It’s been here for five decades. Affectionately known as Lunch after the large sign on the roof, The Lobster Roll Restaurant remains the quintessential Hamptons seafood shack. My recent stint in East Hampton warranted a jaunt out to the roadside joint. The eponymous staple is served up in an overstuffed hotdog bun, with creamy mayo and crunchy celery to the delight of locals and celebrities alike. This seasonal spot welcomes families with a kid-friendly menu, a hospitable staff and casual dining area complete with outdoor picnic tables.
The sun is dipping below the Amagansett horizon as we unwind to the raising of our beer glasses. We stick with our seafood go-to, fish & chips. Though not out of this world, it’s befitting of a small town dive (malt vinegar covers a multitude of sins). Eating so close to the road, the northeast summer isn’t lost on our dining experience. Maybe next time we’ll try the lobster roll.
The Lobster Roll Restaurant
1980 Montauk Highway
Amagansett, NY 11930