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Modern Snack Bar

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628 Main Rd, PO Box 930, Aquebogue, Riverhead, NY 11931
+1 631-722-3655
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Speonk, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like simple yet delicious meals this is the place! From young to old the menu will please all! Milkshakes, meatloaf, scallops, crabs! The mashed turnips have to be given a try. Lemon Meringue pie is the best! You can also order pies, gravy, stuffing, turnips, etc. for Thanksgiving. But hurry, they close for the winter season.

1 Thank candyland2016
East Harptree, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old diner with specials of homemade pies. Counter service by experienced servers. The lemon meringue pie was good and generous portions. Great coffee. Pies can be purchased. Lunch and dinner menus.

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new haven, ct
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406 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eight years ago I was at the Big Duck and asked where I could get a good duck dinner and the woman steered me here. The meal was memorable enough that when I had to come to a meeting in Oyster Bay again this year I actually chose to take the ferry from New London just to come in from... More 

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Monroe, NJ
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205 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

There's really nothing modern about this restaurant, and that's just what we were looking for! It was quite obvious that it is popular with the locals. The food is down-home delicious and the wait staff are friendly and efficient. It's a good place to stop off to eat while you're heading to or from the L.I E.

Thank Angela H
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

the food was good comfort food. most things were a little on the heavy side(fried and things)-- but they do take pride in what they serve.- it was all very fresh. the service was excellent and they didn't have a problem with our loud children either. i would definitely go back-- but not if i wanted something a little on... More 

Thank Iris E
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Pork and sauerkraut was great!! Hot open turkey sandwich was just like Thanksgiving! Food was good ole home cooking. A bit of country on the nowth

Mineola, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

As uausal the Modern Snack Bar came through with a great meal! Traditional food and they make all their great pies on the premises. Wonderful place for lunch or dinner. Their specialties include fabulous pies, turnips, crabs, seafood and salads. Daily specials are a treat too. Save room for dessert! Homemade pies, great cakes and ice cream too. Warm friendly... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

When I was a kid my parents used to send us here to eat dinner when they were going out on the town. The place has not physically changed much in the past 50 years. Okay I have dated myself. While it has expanded over the years, the decor has not changed. Food is not fancy but it is reliable.... More 

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Mattituck, New York
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very good home cooked food! Fabulous lobster salad. Great take out. And always get turnips and pies for the holidays.

Thank NancyCocks
Long Island, NY
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Every time we travel east during the season, we make it a point to stop for a meal at the Modern Snack Bar. It has been around for a very long time. Because it offers great food, prompt & friendly service, fair price, and everything served is a real home cooked meal. This is not a fancy restaurant, it's just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 628 Main Rd, PO Box 930, Aquebogue, Riverhead, NY 11931
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Riverhead  >  Aquebogue
  • Phone Number: +1 631-722-3655
Located in the heart of North Fork Wine Country, the Modern Snack Bar has been the place to go for Great Home Cooking since 1950. Featuring Roast LI Duck, Sauerbraten, Prime Rib, Fresh Flounder, Soft Shell Crabs, and cool Lobster Salad. Enjoy Draft Beer, Local Wine, or a Classic Cocktail with your meal. Great Salads, Sandwiches, and Burgers too. Famous for their Mashed Turnips and Lemon Meringue Pie. Bring the Whole Family!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?