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AMA­GANSETT CLAM BAR

This road­side surf shack is fa­mous for fresh seafood dishes and re­fresh­ing sum­mer cock­tails. Pull off Montauk High­way when you see the yel­low signs and you’ve ar­rived at the ul­ti­mate spot for steam­ers. 2025 Montauk Hwy., 631-267-6348; clam­baron­line.com

INDIAN WELLS TAVERN

This clas­sic spot is a pub­like eatery with all-amer­i­can fare that at­tracts a sports-lov­ing crowd. 177 Main St., 631-267-0400; in­di­an­well­stav­ern.com

LA FONDITA

The Hon­est Man Group’s La Fondita serves tra­di­tional Mex­i­can street food in an au­then­tic out­door fonda set­ting. IN­SIDER TIP: Be­fore you leave, be sure to pick up bot­tles of the house­made hot sauces. 74 Montauk Hwy., 631-267-8800; la­fon­dita.net

LOB­STER ROLL RESTAU­RANT

Open since the 1950s (and now fa­mous as a lo­ca­tion for scenes in the se­ries The Affair), this road­side restau­rant also goes by the name Lunch for its iconic neon sign. The lob­ster rolls, chow­ders, and by-the-pound lob­sters are some of the time­less dishes. 1980 Montauk Hwy., 631-267-3740; lob­ster­roll.com

SOTTO SOPRA

Au­then­tic in its North­ern Ital­ian fo­cus, Sotto Sopra at­tracts reg­u­lars like Blythe Dan­ner, Cameron Diaz, and Naomi Watts. 231 Main St., 631267-3695; restau­rantsot­toso­pra.com

AQUEBOGUE IL GIARDINO

This North Fork restau­rant brings au­then­tic Ital­ian cui­sine to the beach, with the dishes crafted from sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents bought from local farms. 739 Main Road, 631-779-3900; il­gia­rdi­noaque­bogue.com

BRIDGE­HAMP­TON ALMOND

This laid-back bistro is a go-to for the area’s A-list, thanks to its local fare and Gal­lic flair. Join­ing Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Ja­son Weiner is new chef de cui­sine Jeremy Blut­stein, for­merly of East by North­east in Montauk, who has vowed to con­tinue sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity by us­ing local prod­ucts. 1 Ocean Road, 631-537-5665; al­mond­nyc.com

BOBBY VAN’S STEAKHOUSE

This steakhouse boasts a col­or­ful his­tory, a no­table clien­tele (in­clud­ing Howard Stern, Bruce Spring­steen, and Jimmy Fal­lon), and a com­mit­ment to cooking tech­niques per­fected by the found­ing fa­thers of New York’s steak­houses. Though its ven­er­a­ble sis­ter spot in NYC cel­e­brates its 48th an­niver­sary this year, Bobby Van’s got its start in Bridge­hamp­ton. 2393 Montauk Hwy., 631-537-0590; bob­by­vans.com

BRIDGE­HAMP­TON CANDY KITCHEN

A clas­sic lun­cheonette and soda foun­tain known for small-town charm, diner fa­vorites, and a loyal celeb crowd. 2391 Montauk Hwy., 631-537-9885

BRIDGE­HAMP­TON INN & RESTAU­RANT

The Bridge­hamp­ton Inn’s yearold restau­rant by Loaves & Fishes con­tin­ues the cel­e­brated local food store’s tra­di­tion. 2266 Main St., 631537-3660; bridge­hamp­toninn.com

ELAIA ESTIATORIO

This Greek restau­rant is the per­fect homage to the na­tive coun­try of owner Sofia Crokos and her hus­band, Chris Boudouris, who want din­ers to feel like they’re hav­ing Sun­day din­ner with fam­ily. 95 School St., 631-613-6469; ela­iaes­tia­to­rio.com

PIERRE’S

At this Bridge­hamp­ton bistro, you’ll find beachy French fare and luxe St. Barth’s-in­spired décor. IN­SIDER TIP: The up­stairs lounge, cel­e­brat­ing its sec­ond sea­son, is the per­fect spot for af­ter-din­ner drinks with a liv­in­groom vibe. 2468 Main St., 631-5375110; pier­res­bridge­hamp­ton.com

TOP­PING ROSE HOUSE

The restau­rant’s one-acre gar­den pro­duces gar­nishes for the award­win­ning menu, cre­ated by ac­claimed chef Jean-georges Von­gerichten. 1 Bridge­hamp­ton-sag Har­bor Tpk., 631-537-0870; top­pin­grose­house.com

