Are you looking for the best Montauk restaurants? Montauk – the town of incredible sunsets and the freshest seafood – is full of interesting places that lure you in with the promise of good food and stunning views, but not all can deliver.
There are so many places these days, it can make your head spin! Do you want a real hot spot, a waterfront restaurant, an extensive cocktail menu, or just plain old delicious food?
So check out this guide to the 44 best Montauk restaurants that will help you choose the spots right.
Big List of Montauk Restaurants
668 The Gig Shack
669 The Gig Shack, called The Shack by locals, is a family-owned restaurant on Main Street Montauk. It’s a simple, casual surf-style eatery with plenty of outdoor seating, live music, and laid back atmosphere – a great reflection of the friendly nature of its owners, the Gardell family. The Shack has the ‘first come – first served policy, and it’s probably for the best because it gives everyone a fair chance. And trust me, you’ll want a fair chance when it comes to getting a table at the restaurant as it is never not crowded. The signature Montacos – blackened locally caught tilefish with creamy coleslaw and mango salsa served on a thin crispy taco shell – is a must-try. Hint: don’t settle for two, order three right away.
668 The Gig Shack is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except for Wednesdays.
782 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Find out more by visiting 668thegigshack.com or calling 631-668-2727.
Anthony’s Pancake and Waffle House
Anthony’s Pancake and Waffle House has been serving the Montauk community and its guests’ delicious breakfast and lunch since 1952. And even now, the recently renovated restaurant continues to be the number one breakfast spot in Montauk. Waffles, crepes, pancakes, omelets, toasts – everything tastes as delicious as home-cooked meals. The fluffy, airy, crunchy waffles alone deserve all food awards. Lunch options include burgers and sandwiches – it’s nothing fancy but somehow turns out to be the best thing you’ve ever had.
Anthony’s Pancake and Waffle House is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week.
710 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Learn more by visiting anthonyspancakehouse.com or calling 631-668-2823.
Best Pizza & Dive Bar
Best Pizza & Dive Bar has one of those names that speak volumes. Here you can enjoy what can only be described as the most beautiful and delicious pizza inside the walls of a casual bar that is the perfect setting for a fun summer night. A pool table and flat-screen TVs that run major sports games won’t let you get bored even if you don’t drink. The white and grandma pies are to die for, so fresh and tasty. The restaurant welcomes you for dine-in, but pickup and delivery to Montauk and Amangasett are available, too.
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Best Pizza & Dive Bar is open from noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends.
2095 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett, L.I., NY 11930
To find out more, visit bestpizzadivebar.com or call 631-668-8378.
Blade + Salt
One of the newest Montauk restaurants, this is a cute little place next to Montauk Brewery, Blade + Salt serves great food and the most mouth-watering pizzas. If you trust Dave Portnoy’s recommendations, this family-owned restaurant should be on your must-visit list. The artisan pizzas are freshly made in small batches daily, and the ingredients are all locally grown when possible. Order the classic Margherita or go for specialty Market Pie – whatever you choose will be phenomenal.
Blade + Salt’s opening hours are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on any day except for Wednesday.
54 S Erie Ave, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
To learn more, visit bladeandsalt.com or call 631-668-1601.
Bounce Beach Montauk
Another of the newest Montauk restaurants opened in May 2021, Bounce Beach is what summer would look like if it was a restaurant. You can sit inside and be surrounded by soft pink and green colors that somehow brighten your mood. There is also an oceanfront outdoor deck where you can enjoy the magnificent Montauk sunsets while drinking one of the delicious beverages. The brunch, lunch, and dinner options are also very well-thought-out and can satisfy any craving. If you don’t know what to order, how about the most beloved summer treat on Long Island – lobster roll? Bounce Beach does know how to make them unforgettable. The restaurant is open from noon to midnight seven days a week.
148 S Emerson Ave, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
For more information, visit bouncebeachmtk.com or call 631-647-8000.
Clam and Chowder House at Salivar’s Dock
Would you be interested in locally caught seafood and the best sushi ever? Right, no one would pass on that offer. So make sure to visit Clam and Chowder House at Salivar’s Dock at least once during your stay in Montauk. This waterside location with the rooftop deck was opened only recently, but the family-operated Clam and Chowder House has been in business for more than 20 years. Perhaps, you’ve already tried their heavenly food at the previous location at Westlake Marina; if not, it’s high time you do. I recommend you start with the thick and creamy New England clam chowder.
