If there is one thing that Long Islanders do well, it’s our restaurants. The pandemic has probably put a hard stop on eating out at your favorite restaurant but you’re in luck. Many eateries are opening back up albeit with limited outdoor seating and social distancing rules in place, but we will take what we can get.
If you’re heading out to the North Fork this weekend to do a little driving and explore some of the best rural routes the Island has to offer, don’t forget to hit some of these great restaurants that are currently offering outdoor seating.
East on Main - New menu additions include fresh salmon BLT, sautéed mussels, and spaghetti with local clams. Location: 10560 Main Road, Mattituck, (631) 298-7208.
Claudio’s Restaurant - Serving social distance dining, take-out, boat dockside and boat delivery to Pipe’s Cove. Location: 111 Main Street, Greenport, (631) 477-0627.
Jerry and The Mermaid - Now open 7 days a week 11:30-9pm (or later). Safe outdoor dining and takeout. Location: 469 E Main Street, Riverhead, (631) 727-8489.
Turkuaz Grill - Hidden gem offers authentic homemade Mediterranean cuisine. Location: 40 McDermott Ave, Riverhead, (631) 591-1757.
Tweed's Restaurant & Buffalo Bar - Open for take-out, delivery, and outdoor dining from 12-8pm daily. Location: 17 E Main Street, Riverhead, (631) 208-3151.
North Fork Table & Inn - Not exactly outdoor dining but the food truck is reopening from Wednesday to Sunday to give you taste of what’s to come at the restaurant this summer. Location: North Fork Table & Inn Garden, 57225 Main Road, Southold, (631) 765-0177.
First And South - Offering limited outdoor seating and takeout. Location: 100 South Street, Greenport, (631) 333-2200.
Touch of Venice - Patio open by reservation only. Location: 28350 Main Road, Cutchogue, (631) 298-5851.