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Delicious Local Places to Eat in Brooklyn, NY

Besides our comfortable accommodations and ideal location, The Lodge Red Hook is surrounded by a variety of delicious local places to eat in Brooklyn, NY that we are proud to recommend. Each of these unique restaurants has become part of the local culture of Brooklyn through their years of providing outstanding food and superb customer service. As locals ourselves, we frequently visit these establishments and wish to share our experiences with you. By staying with us, you’ll be within minutes of these and many more beloved restaurants in Brooklyn.

Local Bites

Hometown Bar-B-Que

Classic southern-style, pit-smoked meats, and all-around good times are the focal pieces of this must-try restaurant in Brooklyn, NY.

Their expansive menu featuring tacos, sandwiches, and savory sides, as well as their entertaining live music, has earned this local establishment a spot on several Food Network shows. Come and see why this well-known eatery is a popular topic of conversation around town!

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Dekalb Market Hall

Located downstairs at City Point

With over 30 local vendors from local and regional restaurants in Brooklyn, NY, this massive international food market invites guests to a global tasting experience. Vendors include Bobbi’s Italian, Fat Fowl, Eight Turn Crepe, Hana Noodles, Kotti Berliner Doner, and so much more! 

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Serving traditional Israeli dishes, guests of Miriam’s are treated to a tasting experience like no other. Signature dishes include a dipping plate with an assortment of spicy and tangy dips, seared sea trout, and lamb shawarma. For dessert, pair a rich latte with their banana crumble cheesecake or halva mousse.

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Sundays 11am to 6pm at Prospect Park

Deemed “The Woodstock of Eating”, Smorgasburg attracts thousands of visitors to its weekly open-air market in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Los Angeles, Miami, and Jersey City. Guests can choose from an eclectic group of local vendors each offering their own take on delicious worldwide cuisines.

Regardless of your preference, you’re sure to find both savory and sweet creations that will satisfy your cravings.

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Come explore food inspired by Oaxacan culture at this upscale Mexican establishment. The entire menu is gluten-free and catered to guests interested in discovering the flavours of Oaxaca. Their house-made cheeses and sausages are a crowd favorite and are in the company of many other freshly sourced ingredients found in Claro’s kitchen. 

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By meshing Thai street food with Northeastern Thai cuisine, this unique family-style eatery has established itself as one of the most desired places to eat in Brooklyn.

Treat your tastebuds to an assortment of dishes ranging from charcoal roasted skirt steak to steamed mussels in a lemongrass broth.

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Red Hook Lobster Pound

Known for their mouth-watering lobster rolls, this seafood-centric dining experience is one you won’t want to miss while staying in Red Hook! The menu features classics including the Maine-style roll and New England seafood boils. Seasonal beers, sandwiches, fish and chips, and potato salad are just a few of the many other delicious items you can enjoy while dining at this traditional comfort-food restaurant.

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Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie

For over 23 years, Steve and his team have worked hard to maintain the true taste of key lime pies for regulars and adoring tourists. From the standard 10-inch pies to mini tarts and chocolate- dipped creations, each product has been made with 100% freshly squeezed lime juice and crust made in-house. Discover why these pies are so popular by trying one for yourself!

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Distilleries, Wineries & Breweries

Sip on some of the best alcoholic beverages in the city when you visit these nearby locally owned-and-operated establishments: 


  • Van Brunt Stillhouse
  • Widow Jane Distillery
  • Fort Hamilton Distillery
  • Kings County Distillery
  • Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur


  • Rooftop Reds—Brooklyn
  • The Red Hook Winery 


  • Threes Brewing
  • Brooklyn Brewery
  • Five Boroughs Brewing Co.
  • Big Alice Brewing—Brooklyn
  • Other Half Brewing—Brooklyn
  • Keg and Lantern Brewery–Red Hook
  • Sixpoint Brewery
  • Strong Rope Brewery—Red Hook

Dining in Red Hook

Each of these local places to eat in Brooklyn, NY are sure to dazzle your tastebuds with something new and exciting. For reference on how to get to each of these restaurants, check out our map below showcasing their exact locations!