Sunset Beach Hotel, Shelter Island

Shelter Island Restaurants

Best Shelter Island Restaurants – Savor the Flavor

Shelter Island may be small, but there is no shortage of delicious Shelter Island Restaurants. Your taste buds will be delighted. Menus range from delicious Italian to fresh local seafood. Moreover, you must taste the excellent East End wines you will find here. Eat up!

We all have priorities in restaurants such as amazing food, charming ambiance, as well as first class service. Moreover, some like to dine at a trendy scene. My recipe is to mix all these ingredients and suggest the best.

Let me introduce you to some of the best restaurants on Shelter Island – many of which are in some terrific hotels.

Vine Street Cafe

Vine Street Cafe

Far from a cafe, this restaurant has sophisticated and excellent cuisine. Chef Terry serves an evolving menu made with seasonal goods from local farmers and fishermen. It is possess a cozy atmosphere and is certainly bustling with loyal patrons, Moreover, certain celebrities have been spotted here! Definitely make reservations in advance.

Pridwin Beach Hotel RestaurantPridwin Restaurant Shelter Island

Waterfront Dining – Romantic
The Pridwin hosts a delicious water-front restaurant and bar, The Terrace. It serves delicious new America cuisine. You will have one of the best views on the island when you dine at The Terrace. Moreover, there is also an indoor bar and restaurant. Completely renovated for the 2023 season, it is a place to visit. The menu has wonderful choices and the food is excellent.

Sunset Beach Restaurant

Sunset Beach

Waterfront Dining – DJ – Dancing – Fun Party Place
This chic, beach restaurant serves French classics with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Definitely try the mussels and the halibut – they are delicious! The restaurant is spread over 3 levels with water views. This is a very trendy Shelter Island hot-spot. Dancing on tables and around the fire pit after dinner is a staple on the weekends. It is a must to make lunch and dinner reservations in advance.

Salt Waterfront Bar & GrillSalt

Waterfront Dining – Live Music at the Shipwreck Bar
Salt Bar & Grill is a casual but stylish restaurant located on a beautiful canal and the Island Boatyard. The restaurant focuses on fresh and local foods from burgers to steaks. Sitting dockside creates a great ambience. Moreover, the chef delivers very good food.

Chequit Tavern and Terrace

Chequit is a beautifully renovated establishment. It offers two distinct dining rooms, multiple outdoor dining spaces, and a café on its hotel grounds. Two perfect dining spots here are on its charming outdoor patio and elevated terrace. Menu consists of American food, some Asian dishes and good sushi.

Shelter Island Restaurants Love Local OystersShelter Islad

As a matter of fact, oysters are on most menus. My recommendation is to try Peconic Gold Oysters – they are delicious and right from the local waters of Long Island, and of course Peconic Bay Oysters.

Duryea’s Orient Point

Duryea's Orient Point

Duryea’s Orient is not on the island, but is definitely worth a mention. It is about a 15 minute drive from the Greenport ferry and definitely worth a visit! Not only is it a beautiful restaurant on the water, but the food is really delicious. Served as ‘shared mains’ – everything is amazing and in big portions. Our favorite dishes are the Grilled Lobster Pasta, Red Snapper and the

Breakfast/Lunch Restaurants on Shelter Island

Marie Eiffel Shelter Island

Marie Eiffel – A popular place for breakfast is Marie Eiffel. It is a market and cafe with outdoor seating on the water. Delicious selection of breakfast items, baked goods and great coffees.

Start Cafe Shelter Island

Stars Cafe – Stars is a cute little cafe that serves terrific coffee and delicious breakfast and lunch. It is a Grab & Go place with a few tables inside and some outside.

Hope you enjoyed reading about restaurants in Shelter Island!! It is a most wonderful place to spend time in the summer, spring and fall!

Shelter Island

Destination Shelter Island

Shelter Island, NY is located between Greenport and Sag Harbor on the east end of Long Island. It is definitely a hidden gem and a perfect summer vacation spot. So much so, that many people decide to make it their year-round home. In the first place, you’ll discover a wonderful mix of natural beauty, gorgeous beaches and beautiful wildlife. Shelter IslandSecondly, there are many delicious restaurants, a few hotspots and lots of fun. Let’s not forget sports. Shelter is a boaters paradise and a golfers haven. In addition kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and other water sports are available.

