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
NEW! — Tony’s Meats
Montauk’s newest, old-school, meat market opened this Memorial Day! Located in the heart of the harbor you’ll find 4,000 square feet of the finest food, groceries, grab-n-go entrees and sides, sandwiches, freshly made breads, wine and beer in the area. Need something special for the kitchen or grill? Their on-site butcher can cut, slice, grind their prime cuts to your order. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinners daily 5AM to 9PM a very welcome addition to the Montauk community.
541 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Star Island Yacht Club Grille
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late-night drink at this casual, harbor-side spot. Featuring fresh local fish and seafood, hearty burgers and American fare it is open to the public May through October.
59 Star Island Road, Montauk, NY 11954
Seaside House Bar
If you love sushi, and who doesn’t, you are going to fall for this fresh, new Montauk spot. Located steps from the docks the folks behind this upper-shelf entry should be familiar to foody fans. They’ve been putting big smiles on diners faces at their first location, Street Food, just north of the Circle in the village for the past three years. Here they’ve doubled down on a menu that features not just all the classic rolls, sushi and sashimi you expect but added a bevy of signature choices you won’t find anywhere else. My favorite? The rainbow roll with blue crab, cucumber and avocado inside and tuna, salmon, fluke and yellowtail on top! That’s a meal to savor. Add authentic poke’ bowls, salads and sushi entrees and you know why this was the hot spot on the MTK dining map for 2021.
57 Flamingo Road, Montauk, NY 11954
Blade + Salt
Just north of Main Street what was Primavera Pizza has become a culinary experience that is pure Montauk. Pizza and artisanal foods in a variety of colors, textures, and tastes offered to take-out in a space designed to stimulate the senses and foster community. Freshly prepared in small batches daily, seasonally sourced and locally grown when possible. The chef/owners, Richard and Stephanie Pietromonaco, are Montauk residents, passionate about creating fresh, beautifully prepared food for lunch, dinner and beach picnics. Having an event? They’re experts at catering large and small parties.
54 South Erie, Montauk, NY 11954
Once upon a time there was a family style restaurant called Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Café. Since 2002 it served the best fresh seafood, lobsters, trademark BBQ and chicken to Montauk locals and visitors. One of the most popular places to have lunch or dinner overlooking the Lake this year it is gone! Well, at least the name. Rick has moved on, the Common Ground flag flies overhead, but the people and menu you loved lives on. Still serving a great meal, still welcoming old and new customers, still here to make your Montauk day extra special.
435 East Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
Bird on the Roof
For three generations this was one of Montauk’s favorite breakfast and lunch spots. Unfortunately, struggles with Covid and family issues closed their doors two year ago. Rumors abounded about new owners with new agendas taking over. But, in a happy twist, not only have they reopened but with a plan that blends the best of the old with the new. Expect a menu that brings back old favorites but adds healthy, innovative new choices. Have yours in their cozy main room or on the airy terrace. Come June they plan to add live music and extend hours into the early evening.
47 Elmwood Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
El Taco Olé
Love authentic Mexican food? Head to the eastern end of Main Street! That colorful sign announces authentic regional Mexican fare served by folks who know that cuisine first-hand and are proud to bring it to Montauk. Of course, you’ll still have tacos and build-you-own burritos and quesadillas but spice it up with choice ingredients like guajillo sauce (Chile sauce with grilled pineapple), sweet salsa macha and lime, exotic spicy green tomatillo sauce and Frizo mushrooms. Need something healthy? They have a full slate of vegan and vegetarian offers, too. Have yours to stay in their sunny outside patio, upstairs in the loft or grab it to go. Have a cold cerveza to wash it down. An affordable lunch or dinner that’s now one of the best meals in Montauk.
805 Main Street, Montauk, NY 11954
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 it features the freshest seafood, fish and lobster, add a healthy dose of tacos, burgers, sandwiches and salads, and serve them in quantity, quality and variety. Located within arm’s reach of some of the best charter boats in Montauk they’ve added a few fisherman twists everyone can enjoy. “You hook em, we cook” – bring your daily catch in and they’ll serve it up! Looking to make an early run to the Canyon and need food? Drop off your cooler and they’ll stock it for your morning ride. Acknowledging the trend towards a healthier eating they also have vegan, vegetarian and gluten free choices. Here’s a healthy meal, a delicious, overflowing Poke bowl! When dinner is done stay for an early evening drink and enjoy one of the most spectacular sunsets in the East End.
