Dining Guide: Modern Snack Bar

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Modern Snack Bar founder Wanda Wittmeier (left) with her sons John (center) and Otto,

Owner(s): Otto Wittmeier and John Wittmeier

Year established: 1950

Location: Route 25, Aquebogue

Phone: 631-722-3655

Attire: casual/nice

Wheelchair accessible: yes

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, noon-9 p.m. Closed Mondays.

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“Great home cooking on the North Fork” is the slogan of Modern Snack Bar. In 1950, John and Wanda Wittmeier began their restaurant with a simple premise: to serve good food at a reasonable price to their “family” of patrons, and Modern Snack Bar remains a North Fork landmark for delicious home cooking.

Don’t let the name fool you. From a humble beginning of short orders and milkshakes, the Modern Snack Bar has grown in size and popularity through the years. It offers great burgers and sandwiches, and the menu includes East End favorites including roast L.I. duck, fresh flounder, and a famous lobster salad, served on a crisp lettuce bed, with tomato slices, potato salad, and a pickle.

Specials of the day include roast loin of pork, chicken pot pie, and shrimp parmesan, just to name a few. Whether you’re having lunch or dinner, the menu has something for everyone. “Bring the whole family,” say brothers Otto and John. Enjoy your meal with a glass of local wine or ice cold draft beer.

All of Modern Snack Bar’s menu items are available for take-out, and its famous mashed turnips are available by the pint or quart. And don’t forget to take home a fresh baked lemon meringue pie.

While touring the North Fork’s vineyards and farmstands, include a stop at Modern Snack Bar for a great lunch or dinner.

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