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First and South and other Greenport restaurants to try this weekend

The "really good burger" topped with farmhouse Cheddar

The "really good burger" topped with farmhouse Cheddar is brought to a table at First and South restaurant in Greenport on June 21, 2012.   Credit: Doug Young

Whether you're planning an autumn afternoon in the North Fork's wine country, preparing for pumpkin picking and a corn maze or just heading the other way from the Oyster Bay oyster festival crowds, here are three tasty stops in Greenport.

First and South has broad appeal for its flavorful, informal American fare. Recommended: Peconic Gold oysters; South Street seafood chowder; lobster salad roll; pulled pork sliders; cheeseburger; cheese fries; skirt steak frites; eggs Benedict; French toast; chopped Caesar salad; root beer float; lemon tart; caramel cheesecake with blood orange-fig sauce. Moderate.

 First and South, 100 South St., Greenport, 631-333-2200,

Salamander's on Front  stars with great fried chicken, but the casual spot has a savory range of specialties. Recommended: fried chicken, light or dark neat, with fries, coleslaw, and cornbread; Buffalo chicken wings; lobster salad; cornmeal-fried oyster salad with KK's spicy greens; codfish cakes; littlenecks and chorizo sausage with grilled toast; spiced buttermilk onion rings; macaroni and cheese; Vietnamese caramel duck wings; curried crisp pork salad with lemongrass cellophane noodles. Moderate.

Salamander's on Front, 38 Front St., Greenport, 631-477-3711,

Crazy Beans took over the corner long-occupied by the Coronet luncheonette. Come here for breakfast and lunch too. Recommended: pancakes; omelets; huevos loco burrito; corned beef hash and eggs; crab cake eggs Benedict;  lobster quesadilla; fish and chips;  "cheesy" biscuits with eggs and sausage gravy; Reuben sandwich; Cuban sandwich; smoked Gouda, green apple, bacon sandwich; pulled pork panino; grilled chicken-ranch-pesto wrap. Moderate.

Crazy Beans, 2 Front St., Greenport, 631-333-2436,


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