Photo by Tweed's



17 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY , 11901



Established in 1896 and considered the oldest continuously operating restaurant, bar, and hotel on the North Fork, Tweed's is filled with secret doors and dumbwaiters from the Prohibition era. Original details like tin ceilings and stained glass have been restored, but what keeps locals coming back is the all-natural bison meat. It’s best sampled through the famous bison burger or a simple cut of bison steak. Local seafood, produce, wines, and cocktails like the rum punch (assorted rums, amaretto, Meyers float, sour mixes, and fruit juices) round out the menu.

Susan Connor of Susan Connor New York / Tweed's

Tweed's is located in the ground floor of John J. Sullivan Hotel. The staff is always pleasant and sitting in Tweed's looking at the beautifully preserved buildings of Main Street, you really feel as if you're back in time. Tweed's serves amazing bison (the burger is fantastic) that's farmed right up the street. They also serve local duck and produce, and the broth-based clam chowder is out of this world. After you eat, cross the street to Consignmernt Galore, an enormous vintage/thrift shop, and digest while you sift through the old stuff!

— Susan Connor of Susan Connor New York