Eckart’s Luncheonette was opened in 1911 by Jacob Eckart. Originally it was a bar room which later changed to a soda shoppe in the 1920’s as a result of the Prohibition. Over the years it turned into much more than just a place to get a soda. In 1949 “Red” Eckart took over the store along with his wife Shirley and their six children. Today their daughter Dee and her husband Ray run the restaurant. In 2011 the restaurant reached its 100th year in business and the family hopes to keep it going.
Eckart’s is one of the best places to get breakfast or lunch in the Hamptons. The staff is full of smiles and the food is sure to hit the spot. Whether you want breakfast, lunch, milkshakes or a coffee you will be satisfied at Eckart’s. The menu consists of a variety of foods including eggs, pancakes, waffles, avocado toast, deli sandwiches, fried foods and more. If you stop in for lunch make sure you try the chicken salad and don’t forget that breakfast is served all day!
Walking into Eckart’s is like walking back in time. All over the walls and shelves are little pieces of history. Be sure to take a look at all of the China cups, old newspapers, ancient Cola bottles and even the cash registers that were used when the restaurant first opened.