Dining Guide: The Chequit Inn

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The Chequit Inn and Restaurant.

Owners: James and Linda Eklund

Year established: 1994

Location: 23 Grand Ave., Shelter Island Heights

Phone: 631-749-0018

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Hours: Vary with season; call for current hours of operation

Website: shelterislandinns.com

The Chequit Inn was established in 1872 as the meeting and dining hall for Methodist campsites located in Shelter Island Heights. After the turn of the century, the Chequit became privately owned and has been hosting guests ever since.

Guests are welcomed to the Chequit in winter by its brightly lit, comfortable interiors, and in the warmer months, they can enjoy the inn’s patios, which are surrounded by hydrangeas.

According to owners James and Linda Eklund, “There are no surprises at the Chequit Inn, just happy service with good food at a price that will allow you to enjoy yourself with friends and family.”

While the menu varies by season, it always features fresh and local ingredients whenever possible. Sample menu items might include homemade clam chowder, sea scallop brochette, marinated grilled asparagus with herbed goat cheese, roast Long Island duck or crab cakes with a lemon garlic aioli.

And for dessert, diners can choose from options such as the traditional Scottish shortbread or fresh fruit crisp a la mode.

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