“the place to dine at shelter island”
Shelter Island, an island sheltered by islands, was the name given to this special place by the Manhanset Indians, long before the first English settlers arrived in 1652. They must have had a peaceful and bountiful life, since the island is protected from the worst of weather by the sheltering arms of the Long Island's North and South Forks. The surrounding waters yielded up a bounty of fish and water fowl, while the woods and fields were equally stocked with deer and other game. The Manhansets are gone, but the island remains, still peaceful, still protected, still bountiful. Nearly one-third of this 8000-acre island is owned by the Nature Conservancy and kept in a forever-wild state. Three deep-water harbors each have a fully equipped marina and are welcome havens for those arriving by boat. Access to the island is by car ferry; from Greenport on the North Fork, a 10 minute run, or from Sag Harbor on the South Fork, only three minutes away. Shelter Island is for those who seek respite from the noise and turmoil of city and suburban life. Careful zoning has preserved much of the island's rural character. The 35 mph speed limit plus the gentle pace of life bring our visitors back to a time many have thought was gone forever. If the Manhanset Indians could return through a time machine, they would experience some culture shock, but they would recognize this island sheltered by islands as the one they knew so many years ago. Chef Terry works with area farmers, fishermen & vineyards and features their natural bounty on his seasonal menus. Terry makes everything in-house and Lisa's desserts, ice creams and fruit crisps are no exception. Recently, they opened a small market behind the restaurant. This is where you pick up take-out orders or items to stock your home pantry. Specialty catering is available along with ready fresh meals such as meatballs, chicken salad, bread, smoked ribs, BBQ Sauce and a selection of artisan pastas.
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Vine Street Cafe
- Sun, Mon, Thu: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Fri, Sat: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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