Clam Chowder House at Salivar’s Dock is open every day except for Wednesday. The opening hours are 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. on weekdays, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. on weekends.
470 W Lake Dr, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Visit clamandchowderhouse.com or call 631-668-6252 to find out more.
Located at Ditch Plains Beach, Ditch Witch is a family-owned and operated Montauk food truck that has brought variety to the beach food options since 1994. And variety it has – poke bowls, wraps, burritos, quesadillas, salads, and more. Bean chili, sesame noodles, cinnamon rolls, and Greek salad are all-time favorites. This is easily one of the most cherished Montauk restaurants…even though it’s not technically a restaurant at all! You’ll love it just that same.
The opening hours of the food truck are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.
23 Ditch Plains Rd #9, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Visit ditchwitchmtk.com or call 631-377-8270 to learn more.
Duryea’s Lobster Deck & Seafood Market
For a special occasion, like a birthday or anniversary, there is no better of the Montauk restaurants on this list than Duryea’s Lobster Deck & Seafood Market. Dine on the deck overlooking Fort Pond Bay at sunset time and get the most romantic atmosphere created by Mother Nature herself. The seafood is the freshest, the views are the prettiest, the service is the most attentive – Duryea’s doesn’t do mediocrity. It’s pricey, but don’t you and your loved ones deserve the best?
Duryea’s Lobster Deck & Seafood Market doesn’t take reservations, so be prepared to wait to be seated. The restaurant is open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
65 Tuthill Rd, Montauk, L.I., NY 1195
Learn more by visiting duryeas.com or calling 631-668-2410.
If Duryea’s Lobster Deck is full, don’t despair; there is another restaurant that is just as good – Gosman’s Dock. The restaurant features a clam bar, sushi bar, seafood, refreshing drinks, and the Topside that boasts the most breathtaking views of Montauk Harbor. Gosman’s started as a chowder stand that specialized in lobster rolls in the 1950s, and with time and the development of the restaurant, the food got only more exquisite. Gosman’s serves huge portions and never skimps on seafood. Lobster Bisque is a favorite of many, but you can order anything you like and be sure that it’ll be spectacular.
Gosman’s Dock is open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day except for Tuesdays.
500 W Lake Dr, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Find out more by visiting gosmans.com or calling 631-668-5330.
Grey Lady MTK
Grey Lady is a chain of charming lovely restaurants that feature New England fare, and one of them is available to you right here, in Montauk. The MTK location is a great choice for a nice lunch with your family or a night out with a group of friends – it can do it all. Enjoy oysters, a lobster roll, and a glass of rose or Frose along with the stunning views of the lake. After the sunset, the view isn’t available anymore, but it doesn’t matter because the restaurant shows another of its advantages as it turns into one of the greatest party places where the fun doesn’t end.
Grey Lady MTK is open from 5 p.m. until 4 a.m. the next day.
440 West Lake Drive. Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
To learn more, visit greyladymtk.com or call 631-668-8681.
Harvest on Fort Pond
If you are in the mood for Italian but don’t want to miss the chance to enjoy seafood, Harvest on Fort Pond is where you can have both – and more. Established in 1994, the restaurant is one of the top Zagat rated in Montauk, and it’s well-deserved praise. Its chef Jake Williams creates one culinary masterpiece after another daily, using Northern Italian recipes and Montauk’s seafood and produce. Large portions guaranteed. The ambiance of the restaurant doesn’t disappoint either; you can choose to dine inside or in the fully functioning vegetable and herb garden, but no matter where you sit, you’ll have great water views.
The opening hours of Harvest on Fort Pond are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Monday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
11 S Emery St, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Visit harvestfortpond.com or call 631-668-5574 for more information.
Grabbing sandwiches and/or fried chicken from Herb’s Market is the best thing you can do for a beach day, camping or fishing trip, or a quick bite. The family-owned market does have outdoor picnic tables, but it’s not much for ambiance. Yet, there is always a line, and that should tell you plenty about the food’s taste and quality. In addition to fried chicken and sandwiches, the market has a made-to-order salad bar, fresh fruit bar, hot food bar, and smoothies.
