Favorite Restaurants. Erik's in Southold
Erik’s in Southold
Erik’s, a small restaurant serving breakfast and lunch in Southold, has developed a loyal following over the years. The food is fresh, well-presented and tasty. Service is swift and pleasant. Informality is the rule here, but never to the detriment of what you’re eating.
The breakfast menu covers all the bases, from eggs in myriad forms, pancakes, various breakfast meats, French toast and particularly good oatmeal served with brown sugar or honey.
Lunch is the busiest time, with the parking lot often filled. Lunch is available from 11 a. m to 3 p.m. The sandwiches are generous and served on interesting breads. I can personally recommend the pulled pork (a delicious mess!) and the chicken salad. Panini’s are all good, especially the chicken, loaded with fresh-roasted chicken, mesclun and served with pickles and fruit. Also to be recommended are a side of sweet potato fries served with a maple-mayo dipping sauce. Additionally, there are daily lunch specials, including an entrée, running the gamut from roasted loin of pork to seafood pasta. You can check beforehand on the Erik’s in Southold website. The best-kept secret of the house, however, is their soups and chili. These change daily, but are all homemade and without exception, delicious.
Coupled with extremely modest prices, Erik’s is one of the best lunch spots on the North Fork. Open from 6 - 11 a.m. for breakfast (6:30 a.m. start on Saturday and Sunday); 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for lunch. 43715 County Road 48, 631 765.6264.
Erik’s has tables on a large deck that is closed-in during the winter, but is open air with a roof covering, weather permitting, during the summertime. In addition to the people Erik's serves everyday year-round, on the weekends and when on vacation, it's a great place to stop for lunch after a morning at the beach; or to start your North Fork day or excursion. The entrées that Tony mentions are really delicious, and I know several people that regularly pick them up before closing, and then heat them for dinner later. Erik’s also prepares platters that can be ordered ahead of time.