Dave’s Gone Fishing (Closed)
467 E. Lake Dr., Montauk
Dave’s Grill, one of Montauk's most beloved spots, moved to the other side of Lake Montauk. Now called Dave’s Gone Fishing, this iteration of the old classic leans heavier on small, shareable plates. Note: While Dave’s Grill formerly took day-of reservations, Dave’s Gone Fishing is fully first-come, first-serve.
440 W. Lake Dr., Montauk
This New England–inspired bar and restaurant—with locations in New York, on Nantucket, and in Aspen—now has a spot in Montauk. The lobster roll is a Grey Lady favorite, as is the Dark 'n' Stormy. Don't overlook the local seafood dishes, though, like monkfish served with asparagus and fava beans.
The Harbor (Closed)
440 W. Lake Dr., Montauk
With an all-day raw bar and a menu made for sharing, this is the perfect place to go with a big group post-beach. With weekly live shows and DJ sets, it's a nightlife fixture for sure, but if you get there before the lights dim, you’re in for some delicious food, from Farro Risotto to Drunken Lobster.
Westlake Fish House
352 W. Lake Dr., Montauk
In the same vein as many old-school Montauk establishments, this established spot offers a particular brand of no-frills dockside dining with a modernized menu, making it a nice antidote to the traditional Hamptons scene. Whether you go for lunch or dinner, the pull is the fresh fish, from very good, very well-priced sushi to fish tacos to the swordfish BLT.
Dave’s Grill (Closed)
468 W. Lake Dr., Montauk
This is one of the best spots in Montauk. Lobster, fries, and an epic brownie sundae round out the fresh seafood menu. Call after 4pm for a table the same night.
16 Navy Rd., Montauk
Since this is right on the beach, it's perfect for families: The kids can run free while you put down a beer and some fish tacos.
161 Second House Rd., Montauk
The laid-back, camp-style vibe of Ruschmeyer's makes it a draw for New Yorkers looking to unplug over the weekend. Always packed, its family friendly weekdays offer celebrity comedy acts, bingo, outdoor movies, and campfire s'mores. As for the menu, it's always solid.
South Etna Plaza, Montauk
A must-stop for Montauk's surfers, Joni Brosnan's shop serves up healthy sandwiches, salads, smoothies, the popular protein-rich breakfast wraps, and more. Click here for some of our go-to recipes.
Tillie’s at Gurney’s
290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk
While Scarpetta is billed as the crown jewel of the new-and-improved, LDV-hospitality-run Gurney's, it's actually the considerably less-glitzy Tillie's that garners the most attention. The dining room itself is straight-up pretty, with white tiles, wooden booths, and—of course—ocean views. You can come here any time of day and know that you'll be served comfort food at its best: for breakfast, that means simple omelettes and avocado toast; and crisp salads, lobster rolls, and steak frites for lunch and dinner. Then, grab an iced latte at Corso Coffee in the lobby for the road.