Montauk has many options for eating and drinking ( and since we LOVE to eat and drink, we’re here to guide you along)
Montauk has a plethora of pancake houses and diners on Main street. They’re easy to find. Try John or Anthony’s Pancake Houses (across the street from each other), the awesomely old-fashioned greek diner on the corner (you’ll see it!) or MTK (Main and North Edison) for good, hearty breakfasts.
For something a little earthier (and a good lunch option too), try the always-busy Joni’s on South Edison. It’s a breezy, surfy place and a Montauk MUST! Joni will probably be there herself, serving breakfast wraps, waffles, salads, sandwiches, smoothies and baked goods. Yummy and good for you! There is communal picnic-table seating indoors and out. Prepare to wait if it’s busy.
A healthfood store that also serves yummy items for take-out or eating an a table in their backyard. Breakfast specials (finishes at 11am), salads and fresh deli-type items. A good spot to grab delicious snacks for the beach in plastic containers: guac, bean salads, sesame noodles etc). http://www.naturallygoodfoodsandcafe.com/2.html
If you ask me, there’s really only one outstanding place for coffee in Montauk, and tha’t Coffee Tauk! I highly recommend (and by “highly recommend” I mean “insist”) that you try their New Orleans Iced Coffee, brewed with chicory. It’s to die for.
South Elmwood At South Edison (just off Main)
Coffee Tauk: http://nycoffeetauk.com/
LUNCH and DINNER
The Hideaway: A Mexican Cantina at the Marina.
Stop here for great local atmosphere, frozen margaritas ,fish taco’s and steamers. A little dive-y, a LOT fun. (it’s not called the “Hideaway” for nothing: look for the Westlake Marina and you’ll see a “hot pepper” on one of the signs. Swing into the gravel parking lot with the docked boats and meander down around the corner till you find this taco joint!)
The Hideaway is located at Diamond Cove Marina: 364 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
Westlake Clam and Chowder House: a favorite spot for local fish and sushi. Delicious and easy going.
352 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
The Crows Nest: a nautical oasis with plenty of style and very good “locavore”/farm-to-table food. Pretty indoor/outdoor seating and the best bonfire pit in town. a perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail while you wait for your table…
4 Old West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
SixSixEight: a lively, surfer spot on main street for tacos and other easy meals. There’s usually music with casual patio dining on the sidewalk to watch the world go by on…
782 Main Street, Montauk, NY 11954
South Edison: A breezy space good for raw bar items and rustic-chic dining.
17 South Edison Street, Montauk, NY 11954
Navy Beach: a hop, skip and a jump from Ruschmeyers (you can walk)! This spot is perfect for seafood, cocktails and sunsets! Watch the sun go down over the bay on the beach-seating.
16 Navy Road, Montauk, NY 11954
( It’s tucked away into the condo resorts at the end of the road. Cross the railroad tracks, take and right and keep going till you get there!)
Duryea’s Lobster Deck:Order your lobster, steamers or fresh catch of the day from the window, grab a seat on the deck and watch the sun go down over the bay. Simple and perfect way to enjoy fresh fish in an actual fishing village. Cash only but B.Y.O.B!
located on the road behind the train station: Hit the station, go right and follow the only road/driveway that goes back there.
65 Tuthill Road, Montauk, NY 11954
The Montauket: a pub on the water! Beer, fried bar food and again, an awesome sunset view right on the bay and a lively local crowd. Take the same road behind the train station that leads to Duryea’s Lobster Deck. Keep going up the winding hill and you’ll see it soon enough on the left.
88 Firestone Road, Montauk, NY 11954
Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe: a spacious indoor/outdoor seafood shack and bar. Expect down-to-earth bar food (like soft-shell crab sandwiches- yum!) It’s casual and fun, but don’t expect a fine dining experience.
Harvest on Fort Pond: a supremely serene garden and chic restaurant with a relaxed but upscale vibe. Food is family-style: delicious and plentiful.
http://harvest2000.com/hfp/index.html 11 South Emery Street, Montauk, NY 11954
TheInlet: a breezy two story space with great views of the bay at Gin Beach. Incredible seafood and sushi, and a generally nice spot!
And on your way home….
If you’re heading out of town on your way back home, don’t forget to get your last seafood fix at one of the roadside clam shacks on hwy 27 in Amagansett! You’ll first hit Cyril’s which has a lively bar scene, but i prefer teh NEXT spot a few hundred yards further on: the red Clam Bar. We always grab a lobster roll (or two!) for the journey back to Manhattan!