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Canal Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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44 Newtown Rd, Hampton Bays, NY 11946-1432
+1 631-723-2155
Sun - Mon 12:00 - 21:00
Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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East Quogue, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hole in the wall restaurant/bar on the water that is outstanding. Never a bad meal. From fresh fish to burgers it's all good. Great place to hang out for a little while or have dinner overlooking the marina and canal. I wish it was still a secret.

Thank Jtagliav
London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Absolutely delicious lobster roll - warm ciabatta, overloaded with lobster meat, not too much mayo, perfect seasoning... yumm. We also had the clam chowder which wasn’t great and we didn’t finish it, which was fine as it left more room for the enormous sandwich. Lovely location overlooking the marina and bay beyond. Friendly, quick service.

Thank Seamus44
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Canal Cafe is an informal restaurant on a marina. Beautiful, relaxing outdoor dining. The lobster rolls and Blood Marys are winners!

Thank Pam L
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Pulled up in the boat on a chilly night got excellent chili and chicken with chorizos. Yummy on both counts, great service and good drinks. Nice romantic dinner! Go get some!

Thank Sarah P
Long Island, New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Numerous visits to this restauraunt have all been met with excellent food, drinks and service. The chef is innovative and uses locally harvested seafood and produce. The bartenders are all excellent and provide great drinks. Allof this as you overlook a marina in the shinnecock canal watching boats of every type sail by. Truely agreat waterfront dining ecperience

Thank J-Romo-LINY-1
Hampton Bays, New York
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Small out of the way gem of a restaurant! Great food & drinks. BEST lobster rolls in the Hamptons!! Casual atmosphere right on the water!

Thank mariak0803
new jersey
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Let me preface my review by saying I should have asked the market price before ordering the lobster rolls. I do not mind paying for quality food, and have eaten at this establishment before. Getting to the point: 2 drinks 1 order of calamari - very small, served with 2tbls of marinara 2 lobster rolls- lobster meat was shredded mostly... More 

1 Thank dgino
Long Island, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious lobster roll in unassuming setting. Pleasant service. Recommend for casual dining. Nice stop when headed home from hamptons

Thank Juliane L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,131 reviews
548 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a nice place among the docks on the water. The food is what you would expect, fresh seafood, nothing spectacular but everything done competently. I had a lobster roll and it was very good. People seem to like the clams a lot, but everything being served around me looked good. Very friendly owners who come around and chat... More 

Thank RickMIusa
Hampton Bays, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband and I have eaten at the Canal Cafe several times and have brought friends and family to dine there as well. We tried several different dishes and each one was just delicious!!! Try any dish that calls to you and you will not be disappointed. The staff is great too. The chef Parker and his brother are the... More 

1 Thank pattyr922

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Newtown Rd, Hampton Bays, NY 11946-1432
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Hampton Bays
  • Phone Number: +1 631-723-2155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?