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Mapping the Landmark Signs of the Hamptons

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Signs help to anchor ourselves in a place and a time. From the Lobster Inn sign welcoming us to the East End, to the Sag Harbor Cinema neon representing the village, to the Breakers in Montauk reminding us of a time when motels advertised in-room TVs, we love the iconic signs of the Hamptons. If we forgot your favorite, let us know in the comments.

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1. Lobster Inn

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162 Inlet Rd
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-1525
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To many, the sign that says "You're finally in the Hamptons."

2. Tate's Bake Shop

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43 N Sea Rd
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-9830
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Not the oldest sign on our list, but must be one of the prettiest.

3. Pelletreau Silversmiths

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80 Main St
Southampton, NY 11968

Possibly the most beautiful sign in the Hamptons.

4. Ye Towne Street

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Main Street & Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY 11968

Yep. That's an old street, all right.

5. Sip N' Soda

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40 Hampton Rd
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-9752

From the days when sodas were rare treats for "sip'n."

6. Candy Kitchen

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2391 Montauk Hwy
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
(631) 537-9885

Deliciousness inside.

7. Duck Walk

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Another newer sign, as compared to some, but a favorite.

8. Channing Daughters Vineyard

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1927 Scuttle Hole Rd
Southampton, NY 11976

Not an old sign but a beautiful one.

9. Sag Harbor Cinema

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90 Main St
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-0010

The beautiful art deco sign caused ructions when the newest owner of the cinema removed it. Now it is protected as a landmark.

10. Old Stove Pub

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montauk hwy
East Hampton, NY

The eatery was allowed to keep its iconic sign under Sagaponack's new sign law, but we miss the "Steaks" and "Moussaka" signs that had to be removed.

11. Main Beach

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104 Ocean Ave
East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-8158

You know summer and relaxation time is here when you see the Main Beach sign again.

12. Clam Pies

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222 Pantigo Road
East Hampton, NY 11937

Gone but not forgotten!

13. Amagansett IGA

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511 Montauk Highway
Amagansett, NY 11930

Frankly, we've barely forgiven the owners for changing the storefront sign from the old "Super Saver."

14. Lobster Roll (Lunch)

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Napeague
Long Island, NY

Is this the most iconic sign in all the Hamptons? The restaurant is often simply called "Lunch" after the sign.

15. Montauk State Pkwy

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27 East Highway
Montauk, NY

We love the rustic hand lettering.

16. The Breakers

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769 Old Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

Not many motel signs of this vintage left. Hey, they've got TV!

17. Memory Motel

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692 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

The Memory is forever, we hope.

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1. Lobster Inn

162 Inlet Rd, Southampton, NY 11968

To many, the sign that says "You're finally in the Hamptons."

162 Inlet Rd
Southampton, NY 11968

2. Tate's Bake Shop

43 N Sea Rd, Southampton, NY 11968

Not the oldest sign on our list, but must be one of the prettiest.

43 N Sea Rd
Southampton, NY 11968

3. Pelletreau Silversmiths

80 Main St, Southampton, NY 11968

Possibly the most beautiful sign in the Hamptons.

80 Main St
Southampton, NY 11968

4. Ye Towne Street

Main Street & Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968

Yep. That's an old street, all right.

Main Street & Meeting House Lane
Southampton, NY 11968

5. Sip N' Soda

40 Hampton Rd, Southampton, NY 11968

From the days when sodas were rare treats for "sip'n."

40 Hampton Rd
Southampton, NY 11968

6. Candy Kitchen

2391 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

Deliciousness inside.

2391 Montauk Hwy
Bridgehampton, NY 11932

7. Duck Walk

Bridgehampton, NY

Another newer sign, as compared to some, but a favorite.

8. Channing Daughters Vineyard

1927 Scuttle Hole Rd, Southampton, NY 11976

Not an old sign but a beautiful one.

1927 Scuttle Hole Rd
Southampton, NY 11976

9. Sag Harbor Cinema

90 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

The beautiful art deco sign caused ructions when the newest owner of the cinema removed it. Now it is protected as a landmark.

90 Main St
Sag Harbor, NY 11963

10. Old Stove Pub

montauk hwy, East Hampton, NY

The eatery was allowed to keep its iconic sign under Sagaponack's new sign law, but we miss the "Steaks" and "Moussaka" signs that had to be removed.

montauk hwy
East Hampton, NY

11. Main Beach

104 Ocean Ave, East Hampton, NY 11937

You know summer and relaxation time is here when you see the Main Beach sign again.

104 Ocean Ave
East Hampton, NY 11937

12. Clam Pies

222 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY 11937

Gone but not forgotten!

222 Pantigo Road
East Hampton, NY 11937

13. Amagansett IGA

511 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930

Frankly, we've barely forgiven the owners for changing the storefront sign from the old "Super Saver."

511 Montauk Highway
Amagansett, NY 11930

14. Lobster Roll (Lunch)

Napeague, Long Island, NY

Is this the most iconic sign in all the Hamptons? The restaurant is often simply called "Lunch" after the sign.

Napeague
Long Island, NY

15. Montauk State Pkwy

27 East Highway, Montauk, NY

We love the rustic hand lettering.

27 East Highway
Montauk, NY

16. The Breakers

769 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954

Not many motel signs of this vintage left. Hey, they've got TV!

769 Old Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

17. Memory Motel

692 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954

The Memory is forever, we hope.

692 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954