On a recent sandwich-scouting trip to Montauk with the family, I expected to encounter hordes of hipsters eating trendy light bites imported from Manhattan, Brooklyn and Austin, Texas. Fedoras aside, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the offerings and the low-key, friendly service at several new establishments.
Our first stop was
After some exercise, we were ready to hit Lucky J's
We ended the day at Red Hook Lobster Pound 's tiny storefront just a block from the beach. After sampling fresh-squeezed Sweet 'Tauk lemonade (one of Red Hook's partners in this summer venture), including varieties infused with vanilla and mint, we took our lobster rolls to one of the picnic benches outside. I had the Connecticut ($18), a generous helping of tender lobster meat (including two whole claws) warmed in butter, sprinkled with sliced green onion and piled onto a buttered and griddled bun. North Fork potato chips and Brooklyn Brine pickles on the side were nice local touches. Joe & Liza's black cherry ice cream, from Sag Harbor (another partner here), was a tasty way to end the day.