Furthermore one of the best ways to explore the island is by bicycle. Many hotels offer complimentary bikes. Therefore you can get some exercise before hitting the beach. There is something to do for everyone here. Let’s start exploring……

Getting to Shelter Island

The only way to reach Shelter Island is by ferry or boat. There are two ferry stations on Shelter: the North (Greenport) and the South (Sag Harbor). My favorite way to get here is from Greenport via the LIE and Sound Avenue. It is a pleasure to pass all the beautiful wineries and lively farm stands. The ferry ride is about 5 minutes.  Alternatively, you can also take Sunrise Highway into Sag Harbor and then ferry (three minutes) to Shelter Island.
North Ferry (Greenport) Prices:
$12 One way, $18 Round trip)+$2 per person
Passengers by foot $2
South Ferry (Sag Harbor) Prices:
$15 one way, $20 Round trip + $2 per person
Passengers on foot  $2

Shelter Island Restaurants

Chequit Porch

Shelter Island really has some fantastic restaurants. They cook with goods from local farms and fishermen, In addition, local oysters from the Peconic Bay are a delight to taste. Make sure you make reservations early, as these places get jammed during the weekends. Jump to: Shelter Island Restaurants

Shelter Island Hotels

Shelter Island

Shelter Island has some terrific hotels and guesthouses to make your getaway a terrific one. A few on the beach, Such as Pridwin and Sunset Beach. In addition, there are some with pools. Therefore, you can find the perfect place to stay. Jump to: Shelter Island Hotels

Shelter Island Sights


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Stars Cafe – a great little breakfast place in Shelter Island NY


Crescent Beach

My favorite beach is Crescent Beach. You will find a beautiful view, calm water and many yachts and sailboats. Not only can you play volley ball on the sand and indulge in various water sports, but  there is a huge tent for massages on the beach. In addition, you can cross the road and have lunch or a drink at Sunset Beach Restaurant.

Silver Beach, Shell Beach, Wades Beach, Upper Beach and Lower Beach are beautiful and quiet. These are typically in residential neighborhoods and used by the residents.

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Shelter Island Hotels – Best in Town

Shelter Island Hotels – Getaway to your best stay!

Once you discover Shelter Island, you will definitely want to stay awhile. Since the Island is small, there are only a handful of Shelter Island Hotels, many of which also have excellent restaurants. Therefore, remember to BOOK EARLY – especially on July 4th and other holiday weekends. In addition, summer season is always more expensive than off-season and that is reflected in pricing. Most of these hotels stay open year-round, available for cozy winter retreats. Read on for some of my favorite picks in wonderful Shelter Island.

Sunset Beach Hotel

Sunset Beach Hotel

Escape to Sunset and you’ll feel like you’re waking up in a different world with a beachy casual-chic attitude.  Feel a European vibe in this unique, charming hotel located on Crescent Beach. Enjoy complimentary beach chairs, towels, and bicycles. Play petanque and pingpong. Moreover, you will find paddle board rentals and a massage tent for an excellent massage on the beach.

Sunset Beach Hotel has a terrific outdoor lounge area with a fire pit and DJ. The three-level restaurant and bar area are always filled with a lively crowd.  Rosé wine is flowing and a Frosé  is perfect on a hot summer day. Large, clean studio rooms all have spacious sundecks facing the bay. Decor is  minimalist with a large closet but could use a place to put folded clothing. Being right on the beach makes this the ultimate spot with a French twist.

The Pridwin Hotel

Pridwin Hotel

The Pridwin reminds me of a grand hotel, classic and timeless. BONUS- it was just completely renovated and is beautiful. It has a huge lobby, very nice rooms and a beautiful new pool.  In addition, the balcony has one of the best dining views on the island, with delicious.  It is a short 10 min walk to Sunset Beach Hotel, which is a hot spot both day and night. Not only can you get rooms in the main building, but there are also cottages with private decks and fireplaces.

The Chequit Hotel

The totally renovated Chequit Hotel is now a beautiful a terrific option on Shelter Island. You are right in the village. The grounds and rooms are absolutely beautiful! Moreover you can walk to the North Ferry then continue directly into Greenport. You are not on the beach, but they will have ebike rentals-check on that if you book. This is definitely a great option.

Shelter Island House Shelter Island House

You will discover casual sophistication and a chance to explore the local feel without sacrificing luxury. The hotel has both a lounge bar and an outdoor bar in the garden, plus indoor and outdoor dining with a brasserie style menu that has a sophisticated feel.Shelter Island House has a pool and is close to Crescent Beach. The property just opened a delicious new restaurant, Caci.

West Neck Guest HouseShelter Island Hotels

West Neck Guesthouse, is another option on the island. The property offers comfy and appointed guest rooms all with king beds, private baths, flat screen TV’s with cable, and Wi-Fi. Just a 10 minute walk from Crescent Beach.