WORLD PIE

Af­ter a fire last year, World Pie is back and bet­ter than ever. The ca­sual eatery is fam­ily-friendly and serves some of the East End’s best thin-crust pizza. 2402 Montauk Hwy., 631-5377999; world­piebh.com

EAST HAMP­TON BABETTE’S

The menu here is de­voted ex­clu­sively to veg­e­tar­ian and ve­gan dishes, in­clud­ing dairy-free soups, sauces, and dress­ings. 66 New­town Lane, 631-329-5377; ba­bettes­restau­rant.com

BAY KITCHEN BAR

This wa­ter­front restau­rant is a fa­vorite for fresh seafood and breath­tak­ing views. 39 Gann Road, 631-3293663; bayk­itchen­bar.com

BOST­WICK’S CHOW­DER HOUSE

Clas­sic fish-shack sta­ples are served in a nau­ti­cal-themed room. The

cater­ing ser­vice is top-notch, as is the al­ways-lovely out­door seat­ing. 277 Pantigo Road, 631-324-1111; bost­wickschow­der­house.com

CITTANUOVA

This fash­ion­able Mi­lanese-style trat­to­ria serves a menu of ca­sual ev­ery­man dishes with prices to match. 29 New­town Lane, 631324-6300; cittanuova.com

COVE HOL­LOW TAVERN

The team be­hind Shel­ter Is­land’s Vine Street Café brings a new con­cept to East Hamp­ton, with great cock­tails at the bar and ter­rific share­able snacks all over the menu. 85 Montauk Hwy., 631-527-7131

DOPO LA SPI­AG­GIA

The Sag Har­bor lo­ca­tion proved so pop­u­lar that they’ve opened a sec­ond spot in East Hamp­ton. Au­then­tic Ital­ian an­tipasti and an abun­dance of fresh pasta dishes are served in a warm, wel­com­ing at­mos­phere. Man­gia! 31 Race Lane, 631-6589063; dopo­laspi­ag­gia.com

EAST HAMP­TON GRILL

Hearty Amer­i­can clas­sics like prime cuts and ribs are pre­pared in an open kitchen and served in a bistro-style space. 99 N. Main St., 631-3296666; east­hamp­ton­grill.com

EAST HAMP­TON POINT

The din­ing room at this first-class re­sort boasts floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows and a sun­set menu of sea­sonal spe­cial­ties. 295 Three Mile Har­bor Road/hog Creek Road, 631-3292800; east­hamp­ton­point.com

EMP SUM­MER HOUSE

This pop-up spinoff from Man­hat­tan’s Eleven Madi­son Park is one of the sum­mer’s tough­est reser­va­tions. The restau­rant ac­cepts only Amer­i­can Ex­press cards, and the of­fer­ings are ex­ten­sive, in­clud­ing night- and day-style cock­tails, chicken burg­ers and games in the yard, and of course the white-table­cloth din­ing that EMP is fa­mous for. 341 Pantigo Road; emp­sum­mer­house.com

FIERRO’S

One of Gwyneth Pal­trow’s fa­vorites, this spe­cialty-pizza place also serves health-minded pas­tas and wraps. 104 Park Pl., 631-324-5751; fier­rospiz­za­s­tore.com

FRESNO

This rus­tic East Hamp­ton main­stay boasts an ex­pertly pre­pared menu of Amer­i­can clas­sics. Owner Michael Nolan knows how to run a room and pack a house, and this tough-to-get reser­va­tion is al­ways worth it. 8 Fresno Pl., 631-324-8700; fres­norestau­rant.com

HAR­BOR BISTRO

Pro­vid­ing breath­tak­ing sun­set views, Har­bor Bistro has an ex­ten­sive wine and cock­tail menu and serves the fresh­est local seafood. 313 Three Mile Har­bor Hog Creek Road, 631-324-7300; har­bor­bistro.net

THE LIVING ROOM AT THE MAID­STONE

Lo­cally sourced in­gre­di­ents and Scan­di­na­vian fla­vors in­form the re­fined New Amer­i­can menu at this deluxe coun­try inn. 207 Main St., 631-324-5006; the­maid­stone.com

MICHAEL’S RESTAU­RANT

Michael’s of­fers sim­ply pre­pared steakhouse eats, with spe­cialty cuts ev­ery Wed­nes­day night. 28 Maid­stone Park Road, 631-3240725; michael­sof­maid­stone.com