You can stop by Herb’s Market on any day between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
778 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Find out more by visiting herbsmontaukmarket.com or calling 631-668-2335.
Judging by the simple white walls of the eatery and a pretty deep blue sign that says Hooked, you’d never think that this Montauk restaurant’s name warns you about something. It’s a warning, but nobody ever listens. At least, there have yet to be complaints about it. Hooked offers you locally sourced grilled and fried seafood, lobster rolls, chowder, BBQ ribs, burgers, hot dogs, and the food is so good it’s addictive. I especially recommend the overstuffed cold lobster roll and the creamy New England clam chowder – classic and very delicious.
Hooked gets its hooks in everyone who steps through its doors every day except for Tuesdays. The opening hours are 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and you can enjoy your food at one of their picnic tables outside or order for takeaway.
34 S Etna Ave, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Learn more by visiting hookedmtk.com or calling 631-668-2111.
Tired of fancy pricey restaurants and longing for a good old burger? John’s Drive-In is the solution to your problem. The eatery with old American-style diner decor has been bringing joy to the Montauk community with its homemade ice cream (made onsite), milkshakes, and hand-pressed burgers since 1967. Its menu has never been changed, and that should tell you something. Big John Burger, Cheeseburger, and Coffee Oreo ice cream are the most popular items, but in John’s Drive-In, you can’t choose wrong.
The diner is open from 11:30 a.m. until midnight Sunday through Thursday; on Friday and Saturday, it’s open until 1 a.m. the next day.
677 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
To find out more, visit johnsdriveinmontauk.com or call 631-668-5515.
All of us understand the importance of having a healthy and balanced diet, and this lifestyle shouldn’t suffer because of a vacation. In Montauk, that’s what Joni’s for – healthy, wholesome, and organic (when possible) food options.
This little gem with turquoise-painted walls, surfboards everywhere, and a vibrant atmosphere offers you an extensive menu of sandwiches, wraps, smoothies, and freshly squeezed juices. The prices are reasonable (for Montauk, of course) and the taste is amazing (despite the stereotype). The locals all love Joni’s, so I recommend getting there early or at least having a snack to not get hangry while waiting for your order.
The operating hours of Joni’s are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
28 South Etna Ave Enter On, S Edison St Suite #9, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
To learn more, visit jonismontauk.com or call 631-668-3663.
La Fin Kitchen & Lounge
If Montauk had a totem, it would be La Fin Kitchen & Lounge. The French restaurant’s location, atmosphere, service, and food made from locally sourced ingredients – it all comes together and presents to you the spirit of this paradise. La Fin has partnered with over 20 local farms to offer you the unique seaside, farm-to-table experience. It’s a great place to catch up with your friends and family. Ask to be seated on the dock to have the stunning views of Montauk Harbor and enjoy your dinner, knowing that you are getting the best and the freshest.
You can check out La Fin between 12 p.m. and 10 p.m. on weekdays, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on weekends.
474 W Lake Dr, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
For more information, visit lafinkitchen.com or call 631-668-8344.
Left Hand Coffee
Any restaurant recommendations for Long Islanders must include a coffee house or several – otherwise, how will we continue functioning? You probably have a favorite coffee shop and want something that can serve as a substitute while you are in Montauk. Well, Left Hand Coffee will keep you going and might even become your new favorite. The charming little shop with wooden decor elements and spool tables has all the coffee drinks you love – from cold brew to Nutella Latte – and tea and even pastries.
Left Hand Coffee is open daily, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.
83 S Elmwood Ave, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Visit lefthandcoffee.com or call 631-238-5434 to learn more.
A hotel and restaurant, Marram is excellent in everything – the rooms and the food. Mostrador Marram is located right on the beach, so the breathtaking water views are guaranteed. Whether you want to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the restaurant got you covered. Freshly baked goods, local seafood, savory meats – everything looks delicious and tastes even better. But note that no alcoholic beverages are served at the restaurant, so if you were in a mood for a glass of wine, it’s best to choose another place.
Mostrador Marram is open seasonally from late May to early October, and the opening hours are 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
21 Oceanview Terrace, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Visit marrammontauk.com or call 631-668-2050 to find out more.
