Sunset Beach Hotel, Shelter Island

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!