Riverhead News Review

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What local professionals had to say about the year in business

01/M02/2016 12:00 PM

Key people in the auto, banking, hospitality and retail fields agreed: 2015 was an improvement over the previous year — and the best year yet for many.

Customer loyalty, community involvement, technological advances and a growing North Fork have made the past 12 months nearly record-setting for numerous local businesses.

“There’s so much more to do up here than other places — the vineyards, the restaurants, the shopping and outdoor sports and all that,” said Colin Keillor, manager of Jedediah Hawkins Inn. “I think that’s why we’re growing so significantly, and a lot of other businesses are.”


Colin Keillor

manager, Jedediah Hawkins Inn and restaurant in Jamesport

Mr. Keillor called 2015 a “fantastic year,” in part because of the weather. With little rain this summer and warm temperatures in the fall, the restaurant’s outside patio was more popular than ever.

Additionally, he said, the recent growing popularity of the North Fork brought more customers to the business.

“I think it’s been better,” he said. “I’ve noticed over the last three years a sort of steady increase in business on the North Fork in general. I think business is just starting to boom up here.”

Because of this, he expects next year to be even better for the inn and restaurant.


Tesla Destination Charger

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We are proud to have the only Tesla destination charger on the North Fork. Tesla car owners can charge their cars while stopping in for a drink, lunch or dinner and then can continue on to the vineyards, Greenport or the ferries to Connecticut or Shelter Island and Sag Harbor. Here’s a photo of the the map on the Tesla navigation system.

tesla map

New Year’s Eve

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The party starts at 9 pm with a glass of Sparkling Pointe Carnaval and a  four course dinner. Music and dancing with the Trevor Davison Trio follow until 1 am.  $125. Party favors and midnight toast…

An early seating up to 7 pm is available with 3 courses for $75.

Doll house

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A doll house replica of Jedediah Hawkins Inn, built by Roy Rasmussen.

A lover of historical homes, Mr. Rasmussen built the house after reading an article in Newsday on the restoration of Jedediah Hawkins Inn. This is one of many doll houses, he has built, some of which are exhibited in the Doll House Museum of Kentucky. Come see the doll house, displayed in our parlor for the holidays.

doll house


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Thank you Northforker for making Jedediah Hawkins one of 5 top North Fork picks for restaurant week.

“The Jed offers one of the most beautiful dining backdrops on the entire North Fork. And from the sound of the restaurant week menu, which features items like cod cakes with shallot vin blanch and argula, and short ribs with root veggies, roasted parsnips and bacon lardons, it is sure to provide a delicious meal.

It’s also offering $27.95 bottles of Macari Vineyards 2012 Estate Merlot and Waters Crest Winery 2013 Reserve Chardonnay.”

by Vera Chinese



Water’s Crest Winery at the Speakeasy

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We present the second release of
in Jedediah Hawkins Inn
Saturday, October 10th
We will be pouring some older wines, and some new
plus some really cool Aqua Vitae cocktails!
Passed Hors D’oeuvres will be included as well.
ONLY 24 seats
$45pp WC / $50pp Non-WC
RSVP by calling the winery