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!!!!