DURYEA’S LOBSTER DECK
65 Tuthill Road
The view from the tables over Fort Pond Bay and Gardiner’s Island is superb. Great outdoor Duryea vibe with a classic menu including grilled or steamed lobster, fresh local fish and Duryea’s famous lobster roll, also a Clam Bake, small plates, salads, raw platters, and a kids menu.
GOSMAN’S DOCK RESTAURANT
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
Great views, seafood, and outside seating right on the water. The Inlet serves daily specials and also prepares sushi with the fish brought right into their dock. A picturesque outdoor bar has an extensive cocktail menu that specializes in frozen refreshments.
HARVEST ON FORT POND
11 South Emery Street
Great outside setting. One of Montauk’s top restaurants, the Harvest On Fort Pond has a well-deserved reputation as friendly and sophisticated. Situated on Fort Pond, the Harvest also has a lovely herb and vegetable garden in which to dine alfresco. Jake Williams, the chef, prepares Tuscan fare served in family-style portions, emphasizing local seafood and home-grown produce. The Harvest has a sophisticated bar and lounge serving creative cocktails and a view of the sunset over the pond. A great spot to host a wedding or other special event for up to 90 people. Dinner from 5pm daily.
INLET SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
541 East Lake Drive
Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch
A beautiful waterfront restaurant with spectacular sunset views overlooking the sound, right at the end of East Lake Drive. Named one of the 10 best seafood restaurants on Long Island by Newsday in 2015, the Inlet is owned by six commercial fishermen from Montauk. Watch the boats cruise in and out of the Harbor while enjoying super fresh seafood, sushi and lobster caught daily from local fishing boats. Or watch the scene from the bar with one of their signature cocktails. Steaks, burgers and pastas are also on the menu. Inside and deck dining available.
JOHN’S DRIVE IN
677 Montauk Hwy 631-668-5515
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.
16 Navy Road
This laid-back, family-friendly beachfront 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 seasonal produce. Signature dishes include Local Catch Ceviche, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and the Lobster & Clam Bake. Dine inside or at picnic tables outside on the beach and watch breathtaking sunsets over the water and the boats that moor offshore. A perfect place for weddings or other events. Open seven days in season.
THE CLAM BAR
2025 Montauk Highway, Amagansett
Serving Noon ’til dark.
An outdoor restaurant stalwart on the Napeague Stretch (north side) west of the village with the freshest seafood and a Montauk vibe. Sit under an umbrella and soak in the atmosphere, listen to golden oldies, enjoy a bowl of clam chowder or dig into fresh local lobster. There is no better place to eat fresh local steamers or clams. A great selection of fresh fish and raw clams. Open April to November.