Not a summer goes by that we don’t visit the beach town of Greenport. Greenport is at the very end of the North Fork of Long Island, in NY wine country! It has the cutest streets, shops and harborside restaurants that will give you all the feels! Last weekend we decided to head out to Greenport with my sister-in-law and her bf! We stopped at a few wineries along the way, shucked our own oysters, had lunch on the water and found the cutest little hidden bar where we sipped wine fireside! I am rounding up some of my favorite places on the North Fork today!
There are a surprising amount of amazing restaurants on the North Fork. Today, I am going to be rounding up a few in the small town of Greenport!
Claudio’s Clam Bar
The first one is Claudio’s Clam Bar which is a huge, open restaurant on a floating dock. You will see all of the boats and yachts pull in to order food, there is always live music on the open deck and the food is absolutely fabulous! All of the seafood is completely fresh and deliciously prepared. I would recommend the Lobster Roll, because you can’t go to Long Island, North or South Fork, and not have a Lobster Roll! This is the perfect place to day drink, party and have an amazing meal all in one!
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Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market
Next is Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market. This place is a tiny shack where you sit outside on communal picnic tables and order fresh oysters by the dozen. You can order them on the half shell, but the best part about Little Creek is that you can also shuck the oysters yourself! While slightly messy and not totally intuitive, you have to shuck your own oysters once in your life! You are given safety gloves, an oyster shucker and a quick tutorial before you are set free to prepare your own meal! I was not the best oyster shucker of the group, but Eric was nice enough to prepare a few for me!
American Beech is a bar and restaurant hidden away in a secret oasis. Just off the main road, this restaurant is found in a secret garden behind some beautiful old buildings. In the center of the outdoor bar is…you guessed it…a huge beech tree that provides cover for the outdoor lounge seating. We were able to snag an amazing spot next to the outdoor bar that had two couches, a table and an amazing fireplace! We lounged there with wine and appetizers for a good portion of the day and didn’t want to leave! I would highly recommend this hidden gem!
Leib is one of my favorite wineries on the North Fork. Not only does it have some of the best wine on Long Island (other than Wolffer), but the location is beautiful and the building is perfect for a small group of your closest friends. The nice thing about Lieb is that they don’t allow the huge party buses of drunk 20-somethings go there. Don’t get me wrong, I was a drunk 20-something on many wine tours, but it is also nice to be able to spend a Saturday leisurely tasting wine! If you head to Leib, make sure you get a charcuterie platter with your flight of wine!
Kontakosta is another amazing winery very close to Greenport. The building at Kontakosta is brand new, large enough for a small wedding (hint hint) and has industrial modern vibes! Also, if you take the time to walk the grounds, you can see the gorgeous view of the Sound from a cliff at the end of the property. Kontakosta is an absolutely beautiful and classy vineyard! See this post to read more!
While not technically a winery, I couldn’t leave out the town’s namesake, Greenport Brewery! There are so many amazing micro-breweries on Long Island, and this one is high on the list! Located right off Main Street in Greenport, this small brewery is right next to a historical old jail and had casual outdoor seating. We tried a few flights of beer and enjoyed everything!
The shops in Greenport are totally cute and have beachy and small town vibes! They have everything from clothing stores to hot sauce stores (I know, right?) to specialty soap stores, candy shops and so much more! We loved window shopping, tasting some hot sauce and even buying some fun, locally made items while we were there!
Lavender by the Bay
While not exactly a shop, Lavender by the Bay is an absolutely gorgeous Lavender Farm right near Kontakosta Winery. Obviously a fabulous photo op, Lavender by the Bay has acres and acres of sprawling fields of Lavender that are just too beautiful for words! They also do have a shop right on sight that sells lavender everything, from soaps to lotions to sprigs of dried lavender. See my post here for more details!
The summer weather has been a bit on the cool side, so I opted for these comfy cropped jeans that I scored during the Nordstrom Sale along with this lace top from Mint Julep. The top was perfect for the cool weather, but offered some fun details in the lace, ruffles and open back. I also absolutely love the high neck, which really elevates this piece…the best part, it’s only $40! Also, if you sign up for their emails, you get $10 off your first order! Wohoo!
I also decided to try out my new Ringly step-tracking jewels. This rose gold and moonstone ring and marble and blush leather bracelet are so cute and actually track your steps from the Ringly Smart app! Throw away those
ugly fitbits and get yourself one of these! Not only do they track your steps, they provide mobile alerts for important messages or reminders! Don’t worry…my mind was totally blown too!
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Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy shopping!