Restaurant Round Up

It may be a small village but Montauk has more restaurants per acre than any other East End spot. From the dock to the village. The Point to the Stretch you’ll find dozens of places to satisfy your appetite. Here’s a great selection for your spring consideration.

668 Gig Shack

One of our most popular sidewalk cafes boasts a casual, hip atmosphere the young, smart set craves. The menu features a creative, tropically themed surf cuisine that’s heavy on fresh local fish and seafood. The bar offers a slew of custom cocktails, craft beers, fine wines and barkeeps who know how to keep the crowd happy. As the name more than implies, live music is a staple with folk, rock, pop, reggae and original tunes on tap. Serving lunch and dinner daily stop by and see why the crowd who knows, knows to linger here.       

  782 Main Street, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-2727
www.668thegigshack.com

Best Pizza

This sister to the famed Williamsburg spot lives up to it’s name!  This is an unpretentious, down-to-earth, neighborhood slice shop where everybody can grab a great meal without mortgaging their soul is fully realized here. Located next to Goldberg’s on the Napeague Stretch expect the same old-school, creatively crafted pizza. Grab a slice or a pie, add a beer or a cocktail and you my friend are rocking and rolling in Hamptons heaven.

  Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930
  631-668-8378
  www.best.piz.za.com

Duryea’s Dock

Located on the beautiful shores of Ft. Pond Bay this is one of the most popular, waterfront restaurants on the East End. Offering a charming, rustic, nautical feel and a large waterfront deck people flock here to drink in magnificent sunsets and beautiful scenery. Add a broad menu that includes fresh fish and seafood in imaginative recipes to go with always perfect lobster served in a variety of ways. Open for lunch, dinner and take-out a happy marriage of the best of old and new Montauk.

  65 Tuthill Road, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-2410
  www.duryealobsters.com

George’s Café

Set steps from the Lighthouse this casual spot is a perfect place to enjoy a meal and a drink with one of the most spectacular views on the East End. Chef Marcos Martinez uses his Puerto Rican roots combined with Asian influences to make the very most of the locally available fish, seafood, fresh farm produce and ingredients available to create classic  Hamptons dishes as well as signature pork belly sliders, spicy tuna poke and fish tacos. Plus, it’s surprisingly affordable. Drop by Thursday and Sunday for live music from acts like the incomparable Nancy Atlas.

  1999 Mountauk Point State Parkway, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-2076
  www.georgeslighthousecafe.com

Gin Beach Café

Tucked away at the newly renamed Montauk Anglers Club (formerly Gone Fishing Marina) this is a casual, cozy, quiet get away that invites you to drop-in for great food with a beautiful view of the Lake and boats. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and a bountiful take-out menu find the freshest seafood, fish and lobster, add a healthy dose of tacos, burgers, sandwiches and salads, served in quantity, quality and variety. “You hook em, we cook” – bring your daily catch in and they’ll serve it up

  467 East Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-483-5111
  www.ginbeachcafe.com

Goldberg’s

Anyone who knows East End comfort food knows Goldberg’s. With locations in East Hampton, Southampton, Bridgehampton and Westhampton Beach they’ve spread the gospel of great comfort food from one end of the Hampton’s to the other. In Montauk they even offer three convenient locations, one in the village just south of Main Street, another between the village and Amagansett and just opened their new outpost at the head of the harbor. Enjoy the same fresh made bagels, home-made soups and full deli here, too! Open from 6AM till 3PM daily come by for breakfast or lunch and see why the lines start to form as soon as the sun comes up!

  286 Aetna Street, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-238-5976
  www.goldbergsfamous.com

Gosman’s Dock

More than a restaurant a landmark that literally put Montauk on the gastronomic map! Set beside the harbor inlet, the passing boats your personal maritime parade choose from the casual outdoor clam bar or formal restaurant. The first is a sunny stop for a basket of fried local seafood, freshly made lobster roll or hot dog and a cup of premium ice cream. The second is a full service restaurant where an innovative menu of local seafood, fish and lobster rivals any room in town. Like sushi? There’s simply no better place to have a custom roll or a full platter of your choice. Combining panoramic views with superb food and professional service today’s Gosman’s more than earns its place amongst the very best restaurants in the East End. Serving lunch and dinner daily.

  484 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-5330
  www.gosmans.com

Hooked

One of last year’s biggest hits, this cozy sidewalk spot is open for its second season. Located just block from the beach in the center of Montauk this spot is owned and operated by the same master chef who ran the ultra-packed Clam Bar. Here he brings a decades plus experience creating great seafood centered meals that appeal to every taste and price point. Of course, they’ll be lobsters in rolls, entrees and to-go options. Add a black board full of seasonal plates, familiar specials and imaginative dishes and you’ll see why this newcomer created a loyal following fast!

