09/13/15 2:24pm
Photo by Katharine Schroeder

Photo by Katharine Schroeder

While September signals the end of summer, you can still enjoy a summer tradition like Lobster Night on Shelter Island.

Those delicious, succulent crustaceans are available at three local restaurants.

Bob’s Fish Market will serve lobster every weekend from now until Columbus Day weekend. The restaurant has reduced its days open to Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but the seafood hasn’t been scaled back.

A lobster dinner includes: melted butter, choice of potato, cole slaw and a bread bowl for $28.95.  Bob’s Fish Market is located at 87 North Ferry Road. It’s open Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and Sundays from 5 to 8 p.m. 631-749-0830.

At Commander Cody’s, Lobster Night is every night at this popular seafood spot. Eat your lobster in-house or take it with you. This seafood market and restaurant is open seven days a week and serves lobster every night for dinner, which includes a quarter pound lobster with lemon, butter, cole slaw, cornbread and corn on the cob for $28. They will also prepare your lobster for take-out. Plus they also sell live lobsters if you want to cook them yourself at home.  Commander Cody’s is located at 41 Smith Street. It’s open Monday to Wednesday from 2:30 to 9 p.m. and Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dinner begins serving at 5 p.m. The restaurant only takes cash or local checks. 631-749-1851

Thursday night is Lobster Night at the Dory. That includes a lobster dinner with a one and a half pound lobster, melted butter, corn on the cob and a baked potato all for just $19.95. Just be sure to get there soon because Thursday, Sept. 17, is the last night they’ll be serving up this summer special. The Dory is located at 185 Bridge Street in Shelter Island Heights. 631-749-4300.

08/16/15 9:38am
Dining on the back deck of The Dory (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Dining on the back deck of The Dory
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

There are few things better than sitting outside for lunch in the summertime, enjoying a beautiful waterfront view along with your meal.

And that’s what you get at The Dory Bar & Restaurant, which is located on Bridge Street and features an expansive vista overlooking Chase Creek. (more…)

08/13/15 9:55am
Freddy Cole performs at the Dory on Tuesday, Aug. 11. (Credit: Bev Walz)

Freddy Cole performs at the Dory on Tuesday, Aug. 11. (Credit: Bev Walz)

Singer Freddy Cole returned to the Dory restaurant on Tuesday to headline Shelter Island’s Jazzfest.

Lionel Frederick “Freddy” Cole, an American jazz singer, pianist and brother to the late Nat King Cole, is a long-time friend of the Dory’s owner, Jack Kiffer. Kiffer builds Jazzfest around him as the main headliner. (more…)

08/07/15 6:00am
Freddy Cole is scheduled to perform next Tuesday and Wednesday, August 11 and 12 at the Dory. (Credit: Courtesy Photo)

Freddy Cole is scheduled to perform next Tuesday and Wednesday, August 11 and 12 at the Dory. (Credit: Courtesy Photo)

Home in Atlanta after a week’s West Coast swing, Freddy Cole spoke about the dilemma facing professional musicians.

“Sometimes when I’m home I want to be out and sometimes when I’m on the road I want to be home,” the pianist and vocalist said. “But this is what I love. I’m in the people business, so the road is what I do.” (more…)

08/06/15 10:37am
The Dory Bar & Restaurant (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The Dory Bar & Restaurant
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

“I’ve been doing this for about eight years and it wasn’t really an organized thing, now it’s organized.”

What Jack Kiffer, owner of Shelter Island’s The Dory bar and restaurant is refering to is the Second Annual Shelter Island Jazz Fest beginning next week.  The landmark waterfront restaurant is bringing a week’s worth of live jazz music to the island. (more…)

05/27/15 9:38am
David Bowd, left, and Kevin O’Shea the new owners of The Chequit. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

David Bowd, left, and Kevin O’Shea the new owners of The Chequit. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

Shelter Island businesses are gearing up for the summer of 2015 to make our lives more interesting, easier and hopefully, a whole lot tastier. The biz buzz this year is on the new and the revamping of some old favorites, as well as the addition of several professional service providers. (more…)