Seriously…how many places are better than the North Fork? Not many, especially in the fall! Head to the North Fork of Long Island for pumpkin and apple picking, as well as the hard cider, wine and beer tasting, of course, but stay for all the fantastic Greenport restaurants.
There’s Something About Greenport
While there are so many wonderful towns on the North Fork (Jamesport, Southold, Cutchogue, and more), perhaps the main hub of the region is Greenport. The seaside town is really hopping and packed with amazing shopping, dining, and waterfront activities.
You’ll love the 19th century vibe of this lively village that has lured dozens of restaurants in the last decade. You don’t have to worry about eyebrow-raising prices, judge-y style watchers, or get that uneasy feeling of being not quite cool enough for the matre de either. It’s a laid back, relaxed vibe and it’s awesome.
So after some boutique shopping and a spin on Michell Park’s antique carousel, come out to Main and Front Streets when you get hungry. Greenport, NY is more than just oysters (though they are pretty amazing) and a harbor view. When you’re in search of delicious food, these Greenport restaurants should be on your list.
Great Greenport Restaurants
Green Hill Kitchen and Que
This is all about serious ‘cue right here. Chef and Pitmaster Matty Boudreaux knows his stuff and has a number of awards and championships to prove it.
The focus is on barbecue staples like brisket and pulled pork, but with lobster rolls, smoked jackfruit, and fried calamari added to the menu for variety and depth.
48 Front Street, Greenport, L.I., NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-477-4900 or visit www.greenhillny.com/
Anker is all about a seafood rich experience. From local oyster and clams to poached lobster to ceviche to caviar, Anker is where you go if you want your meal to be fresh from the waters.
47 Front Street, Greenport, L.I., New York 11944
Find out more by calling 631-477-1300 or visit www.anker47.com/
Note: the owner and chef are the same for Green Hill and Anker.
Bruce & Son
Bruce & Son has been a fixture on Main Street since it opened in 1974. but a 2017 gut renovation brought it firmly into the today. We are talking big time breakfast and lunch in this spot now, with an emphasis on innovative spins on classics, riffs on more exotic ethnic dishes, and focus on what’s local
The menu is served all day and is rather affordable given the style and quality. Also be on the lookout for the wonderful Paw Paw pop-up!
208 Main St., Greenport, L.I., NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-477-0023 or visiting bruceandsongreenport.com
1943 Pizza Bar
Pizza is my favorite food and this is a place that does it well. What started out as a pizza truck became a quaint little pizzeria with some really great food overlooking a fantastic courtyard in the Stirling Square complex.
Sit inside or outside at this casual neighborhood favorite and order whatever type of pizza you can imagine. I mean the “New Haven pizza” is topped with mashed potatoes! Get a NY style regular, a margherita, and more. So many toppings and styles to enjoy. `The meatballs are some of the best around, too! For a sweet treat to end the meal, try the fig and goat cheese cheesecake. So good!
308D Main St. (Stirling Square), Greenport, L.I., NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-477-6984 or 631-477-6985 or visiting rollingindoughpizza.com
Billy’s by the Bay
Want the freshest seafood on North Fork without all the unnecessary frills? Billy’s by the Bay is a casual place to get your oyster Rockefeller on. Lobster rolls, shellfish, steamers and more will all impress you. The variety of food, from Cajun-spiced flounder to oyster tacos provides diners with new twists on old favorites.
2530 Manhanset Ave (Brewers Yacht Yard), Greenport, L.I., NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-477-8300 or visiting billysbythebayrestaurant.com
Ellen’s on Front
Let’s talk American comfort food with a global feel.? Think items like Korean fried duck wings, sweet-tea brined fried chicken and Peconic escargot. Very but always well-done.
38 Front St., Greenport, L.I., NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-333-2743 or visiting www.ellensonfront.com/
Chef Noah Schwartz and his New American fare has been a huge hit in town since 2010. Think small plates, seafood, deviled eggs and a wonderful lobster roll to start. No matter the menu item, the main focus is and always has been Long Island “farm to fork” fare sourced from local farmers and fisherman.
136 Front St, Greenport, L.I., NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-477-6720 or visiting www.chefnoahs.com/
Claudio’s is more than a restaurant, it’s an institution that just changed ownership for the first time in 148 years! It’s a complex that includes a seafood shack, souvenir shop, bars, a snack bar, a beer garden, indoor and outdoor dining, and a pizzeria! They even deliver food to your boat!