Muse at the End
Muse at the End is the right choice if you’d like to dress up and have dinner in a high-class restaurant. It’s also the right choice if you want to have a couple of drinks with an ambiance as Muse at the End can do both. The drinks at the bar are nothing less than spectacular. The seasonal menu of Muse at the End features prime meats and fresh seafood. The must-try items include black pepper Teriyaki glazed grilled pork chop, shrimp scampi, and banana bread pudding with toffee and miso whipped cream. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
Muse at the End from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day except for Wednesdays.
41 S Euclid Ave, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Find out more by visiting museattheend.com or calling 631-238-5937.
Established in 1985 and open year-round, Naturally Good is Montauk’s only organic grocery store that also serves delicious vegetarian fare. Here you can find vegan and gluten-free baked goods, homemade soups, salads, veggie burgers, burritos, fresh organic juices and smoothies, and more. Naturally Good has variety, as you can see. Even your carnivore friends will be able to find something to eat, like the signature sandwich The Bruce (yellow-fin tuna served on sprouted multigrain bread).
Naturally Good’s cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The store closes at 5 p.m.
779 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Learn more by visiting naturallygoodcafe.com or calling 631-668-9030.
Navy Beach is one of the few Montauk restaurants that are unanimously considered the best, no matter who you ask. Whichever website you visit, whichever article you read, Navy Beach will always be on the list of top ten restaurants in Montauk. Perhaps, it’s because of the location; after all, the restaurant is located on a 200-foot private beach and offers you amazing views of Fort Pond Bay and unbelievable sunsets. Perhaps, it’s because of the food; it doesn’t only look exquisite but also tastes heavenly. Or maybe, it’s because of the chance to dine on the beach, with your feet feeling the warm sand, within mere steps from the water. It’s probably all of the above, but one thing is clear: now you know where to go the next time you’re in Montauk.
Navy Beach is open daily from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
16 Navy Rd, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
For more information, visit navybeach.com or call 631-668-6868.
It’s nice to know that you can always count on Pizza Village to provide you with a nice delicious meal. After all, that’s what it has been doing for its patrons seven days a week year-round since 1957. With more than 60 years of perfecting the recipes and learning about customers’ needs, it’s not surprising that this spot was voted the best pizza in Montauk. In addition to the crusty New York-style pizzas, the restaurant serves pasta and seafood dishes, hero sandwiches, fresh salads, Italian favorites, and desserts. You can have the pizza delivered to your hotel, pick it up at the restaurant or dine in.
Pizza Village is open every day from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (9:30 on Fridays and Saturdays).
700 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Visit pizzavillagemontauk.com or call 631-668-2232 for more information.
Ruschmeyer’s is a hotel, restaurant, and bar with a rustic charm and a service that makes you feel like royalty. The restaurant features local seafood, artisan pasta, and pizzas from a wood-burning oven. The food itself is delicious, but for some reason, everything tastes much better with a view, and the waterfront views of Fort Lake will surely make the dinner unforgettable. But make sure to make an early reservation, as around 10 p.m. the restaurant turns into a wild campground party, and that can disturb your evening unless you don’t mind joining the fun.
161 2nd House Rd, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Find out more by visiting ruschmeyersmontauk.com or calling 631-668-2877.
A relaxed seafood restaurant with a menu that can be found in high-end places, Sammy’s will steal your heart with only one bite. And the more than reasonable prices among other pricey Montauk restaurants are only part of the reason. Chef Sam Joyce creates beautiful delicious meals from the freshest ingredients. Among his creations, the most noteworthy are Sammy’s One and Only Lobster Burger (with lettuce, tomato, and avocado) and Sammy’s Original Seafood Pasta (shrimp, scallops, lobster in tomato cream sauce with fresh basil).
Sammy’s also has a food truck called Sammy’s on the Go, which serves breakfast and lunch at the harbor entrance. The food truck is open from May to October, but the restaurant operates year-round from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day except for Thursdays.
448 W Lake Dr, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Learn more by visiting sammysmtk.com or calling 631-238-5707.
Sausages, Pizzas & Pastabilities
If you judge this restaurant by its simple decor, you’ll miss out on a lot, and I mean that. Yes, Sausages, Pizzas & Pastabilities could work on making the ambiance a bit more comfortable, but if it takes their focus from making those incredible pizzas, it’s not worth it. This pizza spot is one of the best Montauk restaurants in part because of its generous with the toppings, knows the secret of a perfect crispy-chewy crust, and the portions are huge. You can also have pasta, epi rolls, a salad, soup, or just go for the dessert; these options are great, too. The service is incredibly fast. And did I mention the affordable prices?