  34 S. Etna Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-2111
  www.hookedmtk.com

Inlet Seafood Restaurant

Owned and operated by six commercial fishermen this is the place to find the freshest fare in town. From the familiar bass, fluke and lobster to more exotic tile fish, porgy and John Dory, there’s something for everyone who loves fresh local fish. Throw in some of the best sushi on the East End plus a good selection of steaks and meats and you’ve got choice choices galore. Enjoy your meal with one of the best water views anywhere with floor to ceiling views of the bay, inlet and harbor.

  541 East Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-4272
  www.inletseafood.com

Montauk Circle Burger

As the name states it brings a mean burger to town. That begins by using a special blend of meats to create a variety of fresh burgers every day. Choose from a base MCB Burger or go straight to the top with a Monster Burger – double the patties and fixings for a man-sized meal! Leaning towards a healthier lifestyle, they also have a great Vegan burger that’s gluten free, too. Like fish? You’ll have it in great sandwiches. Add a full bar for all your favorite local and imported spirits and beers for the adults and you’re set for lunch and dinner daily. Can’t make it to town? They deliver, too.

  99 South Edgemere Road, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-238-5510
  www.montaukcircleburger.com

Montauket

Perched high above Gardiner’s Bay is a landmark almost as well known as the Lighthouse itself. For over 60 years people have flocked here for good honest local food a lively bar and the most spectacular sunsets in town. Serving lunch and dinner daily enjoy signature fresh fish, hearty burgers and weekly specials on hand. A perfect home-away-from-home for visitors and locals alike be sure to drop by for their trademark Happy Hour 3-5 Monday – Friday with specials all around!   

  88 Firestone Road, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-5992
  www.montaukmainstay.com

Mtk Lobster House

Located on Main Street on the second floor of the Plaza Sports building you can easily guess the main focus of this cozy eat-in or take-out operation. Most everyone’s favorite summer vacation meal is their focus and they plan to have enough cute crustaceans on hand to feed anyone’s Army, Navy or Air Force. Add fresh fish and seafood, tacos anyway you love them, build your own burgers, a great kids menu and more. Open daily for lunch and dinner and weekend breakfast this spring they add delivery, too.

  716 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-238-5703
  www.motklobsterhouse.com

Naturally Good

Looking for the healthiest meal & market in Montauk? Just look for the orange awning on Main Street. Newly expanded from their original store a block from the beach this larger version of the two decade old spot is bigger, better and more full service than ever! Serving breakfast and lunch, enjoy your organic breakfast burrito or granola with fruit, wrap, soup, salad or veggie burger in their hidden garden or take it to the beach. You won’t find a fresher, healthier or more delicious meal in Montauk. An invaluable resource for locals and visitors alike looking to become more healthy individuals. Open year-round.

  779 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-9030
  www.naturallygoodcafe.com

Naturally Good Sushi

Once upon a time, not that many year ago, the original Naturally Good spot was located mid-way between Main and the beach. When a bigger spot opened on Main Street the new larger café moved there leaving the old spot dark. Well, no more. After much rumination a perfect solution to use that space presented itself. Why not dedicate it to sushi? Considering the bounty local waters offer for fresh seafood, lobster and fish what could possibly be a better fit? Now open this aptly named spot offers all your favorite rolls, entrees, plates and more to go or stay in their cozy dining room or sunny lawn.

  38 S. Etna Ave., Montauk, NY 11954
  631-238-5791
  www.naturallygoodsushi.com

Navy Beach

In 2010 the NY Times called this, “The most buzzed about new restaurants and bars in Montauk,” Well, 9 years later it still is. This laid-back, family-friendly waterfront restaurant offers a memorable dining experience for the whole family in a beach setting with coastal food and the best sunsets in the Hampton’s. The kitchen delivers a high quality fish centric menu with an emphasis on sustainable seafood and local seasonal produce. Navy Beach is all about location, positioned on a 200-foot private beach in Montauk, Newsday named it on of the top five water-view lunch, dinner and brunch spots on the East End.

