Visiting Shelter Island? Make sure to make a stop at Commander Cody’s for some truly delectable seafood and authentic low-country barbecue. Owner Jim Hayward and his daughter Amanda-a graduate from Hyde Park’s famed Culinary Institute-serve up locally-sourced seafood favorites along with mouthwatering South Carolina-style ribs, fried chicken, and classic sides like baked beans, coleslaw, collard greens, and mac and cheese. Sit yourselves down at one of the Commander’s picnic tables, put in your order, and relax. This island gem has a low-key, mellow atmosphere where visitors feel like they’re part of the local community.