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Chef Joe Smith Returns To The Ram's Head Inn For Their 40th Anniversary

Teresa Zhang | September 5, 2019 | Lifestyle

This season, The Ram’s Head Inn celebrates its 40th anniversary with the return of award-winning chef Joe Smith.


The patio at the restaurant at The Ram’s Head Inn overlooks the harbor.

Set on waterfront grounds, with a lawn rolling down to a private beach, The Ram’s Head Inn on Shelter Island celebrates its 40th anniversary with the adherence to its concept of island hospitality. “Regardless of who you are in your other life, when you come to the inn, you can let down your guard as you become just one of our house guests,” owner Linda Eklund says. In the light of the 40th birthday, The Ram’s Head welcomes the return of favorite chef Joe Smith, who follows the locavore concept that boasts fresh local produce, game and seafood, accompanied by herbs from the inn’s own garden. “We harvest in the morning and it is part of a dish offered in the evening,” Smith says. Some of his perennial favorites are Long Island duck and local fish. As one of the East End’s oldest hotels, The Ram’s Head stands apart from other local inns with its location sitting high above a protected harbor. Guests can enjoy the beachfront without worry of heavy currents or undertow while enjoying a spectacular sunset. From $595 per night, 108 S. Ram Island Drive, Shelter Island Heights,


Photography by: Madison Fender Photography