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Canal Cafe

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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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Hampton Bays, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Valley Cottage, New York
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Food and service were excellent. Window shop for boats while you wait. Summer mule Es refreshing. Calamari was good and very fresh. Broth with the mussels was amazing. Tuna dish was good as well - very large serving.

Thank ktrebecca
Remsenburg, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Good food and a pretty dockside view of the canal. An outside table is worth the wait. Seafood is fresh and well prepared. I had the clam fritters and although they weren't as good as my moms they were a close second. The streamers were sweet and a nice size portion. Personally I go there to sit and enjoy a... More 

Farmingdale, New York
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

If your looking for white linen and silverware, go elsewhere. If your looking for a place to relax and have great food, you have arrived! My wife who loves lobster could not stop talking about the lobster roll with huge chunks of lobster not drowning in mayo as is the case in many places. I had the BBQ baby back... More 

1 Thank Michael0952
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This restaurant was rated 5 on Trip Advisor. A way too generous rating in my opinion. I will say the hostess and waitresses were pleasant enough but the food for the most part was very badly prepared. My husband had the clam chowder that had a pretty good flavor but was thin like water with a few pieces of potato... More 

Thank V K
Hamptons, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Afforfable food, nice atmosphere outside, almost always a bit of a wait. Overall, very good, except for the lack of silverware, everything served is with plastic and while reasonable prices, high enough to expect real silverware.

Thank kgill329
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

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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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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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
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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?