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Canal Cafe

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44 Newtown Rd, Hampton Bays, NY 11946-1432
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was good. The tuna was amazing and the lobster roll was also really good. Great ambience by the Marina

Thank xerxes w
Hampton Bays, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great year round spot! Solid bar service with excellent cocktails. Outside seating on the deck overlooking beautiful Hamptons Watercraft Marina & the Shinnecock Canal. Consistent quality food with daily fresh caught seafood. Best lobster roll on the east end!

Thank Robert T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I wanted to have lunch at a place on the water. The Canal Cafe was the perfect spot. Right on the Shinnecock Canal. It was a very relaxed setting with a pretty view. The food was very good. The place was packed for a weekday at noon. I'd like to go back and try dinner on the... More 

Thank Sangee3
Locust Valley, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made my initial trip to Canal Cafe primarily based on reviews form Trip Advisor and a few other reliable sources. The main goal was to try the lobster roll, but my wife and daughter fortunately tried other dishes which allowed the three of us to "sample" a broader variety. The lobster roll was very good, but full disclosure, I do... More 

Thank Jim M
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going here for the past 5 years or so. I found it because Bowens by the Bays recommended. A little difficult to find, but very dog friendly (great for me) My Golden loves it there) They will bring her a bowl of water and their crabcakes are excellent. Take the toime and find this place, well worth... More 

Thank babydaze92
Westport, Connecticut
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit for lunch. Super nice location for outdoor dining. Nice and attentive staff and a creative chef. Initially I thought the $30 price of the Ponzu Tuna was a bit steep but I was rewarded with a generous portion of tuna presented on a beautifully decorated plate. Noodles and seaweed salad completed the entree'. I was... More 

1 Thank Beachcat19
Garden City, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in hampton bays. Great setting, totally chill, friendly crew and the best food you will ever eat off a paper plate. Ina and Jeffrey Garten sat next to us at lunch yesterday. The Barefoot Contessa would never steer you wrong. Ponzu tuna, clams, mussels and seafood salad are all excellent. Leslie at the bar is... More 

1 Thank Christine W
Centereach, New York
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Great outdoor dining experience. Food was good but not great,Had the crabcakes,. they were good but not spectacular. The pulled pork sandwich lacked flavor. Pricey...but it is the Hamptoms!The waitress was really nice and the help were very friendly.The live music was an added plus, Go early!! Go for the ambience,it's worth the trip!!!!

1 Thank bunnyblue819
Miami, Florida
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

If you get there early, don't sit at the tables. A pure rookie mistake. We came with some locals, got there early, spoke to the host, and patiently waited our turn. You will be rewarded with a wonderful meal looking out over the marina. It's a perfect place to bring friends. The food was solid. The lobster roll was delicious,... More 

Thank hdss379
Long Island, NY
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Get there early for an outside table and enjoy the lovely marina view. I always end up with the lobster roll, it's so delicious but other menu items look great too.

Thank SallyAnn48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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