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“A really bad start, but........”

Bostwick's Chowder House
Ranked #2 of 69 Restaurants in East Hampton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

It got better! We had an awful first impression of this restaurant , on arrival we were "greeted" by the person least suited to work in the hospitality industry I have ever encountered! Unhelpful in every way, leaning on the counter and chewing gum noisily with her mouth open. However after a brief chat with the manager we decided to give it a go and I am pleased we did. We sat at the bar and ordered a good range across the menu and we were not disappointed at any turn. The highlight was undoubtedly the lobster fritters which were superb. The atmosphere was great and i would highly recommend to anyone in the area.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Bostwicks used to be located on Three Mile Harbor overlooking the water but moved to Montauk Hwy. The food ,especially the lobster salad is very good and there's always a lively crowd . The only negative is the outdoor ding overlooks Montauk Hwy, not a very charming locale. Go for the food .

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Thank Georgica14
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This Chowder House happened to be local to our hotel, so we went along not realising it was a bit of an institution. Their clam chowder was yum - liked even by the 'non-fish' fans in our party.

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Thank Richmondmotherof3
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

You want to love this place. Casual, reasonably priced for the location,no other place quite like it within miles. Great sounding name. But alas you will likely leave disappointed. The several years ago location on 3 Mile Harbor made up for mediocrity with stunning views. Here, the paper plates appropriate for dockside seafood, are an unwelcome shortcut. And we are not on a dock, the kitschy nautical interior seems somehow inauthentic. Nice accommodating waitress when we found a hair in our fried fish. Nice waiting area for restless kids, 45 minute wait on a Monday night in August suggests the place has its fans. A couple items did not disappoint -- perhaps the best French fries I've had this year. Otherwise preparations were rushed. Better choices can be found. Good manhattan chowder helped score the average rating above.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

In the hustle and bustle of what is East Hampton in the summer, a wonderful refuge is Bostwicks. With a solid menu of seafood and other delights, preparation ranges from an oyster bar to fresh from the boat fish prepared your favorite way.

The ambiance is quaint, with a strong nautical boating / fishing theme, and a lovely garden patio. The service is friendly, efficient and it's clear there are many repeat customers as they are greeted by name.

Both my wife and I had the flounder while my son had the fish tacos. Food is delivered in picnic baskets giving the experience a decidely casual feel- but the food was well cooked, seasoned and delivered hot to the table.

Worth a stop to kick back, try a local beer or refuel!

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1  Thank WinsorTraveler
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