It is officially Summer in the Hamptons. And we had to celebrate. A Friday night at Shuckers Lobster Bar was our choice, and an excellent one at that.
We had a large group that dangerously had more kids than adults. Luckily, Shuckers is a casual place with live music, a huge outdoor patio and an indoor dance floor (that turns into a full on Hamptons dance club around 10PM). The kids could run around and pick at their burgers, fries, chicken fingers and such while the adults could listen to music, have some drinks and eat some suprisingly excellent food.
Shuckers is known for its lobster special that offers a 1 1/4 pound lobster with mussels, clams and corn for $19.95. A steal in the Hamptons. JB and I were tempted but thought that eating a lobster would take too much dedicated time and effort (plus no one wants to be chasing their kids around a bar wearing a lobster bib, luckily it didn't come to that).
To satisfy our need for lobster, we chose the amazing Lobster BLT. The best part of all was that there was a ton of lobster meat on it and we didn't have to do any work (like we would have with the lobster special). Bacon and lobster is a win in my book, and Shuckers complemented the sandwich with a garlic butter instead of mayo. Yet another win for this dish.
We also split an order of tacos. Yes, tacos. I had actually recently read several favorable reviews on Curbed Hamptons and I agree that these may be some of the best tacos in the Hamptons. We chose a trio of tacos: Coconut Shrimp, the Fish Taco and the Special Fish Taco. Each one was more delicious than the next. I probably should have paid more attention to the distinct characteristics of each, but I was too busy trying to make sure JB was sharing "fairly".
The good news is that we'll be back again soon for more, although I have no idea what to get. The bad news is that Shuckers is only open on the weekends. I know where we'll be....
Until our next Berger,
Shuckers Lobster Bar
58 Foster Avenue
Hampton Bays, NY