warm weather eats.
Kicking off their third season on the North Fork on May 19th is Duryea’s Orient, offering diners a seafood-centric waterfront experience that is accessible either by land or by sea. In June, the restaurant will launch their Beach Club, which will feature waterfront tables on the beach. A 1966 Holiday Rambler trailer, stocked to the brim with a raw bar and snack menu — and offering wine, beer, and soft drinks — will cap off the experience. On weekends, a DJ will spin tunes for the ultimate outdoor beach vibe.
The century-old Claudio’s Restaurant on Main opens on May 21st for the summer season. With its old world charm and seafood-centric menu, Claudio’s remains a Greenport favorite, year after year. The North Fork oysters Claudio, featuring spinach, pancetta, and Parmesan, is always a must, but house specialties also include the whole Canadian steamed lobster (served with a baked potato and local steamed corn) and the Greenport Harbor porter-battered fish and chips with fries, coleslaw, and tartar sauce.
KonTiki brings the tiki vibe to the North Fork, with retro-themed drinks and snacks. Located within Greenport’s Gallery Hotel, the seasonal spot is gearing for a reopen. Diners can expect a fun menu full of Pacific-inspired items, like the short rib bao buns — braised short ribs with kimchi and scallions — and the coconut curry with kaffir lime, white rice, and Asian vegetables. Drinks are similarly themed: the coconut island is a frozen piña colada with fresh lime, while the signature shark attack marries a frozen margarita with passion fruit and spicy red pepper.
Greenport’s Sound View Hotel may be open all year long — as is its signature dining venue, the Halyard — but Jack’s Shack, the casual beach dining venue at the hotel’s pool, is warm weather-only. But, come Memorial Day, you can enjoy everything from whipped ricotta on homemade focaccia to New England-style clam chowder with bacon by the hotel’s picture perfect pool, which just happens to abut the Sound. Incredibly fresh seafood is also on the rotating menu. Shrimp cocktail, ceviche, and more are available, depending on the day.
Crabby Jerry’s, on the water in Greenport, opens for the season on May 12th. The casual service restaurant offers everything from raw bar items (clams, oysters, and shrimp cocktail are all on the menu) to fish-centric sandwiches (the lobster roll, naturally, is a fan favorite, and it can be enjoyed either Claudio’s, Connecticut, or Cajun-style, served on a potato bun) to fry shack dishes, like popcorn shrimp, clam strips, and local fish and chips. The famous lobster bash — two pound-and-a-half lobsters, served with steamed clams, mussels, shrimp, corn, and coleslaw — is definitely worth the price of admission.