Take a pie or a slice to the beach (delivery to the beach is also possible) or dine in. Sausages, Pizzas & Pastabilities is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day but is closed on Tuesdays.
781 Montauk Point State Pkwy # B, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Visit sausagesmontaukpizza.com or call 631-668-1144 to find out more.
Whether you are staying at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa or not, visiting Scarpetta Beach is worth your time and effort. One of the most upscale Montauk restaurants, Scarpetta Beach has an indoor dining room and outdoor deck, but it doesn’t matter where you choose to sit as each table has a panoramic view of the ocean. The name of this sophisticated establishment derived from the Italian expression ‘fare la Scarpetta – to savor a meal to the last bite. And do I have to tell you that’s exactly what you are going to do at the restaurant? Scarpetta Beach features classic Italian dishes that taste so authentic as it gets. Pasta is its specialty, especially Cavatelli, but feel free to explore the menu because you risk nothing.
Scarpetta Beach is open from 5:30 to 10 p.m. for dinner daily, and every Sunday, the brunch hours are 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Visit gurneysresorts.com/montauk/dining/scarpetta-beach or call 631-668-1771 to learn more.
Sel Rrose – a bar with mind-blowing cocktails and oysters – has two locations: one in the Lower East Side and another one in Montauk. This is one of the Montauk restaurants this is really unique and excellent in everything – gorgeous food and drinks presentation, heavenly taste, thoughtful service, and stunning black-and-white chic decor – and it’s perfect for an intimate birthday party or a romantic date. Don’t forget to make a reservation; there is always a line to get into Sel Rrose, and after you dine there, you’ll understand why.
Sel Rrose is open every day except for Tuesdays. Monday through Friday, the operating hours of the restaurant are 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.; on Saturday and Sunday, it’s 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
4 S Elmwood Ave, Montauk, L.I.,NY 11954
To learn more, visit selrrose.com or call 631-668-8218.
If you’ve visited Montauk before, there is no way you don’t know about the Shagwong tavern. One of the most famous and classic of the Montauk restaurants, it was opened in 1936 and is an absolute favorite among many locals because of its cozy welcoming atmosphere and fresh locally sourced seafood. Shagwong serves traditional American fare and has many raw menu items. While it’s not fancy, it’s homey and delicious. The drink menu is extensive and noteworthy, too. But note that the restaurant features two separate menus for lunch and dinner, so check out what’s available and when here.
Shagwong is open daily from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.; lunch hours are 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., and for dinner, you can visit the restaurant between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m.
774 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
To find out more, visit shagwongtavern.com or call 631-668-3050.
Right in the center of the luxurious Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina, there is a beautiful, magnificent restaurant called Showfish. The opulent restaurant offers you a unique dining experience with its attentive service, waterfront views of the marina that soothes your very soul, and one-of-a-kind dishes prepared with locally sourced high-quality ingredients. Dining in Showfish is truly different from any other Montauk restaurant, but its charm is hard to put in words – you have to just trust me and experience it yourself. Don’t forget to order the lobster kimchi fried rice; it’s so good it should be part of every order.
Showfish is open every day. Breakfast hours are 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., lunch hours are 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., and dinner is between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday through Saturday.
32 Star Island Rd, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
For more information, visit showfishmtk.com or call 631-668-3133.
With one of the best raw bars in Montauk, South Edison should be high on the list of restaurants to visit for every seafood lover. The restaurant has outdoor and indoor seating, helpful staff, and exquisite meals made of local seafood and farm-fresh produce. Also, the drinks freshly made by the talented bartender will forever be imprinted in your memory. Pickle My Pepper Martini is especially recommended.
South Edison is closed on Monday; the opening hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
17 S Edison St, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Visit southedison.com or call 631-668-4200 for more information.
