Saturday Evening at The Old Mill Inn
It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.
More often than not, I tend to agree with that sentiment but on nights such as last, the destination really made the ride east along Sound Avenue worthwhile.
On this crowded island with its millions of people, we’re always on the lookout for a place that we can ride our motorcycles to, sit down near the water and have a nice meal without rubbing elbows with the people at the next table. The Old Mill Inn with its casual outdoor dining deck fit those requirements perfectly.
The charming red building that is now The Old Mill Inn has been sitting amongst the rocks and the reeds along the Mattituck inlet since about 1820. Just a few years after the turn of the century the mill became a tavern. Though it has changed many hands since, it remains a restaurant to this day. Tucked away at the end of a lovely rambling road, this laid back waterside restaurant makes you feel like you discovered a secret, hidden gem.
Though you’ll probably clear your plate because the food is very good do try to save room for dessert. The lemon coconut skyscraper cake for two is to die for!
Ride there. You’ll be happy you did.
The Old Mill Inn
5775 West Mill Road
Mattituck, New York 11952