237 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
Weekdays 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-4 a.m. (Late hours only from Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Astro's is an Amagansett institution run by the Lupo family, right on Main Street, and is open late. There are a few tables, but most people take out pies or buy a slice. See Felice's, a red-sauce Italian restaurant, which is also operated by the Lupos and shares the building.
624 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930
Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sunday noon-10:30 p.m. Takeout seven days.
All the usual suspects, plus popular fried chicken platters. Free delivery within three-mile radius. Grab some lo mein and head up to Indian Wells Beach for a cheap dinner on the sand. Family-run and friendly.
8 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930
Monday-Saturday 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday in July and August until midnight.
Takeout with a few picnic tables outdoors. Brent's offers a full line of freshly baked cakes, pies, pastries, cookies, bread, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, fried chicken, shrimp, and family dinners. Did we mention fried chicken?
2025 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930
Open April to November. Noon until dark. Dine in or take out. No indoor seating.
The Clam Bar is the kind of place that makes you feel as if you're on vacation. Kick-your-shoes-off eating in the open air with mellow music and simple, good food. The daily special board has fish, from tuna bits to salmon or tuna steaks, and other dishes include spicy crab, sweet corn chowder, swordfish, mussels, steamers, fish and chips, crab cakes, Cajun-fried popcorn shrimp, and lobster rolls.
2167 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930
Seasonal. Seven days, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May-Columbus Day.
People go to Cyril's for margaritas or its famous B.B.C. (Banana Bailey's Colada). There is always someone at the bar, no matter what the hour. Although Cyril's has a singles-scene and gets so crowded in summer that people spill to the edge of the highway, it has an honest menu with plenty of choices and large portions. Look for portobello ravioli in lemon beurre blanc, deep-fried shrimp, crusted red snapper, jerk chicken, and a rarity - Jamaican stewed oxtail. It's nice to sit outdoors if you're there early enough, and listen to reggae, soca, and blues. But the brightly painted dining room with softly buzzing neon sculptures is fun, too.
195 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
Seven days. Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until 10p.m., late night 11 p.m.-4 a.m.
D'Canela is a place for Latin food with reasonable prices by Hamptons standards. Although the lunch menu contains familiar American dishes, you can start the day with such south of the border treats as chilaquiles with eggs any style with salsa and tortilla chips. Breakfast is served all day. For lunch or dinner, you can get pozole, the classic Mexican pork and hominy soup, and platters based on the cuisines of Spain, Colombia, and Ecuador, as well as Mexico.
237 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
Seven days, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday until 3 a.m., Memorial Day-Labor Day.
Friendly service and outdoor tables in summer are a trademark of this red-sauce Italian restaurant, where children are welcome and the price is right. Portions are large and each entree comes with a salad. Although all the familiar Italian dishes from eggplant parmigiana to pizza are here, the fish of the day is recommended. Felice's shares a building with the Lupo family's pizzeria.
429 Cranberry Hole Road, Amagansett, NY 11930
Seasonal. Seven days, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
One of the funkiest eating spots on the East End. You weave your way past rusting fish tanks, avoid the goats and chickens, pick up soups, sandwiches, or fish and shellfish entrees at a counter, and carry it to tables on a patch of sand overlooking Gardiner's Bay. The restaurant is an offshoot of Multi-Aquaculture Inc., and there's a small shop that sells goods from afar. The tab is modest for most dishes, but more usual Hamptons prices obtain for a seafood medley or grilled striped bass. We've yet to try the swordfish chili or Fish-la-Bob in ponzu. There's a kids menu, too.
100 Pantigo Road (Rt. 27), East Hampton; 10 South Etna Avenue, Montauk; 2101 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett, and 2123 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, 819 County Road 39, Southampton.
Seven days, Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. (till 3 p.m. in Southampton), Sundays, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Goldberg's Famous is a formidable Jewish deli. Its mainstays are bagels and flagels baked daily. It's also a great source for Jewish rye, kasha varnishkas, stuffed cabbage, and chopped liver, among other mouth-watering staples of the cuisine. There's a veggie tuna salad if you're watching your weight. Try freezing some stuffed cabbage to serve summer house guests on a rainy day.
Amagansett Square, Amagansett, NY 11930
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m.
South Indian dosas (rice crepes), a variety of fillings, and fresh chutneys are what most diners come for. Sandwiches, homemade soups, soft serve ice creams, and Indian beverages are available, too. You can eat at a counter or take your dosas to outdoor seating in the square.South Indian dosas (rice crepes), a variety of fillings, and fresh chutneys are what most diners come for. Sandwiches, homemade soups, soft serve ice creams, and Indian beverages are available, too. You can eat at a counter or take your dosas to the outdoor seating in the square.
177 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
Lunch and dinner, year round. Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Indian Wells Tavern is owned by the guys from Bostwick's Chowder House on Pantigo Road in East Hampton. It has dark wood paneling, a tin-pressed ceiling, exposed brick walls, and classic wooden booths in the dining room. Or sit at a high table in the bar. The tavern caters to families during the day but has a lively bar crowd at night. Serving reasonable pub-grub, such as an inexpensive prime rib sandwich and baby-back ribs. You might like the shaved fried onions or corn fritters.
74 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930
Seven days, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, until 9 p.m.
When the weather is fine, you can take your fish, shrimp, shredded beef, or chicken tacos to eat at outdoor tables. La Fondita is Mexican, the food is light and fresh, from tostadas and burritos, and there are six different tacos, aguas frescas (soft drinks in flavors like watermelon and tamarind), and horchata, a traditional drink made from rice and almonds. Corn tortillas are made fresh daily. There are tortas of steak or spicy pork sausage, as well as grilled steak, chicken, or chile-rubbed pork platters. Prices are nice.
1980 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930
Seasonal, May to end of October. Lunch and dinner seven days, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. No reservations.
Lunch, as it is called because of the large sign on its roof, is a retro-style seaside eatery amid the dunes of Napeague. It has been in operation for 48 years, making it an East End icon. Known for its lobster rolls, charbroiled fish, and homemade desserts, there's a full bar, frozen drinks, and extensive gluten-free offerings. Children's dishes come with a complimentary beverage. There is plenty of outdoor seating and good old-fashioned beach-side dining.
207 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930; 105-107 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
Seven days, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays until 3 p.m. in Amagansett and 2 p.m. in East Hampton. Daily specials.
Mary's Marvelous developed a following from day one. There are a few seats in the small, sweet Amagansett shop, but most folks take the goodies out. Muffins, pastries, and scones are popular, as are breakfast egg dishes. For lunch, there are soups, and people love the panini and sandwiches. The East Hampton branch saves fans from a longer drive to Amagansett. It has an adjacent market that offers prepackaged food and other items. Coffee is taken seriously, with espresso and lattes. People say, "If it's from Mary's you know it's good."
4 Amagansett Square, Amagansett, NY 11930
Dinner seven days, Sunday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. Bar opens at 4:30 p.m. daily. Sunday brunch, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
The Meeting House has reasonable prices by local standards and its big, barn-like room is friendly and comfortable. Kids are welcome. There are daily specials and a children's menu. The menu is divided into small and large plates. The restaurant helps keep the Amagansett Square mini-shopping mall lively even in the off-season.