NICK & TONI’S

The ul­ti­mate in Hamptons power din­ing, Nick & Toni’s con­tin­ues to draw the A-list with its tried-and-true menu. The pizza oven em­bla­zoned with a dog has be­come iconic, and the fried zuc­chini chips are a must the mo­ment you or­der. 136 N. Main St., 631-324-3550; nickand­to­nis.com

PALM RESTAU­RANT

A first-class steak menu and a for­mi­da­ble wine list at­tract an equally im­pres­sive clien­tele. Ralph Lauren and his fam­ily are among the reg­u­lars who of­ten hold court here. 94 Main St., 631-324-0411; thep­alm.com

ROWDY HALL

En­joy tra­di­tional pub fare like fish and chips, French onion soup, and gi­gan­tic burg­ers at this laid-back com­mu­nity hub. 10 Main St., 631-324-8555; row­dy­hall.com

SAM’S

Andy Cohen raves about the piz­zas at this bar and restau­rant, owned and run by mul­ti­ple gen­er­a­tions of the Naska fam­ily since 1947. 36 New­town Lane, 631-324-5900; sam­seast­hamp­ton.com

SERAFINA

En­joy one of the restau­rant’s famed Napo­le­tana piz­zas al­fresco by the heat lamps or some of the Hamptons’ best pasta dishes in the crisp, clas­sic din­ing room. 104 N. Main St., 631267-3500; ser­a­finarestau­rant.com

SER­VICE STATION

Sea­soned restau­ra­teur Michael Gluck­man of­fers clas­sic Amer­i­can comfort food at this new year-round spot. 100 Montauk Hwy., 631-2675603; ser­vices­ta­tion­restau­rant.com

THE 1770 HOUSE RESTAU­RANT

This colo­nial inn’s up­stairs din­ing room of­fers New Amer­i­can cui­sine backed by one of the East End’s most ex­ten­sive wine lists. Raise an ex­tra glass this sum­mer to the restau­rant’s 15th an­niver­sary. 143 Main St., 631-324-1770; 1770house.com

SPRINGS TAVERN

For over 80 years, Springs Tavern has been a neigh­bor­hood hot spot. Its latest in­car­na­tion fea­tures clas­sic Amer­i­can pub food, a per­fect match for the his­toric pho­tos of the restau­rant that line the walls. 15 Fort Pond Road, 631-527-7800; thes­pringstav­ern.com

EAST QUOGUE CUCINA FAM­ILY STYLE RISTORANTE

A fam­ily-run, kid-friendly restau­rant that boasts hearty Si­cil­ian dishes. 674 Montauk Hwy., 631-996-4550; cuci­naeast­quogue.com

DOCKERS WATERSIDE

Dockers takes a de­tail-driven ap­proach to sourc­ing its seafood, which it gets from fish­er­men lo­cally and in Nova Sco­tia. 94 Dune Road, 631-653-0653; dock­er­swa­ter­side.com

NEW MOON CAFÉ

A win­ning com­bi­na­tion of Texas bar­be­cue en­trées and Lone Star-in­spired Mex­i­can dishes at­tracts a ded­i­cated clien­tele. 524 Montauk Hwy., 631-653-4042; nm­cafe.com

STONE CREEK INN

This in­ti­mate French-amer­i­can spot run by chef Chris­tian Mir and his wife, Elaine Di­gia­como, is per­fect for a ro­man­tic evening. IN­SIDER TIP: Look for the new dishes that Stone Creek Inn is de­but­ing this sea­son to cel­e­brate its 20th an­niver­sary. 405 Montauk Hwy., 631-653-6770; stonecreekinn.com

HAMP­TON BAYS CANAL CAFÉ

One of the high­lights of Hamp­ton Bays is the wa­ter views, and Canal Café gives you an un­par­al­leled van­tage point, along with a re­laxed set­ting and some of the area’s best local seafood. 44 New­town Road, 631-723-2155; thecanal­cafe.com

CEN­TRO TRAT­TO­RIA & BAR

With a menu based on owner Sal­va­tore Bi­undo’s fam­ily recipes, this restau­rant has its roots firmly planted in Italy, and it shows in dishes like clams ore­ganata. 336 W. Montauk Hwy., 631-594-5744; cen­tro­hamp­tons.com

COWFISH

From brunch to din­ner, the menu here hits all the right spots, in­clud­ing burg­ers and sushi. IN­SIDER TIP: The pa­tio ta­bles are the best spot in the house for views of the canal. 258 E. Montauk Hwy., 631-594-3868; cow­fishrestau­rant.com

