A fifteen minute drive from our little guest house brought us to the charming town of Greenport. Here we had a quick snack at Basso where the cheese, and paper thin charcuterie is straight out of Italy. They also offer a tasty and authentic anti pasta of sundried tomatoes, shitake mushrooms, and roasted red peppers. Greenport is where you can catch the Shelter Island Ferry, and before or after you hop on the ferry, there is always Claudios with the best waterfront realestate and is the oldest family owned restaurant in the U.S. Insider Tip: go to the clam bar as it is right on the water and plays live music--also not as fancy as the mother resto.
A little ways down the pier is Little Creek Oyster Bar. It was a true standout in Greenport as its a no frills seaside shack where you get the privilege of shucking your own oysters. After a quick tutorial by our server, we were left with a glove, a knife, and our own technique. It was tough at first, but once we got the hang of it, they were the most delicious oysters I ever ate. The gratification of cracking one open makes it 10 times tastier than any oyster bar in the city.