Star Island Grill
If you are looking for a quick bite in a pleasant setting, Star Island Grill is where you should go. The seafood restaurant features a casual dining experience with views of Montauk Harbor. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner; the burgers and BBQ items are phenomenal, but you have to try the lobster bisque and lobster roll – these are the highlights of the menu. Portions are huge, and delivery to your boat is available. The eatery also provides the ‘you hook ‘em, we cook ‘em’ service, which allows you to drop off your fish and have the chefs cook it.
Star Island Grill is open seasonally, from late May to the end of October.
Star Island Rd, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
To learn more, call 631-668-5052.
Surfside Inn and Restaurant is a lovely spot with great ocean views visible from inside the restaurant and the outdoor patio. Enjoy the diverse menu and the refreshing ocean breeze on a hot summer day. The restaurant, like most in Montauk, specializes in seafood dishes, but it serves killer drinks, too, so it’s great for having a few Watermelon & Pineapple Martinis with your girlfriends. If you aren’t sure what to order, don’t hesitate to ask the staff; they are very knowledgeable and helpful. Surfside Inn is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays.
685 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
To find out more, visit surfsideinnmontauk.com or call 631-668-5958.
Tauk at Trail’s End
Established in 1927, Tauk at Trail’s End is Montauk’s oldest restaurant, and it seems the time only makes it better and better. The current owner of the restaurant Michael truly cares about his customers; he keeps his finger on the pulse of the restaurant industry and makes improvements regularly. So if you have any comments, don’t hesitate to pass them on, but I doubt you’ll have anything to complain about in this beach-style eatery with a relaxed setting, live music, and plenty of delicious lunch and dinner options.
You can check Tauk at Trail’s End from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on any day except for Thursday.
63 S Euclid Ave, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Visit taukattrailsend.com or call 631-238-5527 to learn more.
The Backyard at Sole East
Located in a gorgeous garden around the pool of Sole East resort, The Backyard Restaurant features Mediterranean-influenced cuisine made of farm-to-table and dock-to-dish ingredients. It also offers you an excellent dining experience with a romantic atmosphere created by beautiful lights and lantern lamps, DJ’s and live entertainment. Any fish dish prepared by the Backyard’s chef is a masterpiece, but the clam chowder tastes as if it came straight from heaven. It’s a bit expensive, but anything worth having usually is.
The Backyard at Sole East serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
90 2nd House Rd, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Visit soleeast.com/restaurant or call 631-668-9739 to find out more.
The Crow’s Nest
The Crow’s Nest becomes a favorite of the Montauk restaurants and hotels for nearly everyone who has had the pleasure to visit it, and I have no doubt it’ll be your favorite, too. The lakefront hotel with a restaurant and a beach bar bring up only pleasant happy feelings in their customers because they do everything right – the food, the rooms, the scenery, the service. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations and is almost always full, so if you manage to get a table in time to watch the incredible Montauk sunset, you should consider yourself very lucky. But even if you don’t get to watch the sunset, eating at The Crow’s Nest will be more than enough. Mezze plate, whipped ricotta, and lobster pasta – any of the three dishes or all of them will make you understand why the breathtaking views are only secondary to the food here.
The Crow’s Nest opens its doors at 5 p.m. (but get there early if you don’t like to wait on the line) and closes at 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
4 Old West Lake Dr, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Find out more by visiting crowsnestmtk.com or calling 631-668-2077.
The Dock is easily one of the most unique and colorful of the Montauk restaurants. Like every other person or brand with enough personality, has people who adore it and people who hate it. And before you make an assumption, it’s not because of the food quality or taste – the seafood is so great even the haters would love to eat here. No, it’s the list of rules that trigger such different reactions. No cell phones, no screaming kids, no strollers, no sensitive drunks, no yapping mutts, no checks, no public restrooms, no requests, no dirtbags, no whining, no wimps or chickenhawks. If reading these 11 rules makes you angry or think, “Who do they think they are to give me an attitude?”, The Dock is not your cup of tea. But if you can see beyond your ego and understand that enforcing these rules helps keep the kind and warm atmosphere in a restaurant where people actually socialize while enjoying their meal, you’ll be right at home here.
The Dock is open from mid-March to mid-November.
482 W Lake Dr, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Learn more by visiting thedockmontauk.com or calling 631-668-9778.
