Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mattituck - To the Iron Skillet for dinner

The Iron Skillet restaurant is on Love Lane in Mattituck - 5 min from the dinghy dock
Finally the high winds and rains stopped and the day dawned clear and a little cooler, 60 in the morning to be exact. After our usual run into shore for Hoolie relief, we were off for Mattituck. Unfortunately, there wasn't much wind so we motored halfway until the wind finally filled in and we sailed at a leisurely pace of 5 kts or so. Even so, it was a nice change to motoring all the time so we enjoyed the change even though we would rather have more wind.

As we closed on Mattituck, I was concerned about coming into the small anchorage on a Saturday. I feared that it would be crowded with weekenders with little space for newcomers. However, as I rounded the last bend I found the anchorage to be entirely empty! What a surprise! We chose a spot right in the middle and settled in, waiting for the Mehaffeys to arrive who were behind us.

The Iron Skillet inside - one of three tables
Leathem found a great restaurant for us and made reservations for 7:00 pm at the Iron Skillet. It's actually a private house with a host that likes to cook for small groups. There are only three tables so you get very personal service and the dishes are individually prepared by the dedicated chef. Everything we ordered was excellent and very reasonably priced, recommended. They accept only cash, no credit cards.

On Sunday we're headed for Port Jefferson and another anchorage before heading to Milford on Monday.


Anonymous said...

I think I have the answer to the lack of a crowd in Mattituck. Saturday night was the Great Bonac Fireworks Show (formerly the Boys Harbor Fireworks) in Three Mile Harbor for the 32nd year. TMH was chock a block with boats, including us. Interesting fireworks show as 75% of the boats stay overnight on the hook. Great show. As a dedicated LI Sound boater, I am enjoying your take on our waters. Going to try The Iron Skillet. As I have said before, long time reader and love your blog.

Jim M. Cruising weeks and weekends out of Essex on a Rosborough RF246 and up and down the ICW vicariously with you.

Bob423 said...

Hi Jim,

Good to hear from you and I'm glad you find the posts interesting. The Long Island Cruise will end in about a week but be sure to join us on the way down the ICW starting 9/15 (or thereabouts)