Clam Bar

Montauk Hwy. Amagansett, NY 631-267-6348

Celebrate the coming summer at the Clam Bar

(Credit: File / Ellen Watson)

Submit a photo »
User rating:
(13) Click to rate
Type: Seafood, Restaurant Special features: Outdoor Seating, Summer only Price range: $$ (Moderate) Description:

Known for its lobster salad roll, Clam Bar sends out an expertly steamed lobster, too. Eating at the casual, roadside establishment is like a brief vacation. Try the New England-style clam and spicy crab-sweet corn chowders.

Hours: In summer, every day for lunch and dinner. Credit cards: Not Accepted Notable dishes: Lobster roll
Celebrate the coming summer at the Clam Bar

Celebrate the coming summer at the Clam Bar at Napeague in Amagansett. (Credit: File / Ellen Watson)

This is as basic as it gets. Order at the counter and take a seat. Or take-out. The staff never went to charm school, and the wait can be maddening at lunch. But the Clam Bar at Napeague is a little summer institution and is a mandatory stop for one thing: the meatiest, most flavorful lobster roll around. Here's a first-class lobster salad with minimal intrusion. You also can pick fried seafood, chowders and a round of specials. The best advice, of course, is to buy the salad, pick up better bread somewhere else, make your lunch, and go to the beach. Lobster roll: At this roadside stand with picnic-table seating, big chunks of lobster meat, a little celery and just a touch of mayonnaise are mounded onto a lightly toasted potato hot dog roll and served with a small side of coleslaw (market price). There's much to be said for simplicity and freshness and just the right proportions.


Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.