Good Food, Great Deals
At Feed & Grain
By Danny, Betty and Mikeemail@example.com
Northport Feed and Grain, named after its original tenant
the Village Stables, according to legend is
back to the trough for a second coming.
Reopening after a nearly 20-year hiatus in September 2008,
the restaurants original run lasted from 1978 to 1988.
Owner Robert Tylers son then opened the Clam Bar at
the 73 Main Street site, followed by Tavern on the Harbor
in 1996. After that closed in 2007, the Tylers took advantage
of a 35-year lease that expires in 2012, resulting in the
Feed & Grains encore same wooden sign, same
Another part of the allure is the promise of a good meal at
a good price this winter, the Feed & Grain offered
Recession Buster specials where diners selected
from a $10 or less entrée menu. Last week, they wrapped
up the New Deal specials, which held to a similar
Following that Feed & Grain tradition, the first thing
that caught our eye during our lunchtime visit was the $14.95
lobster and mussels special. After all, its Northport,
a village where their mayor is a lobsterman and a Village
trustee is in shellfishing. Were sure its in the
foodie bylaws somewhere to support the locals major
food trades. Were nuts about the stuff, and the menu
is loaded with it.
Eating on the front patio, with fresh, unsweetened iced tea
in our hands and the afternoon sun beating down upon our heads,
the mussels/lobster platter presented us with a dozen mussels,
served in a light sauce that accentuates, but does not overwhelm,
the tender shellfish. A generous portion of lobster flanked
the mussels ours was pre-cracked for our dining convenience
and lack of hand cramps. It was tasty, tender and served with
lemon and butter.
We also hit up the Feed & Grain Burger ($9.95) for the
meat-eaters, which makes a fine lunchtime choice as well.
The burger we had was juicy and cooked to order. Our compliments
in particular go out to the fresh, springy sesame bun, which
complemented the burger very well. Check out the Steak Salad
($12.95) as another savory choice to keep in mind.
Lunchtime salads run from $6.95 - $8.95 and include House,
Tuscan and Caesar. Fish and Chips ($9.95) were another tantalizing,
quintessentially Northport dish we have our eye on for another
lunchtime visit. Ditto on the Grilled Chicken Sandwich ($8.95)
served with tomato and mozzarella. We saw one come out to
another group and it looked like a winner to us.
Even with economic times still a bit tenuous, to be sure,
the Feed & Grain has a fine chance at a bountiful second
harvest, and one we hope foodies around town will be able
to take advantage of.
73 Main Street, Northport Village
Atmosphere: A Northport casual classic
Cuisine: Seafood and staples of Americana
Price range: Inexpensive Moderate
Hours: Noon close, every day
Dinner served after 5 p.m.
Check for happy hours