Claudio's Clam Bar, Greenport: Part of the Claudio's trio that anchors this corner of Greenport, the Clam Bar is very casual and very summery. It's wharf side and offers a view of Shelter Island to go along with the local littlenecks and oysters, as well as chowders, steamed shellfish and fried seafood. Photo Credit: Doug Young
The May 3 reopening of Claudio's Clam Bar in Greenport coincided with the dockside eatery's 25th anniversary. This according to manager Steve Pisacano, who said that while the docks and bulkheads were badly damaged by superstorm Sandy, the structure itself wasn't compromised despite taking on some water.
The nearby and more formal Claudio's Restaurant, a block away, has been open about a month. Also under the same ownership is Crabby Jerry's, slated to open shortly before Memorial Day.
Claudio's Clam Bar is best known for outdoor eating — fried clams, lobster rolls and the like — as well as a live music and bar scene.
Claudio's Clam Bar is at 111 Main St., Greenport, 631-477-1889.
By Joan Reminick
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