668 THE GIG SHACK
782 Main Street
Global Surf Cuisine with an international twist at this popular family-owned restaurant in the village. The Gardell family has captured Montauk’s easy, fun, laid-back Montauk atmosphere. Sit inside or outside on the patio and watch the village scene. The menu features lots of fresh Montauk seafood but non-seafood dishes are on the menu. The Montacos, their fish taco, can be ordered in small or larger portions. Mussels with Tai Curry, burgers, house-smoked Hawaiian baby back ribs, a lobster roll and more are offered. Offering great live music highlighting local musicians, a good selection of wines, beers and spirits, and home-baked desserts.
769 Old Montauk Hwy
NEW! Breakfast, Lunch
Location Location Location. Breakers MTK is a new, laid back, ocean-view eatery nestled into Breakers Motel along a beautiful stretch of Old Montauk Highway close to town, offering casual dining indoors and al fresco, poolside service, full bar, elevated grab & go offerings, and a signature take-out menu with online ordering. Weekend brunch beckons, as do wine, beer, and creative cocktails après beach.
CRABBY COWBOY CAFÉ & MARINA
435 E. Lake Drive (2.2 miles N. on East Lake Dr.)
A favorite waterfront spot for fresh seafood and BBQ, welcoming families and friends for 20 years. Serving Rick’s pulled pork and ribs plate with “world-famous onion rings,” along with fresh fish from the docks, clams, Montauk Pearl Oysters from the on-site oyster farm, and “Crabby Bakes” of perfectly-cooked lobster and crab legs or steak. A lobster roll lunch by the water doesn’t get better than here. Kids enjoy nightly s’mores by the firepits, a great Kid’s menu, and a large lawn to play on. If there’s a wait, you’ll be happy at the outdoor Waterfront Bar. Great for large groups or special events. Indoor and outdoor dining. Serving lunch and dinner.
GOSMAN’S CLAM BAR
No. 500 Westlake Drive
Next to Gosman’s Restaurant, the Clam Bar offers affordable family fare, including fried seafood, grilled fish, and lobster, combo plates, lobster specials, to eat on their outside patio under the umbrellas and overlooking the entrance to the Harbor, with incomparable views. You can even enjoy a cocktail from the window at the Inlet Cafe. Open 11:30 to 9, daily in season. Lunch, Dinner
GOSMAN’S DOCK RESTAURANT
No. 500 Westlake Drive
Located on the water at the edge of the entrance to Montauk Harbor, this famous Montauk landmark has been serving fresh, regional fish and seafood since 1943. Although lobsters steal the spotlight, the menu has something for everyone. Enjoy cocktails outside on the patio and watch the boats come in and out of the harbor. Serving lunch and dinner from May to October, from noon to 10, seven days in season. The Lookout Bar at the restaurant is open later. Lunch, Dinner
GOSMAN’S TOPSIDE AND INLET CAFÉ
484 Westlake Drive
For boat lovers! Great views, seafood, and outside seating right on the water. Gaze at every boat that enters or exits Montauk harbor. The Inlet serves daily specials and prepares sushi with the fish brought right from Gosman’s dock. A picturesque outdoor bar specializes in frozen refreshments.
GRINGOS BURRITO GRILL
805 Montauk Highway
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Head to the east end of the village to get fresh, bespoke burritos, tacos, bowls and more, using house made salsa and guacamole. Featuring cilantro-lime chicken, marinated steak, fish, and build-your-own nachos. Breakfast burritos are a must. Beer, wine and sangria can be enjoyed on the patio.
38 South Etna Avenue
Located two blocks from the beach and in town, Hoodoos serves great brunch and sandwiches. Dine in the garden or take your lunch to the beach. Specializing in local and organic eggs, meat, and fish. Hoodoos is part of the Naturally good team.
34 South Etna Ave.
NEW! Lunch, Dinner, Take Out:One bite and you’re…HOOKED! An On Montauk favorite. Montauk’s newest coastal eatery showcasing our renowned local seafood has already earned a loyal following with its great menu and reasonable prices, featuring a raw bar with Montauk pearl oysters and clams, local steamers, grilled fish, fish & chips, fish tacos and crab cakes, and yes…lobster rolls! Add burgers, chicken, soups, salads and sides galore. Casual and close to the beach, go take-out and hit the sand or grab a patio table.
677 Montauk Hwy
GO HERE NOW! Continue reading this guide over ice cream and a fishwich! A Montauk institution serving genuinely awesome burgers, fries, and all the best diner items you can think of (like the fishwich), plus the BEST HOMEMADE ICE CREAM ON LONG ISLAND, with 20+flavors. The lines don’t lie… and yes, it’s worth the wait. Hit Harvest for dinner in their bucolic garden on the pond then walk over to John’s for a nightcap of succulent Cherry Vanilla ice cream…you’ll call the real estate broker on the way home. 11:30am–10pm.
No. 88 Firestone Rd
With its spectacular cliff-side location overlooking Fort Pond Bay, the Montauket is the spot for Montauk sunsets. On Firestone Road off Fleming, a short way from Flamingo Road as it heads toward the Montauk docks, the Montauket draws a dedicated crowd for drinks as well as lunch and dinner. Lunch is served daily, and dinner from Thursday-Sunday, through June, and then daily, in season. Inside and outside lawn dining with local lobsters and fish, burgers, chops, and salads Serving lunch and dinner.
