The ‘Summer House’ Cast's Guide To The Hamptons

From Quogue to Montauk, the reality TV vets have you covered when it comes to food, drinks, and vibes.
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For the past seven years, the cast of Bravo's Summer House have trekked from New York City to the Hamptons every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day, cameras in tow. Over those seven years, they've more than taken advantage of the eating, drinking, and drama to be found out east, so have found the spots that best suit their rigorous summer agenda of seafood, martinis, and throwing shade across the dinner table. With Season 8 premiering this week and with multiple summers under their belt, Summer House vets Kyle Cooke, Amanda Batula, Danielle Olivera, and Lindsay Hubbard have teamed up for a guide to eating and drinking your way through the Hamptons the way they do season after season—reality TV cameras not included.



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"Duryea's in Montauk is just heaven. Every time I'm in Montauk, I make it a point to go there, mostly for lunch. Their lobster salad costs a million dollars, but it's so good and you can share it with everyone. The vibe is always good outside as long as the weather is great, and honestly, even if the weather is bad. I just love being on the water. Most of my spots in the Hamptons are typically drawn towards that, especially like when you're trying to get away from the city and you want that breeze and water, whether it's at the beach or at a restaurant. Also like, you know, a glass of rosé or a Loverboy and a lobster roll? It doesn't get more Hamptons than that."—Lindsay Hubbard

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"I had to throw it in there because we spend a considerable amount of time there [as a cast]. And here's what I love about it: it's a good restaurant. It's a big restaurant. There's multiple rooms. There's a back bar outside. There are cabanas. There's a yard. You get a lot of spots, depending on the time of day. It's one of the few spots in all of Southampton that has that all-encompassing offering, when they're allowed to. You can start with dinner, you can wind up at the bar outside, and next thing you know, you're at a cabana or you're in their yard. I'm always inside dancing, because the restaurant turns into a club. You get it all, rain or shine."—Kyle Cooke

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"We've been going out to the Hamptons for years now. Dockers is just so much fun for all ages. It's really fun to go at our age with a group of friends for drinks and lunch, and I think it's really fun for families as well. They have water sports; they have the little food truck with drinks, too. There's just a lot of outdoor area. And we've always had a really good time there...for the most part."—Amanda Batula

"Dockers is definitely one of our favorites. It's one of the only restaurants in the Hamptons that's actually on the water. For us water babies, real estate-wise, it's tough to beat their location."—KC

"The fries and the B.L.A.T. chopped salad there: you gotta have them. They have also a great lobster mac and cheese."—Danielle Olivera

"You'll catch me here more often than not. I love that it's not a dive, but it kind of has the feeling of of something way more chill. The ambiance is a surf shack that's kind of mixed up with some Moroccan decor—a little confusing, but I'm always obsessed. I feel at home there all the time. They have the best pulled pork empanadas that I've had in my life, and the dipping sauce is just out of this world. I get them every single time I step foot in there. Their drinks are amazing. The vibe is just immaculate. They have live music—not like Surf Lodge's, the kind where it's a guy on his acoustic guitar and you're throwing some dollar bills into the bucket. That's the vibe."—DO

"Surf Lodge is a true classic. One of my favorite things every summer is that there's one weekend that we go as a group and it's just really fun to all be there together and just have the music playing with all of us drinking. Conversation is minimal and we're all just having a good time together. There's a lot of good memories at Surf Lodge that we've had. The food's always good, the drinks are always amazing, and of course the music is top notch. In my eyes, I will do anything for a good chicken tender. And sometimes you want them so badly and they arrive and they're not satisfying, but Surf Lodge nails them every single time. It's so good."—AB

"Also, [going there] means we're not filming because they won't let us film there. So you can truly just relax. It's one of the few places we've been able to actually chill and go out."—KC

"It's a little fancier then some of the other places on our list, but their food and beverage is so good. My advice is to start with a martini and go from there. It's just so cozy and beautiful. The food and drinks are always very consistent. It's also right on the water, which is super valuable. Since we're usually out there in the summer, I typically eat a lot of fish, just because that's the best time it's offered, especially in the Hamptons. So I'll probably usually get a fish dish of some sort. But their steak is also amazing. Maybe go for a little surf and turf action if you're torn like me."—LH

"I've spent a lot of time at Moby's. I love the outdoor space. It kind of gives you that feeling of Dockers. It's not on the water, but you can take kids there, you can take family there, but also you can get drunk there. To me, that vibe is always good."—DO

"Crow's Nest takes me back. Anytime a restaurant, whether it's the city or the Hamptons, has stood the test of time—which in the hospitality industry might be just three years—it's impressive. I know my first dinner there was in 2013 or 2014. It's no longer on the menu, but they had this brisket, and now they have an incredible ribeye. A lot of times you get to Montauk and you end up eating local seafood. It's a fishing town! Maybe I was a little under the influence, but I remember that first meal being one of the best I've ever had. It's also a beautiful restaurant—you go outside and it has this very homey feel. You can walk down to the water and watch the sunset. There's plenty of like benches and swings and stuff. It's a big sunset spot."—KC

"Also, if you have a boat, you can take it up close enough to walk into the water and go right to the restaurant."—DO

"The best steak in Montauk, and the best martini, is at Mavericks. You can get dressed up. It's great for a date night. It took over a space that was there for so long. They really did a good job with it, because the vibes are just so good. There's a piano player now. You can settle in with a good martini, some piano, and a nice steak. In fact, we should do a cast girls' dinner out there soon. It's perfect for that."—DO

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