Did someone say Mexican food, seafood, and tequila cocktails? My three favorite things. If you love them too, then The Hideaway is one of the Montauk restaurants you should patronize. Hidden away from crowds in the Cove Marina, the eatery features authentic Mexican classics prepared with fresh produce sourced from Balsam farm and local fish from Gosman’s. The friendly staff treats every customer like family and is fast and attentive. Oh, and don’t forget the gorgeous water views. Fish tacos and housemade margaritas are the magic combo that’ll brighten your day.
Come to The Hideaway on any day except for Monday and stay as long as you’d like. The opening hours of the restaurant are 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
364 W Lake Dr, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
For more information, visit hideawaymontauk.com or call 631-668-8700.
The Inlet Seafood Restaurant
If you ever doubted whether any of the Montauk restaurants really serve the freshest seafood they claim, you won’t have to do so at The Inlet Seafood Restaurant. Owned by six commercial fishermen since 2006, the eatery serves the freshest seafood possible, which almost always comes from one of their boats. Their sushi is worth driving hours from another part of Long Island. In addition to sushi and a wide selection of fish and shellfish dishes, the restaurant also serves traditional meat dishes, desserts and has an extensive wine and cocktail menu. Also, as a bonus for a very nice taste in food, you’ll get to enjoy panoramic views of Block Island Sound and – if you plan it right – the famous Montauk sunsets.
The Inlet Seafood Restaurant opens its doors at 12 p.m. daily and closes at 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
541 E Lake Dr, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
To learn more, visit inletseafood.com or call 631-668-4272.
While many Montauk restaurants feature breathtaking sunsets as a side dish, at The Montauket, it’s the main course. The owners of the establishment knew that its location was the best place to gather and watch the sunset over Gardiner’s Island, so they built their bar and restaurant with this advantage in mind. No one can ever forget the sunset seen from The Montauket. But there are other great things about the restaurant – reasonable prices, live music, good portion size, helpful staff, relaxed atmosphere, and drinks that’ll keep you happy. Just make sure to head there early, otherwise, you won’t get a table.
The Montauket is open year-round, seven days a week. The opening hours are 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. from Thursday to Monday, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
88 Firestone Rd, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
To find out more, visit themontauket.com or call 631-668-5992.
The Point Bar and Grill
The Point Bar and Grill- the only sports bar in the list of Montauk restaurants – offers you a chance to watch your favorite sports game in the fun lively atmosphere and a cold beer or two. It features 20 flat-screen TVs that will make sure you won’t miss a moment. The ambiance and specialty cocktails also make the place great for bachelor/bachelorette parties and fun hangouts with friends. But don’t limit this awesome establishment to these areas because the bar is suitable for a family dinner, too. It offers you burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, steaks, and more options that are just as delicious as the fancy Sel Rrose.
The Point Bar and Grill is open from 12 p.m. until 4 a.m. the next day.
697 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Visit pointbarandgrill.com or call 631-668-1500 to learn more.
The Surf Lodge
The Surf Lodge, a Montauk hotel and restaurant, is one of those places everyone wants to get into, and while it does seem like a safe bet – no way that many people can be wrong about something – it also makes you pause and think if you want to waste your time standing on line. But if you have a chance to visit The Surf Lodge, make a dinner reservation and go; it’ll be an unforgettable experience. The location on the water along with unbelievable sunset colors, live music, delicious coastal cuisine, and the vibe of never-ending summer – all of that will work together towards creating some of the happiest memories of your life. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it.
The Surf Lodge opens at 5 p.m. for dinner every day, and there is also a brunch hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.
183 Edgemere St, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Visit thesurflodge.com or call 631-250-8439 to find out more.
For breakfast or lunch with stunning ocean views, Tillie’s is your answer. Located in Gurney’s Montauk Resort and Seawater Spa, the restaurant offers you American favorites – waffles, pancakes, french toasts for breakfast, and simple yet mouthwatering seafood dishes for lunch. A lot of people especially appreciate the $26 breakfast buffet with an omelet station and a wide selection of pastries, fruits, coffee, and juice. The highlight of the lunch menu is the lobster roll with spicy sriracha mayo; it’s the combo you never knew you needed. One of the great recent additions to the list of Montauk restaurants.
Tillie’s serves breakfast from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily.
290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Find out more by visiting gurneysresorts.com/montauk/dining/tillies or calling 631-668-1729.
