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“Laid Back, Post Beach”
Review of Canal Cafe

Canal Cafe
Ranked #7 of 79 Restaurants in Hampton Bays
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast
Great Neck, New York, United States
Level 6 Contributor
292 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Laid Back, Post Beach”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Only wish that so many people hadn't discovered this gem. Good food, nice view of the canal & Juan and staff do their best to make everyone feel at home.
Prime time means long wait to get seated, so walk in order a round of drinks and park yourself at one of the picnic tables, relax & enjoy.
The food is always fresh. Specials are truly special.
You most definitely want to save this for outdoor dining.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
West Palm Beach, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“rum punch!”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

on the water, great place to sit and watch the boats go by. clam fritters, chowder, and tons of daily specials, make this a locals favorite

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank doone007
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East Moriches
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best relaxed seafood restaurant on the east end.”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

This is a terrific restaurant for lunch or a casual dinner. Your view of the Shinnecock Canal allows you to see boats travel past as you dine, which is pleasant. We usually go for the clam fritters, fish sandwich, lobster roll and oyster po'boy, and these dishes are among the best we've ever had. We've always been happy with the service, and the prices are as expected (not cheap but not over-priced). For those that commented this is bar food, over-rated, or something else, this is one of those restaurants that you need to try again because those opinions just seem off. Try this place and you'll be back.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Greg M
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Larchmont, New York
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Love the Lobster Roll”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

My husband and I come here almost every weekend in the summer for lunch. We love the lobster roll. The gazpacho, mussels, calamari, chowder and flounder sandwich is also good. We often take family and friends here and they always like it. Only go on a nice day when you can sit outside on the water because the inside is nothing special.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Dreaming_of_Vacation
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Santa Monica, California
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Lobster Roll”
Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Great Lobster Roll located in the harbor. This is a fun place to grab lunch and a cocktail. The food is excellent. And the service is great.

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Thank dspilatro
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