Closed: Highway Diner & Bar in East Hampton

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The Highway Diner & Bar on Montauk Highway

The Highway Diner & Bar on Montauk Highway in East Hampton, seen on May 26, 2013, served upscale American classics. Photo Credit: Newsday / Rebecca Cooney

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Highway Diner & Bar, which occupied the building next to the World War II tank on Montauk Highway in East Hampton, has closed.

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The attractive and airy-looking place made its debut in late 2012 and received a two-star rating a few months later. Memorable dishes included a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on a pretzel croissant, the signature Highway burger --  “smoky, crusty, oozy and served with grand hand-cut fries” -- and a first-rate ice cream sandwich featuring house-baked chocolate chip cookies.

A Facebook posting says that the place has been sold and adds, “We will leave it to the new owners to announce their future plans.”

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