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Canal Cafe

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44 Newtown Rd, Hampton Bays, NY 11946-1432
16317232155
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Would be perfect if there was more seating

Canal has great food with an extremely laid back atmosphere. The plates are paper, the utensils are plastic, and the food is tasty! The specials are always delicious and the guacamole is a win every time. The only negative comment I can make about this place is that their isn't much indoor seating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Kasandra L
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Southampton, New York
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Southampton, New York
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Canal has great food with an extremely laid back atmosphere. The plates are paper, the utensils are plastic, and the food is tasty! The specials are always delicious and the guacamole is a win every time. The only negative comment I can make about this place is that their isn't much indoor seating for days when the weather isn't cooperating... More 

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Thank Kasandra L
Hampton Bays
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The food, the staff, the location...everything is amazing! Sit outside or at the bar, on the water with delicious food and crafty cocktails. You do not want to miss this place.

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Thank kidspots
Sagaponack, New York
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Waterfront, casual, great drinks, al fresco, and real chefs that love food. Don't let the obscure location or the paper plates keep you from this great place. The specials board changes daily and highlights fresh seafood creative dishes. I really like this place.

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Thank bobbydurst
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Best Lobsta Roll EVER! Sooooo much lobsta!!! They also have an excellent Tuna sandwich option.....order it black and blue.

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Thank Crystal L
west sussex
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Having tried to get in before and been (pleasantly) turned away,we thought we would try again and i'm glad we did.I find U.S.portions huge in general but our pleasant waitress guided us through the menu (despite being busy)and explained what we could expect.This is valuable information if you are a newbie. Her advice was sound food was delcious and deep... More 

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Thank claxxx1
Dix Hills, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I went to the Canal Café for a drinks and appetizers on Labor Day Weekend, and it was very nice. We ate outside on the deck. It was a busy weekend but because we were there early we only had about a 5 minute wait. The view of the Shinnecock canal was beautiful. If you drive on the other side... More 

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Thank Donna H
Hampton Bays, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times with my friends. The last time I was there I took my kids and we sat outside by the water. It's in a great location and food is always great!

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1 Thank Hamptonmommyof3
nyc
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great food nice staff,very attentive . Full bar outdoor seating Intimate location Areal hidden gem!!

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2 Thank seyjimmy
Long Island, New York
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a Five minute wait, if that. Got the perfect table outdoors, in the shade overlooking the water. My hubby's rum and coke was lacking the rum. He felt he was just drinking soda. When he went back to the bar, he was told the bartender makes a stiff drink. Well, this time she failed. He asked for more... More 

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1 Thank MeloPeach
Delaware
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Love this place. On the water, people nice, food great, dog friendly. It is well hidden though. I think this is a local gem...

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1 Thank babydaze92

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Restaurant Details

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: 16317232155

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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