EDGEWATER RESTAU­RANT

Whether you pre­fer surf or turf, they’re both high­lights here—an ideal lo­ca­tion for a brunch meet­ing—and both come with the per­fect cock­tail to match. 295 E. Montauk Hwy., 631723-2323; edge­wa­ter­restau­rant.com

HAMP­TON MAID

Founded in 1959, this re­sort-style restau­rant, set on a sprawl­ing prop­erty, is run by the Poulakis fam­ily. Each room has unique ar­chi­tec­ture and in­te­rior de­sign. IN­SIDER TIP: If you can’t make it to relax and recharge for the week­end, swing by in the morn­ing for an un­be­liev­ably spec­tac­u­lar break­fast. 259 E. Montauk Hwy., 631-728-4166; hamp­ton­maid.com

OAKLAND’S RESTAU­RANT

Fam­ily-owned for nearly three decades, this wa­ter­front eatery is a great spot for a ca­sual drop-in when you’re crav­ing a su­perb cock­tail in a re­laxed set­ting. 365 Dune Road, 631728-6903; oak­land­srestau­rant.net

ORLANDO’S CAFÉ

An ideal stop for a quick bite, Orlando’s Café has sand­wiches, tacos, and other un­pre­ten­tious eats to take out, whether that’s back home or back to the beach. 40 W. Montauk Hwy., 631728-2608; or­lan­doscafe.wee­bly.com

PRIME

An out­stand­ing up­scale restau­rant for any­thing from steak to sushi, Prime is also a great place to stop on your trip back home on Sun­day. 117 N. New York Ave., 631-385-1515; restau­rant­prime.com

RUMBA

The Caribbean cui­sine at this “is­land­style hide­away” is su­perb and the vibe is un­ex­pected in the Hamptons— which is what makes it so fab­u­lous. Come for the rum drinks, reg­gae, and low-key vibe on Shin­necock Bay. 43 Ca­noe Place Road, 631-594-3544; rum­ba­hamp­ton­bays.com

HUNTINGTON PRIME HUNTINGTON

A gor­geous restau­rant with a lively at­mos­phere and an ex­ten­sive steak and seafood menu, plus stun­ning Huntington Har­bor views from the out­door deck. 117 N. New York Ave., 631-385-1515; restau­rant­prime.com

MONTAUK ARBOR

Now in its sec­ond sea­son, Arbor of­fers a Mediter­ranean-style menu and a ca­sual-chic vibe. The 40-seat out­door pa­tio din­ing area is per­fect for sum­mer evenings. IN­SIDER TIP: The New York City cock­tail brand The Gar­ret de­buts an out­door bar this sea­son with a host of mixol­o­gists. 240 Fort Pond Blvd., 631-283-5430; ar­bor­mon­tauk.com

BACK­YARD RESTAU­RANT AT SOLÉ EAST

A Mediter­ranean-in­spired menu, Satur­day pool par­ties, and Sun­day jazz brunches draw a stylish clien­tele. 90 Sec­ond House Road, 631-6689739; soleeast.com

BUDDHA BERRY

Custom-blended frozen yo­gurts,

ve­gan sor­bets, and real Ital­ian soft-serve gelato are just a few of the tasty of­fer­ings. 43 S. Eu­clid Ave., 631-668-8393; bud­dhaberry.com

THE CROW’S NEST INN AND RESTAU­RANT

Seafood and sea­soned meat dishes fash­ioned from or­ganic in­gre­di­ents com­ple­ment the restau­rant’s rus­tic charm. 4 Old West Lake Dr., 631668-2077; crowsnestmtk.com

DAVE’S GONE FISH­ING

The new­est brain­child of the hus­band-and-wife team that brought you the pop­u­lar Dave’s Grill of­fers a small-plates menu and pic­turesque Montauk sun­sets. 467 E. Lake Dr., 631-668-9190; dav­es­gone­fish­ing.com

DURYEA’S

The Lob­ster Deck, Fish Mar­ket, and Farm­ers Mar­ket re­turn for a sec­ond sea­son. The menu in­cludes a lob­ster Cobb salad, a clas­sic clam­bake, a shrimp bas­ket, and seafood tow­ers fea­tur­ing raw-bar items and sushi. The re­vi­tal­ized Fish Mar­ket of­fers fresh local seafood for pur­chase by the pound, as well as sauces and condi­ments. IN­SIDER TIP: Check out the Farm­ers Mar­ket for Goodale Farm dairy prod­ucts, Ia­cono Farms’ home­made bar­be­cue and teriyaki sauces, Greek yo­gurt from Nounos Cream­ery, Me­cox Bay Dairy cheese, and Bal­sam and Bhumi pro­duce. 65 Tuthill Road, 631-668-2410; duryealob­sters.com

