Montauk restaurants and shops offer fresh, local seafood throughout the year. Montauk is the biggest commercial port in New York State, and most of our restaurants our restaurants and shops are able to buy locally. So there is not better place to enjoy seafood than Montauk. But if seafood is not your dish, most restaurants offer other menu items. In the summer and fall growing months, many of our restaurants stock up on local produce and fruits.
ANTHONY’S PANCAKE AND WAFFLE HOUSE
710 Main Street
Breakfast, Lunch: An On Montauk top choice. Anthony’s is a Montauk classic serving breakfast and lunch since 1952 with vintage charm. A great choice for families or dine solo at the bar. Reasonably priced (for Montauk!). Say hi to Anthony at the door. Takeout available. Open daily 7am-2pm.
THE BACKYARD RESTAURANT at Solé 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.
BIRD ON THE ROOF
47 South Elmwood Avenue
Breakfast, Lunch: An On Montauk breakfast favorite with style and creative twists on traditional fare. Dine inside or out. They do eggs right! Look for the seagull painted on the roof of a giant A-frame. After eating, browse through Bird’s beach boutique for clothes and accessories. 8am-1:30pm, 7 days.
DURYEA’S LOBSTER DECK
65 Tuthill Road
Lunch, Dinner: The views over Fort Pond Bay are superb in this hottest of hot spots. No better sunset. Great dockside dining and outdoor vibe with the yacht set and 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. Look for the giant boats.
HARVEST ON FORT POND
11 South Emery Street
DinNer: An On Montauk favorite, Harvest On Fort Pond has a well-deserved reputation as a Montauk fave, suitable for all sets. Feed the ducks and HUGE fish off the Fort Pond dock while you wait for your table…the kids love it. Dine or drink in the lovely herb and vegetable garden under the stars. Chef Jake Williams prepares Tuscan fare served in LARGE family-style portions, emphasizing local seafood and homegrown produce. The sophisticated bar is popular with well-heeled locals and sports an impressive wine and beer selection. Dinner from 5pm daily.
34 South Etna Ave.
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.
INLET SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
541 East Lake Drive
Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch: For boat lovers! A beautiful waterfront restaurant at the end of East Lake Drive with spectacular sunset views overlooking the sound. Named one of the 10 best seafood restaurants on Long Island by Newsday in 2015, Inlet is owned by six commercial fishermen from Montauk. Watch the boats cruise in and out of the Harbor while enjoying fresh seafood, sushi and lobster caught daily from local fishing boats or enjoy signature cocktails from the bar. Land lubbers be advised, their steaks, burgers, and pastas are superb.
77 Montauk Hwy, in town
Lunch, Dinner, Ice Cream: 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.
88 Firestone Rd
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night: Sunset views! This iconic family-owned bar/restaurant/hotel is a local favorite serving casual seafood fare (lobster rolls & calamari, etc.), great drinks and killer sunsets in an old-school Montauk cliff-side setting overlooking Fort Pond Bay. Laid back and chill, with local bands like Jettykoon frequently playing. Get there before sunset to score a choice patio spot for the views.
NATURALLY GOOD FOODS AND CAFÉ
779 Montauk Highway
Breakfast, Lunch, Organic Groceries: Naturally Good has been serving healthy and organic foods since 1985, featuring fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, healthy salads, organic coffee/tea and vegan baked goods. Daily specials include veggie burgers, veggie stir-frys, and a variety of wraps. Try The Bruce, made with local yellow-fin tuna piled high and served on 7-grain bread. Eat outside in the private garden or inside in the shade.
16 Navy Road
Lunch, Dinner: 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.
700 Montauk Highway
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night: 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. Online ordering available!
THE POINT BAR AND GRILL
697 Montauk Highway
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night: 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.
TAUK AT TRAILS END
63 South Euclid Avenue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night: Tauk At Trails End is a must-do restaurant with a formula that suits everyone…great food with generous portions is just a start. Add happy hour every day, frequent live music, a comfortable outdoor dining grotto, convenient location in town, late-night hours, and on-site owner Mike Nasti greeting everyone to make sure they’re at home in his corner of Montauk.
WESTLAKE FISH HOUSE
352 West Lake Drive
Breakfast, Lunch, & 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.
Bakeries & Markets
MONTAUK BAKE SHOPPE
29 The Plaza A
Breakfast, Lunch: A Montauk institution is the Bake Shoppe. Fresh everything in the morning displayed for easy viewing in classic bakery style. Classic bakery items mingle with specialties like rugelach, quiche, and exotic cookie creations. Homemade doughnuts, cakes and…wow, those breakfast wraps are so big and juicy you could skip lunch. Coffee, juices, refreshments also. Takeout or grab a table outside and people watch.
MONTAUK MARKET (opens 5am!)
805 Montauk Highway
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, BAKERY! Many new vegetarian options. Montauk Market is a superb bakery and market opening at 5am serving fresh muffins, croissants, breads, bagels, flagels, cookies, bialys, pies, or full breakfasts like egg white wraps, omelets, fresh fruit salads, yogurt & granola, plus veggie juices and smoothies. Lunch includes sandwich combos and homemade salads; dinnertime features hot and cold platters, Italian specialties and Latin-American dishes. They cater and can make you a to-go beach basket.
MARSHALL AND SONS MARKET (cigars!)
701 Montauk Highway
This Main Street service station has a handy convenience store with coffee and snacks, summer drinks, plus cool, imported beers and fine humidor cigars. Pop in while strolling or after filling up.