In 1854, the ship that Manuel Claudio was working on docked in Greenport, New York, on the sourth side of Long Island’s north fork near Shelter Island. He fell in love with this little harbor town right away, and when his years at sea came to an end in 1870, he settled in this town and opened Claudio’s Tavern. Over the years, Claudio’s Tavern grew into Claudio’s Restaurant, and today it is one of the oldest restaurants not only in New York, but in the United States. This place has so much history and is so special. Read on to learn more.

Claudio’s is a fantastic restaurant and is a great overall experience that you and your companions will love. If you haven’t eaten there before, make a point to do so very soon – you’ll want to come back every year after that!

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