RIVERHEAD, NY — Jimmy Fallon, a familiar face on the East End, delighted fans recently when he did what so many in Riverhead have done for years — stopped off for dinner and dessert at two of the area’s most beloved eateries.

Snowflake Ice Cream Shopped posted a photo of Fallon, host of “The Tonight Show,” with the caption, “Jimmy Fallon having a taco at Funcho’s and an ice cream at Snowflake!”

Speaking with Patch, owner Stu Feldschuh said he wasn’t there when Fallon came in. His staff, however, “said he was a very nice guy. At first, they didn’t even realize it was him. They said, ‘That looks like Jimmy Fallon,'” he laughed.

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Fallon had stopped first at Funcho’s next door, he said. Al Zavala, owner of Funcho’s said Fallon came in with his daughter; they ordered Mexican pizza and pork tacos.

“Everyone left them alone,” he said. “Thank God, it wasn’t too busy. He was very friendly.”

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Staffers at Snowflake said Fallon ordered a soft vanilla cone.

Feldschuh said it’s not unusual for celebrities to stop by, and usually, there’s not much fanfare. But in Fallon’s case, he’s so well-loved that customers and staffers alike were thrilled across the board.

“The post got a lot of attention on social media,” Feldschuh said. “A lot of people really like Jimmy Fallon. “He’s a very nice guy. We get a lot of (famous) people in here, and no one usually makes a big deal. But he has good vibes about him.”

In the end, he added, Fallon —who once touched hearts when he gave a woman in Sagaponack a ride at the beach as a deluge of rain began to fall — was just enjoying life on the East End.

“He did what a lot of people do,” Feldschuh said. “Got some tacos at Funcho’s and ice cream at Snowflake.”

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