Like any town where people use the word "summer" as a verb, East Hampton has tons of restaurants that don't nearly justify their prices—places where you can brunch on unexciting $18 omelets, or $30 plates of could-be-better fried seafood. But there are good spots to be found as well. I spent last weekend driving around East Hampton and surrounding areas looking for good eats, thanks to Mercedes-Benz's "On the Road with Daniel Humm" trip; here are the best bites I stumbled across. (Plenty of these aren't quite in East Hampton, but the farther-aflung ones I deem worth the trip. When it comes to good eats, boundaries are arbitrary.)
This is just based on the bites of a single weekend. Where do you eat in (and around) East Hampton?
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Fried Puffer Fish at Lobster Roll Restaurant »
Lobster Roll at Clam Bar at Napeague »
Fish Tacos at La Fondita »
Pizza at Sam's Bar & Restaurant »
Burger at Rowdy Hall »
Baked Goods at Mary's Marvelous »
Fish and Chips (and Onion Rings) at The Seafood Shop »
Heroes at Villa Italian Specialties »
Nick & Toni's »
La Capannia »
Thanks to Mercedes-Benz for the sweet loaner SLK350 that made this road trip possible.