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Canal Cafe

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44 Newtown Rd, Hampton Bays, NY 11946-1432
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Westport, Connecticut
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank Beachcat19
Garden City, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Christine W
Centereach, New York
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!!!!

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 2 weeks ago

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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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Southampton, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to love Canal Cafe. Unfortunately things have changed. For starters their MENU PRICES HAVE INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY. The lobster roll sandwich is now $32.00. They have a big sign as you enter, "MARKET PRICE $32.00. With those kind of prices the least they could do is be a little friendlier and make you feel welcomed. They seat you as... More 

Thank DonnaHamptons
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice meal for lunch outside by the docks. The special fish tostada was great, fish and chips was huge with nice flaky fish. Tuna sandwich was amazing! Good meal, nice service, pretty setting. What else do you need?

Thank cindymH5556QE
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice lunch service is always good and the view is great. The lobster sandwiches are amazing but pricy.. They went up this year!! I guess inflation is expected. All around great place to park the boat and have dinner! Enjoy!

Thank Sarah P
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Have never had a disappointing meal but am particularly fond of their Lobster Salad which cannot be beat. The setting is not to be believed; the food delicious, the service top notch and would recommend without hesitation.

Thank emlauinger
Hampton Bays, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Outside dining on a nice day is wonderful. Casual setting with an inside bar and a few tables inside. Otherwise you are outside. Weekends are very busy and they don't take reservations so you may have to wait. Very good food! We have a boat nearby so we do takeout.

Thank vonfreddi

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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
Scenic view, Families with children, 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?