467 East Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
Muse @ The End
Now in its 10th year this is one of Montauk’s best loved spots. Its recipe for success starts with a great staff, from their inviting hostesses to kind and knowledgeable floor staff and bar keeps, seasoned manager who helps make every dining experience and a kitchen staff that creates some of the area’s best dishes for lunch or dinner. Add an eclectic menu of delicious, New American-style items mixed with classic comfort food. Top it off with a casual, relaxed atmosphere and a lively bar. Together it’s a unique offering that has made this spot popular, year-round. Enjoy your meal in their spacious indoor prom or newly expanded patio.
41 South Euclid Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954
Now in its third year this sophisticated room builds on owner Kristen Vincent’s success with Manhattan’s Figure 10 and Home Sweet Home. Here she offers a seaside escape where custom cocktails, oysters & caviar, freshly landed seafood and selected steaks in inventive recipes serve lay the foundation for a memorable lunch, dinner or late-night fete.
4 South ElmwoodAvenue, Montauk, NY 11954
Located just steps from the Montauk docks at Kenny’s Tipperary Inn, this new spot offers a casual, family friendly Italian restaurant and bar. Featuring traditional dishes and wood-fired brick oven pizza, they have a simple approach to building a successful year-round business. Treat everyone as if they were a long-lost friend. Serve well-prepared food. Host an inviting bar. That formula is already yielding a packed dining room and a busy bar! Open for lunch and dinner daily.
432 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
La Fin Kitchen & Lounge
Overlooking Montauk harbor this chic spot comes to Montauk from the expertise & warmth of the Organic Krush operating team. Inspired by the seaside chic of St. Barth’s and St. Tropez guests can lounge, drink and dine, enjoying the finest seasonal, farm-to-table French inspired cuisine. Working with more than 20 local purveyors the menu highlights seasonal ingredients, delicate homegrown herbs, sustainably caught fish and responsibly sourced meats. Serving a morning selections of cold pressed juices, gluten free baked goods followed by a Recovery Brunch with delectable crepes, lobster lettuce wraps and salad niçoise. A refined dinners begin at 5 p.m., with fresh caught local seafood, such as swordfish or mahi mahi, summer ratatouille and steak frites.
474 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
The Lobster Roll
Better known as “Lunch” this all-time East End favorite returns for its 59th season this May. Located midway between Montauk and Amagansett just look for the biggest crowds on the Napeague Stretch! Once there enjoy a seafood menu briming with everything from clams to fresh local fish and if course their signature lobster rolls and salads. Serving lunch and dinner daily.
1980 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930
What was last year’s Montauk Circle Burger is now simply the Montauk Circle. The difference is much more than a single word. Where once burgers were the staple de jour they are now a part of menu that is much more comprehensive, much more inclusive, much more enjoyable! In addition to crafting almost any burger you can imagine choose from a variety of fresh fish and local seafood dishes, a selection of great salads, appetizers that are sometimes simple often complex. Thirsty? They have added creative cocktails that rival any in this perpetually happy village.
99 Carl Fisher Place (aka The Plaza), Montauk, NY 11954
Morty’s Oyster Stand
Where once Cyril’s stood, a brand-new restaurant stands. Where once crowds gathered for drinks, today they come for that, and much more. Serving creative coastal cuisine featuring the freshest seafood, a rotating list of premium East Coast oysters and a list of refreshing specialty cocktails this Napeague Stretch location is today home to anyone who loves great food, good company and a cold drink to cool this sizzling summer.
2167 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, NY 11930
Set at the edge of the ocean at the Royal Atlantic resort this new spot has an auspicious start last year. It began with breakfast that built on the always popular fare with more seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. That includes a new coffee and juice bar to wake your day. But the major changes come on the new oceanside deck shaded by sun kites that can comfortably seat over 75 people. The fare included an all-new dinner menu serving a range of New American cuisine, including freshly caught local seafood. For entertainment they brought a wide variety of local bands and artists. Great food, custom drinks, a casual beachside vibe and music that’s what most folks expect in a Montauk stay.
126 Emerson Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954