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The dish on Long Island's restaurant and food scene.

You've had great lobsters steamed, boiled, broiled and stuffed.

Now, try one fried.

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"Crispy" fried lobster is one of the lively choices at the new Winston's Bar & Grill in East Hampton, which opened earlier this year at the former site of Nichol's.

Chef-owner Winston Lyons removes the claws and splits the tail of each lobster, then he gives the pieces a crunchy coat with crushed saltine crackers, deft seasoning and a deep fryer. The result is delicious and distinctive, with a hint of ginger and the company of sliced plantain. Messy eating, for sure, cracking the claws and all. But this is a terrific dish. Price depends on the size of the shellfish. Figure $35 to $39.

For the landlocked, Lyons prepares a juicy, first-class jerk chicken with fried plantains, too.

Winston's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Winston's Bar & Grill, 100 Montauk Hwy., East Hampton; 631-267-5400.