  16 Navy Road, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-6868
  www.navybeach.com

Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Café

One of the most popular restaurants, this family-friendly spot has all the ingredients. A great spot overlooking scenic Lake Montauk. Great food at reasonable prices. Rick’s selection of the freshest seafood, fish, lobsters, lobster rolls, trademark BBQ and world-famous onion rings more than fits the bill. Looking for a meal to remember long after you’ve left Montauk? Try Rick’s famous lobster, steak or a crab bake: a big helping of one of the former plus clams, steamers, mussels, shrimp and potato. Whether it’s a couple looking to enjoy a romantic sunset drink or a family with 15 hungry mouths to fill Rick makes everyone feel right at home. Serving lunch and dinner daily with nightly s’more pits to linger over long after sunset, Rick’s is the ultimate destination in Montauk dining.

  435 East Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-3200
www.crabbycowboy.com

Sammy’s

Now in its eighth season this dockside spot has become a frequent stop for anyone who appreciates well-prepared food in a scenic setting. Serving lunch and dinner daily choose from a wide-ranging menu that emphasis’s local fish and seafood, produce and ingredients in recipes that are well thought-out without being pretentious. Add a custom cold drink, a fresh breeze off the water and a great view and you know why this place is habit-forming. Looking for their signature food truck? Starting May 1 you can find it at either the restaurant or in the Gosman’s parking lot and have the best hot dog, burger, fish sandwich or lobster roll in town with a view of the water.

  448 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-238-5707
www.sammysmtk.com

Sloppy Tuna

We all know the Tuna is a great place to grab a drink overlooking the ocean, meet new and old friends, listen to some of the best music in Montauk and have a ball! But food is just as essential an element to the Tuna’s appeal and this year they’ve doubled down on that with a variety of new programs and ideas. Start with a great new menu loaded with local favorites. Like to dance? Drop by every Tuesday – Saturday at 9PM for a great DJ. Serving lunch and dinner daily from noon-10PM the bar is open till 4AM.

  4148 S. Emerson, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-647-8000
www.lisloppytuna.com

South Edison

One of the most critically acclaimed restaurant in Montauk turns ten this year. And its present to you is via long-time chef and new owner/operator Frankie Fuschetto. With a fine understanding of his customers needs he’s spent the off-season refining the already successful blend of innovative menu, polished service and attractive setting to keep this now decade old eatery at the top of the gastronomic parade on the East End. Drop by nightly for a spectacular dinner.      

  17 S. Edison Street, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-4200
www.southedison.com

Swallow East

Now in its sixth year this waterfront spot deserves its high praise for its food, service and overall vision. The second spot from Huntington’s master chef James Tchinis they rely on local farmers for seasonally available produce, local fishermen for the freshest catch of the day, and area suppliers for basic ingredients to make innovative fare. Have your meal in their rustic, casual nautical main room or on the sun drenched deck at waterside’ edge. Add some of the best custom cocktails in Montauk, daily specials, live music in season almost every night of the week and some of the best views of the harbor and you know why this is one of the hottest rooms in town.       

  474 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-8344
www.swalloweastrestaurant.com

TT’s Montauk — NEW!

NEW! Down on the docks there’s a colorful new dining addition. A whitewashed building overlooking the docks with a tantalizing double TT sign. “Tacos and Tequila – MTK” is a straight-forward idea perfect for a summer spot like Montauk. Serve a great array of delicious tacos add a bar length supply of the finest tequilas and you’ve hung out the “come on in and have a great time” sign here. Price-wise you can’t overstay your budget when a man-sized taco starts at just $3. With years of experience in Brooklyn doing much the same the three young wise men in charge here know their way around making a room rock. And whether it is breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late night drink they have added one more compelling reason to get your butt down to the docks.

  West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-8543
www.ttsmontauk.com

The Point

Montauk’s favorite sports bar is dedicated to the decidedly All-American proposition that you simply can’t get enough pro and college baseball, basketball, hockey and all things athletic, action. Located in the heart of the village catch all the games on a mind-boggling 16 flat screen TV’s wired to every sports network your little heart desires! Find great casual food with a full fledged menu that covers all the bases: finger food like wings, potato skins and nachos; hearty soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers as well as an entrée list that embraces fresh local fish, prime steaks and chicken dishes. Add drink specials, great live entertainment and the night is perfect. Open for lunch and dinner daily the bar’s open till 4AM.

  697 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-1500
www.pointbarandgrill.com

West Lake Fish House

Located at the West Lake Marina, right next to the docks, this restaurant has that old Montauk vibe combined with new and innovative ways to serve seafood. Sit inside or outside at the Dockside Bar and watch boats come in with their catch. The menu features fresh local seafood, fresh sushi, fish & chips, chowder and a raw bar, even a kids menu! Families are more than welcome. Live music everyday in season, no reservations required. 

  352 Westlake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
  631-668-3474
www.westlakefishhouse.com

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