If you ever find yourself in Montauk and craving a quick or late bite, TT’s has your back because the Tex-Mex restaurant is open till late at night, has a takeout window, and the service is fast. The food isn’t only great but also pretty affordable, which is rare for this town and a lot of these Montauk restaurants. The relaxed pink and blue decor is so bright and cheery you can’t help but feel happier. Of course, that might also be due to the strong quality of their spicy margaritas, but who cares? At TT’s, you eat well, you drink well, and you feel well, so if you haven’t been there yet, it’s time to change that.
TT’s is open daily. The restaurant’s opening hours are 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday to Sunday.
466 W Lake Dr, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
Learn more by visiting ttsmontauk.com or calling 631-668-8543.
Westlake Fish House
Located at the Westlake Marina, Westlake Fish House is a great family-friendly spot on this Montauk restaurants list that lets parents enjoy their food while their kids are busy watching the boats come and go or playing the cornhole game outside. The seafood restaurant features the freshest raw bar, sushi, chowder, vegetarian options, and a $17 kids menu, which includes a main dish and dessert. In season, there is also live music every day.
The opening hours of Westlake Fish House are 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday.
352 W Lake Dr, Montauk, L.I., NY 11954
For more information, visit westlakefishhouse.com or call 631-668-3474.
Things To See and Do on the South Fork
I always recommend seeing as much of the South Fork as possible, especially when enjoying those great Montauk restaurants!!
The Hamptons and Montauk is a world-renowned beach resort destination for good reason! There is just so much to see, do, and enjoy! Here are just a few of them:
Check out this Guide to the Best Beaches in Montauk! Also, check out this Guide to The Hamptons best beaches!!
Check out some luxury homes in The Hamptons!
Maybe you will love it so much, you’ll want to check out some Hamptons wedding venues!
Enjoy some of the world-class, amazing art in The Hamptons!
Check Out Long Island Wine
If you’re in the mood for great wine, be sure to check out our Complete List of Long Island Wineries and Long Island Vineyards. Take home a bottle to enjoy at one of these Montauk restaurants!
Check out the absolute best Long Island Wine Tours!
If you can’t make it to a tour, why not do some wine tasting at home with Bedell Cellars!
I know you’re getting hungry, so be sure to also check out the best wineries on Long Island for some great food!
While you’re in the area, be sure to check out these 9 relaxing things to do in the North Fork!
When you’re done with all of this wine drinking and relaxing, how about making it a weekend? Here are 10 great North Fork Long Island hotels to enjoy as well.
Make It A Weekend
The East End of Long Island is a really special spot, as you can see by the amazing Montauk restaurants alone! If you think you’d want to check it out and maybe even stay a while…that wouldn’t be such a terrible idea.
If you wanted to consider different options for staying on Long Island, be sure to check out these great places to stay in Montauk, 11 Hamptons hotels, 10 North Fork Long Island hotels, and this Guide to Sag Harbor hotels! Enjoy reading up on and hopefully exploring these wonderful Shelter Island hotels and let me know if you decide to make it a vacation!
While You’re Enjoying the Outdoors
Be sure to find out about more things to do on Long Island as well as more great spots to eat and drink and wonderful places to stay on Long Island!
Check out this guide to Long Island driving ranges, including this feature on the popular Heartland driving range! Go have fun at one of these great Long Island skate parks!
More From The Long Island Local
Maybe grab a freshly brewed beer at these Long Island breweries!
The bounty of great food on Long Island seems endless! From great steakhouses on Long Island to great Shelter Island restaurants to Long Island lobster rolls and Long Island bagels, there’s so much to enjoy. Check out this Huge List of Restaurants on the Water Long Island!!! How about 54 of the best tacos on Long Island!
And how about all the wonderful Wölffer Estate Vineyard events and tastings?! Or maybe check out some Long Island oyster farms! How about these guides to Long Island Coffee Shops and Long Island coffee roasters!! Check out these 16 Long Island Boardwalks! Take the ferry over and enjoy these Fire Island restaurants! Let’s not forget about the best tacos on Long Island and these great Long Island pizza places either!!
Be sure to find out about more things to do on Long Island as well as more great spots to eat and drink! Maybe take a stroll in one of these amazing Long Island arboretums and gardens! There are even this great Long Island kayaks and paddleboard guide to exploring!