After a long winter, I think it’s safe to assume we are all craving the warmth and good feel of summer. And what’s summer without a fresh lobster roll? I wouldn’t even want to know. I mean, lobster and summer? A match perfectly made in the Hamptons. So, scroll through for the best places to grab some lobster and get your summer rolling.
Lobster Roll (aka LUNCH)
Voted as having the best lobster roll in Long Island by Long Island Press readers in 2020, how could Lobster Roll (AKA Lunch) on the Napeague stretch not be first on our list? Since 1965, this seafood shack has attracted locals and tourists with its delicious hot and cold lobster rolls. It’s too irresistible to just drive by. So, stop by yourself and indulge in not only the “best lobster roll” in the Hamptons, but according to The Infatuation, “in the world.”
Lobster Roll; 1980 Montauk Highway, Amagansett
[Photo via @lunchlobsterroll]
We’ve all seen beloved neighborhood restaurants come and go, but for over 40 years this Hamptons institution, also on the Napeague stretch, has continued to serve up some of the best lobster rolls around. Grab a seat outside and enjoy one of the classic rolls yourself, or if you’re feeling a little adventurous, opt for the lobster BLT!
Clam Bar; 2025 Montauk Hwy, Amaganset
[Photo via @meganhiler]
Duryea’s Lobster Deck
You may have heard or even dined at Duryea’s, but have you treated yourself to Duryea’s 2.0? Duryea’s, in Montauk, has officially forgone the rustic backyard look, and in its place has created a sleek, waterfront experience that will have you feeling as though you have vacationed to a land perhaps even chicer than the Hamptons—St. Barth, anyone? So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the view (and of course the roll!)
Duryea’s; 65 Tuthill Rd, Montauk
[Photo via @chefrey73]
The Seafood Shop
If you want a true local experience, don’t miss The Seafood Shop in Bridgehampton. I mean, its motto is literally “the freshest and finest.” And let me tell you, it doesn’t disappoint.
The Seafood Shop; 356 Montauk Hwy, Wainscott
[Photo credit @most_lovely_things]
Bostwick’s Chowder House
Good vibes? Check. Always delicious? Check. Bostwick’s, in East Hampton, is for Hamptonites who know they want a good roll and aren’t afraid to be casual about it. Sit back and chill on the patio as you delight in your roll and relax into summer.
Bostwick’s Chowder House; 277 Pantigo Rd, East Hampton
[Photo via @bostwickschowderhouse]