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MODERN SNACK BAR in Aquebogue…#1 on the Saveur 100!!!

erica Feb 4, 2014 03:28 PM

I pass this place so often and have never been..sounds like the pies are the item to order….any comments?

http://www.saveur.com/article/travels...

  1. EricMM Feb 4, 2014 03:37 PM

    My family loves it. I just get the soft shell crabs...everyone else gets the duck. Mashed turnips are great. Otherwise, just ordinary stuff (Run, don't walk, away from the clam chowder!) Inexpensive, large portions, inconsistent service. Pies look great, but I'm not a pie person.

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      MacTAC Feb 4, 2014 04:14 PM

      We like it. Closed until Spring though, like every winter.

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        grangie angie Feb 4, 2014 04:26 PM

        When we lived on the North Fork many years ago,had many a tasty down-home kinda meal at "Wanda's"....
        aka--Modern Snack Bar----give it a try.
        Toss up between Wanda's pies and Briermere Farms pies.

        1. coll Feb 5, 2014 05:17 AM

          I don't know about #1, but they are a nice, old fashioned diner type place with great food and fast service. The pies don't impress me all that much, compared to all the hype. Duck and lobster is the way we usually go.

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            emarcus Feb 5, 2014 06:18 AM

            I agree on the pies, better looking than tasting. I prefer toasted almond cake. But, as per EricMM, soft shell crabs, turnips, duck are winners.

            http://long-island.newsday.com/restau...

            FWIW, the Saveur 100 is ordered randomly. In 2012, Itgen's in Valley Stream also made the list. Clearly the editors view Long Island as a wellspring of culinary innovation!

            1. Motosport Feb 5, 2014 10:06 AM

              Modern?? Maybe in 1955!! It's like stepping thru a time warp.
              We love it but it's not haut cuisine. Best lemon merengue pie ever!! The other pies are good but I am a fan of Lemon Merengue.
              Great soft shell crabs in season, excellent lobster rolls too. That's about all I order there but they get rave reviews on other menu items.
              They even make a decent egg cream.

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