From lobster to bar food

Try these eats this fall


Summer has come and gone, and though the heat might linger a bit longer, we can sense fall is near.

But before we cozy up and start nesting, head out for some local fall menus. We compiled the following restaurants as some of our top picks.

Loco Lobster  223 Montauk Highway, East Moriches

It’s crazy good seafood with a promise of quality and freshness. According to the owners, their effort is to source ingredients from trusted local suppliers for the best possible seafood.

It’s a charming place, with plenty of options for the whole family, even those land lovers.

The Uber app is also currently offering a BOGO deal for Loco Lobster, including orders of items such as seafood fried rice, crab cakes, snow-crab legs, chicken and lobster sandwiches, seafood trios, platters, stuffed shrimp, and sea scallops. The deal is available for customers to pick up, dine in, or for delivery. 

MENU: The extensive menu includes lobster, of course, but also chicken fingers and wings, clams, crab legs, fish and chips, fried shrimp, lobster mac and cheese and mashed potatoes, coconut shrimp, lobster fries, calamari, clam strips, seafood fried rice, clam strips, seafood lo mien, mussels, mozzarella sticks, dip and chips, pastas, salads soups, tacos and quesadillas, rolls and sandwiches, sliders, pizzas and a kids menu . The menu also offers seafood platters. Prices range from $9 to $40.

HOURS: Open daily from
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed on Tuesdays.

call 631-909-3737 or visit

Sunsets at Senix  50 Senix Avenue, Center Moriches

The recently renovated and opened waterfront restaurant offers a place to relax and enjoy lunch and dinner. The family-owned-and-operated location boasts a different atmosphere and experience for the community. The name is inspired by the view to the beautiful sunset.

“We will pride ourselves on supporting local businesses, so you can always expect a fresh, hand-crafted meal that caters to our concept,” said CEO and owner, Joseph Hand, and VP/owner, Ci-Gee Sciarratta. “Fresh seafood on the water is a must, and that will be our commitment to you.”

In addition to great food and views, visitors can expect local brews and great music. The team also promises to represent the community by hosting special nights for local teachers, health care workers, and first responders.

Don’t miss Sunset Hour: Sunsets at Senix’s “happy hour” will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. The hours will feature specialty drinks and plates that are only available during sunset hour. There is also live entertainment on the weekends.

MENU: Starters include over a dozen options, such as a charcuterie board, street corn, beef tartare, prawns, salads, panzanella toast, and grilled octopus. Two chip and dip options also include blue cheese and lump crabmeat. There are three burger options with blue cheese and bacon jam, smash burgers, and a classic cheeseburger. Grilled dinners include pork chops, a hanger steak, and a whole sea bream. Then, their mains offer half chickens, lobster roll (Tokyo style), clams, striped bass and tacos. Don’t skip on dessert, with s’mores éclair, peach cobbler, and a banoffee pie. Prices range from $12 to $40.

HOURS: Monday through Thursday from noon to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from noon to 1 a.m.; and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.


Ita Kitchen  215 Atlantic Avenue, East Moriches

Boasting the perfect location for a night out, ITA Kitchen offers Italian-American cuisine as an option for a date night, time spent with friends, or family dinner. In addition to full brunch and dinner menus, ITA Kitchen also offers catering and party options, with customizable selections for both large and small parties.

MENU: The menu includes starters with tableside mozzarella, pesto risotto balls, baked clams, crab cakes, mussels, scallops, hot and cold antipasto and egg rolls. Dinners include shrimp, branzino, scallops, a lobster roll and chicken options, as well as veal. There are also add-ons for salads and a skinny options menu with salmon, a full pasta menu, and a wide range of side options including fries, broccoli rabe and lobster mac and cheese. The brunch menu includes french toast bites, eggs, and waffles. Dessert includes cannoli crumb cake, fried rainbow cookies, pistachio cheesecake, tiramisu, affogato and gelato. Owner Salvatore Sorrentino runs all the locations, including the East Moriches location with head chef Matthew Sorrentino. 

HOURS: Monday through Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 10 p.m.; Sunday brunch from noon to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. The restaurant will be closed for regular service as of Nov. 1. However, from Nov. to April 1, customers can rent the space out for family parties.   

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 631-973-4548 or visit

Buckley’s  386 Main Street, Center Moriches

The local favorite Irish pub has great food and a fun atmosphere. The restaurant proudly boasts food above bar food at a fair price.

Buckley’s was designed after the traditional Irish pubs in Manhattan in the early 20th century. Etched glass behind the bar showcases three of Ireland’s most beloved whiskeys, and gold filigree painted into the walls gives it a warm and classical feeling.

“Our comfortable and casual atmosphere includes friendly staff, good food (including traditional Irish dishes), and an extensive selection behind the bar,” the website reads. “Those looking to sample Irish brews and whiskeys have several to choose from, and we take pride in our Guinness taps, guaranteed to be one of the best you’ve tasted this side of the Atlantic.”

Daily specials include Monday burger nights, Wednesday’s wine nights, and Thursday’s prime rib night as well as a Sunday brunch.

MENU: The menu includes mozzarella sticks, chicken wings and fingers, a Bavarian pretzel, steak fries with cheese and gravy, soups salads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and hot plates with their famous roast beef, fresh hot ham, meatloaf and turkey breast. The dinner menu also offers pasta, chicken dishes, shrimp scampi, fried shrimp, steaks and chops, and shareable sides. They also have a special tavern menu with appetizers, burgers, and a full beer list. Brunch includes mimosas, screwdrivers or Bloody Mary’s with options for soups, eggs, omelets, and a roast beef platter, and  a “build your own omelet” option. Also, the restaurant hosts a dart league on Mondays and shows all NFL games.

HOURS: 11 a.m. to close, seven days a week

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 631-909-8330 or visit


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