Lunch in Hampton Bays

Hubbs and I went shopping in Riverhead this weekend (scored this shelving piece, yeah!) and continued east for a low key lunch.

Canal Cafe marina

Canal Cafe seating

Canal Cafe menu

Canal Cafe is a small waterfront shack with about 20 tables on two deck levels inside the Hampton Watercraft Marina. The vibe is understated, relaxing, casual. You can watch fresh catches come in while you sip a drink and enjoy a light breeze coming in off the water. Healthy mix of every kind of people all passed through for lunch while we were there.

Prosecco and Brooklyn summer at Canal Cafe
Prosecco and beer while we wait for our food.

Umbrella lighting at Canal Cafe
Red umbrella lighting is so sexy. Marc Jacobs aviators and J. Crew ruffle tank, both from tag sales.

shrimp bisque at Canal Cafe
A ton of shrimp in here. It tasted of shrimp more than any other ingredient. Yum.

gazpacho at Canal Cafe
Nothing like cold soup on a hot summer day. I added some pepper for a little kick.


crabcakes at Canal Cafe
Crab cakes. Giant in size with light breading coating and nothing but crab inside.

lobster roll at Canal Cafe
Ciabatta bread lobster roll. Their specialty. Worth every penny. I got two meals out of it.

claw busting out of lobster roll at Canal Cafe
Look at that sucker. All of the lobster was giant chunks. Just the right amount of wet for the bread.

Definitely give Canal Cafe a try if you're in the Shinnecock Canal area, especially if you're craving delicious lobster roll.

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  1. I was missing you.
    Great fun post.

  2. Thanks. I've been enjoying all your traveling and DIY posts!

  3. That shelf looks absolutely AMAZING! What an awesome statement piece to put in your home!

  4. I know, right!? I'm betting you can relate to this: All I ever wanted when I was a kid was to have a sky high library with a ladder on rails and all the books I could read in a lifetime. This is like the real world version of that dream. :)

  5. My dream is to have a dedicated library in my home one day!

  6. Having only ever lived in NY, my dream changed to a typical NY one: turn the dining room I might have one day into a library that people sometimes eat in. :)

    Here's one I really love:


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