LINKS LOG CABIN ... Fine Steaks, Lobster, $1 burgers and fries!!!.. Centerport, NY

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LINKS LOG CABIN… Fine Steaks and $1 burgers and fries …… Centerport, New York

 

Boy do Suzanne & Brian Asher have great memories and stories to share!!!

 

There was this great restaurant in Centerport. It was called Links Log Cabin.  Here during the 50’s and probably before and after that,  people from all over the island would come to enjoy a great dinner here in Centerport!  It was a very popular place, and you would usually have to wait on line to get in!!!  Our family went to Links when we came out to Centerport to “Visit” our home being built on Mallard Cove.   My Dad would get his traditional burger, while my Mom would chow down on a big lobster and suck every morsel out of that baby!!!  (Currently at this spot there are condos.  The development is called “Courtyard Circle”)

 

Brian’s brother Randy worked there for a time.  Randy went for a job at Links and  they asked if he could open clams.  He said “sure” (he was a pro at opening clams because Brian was a clam digger as he made his way thru Harvard and younger brother Randy was his cull boy/helper!)… and he was immediately hired for the job in the kitchen.  When he showed the head of the kitchen how fast and efficient he was at opening clams, he was so proud, only to have the boss say it wasn’t right!? What do you mean I didn’t do it right?  Yea kid, you gotta do it this way....  He cut the clam in half, and put a half on each clam shell half!!!   At this restaurant, they took one clam and cut it in half!!!!  So much for old fashioned “value”……… and who in their right mind who is eating clams actually LOOK at the clam they are about to eat it???!!! 

 

Still in all, this was a fun place to go to eat……… and even tho they skimped on the clams, the burgers were THE BEST!!!!  

 

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Scott Wages

Thank you Suzanne for bringing back such great memories of Link's.  We frequented it in the 70's as I grew up (Muttontown), and I remember how sad I was when it burned down (partly, at least).  How's this for a ditty; "Eggs a'la Russe"?  I have never before, or since, seen boiled eggs and Russian Dressing referred to as such, even though I often mix the two as a snack.  Heck, most of the country calls "Russian" "Thousand Island" anyway, so I suppose it was rather of a colloquialism at best.  Thanks for your blog, and I would LOVE a copy of the menu.  Be well.  Scott W.

June 17, 2012 02:06 AM
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Suzanne

Scott, in order to get you the menu, please e-mail me at sasher@signaturepremier.com

I will forward the two pages to you!!!  Have a great day!!!

June 17, 2012 04:07 AM
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Steve Lord

My parents would take our Huntington family to Links in the 60's. We loved it.

In 1971 as an 18 year old I drove taxi in Huntington for a raunchy cab company called Coop Cab. We would call-in our fares to the dipatcher. "Number 4, To Sears on two" meant: Taxi driver 4 going to Sear's Shopping Center with two passengers, and "To the rail on one, with." meant: to the Huntington Station Train Station with one passenger with luggage.

One night I picked up fares at Links. These were the busboys and dish washers - Hatian? Cuban? Wonderfully friendly, joking small built-men. They wanted to get their train. They asked - how many can you take? (My cab could hold 4 max.) I asked - how many can you fit in? When I called-in to my dispatcher - "Number 24, to the rail on 8." I heard "WHAT!?"

We nine were laughing all the way to the station.  

 

 

September 01, 2012 02:32 PM
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jed schaiman

I remember going to links , I guess sometime in the 50's or early 60s. We lived in Hicksville and it was a big deal. Always people waiting to get in. My mother would have a lobster and suck every piece of meat out of it. I don't remember what my dad, myself or brother had. However I do remember that the utensils never matched and I think the plates never matched either.  I wonder why they went out of business? There always seemed to be plenty of customers. Also, close by, my dad and I used to rent a rowboat and he would bring his sears outboard motor and we went from a place called Axels in Huntington harbor.

Times seemed simplier then.

January 31, 2013 09:28 PM
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eddie

I dreamt about Link's last night and figured I would google it. My Father Pete was  the only "butcher" or meat cutter there from about 1955 to 1973. I was born in 1963 so I was young when visiting with my ad. We usually went in the Huge back door/stairs to the kitchen. All the people there were nice. Only been in the dining area a few times though. There was alot of "red" i remember (?). Too bad there isn't anymore on it.

Saw the owner Meyer died in 2000. That's about it. I would love to get ahold of an old menu or something.

June 17, 2013 11:49 AM
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