The new owners plan to keep all the good stuff everyone loves while making some updates where it makes sense. Classic, unpretentious, waterfront Long Island vibes all day long.
111 Main St., Greenport, L.I., NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-447-0627 or visiting www.claudios.com/
The Frisky Oyster
The Frisky Oyster is an American bistro that really as one of the first places in town to up the food game and really make Greenport a destination. The eclectic menu is focused on fish and other local bounty, but there is definitely something for everyone here.
27 Front St., Greenport, L.I., NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-477-4265 or visiting www.thefriskyoyster.com
When you want a crazy good cup of coffee and awesome breakfast or lunch, Crazy Beans is the place to go. Come for the huge omelets, cheese biscuits, Reuban sandwiches and of course their famous lobster burger. This cozy restaurant, run by husband and wife locals, is located in the same place the iconic Coronet luncheonette stood for decades. And as a bonus, this fun place now has its full liquor license too!
2 Front St., Greenport, L.I. NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-333-2436 or visiting crazybeansrestaurant.com
Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market
This super fun and ultra rustic shack down an alley on the water really delivers. Ultra fresh oysters in just about the most perfect setting is what keeps everyone coming back for more.
37 Front St Row, Off Front Street / Bootleg Alley, Greenport, L.I. NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-477-6992 or visit littlecreekoysters.com
After over 25 years, new owners have taken the reins at this waterfront spot (located in Safe Harbor’s Greenport Marina). With the place essentially closed down due to COVID, a full renovation took place, brightening up the spot and giving just about everywhere in the space water views.
Just outside the Village of Greenport, this hidden gem really pops now with a beautiful, very nautical feel to match it’s maritime surroundings. Think classic Italian dishes with a heavy emphasis on seafood.
1410 Manhanset Avenue, Greenport, L.I., New York 11944
Find out more by calling 631-477-1515 or visit portobellonorthfork.com
First and South Bar and Restaurant
From movie nights to live music, this is a homey spot that really is all about the neighborhood. First and South is all about local foods
100 South Street, Greenport, L.I., NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-333-2200 or visit www.firstandsouth.com
PORT Waterfront Bar and Grill
This casual, waterfront find is all about easy and relaxed. A concise but satisfying menu of salads, sandwiches, and larger entrees mixes seafood, fried food, and comfort foods well.
104 Third St. Greenport, NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-333-2501 or visit www.portbarandgrill.com
Olive Branch Restaurant and Bar
This excellent restaurant with a lovely courtyard dining area features traditional Mediterranean recipes with European and American influences. Featured dishes from Turkey, France, Greece, and Italy.
120 Front Street, Greenport, L.I., NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-333-2444 or visit www.olivebranchgreenport.com
Lucharito’s Taqueria and Tequila Bar
The first of a growing empire (there are 5 locations now) of awesome, Lucharitos delivers freshly prepared Mexican food at affordable prices. Tequila is the drink of choice here and you can choose from a rotation of over 50 kinds. Fresh fruit is juiced and pureed daily for specialty margaritas. Cold Mexican beers and local craft brews are on tap.
119 Main St. Greenport, L.I., NY 11944
Find out more by calling 631-477-6666 or visit www.lucharitos.com/
Ok, so this is more for after you go to dinner and if you still have room. But, hey, make some room! I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream on Main Street.
Satisfy your sweet tooth at this yummy place for dessert. Visit Greenport Creamery for the large variety of frozen products which use local ingredients and are all made in house. From ice cream to home-spun shakes to frozen yogurt to gourmet ices and even frozen lemonade. There is bound to be something for everyone here. And you’ve got to try the homemade waffle cones. Delicious!
142 Main St., Greenport, L.I., NY 11944
Find out more by calling 613-333-2818 or visiting greenportcreamery.com
Always Something Delicious
A visit to these Greenport restaurants will seldom disappoint. The vibe, the food, the beauty of the village really draws and keep people coming back over and over again. It’s a magical place that’s trying to balance it’s historic past while embracing it’s current “trendy” present. Fresh, tasty and full of local food and folks supporting local businesses. Greenport, it’s my kinda town for sure! I think you will agree.