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Anyone going? And if so, what good eats are you looking forward to?

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  1. Sigh; I wish, the traffic is horrendous usually. You couldn't get me there for all the tea in China. We will be heading to Hamptons Bays, to escape the insanity.

    1. I am going. Last year there was no special 'street food' that appealed to me and we went out to 'Orient by the Sea' at Orient Point.

      ~Fred19

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      1. re: Fred19

        Love Orient by the Sea. Also Skippers. The others in Greenport, I will put off for another weekend.

        Fred, are you going by land, or by sea?

        1. re: coll

          Coll, taking the car since it would be close to $400 worth of gas round trip between Riverhead and Greenport.

          ~Fred19

          1. re: Fred19

            So sad. And so crazy. But it will brighten your mood as you head east, automotively, I guess. More money for food!

      2. We are regulars at Orient by the Sea, and go most often for lunch. We bring our dog with us everytime and they welcome him.

        I agree with you that last year the 'street food' was disappointing. I'll give it a try again this year. Will skip any tall ships. If the weather is good, always nice to float town. And yes, we're not sure where we'll try to park...and brining the dog with us too.

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        1. re: synergy

          Good luck, hope you have a great time!

          1. re: coll

            I drove into Greenport last year, totally oblivious to the fact that it was the day of the Maritime Festival. Utter chaos; it took me a long time to just be able to turn around and leave.

            1. re: Scott_R

              I know what you mean! I mark it on my calendar as a day to NOT drive anywhere.

        2. FYI: Between the Garlic Festival and the Maritime festival the traffic on Sound Ave is backed up to Baiting Hollow!!!
          Been there and done that. I'm heading to Canal Café for an excellent lobstah roll!!! Hope the weather cooperates so we can sit outside.

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          1. re: Motosport

            See you there!

            1. re: coll

              Did the nautical festival. Got there 10 minutes before it opened and parked 6 blocks away. Left at 1PM and had a great lunch at Orient by the Sea. Only traffic was 2 blocks from the Garlic Festival, 2 minute delay. Great day.

              ~Fred19

              1. re: Fred19

                Glad to hear it! Maybe some day we'll get brave.

                1. re: coll

                  I am curious: Those who love Orient by the Sea: What do you order there? Opinion seems to be divided about that restaurant, with many locals in the "nay" camp.

                  1. re: erica

                    Appetizers and chowders, if dinner then lobster. They do GOOD lobster.We go for the relaxing atmosphere as much as the food.

                    1. re: coll

                      Thank you..may give the place another try. Speaking of chowder, one of the best versions I've had around here is at First and South, in Greenport. A tad pricey, though, because $8 buys s quite a small portion. But very rich, and very, very delicious.

                      1. re: erica

                        Orient makes a version, they call it Maritime I think: It seems to be based on Rhode Island or Nova Scotia, but it's all their own. Old timey, but it hits the spot. Slightly thinner than usual but has hot peppers in it. I'm not nuts about overly rich chowder, for some reason.

                    2. re: erica

                      At Orient by the Sea I usually order the Mahi Mahi sandwich with a large cole slaw, hold the fries along with a beer. If you can't get to Florida, go to Orient. There are not many restaurants out on LI that offer mahi mahi sandwiches. In Florida I have fish twice a day, in LI very rarely.

                      ~Fred19