America's Historic Towns and Oldest Places
The Lobster Roll was purchased in 1965 by Frederick H. Terry Sr., and his Dad; Richard C. Terry Sr. when it was a tiny roadside clam shack on the Napeague stretch. The Lobster Roll Restaurant became affectionately known as “Lunch” (although it serves lunch and dinner) because locals and travelers associated the now “iconic“ sign with the restaurant. In 1978, Andrea Anthony joined forces with Fred and three years later, Paul DeAngelis came on board. Nearly 4 decades later, Andrea and Paul (former restaurant management professors) maintain current ownership and management operations of this busy summer eatery.
Montauk, New York (estimated population of 3,575) in located on the eastern tip of Long Island. In 1686 the Montauk Indians sold Montauk to a group of East Hampton settlers, known as the proprietors, who owned the land in joint trust for almost 200 years. So began Montauk's history as a summer pasture for cattle, sheep and horses. There are tales of spooks and spirits a-plenty from the ghost of an Indian chief who haunts a farm to a haunted staircase in Quogue to the Montauk Lighthouse where a drowned girl whispers at night, there are many spine-chilling Montauk ghost stories. The Montauk Lighthouse was commissioned by George Washington and built in 1797. Legend has it that treasure chests of pirate booty are buried in Montauk. Montauk is also home to Camp Hero is a 755 acres a decommissioned military base thought by many to have once been the site of graphic, government-sanctioned human experiments comparable to the atrocities committed by the Nazis in concentration camps during World War II. The abandoned military base was the inspiration for the popular Netflix show ‘Stranger Things’