NATURALLY GOOD CAFÉ
779 Montauk Highway
Breakfast, Lunch, Natural Food Groceries Healthy mainstay. A very popular year-round restaurant in the village serving healthy organic food. Breakfast features organic breakfast tortillas, oatmeal, pancakes and more. Homemade bread accompanies the soups at lunch, and the tuna sandwiches are made with the real thing. Specials made daily include homemade soups and veggie burgers, veggie stir-frys, burritos, salads, and wraps. Organic groceries also featured.
16 Navy Road
Sunset anyone? This laid-back, family-friendly restaurant and bar is on a beautiful stretch of beach on Fort Pond Bay. Enjoy casual coastal cuisine with an emphasis on sustainable seafood and local produce. Signature dishes include Local Catch Ceviche, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and the Lobster & Clam Bake. Dine inside or on the beach and watch breathtaking sunsets and boats meandering offshore. Great wedding/event spot. Open seven days in season.
O’MURPHY’S RESTAURANT & PUB
No. 432 West Lake Drive
This is the second year at their new location at the Tipperary Inn in Montauk Harbor. O’Murphy’s invites the whole family for good food and a casual, fun time. Serving juicy burgers, great salads, sandwiches, and wraps for lunch and dinner, plus a large selection of dinner specials including steaks, chops, seafood, pasta, Irish country dishes, like Shepherd’s pie, the best Guinness in Montauk, and a great “Martini Menu.” Two-dinners special on Monday only, $39.95. Open seven days. Lunch from noon and dinner beginning at five. Children’s menu.
700 Montauk Highway
Pizza Village, a Montauk staple, has been serving fresh, homemade pizzas and other Italian dishes in the village since 1957. Grab a slice, but don’t ignore their full menu of Italian family fare such as baked ziti, veal parmigiana, spaghetti, and linguine with clam sauce. Table service or takeout. Delivery, catering available. 11:30 to late.
54 South Erie Avenue
Across from the baseball field… and more than just pizza, Primavera has superb homemade Italian specialties and specialty pizzas made in brick-lined ovens. The grandma pie is heaven. Specialties like focaccia sandwiches, salads, soups, pasta dinners, and even tiramisu are homemade. Takeout or eat on tables outside. The playground and ball field across the street are great outlets for the kids after dining. Event catering.
448 West Lake Drive
Chef Sam Joyce’s dockside restaurant is casual, family-friendly, and very Montauk. Local flavor lives in the famous Lobster Burger, Mary’s Lobster Roll and Shrimp Po Boy, plus clams and oysters on the half shell, grilled steak, or soft tacos. Entrées available in smaller portions. Soups, salads, and sandwiches also available. Sit inside or on the patio and watch boats in the Harbor. Look for Sammy’s food truck at the harbor entrance. Available for private parties. Open 7 days, in season.
SAUSAGE, PIZZA & PASTABILITIES
781 Montauk Point State Pkwy # B
148 S Emerson Avenue
716 Montauk Highway
THE BACKYARD RESTAURANT AT SOLE EAST
90 Second House Road
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
A spectacular hidden gem in a beautiful setting appropriate for all sets. S’mores at the fire pit, anyone? The menu features fresh catch from local fishermen and organic meats and vegetables, all creatively done. Dine in or outside in the gardens, or lounge poolside and enjoy a cocktail. Open late.
THE CROW’S NEST
4 Old West Lake Drive
For the months of June, July and August: Dinner seven nights weekly with weekend lunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM-3PM. Please note: parking at the Crow’s Nest is very limited. The nearest street parking available is located on Caswell street.
1 Montauk Harbor
A casual eatery and saloon tucked next to the commercial fishing boat berths at the Town Dock. The restaurant is full of eclectic flavor, colorful personalities, interesting signs, and great-tasting food. Steps from the daily catch, the Dock offers Montauk seafood and other specials daily, burgers, fried oysters, steamed mussels, lots more. Serving seven days in season, from noon till late in the evening.
THE POINT BAR AND GRILL
697 Montauk Highway
Lunch, Dinner, After Dark
This iconic watering hole and eatery with big-screen TVs features casual fare including wraps, burgers, mussels, and buffalo wings along with signature dishes, such as a 16-ounce steak and fresh Montauk seafood. Half price appetizers and drinks during happy hour Mon. through Fri. See all MLB games and in the fall enjoy NFL Sunday Ticket. Open daily and late.
WESTLAKE FISH HOUSE
352 Westlake Drive
Breakfast, Brunch, & Dinner
This family friendly seafood restaurant in Montauk is located at the Westlake Marina, right next to the docks. Watch fishing boats dock and unload their catch while enjoying fresh cocktails and frequent live music. The extensive menu features local seafood, fish & chips, chowder, sushi, the Westlake Burger and an impressive kid’s menu.
ZUM SCHNEIDER MTK
No. 4 S Elmwood Ave
The East Village’s favorite Bavarian Bierhaus and restaurant has an outpost in the Montauk. A friendly and inviting place with timbered ceilings evoking a German beer hall, they serve great German beers, both seasonal and on-tap. Serving wheat beers, dark beers, and lagers, along with exclusive Hofbräuhaus Traunstein and Andrechs beers. Dishes such as Wiener Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, and Spaetzle add to the German mix, but fresh local seafood also appears on the menu. Live music on weekends in-season–keeping with the Bavarian feel, expect a few appearances Hausband Mösl Franzi and the Ja Ja Jas. Open for dinner Wed.–Sat., through May 25, then seven days.