Where to Eat in Montauk: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Mikaela Didonna

A 200-year-old lighthouse serves as a beacon for the Long Island town of Montauk, where fishing, beachcombing, kayaking and surfing vie for your attention. Pack a camera and binoculars for seal watching walks in Montauk Point State Park during the winter. Second House, a 1700s cottage built for East Hampton shepherds, adds to the local history. Summer season brings live music to the town's pubs and cafes. Hither Hills State Park provides access to ocean swimming, a 40-acre freshwater pond and camp sites.
Things to do in Montauk

1. Montauk Bake Shoppe Limited

29 The Gln, Montauk, NY 11954-5500 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast +1 631-668-2439
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 318 reviews

Montauk Bake Shoppe Limited

Reviewed By MrsChina2 - New York

You have to try the jelly filled croissants!!! They are to die for but get there early, they run out fast!!!! There is always a line out the door, but worth the wait. We also had a strawberry short cake made there for a birthday, it had to have been the best we had ever had, very fresh, lots of huge strawberries and the cream was real!

2. Naturally Good Foods and Cafe

779 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954-5333 Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 631-668-9030
Excellent
62%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Naturally Good Foods and Cafe

Established in 1985, Naturally Good Foods and Cafe is Montauk's primary health food store. We offer organic produce and groceries, cosmetics, vitamins and herbs, as well as a full service breakfast and lunch menu. We cater to early risers and beach goers looking for a delicious and nutritious meal or snack. Our cafe offers fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, healthy salads, Fair Trade organic coffee and teas and vegan baked goods. Specials made daily include homemade soups and veggie burgers, veggie stir-frys, burritos, salad specials and a variety of wraps. Our signature sandwich, The Bruce, is made with fresh caught, local yellow-fin tuna piled high and served on 7-grain bread. Seating is available outside in our private garden, or inside if you need a break from the sun. Our friendly staff is there to make sure you are greeted with a smile and leave feeling happily rejuvenated. Owners, Lauren Katz, a graduate from NYU with a masters in Nutrition and Dietetics and Chef Andrea Mavro, a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in culinary arts from The Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC work together to help enhance your experience at Naturally Good, and guide you towards becoming a more healthy individual.

Reviewed By Rgell - Little Neck, New York

Went to naturally good for breakfast and although I was here last year they keep getting better. From the self serve coffee (love it because you don't have to wait to get that quick morning jolt) to the delicious and filling frittata they seem to be like a well oiled machine of healthy and delicious food. Also tried my wife's bagel with lox, served open style, it's just fresh and delicious. Simply love this place. It's a must visit when in Montauk.

3. Left Hand Coffee

83 S Elmwood Ave, Montauk, NY 11954-5342 Parking Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, American Breakfast +1 631-238-5434
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Left Hand Coffee

Left Hand Coffee is born from the notion that culture is a result of like-minded people who share experiences, values, beliefs, and symbols; doing what they love on a regular basis. At Left Hand, we share the love for nice things - art, creating, reading, cooking, searching, the ocean - and coffee. Enjoy.

Reviewed By paige j - East Islip, New York

This was the first time I have ever stopped in, but always pass by. Our hotel was far away from town and without coffee so we drove in to try this place out. The coffee was very good as I had a mocchino and we ordered an ice coffee. The place is nicely decorated with chairs and a high counter. The coffee was good and the atmosphere was nice. Just a heads up it does take a little while to receive your coffee since they really put that artisan touch on it. Also sizes are on the smaller size so order up!

4. John's Drive-In

677 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954-5340 Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 +1 631-668-5515
Excellent
43%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 188 reviews

John's Drive-In

Serving great burgers and homemade ice cream in Montauk since 1967.

Reviewed By JustaHoosier - South Bend, Indiana

It was late and John's was open. Not the cleanest restaurant I've ever been to. Staff is harried and not friendly. The burgers and fries are OK. Prices are higher than necessary. The ice cream, however, is worth it. We had just plain chocolate and chocolate mint--yummy!

