First, whalers loved it, then writers. Now this close-knit community—only two and a half hours from Manhattan—attracts anyone in search of the perfect small-town escape
Nautical but not hokey, the Dockside Bar & Grille offers inventive seafood dishes such as lobster-avocado spring rolls. 26 Bay St., 631/725-7100 or docksidesagharbor.com.
LT Burger (left)
Stop in for outstanding burgers and serious shakes. 62 Main St., 631/899-4646 or ltburger.com.
Il Capuccino Ristorante
A local favorite for old-school Italian. 30 Madison St., 631/725-2747 or ilcapuccino.com.
Here, lobsters swim in a claw-foot bathtub, and patrons sit at a window counter with a bowl of one of the restaurant’s prize-winning chowders and watch the yachts and fishing vessels come and go. 1 Long Wharf, 631/725-7555 or dockhouseny.com.
Estia’s Little Kitchen
The weekend brunch is wildly popular, but don’t miss the more elegant dinner, when owner Colin Ambrose serves up roasted squash salad, striped bass, and café con leche flan. 1615 Bhampton Sag Harbor Turnpike, 631/725-1045 or estiaslittlekitchen.com.