EAST BY NORTH­EAST

Fea­tur­ing a vi­brant bar, an out­door pa­tio, and live mu­sic on Tues­days, Fri­days, and Satur­days, this sleek restau­rant and lounge is noted for com­bin­ing Asian cooking with local seafood and New World wines, plus sun­set views. 51 Edge­mere St., 631-668-2872; east­bynorth­east.com

GOSMAN’S DOCK

Baked stuffed clams and but­ter­flied fan­tail shrimp are two of the fresh of­fer­ings at this fish-fo­cused Montauk sta­ple. 500 W. Lake Dr., 631-6685330; gos­mans.com

HARVEST ON FORT POND

The fam­ily-style Ital­ian spe­cials here are based on what’s ripe in the restau­rant’s two gar­dens. 11 S. Emery St., 631-668-5574; har­vest­fort­pond.com

THE HIDE­AWAY

An unas­sum­ing chow­der house and bar known for its spe­cialty tequila cock­tails. 364 W. Lake Dr., 631-6686592; the­hide­away­mon­tauk.com

IN­LET SEAFOOD RESTAU­RANT

Owned by six com­mer­cial fish­er­men from Montauk, this eatery is the epit­ome of dock-to-dish. 541 E. Lake Dr., 631-668-4272; in­let­seafood.com

LA BRISA

The home­made gua­camole and tor­tillas are the ideal post-ditch Plains beach-day treat. 752 Montauk Hwy., 631-668-8338; labrisa.com

MONTAUK YACHT CLUB

This re­lax­ing, nau­ti­cal-chic hide­away fea­tures local seafood and wa­ter views. 32 Star Is­land Road, 631-6683100; mon­tauky­acht­club.com

MUSE AT THE END

Chef Matthew Guiffrida’s sec­ond Muse lo­ca­tion brings fa­vorites like his Ba­con-n-eggs break­fast salad to the heart of Montauk. 41 S. Eu­clid Ave., 631-238-5937; muse­attheend.com

NAVY BEACH

Paul Mc­cart­ney, Robert De Niro, and Cameron Diaz are just a few of the stars who come for the fresh, sim­ply pre­pared cui­sine at Montauk’s fa­vorite beach­front restau­rant. IN­SIDER TIP: For its eighth sea­son, Navy Beach wel­comes new items through­out the menu, in­clud­ing crab cakes with pick­led veg­eta­bles; Korean bar­be­cue aioli and daikon sprouts; and black­ened Montauk mako shark with tomatillo salsa, roasted corn, tor­tilla crisps, and av­o­cado. 16 Navy Road, 631-6686868; navy­beach.com

RUSCHMEYER’S

Fresh seafood from the culi­nary team be­hind The Smile in New York City is served in a bo­hemian-style set­ting. 161 Sec­ond House Road, 631-6682877; chelsea­ho­tels.com

SCARPETTA BEACH

En­joy stun­ning sea­side views and Ital­ian clas­sics at this beach­front hot spot at Gur­ney’s Montauk Ho­tel & Spa. 290 Old Montauk Hwy., 631668-1771; gur­neysmon­tauk.com

THE SALTBOX RESTAU­RANT & BAR

This new seafood shack serves pub­style fare and cre­ative twists on clas­sic cock­tails. 99 Carl Fisher Plz., 631238-5727; mon­tauk­salt­box.com

668 THE GIG SHACK

Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Gray Gardell-gross helms a pink-and-or­ange kitchen that churns out cre­ative ren­di­tions of the day’s local catch. 782 Main St., 631-668-2727; 668thegigshack.com

THE SURF LODGE RESTAU­RANT

Ac­claimed chef Chris Ren­dell of­fers an eclec­tic menu of lo­cally sourced seafood and pro­duce. The vibe is al­ways fun and su­per-young, and a su­perb lineup of mu­si­cal tal­ent is set for the 10th-an­niver­sary sea­son. 183 Edge­mere St., 631-483-5039; thesur­flodge.com

SWALLOW EAST

New Amer­i­can bar bites and live reg­gae draw a ca­sual-chic crowd. 474 W. Lake Dr., 631-668-8344; swal­loweas­trestau­rant.com

Fresh pasta at Cen­tro Trat­to­ria & Bar.

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