5. Harvest on Fort Pond

11 S Emery St, Montauk, NY 11954-5367 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 631-668-5574
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 790 reviews

Harvest on Fort Pond

Reviewed By Karen B - Southold, New York

We visited here off-season, on a Saturday night. Our reservation was for 8:15 and when we arrived, the parking area was overflowing. Inside, the place was busy, but not overly noisy. We were seated within a few minutes and were told about the half portions that are offered on the off-season. This turned out to be a good option for our party of 4 since we all ordered completely different dishes. The food arrived promptly and did not disappoint. The prices are what you would expect to pay in this area. It's not what one would consider an intimate restaurant, but since we weren't expecting that, all was good. We hope to be fortunate enough to return here.

6. Inlet Seafood Restaurant

541 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954-5226 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Sushi, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 21 - SGD 42 +1 631-668-4272
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 474 reviews

Inlet Seafood Restaurant

Reviewed By ColoTravellers - Colorado

We went here for lunch based on the good reviews in TripAdvisor. I had the scallops and french fries for lunch. The scallops were good but those were probably the greasiest french fries I've had in the entire life. The service was also exceptionally abrupt. Just wasn't worth it for what it cost.

7. Buddha Berry

43 S Euclid Ave, Montauk, NY 11954-5363 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Healthy Breakfast, Lunch
Excellent
41%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Buddha Berry

Reviewed By flymetothemoon_8 - New York City, New York

Great organic- healthy- and all natural options. Kids enjoyed the frozen yogurt, candy! We visited the SagHarbor location and it is absolutely adorable. Look for it and be sure to visit. Also try their take on "Bubble Tea" the bubbles are made from mago's (no dairy).

8. 668 The Gigshack

782 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954-5332 Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 9 - SGD 45 +1 631-668-2727
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 293 reviews

668 The Gigshack

Family Run, Fun and energetic scene with Great food and a Great Bar! Outdoor seating right in the Heart of montauk town that is great for people watching, or enjoying all the live music over a drink!

Reviewed By Leavita - New York City, New York

Casual indoor/outdoor restaurant with fantastic seafood. The grilled shrimp appetizer was perfectly cooked and seasoned. And the Scallops entree was excellent. During my stay in Montauk, I had scallops at a fine dining restaurant, a mid-range restaurant and here. Gigshack's scallops were the BEST of all. And the waiter we had was terrific - he gave us just the right amount of attention and served us at just the right speed - not rushing and not making us wait. Will definitely return.

9. Pizza Village

700 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954-5338 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 +1 631-668-2232
Excellent
42%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 224 reviews

Pizza Village

Pizza Village has been serving high quality pizza and delicious Italian meals since 1957. We serve a huge variety of pizza and a full Italian menu. We serve fresh salads, soups, appetizers, heroes, and hot traditional Italian dinners. We are open daily year round for lunch and diner.We deliver!You can eat in our casual dining room or take out.Catering menu also available.

Reviewed By Jasonleg - Cape Town Central, South Africa

Was one of the few places open on a Sunday night and accessible directly on the main road.

We had the most amazing service from Carmen, who looked after us from when we arrived with great service and even better conversation!

I ordered a salad and jalapeño poppers. Both were super yummy!

Food plus phenomenal service made this a lovely experience in Montauk.

10. Muse at the End

41 S Euclid Ave, Montauk, NY 11954-5363 Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch +1 631-238-5937
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Muse at the End

Reviewed By SeniorSkiier - New York, NY

This was our first visit to the Muse at the End. The menu is refreshingly different from many of the other stellar Montauk restaurants. We took advantage of the three course prix fixe menu offerings and enjoyed the cauliflower frito appetizer, the grilled pork chops with apple sauce and our delicious desserts.
The restaurant interior is interesting and attractive. The staff is welcoming and very attentive.

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