Montauk Restaurants: Casual Dining

668 The Gig Shack
782 Main Street

Global Surf Cuisine with an international twist at this popular family owned restaurant in the village. The Gardell family has captured Montauk's easy, fun, laid back Montauk atmosphere. Sit inside or outside on the patio and watch the village scene. The menu features lots of fresh Montauk seafood but non-seafood dishes are on the menu. The Montacos, their fish taco, can be ordered in small or larger portions. Mussels with Tai Curry, burgers, house-smoked Hawaiian babyback ribs, a lobster roll and more are offered. Offering great live music highlighting local musicians, a good selection of wines, beers and spirits, and home-baked desserts. 

240 Fort Pond Road

The new Mediterranean restaurant located in the building that housed Ciao presents a casual chic vibe. Walk in and you see an impressive wine cellar and a 30 foot bar, with communal table at one end for those who like to meet new folks, opening up into outside seating. The sunken dining room provides traditional seating A farm-to-table menu created by executive chef Pierre Sudre includes small and large plates. Small plates include tuna tartare, a burrata with Trufata, fresh basil, balsamic glaze, beef carpaccio. Large plates include fresh fish, duck, steak, their Surf & Turf (a lamb chop plus sea scallops). Cheeseburgers and tuna sliders are among choices for lunch. Raw oysters, clams and chilled lobster are on the menu, and a selection of home made pizzas. Arbor boasts 16 wines by the glass, each offered at the appropriate temperature, along with 12 beers on tap, and over 50 wines by the bottle. Open for lunch and dinner.

The Backyard Restaurant at Sole East 
90 Second House Road

Fresh, locally sourced Mediterranean-influenced menu features fresh catch from local fishermen and organic meats and vegetables. Local favorite Tony Berkhoffer is the chef this year. Dine in or outside in the gardens, or lounge poolside and enjoy a cocktail as you listen to the DJ spin. Live music nightly. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days, in season. Jazz Brazilian Brunch Sundays with live music. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entertainment

Crabby Cowboy CafÉ & Marina
435 E. Lake Drive (2.2 miles N. on East Lake Dr.)

A favorite waterfront spot for fresh seafood and BBQ, welcoming families and friends for 20 years. Serving Rick’s pulled pork and ribs plate with “world-famous onion rings,” along with fresh fish from the docks, clams, Montauk Pearl Oysters from the on-site oyster farm, and “Crabby Bakes” of perfectly-cooked lobster and crab legs or steak. A lobster roll lunch by the water doesn’t get better than here. Kids enjoy nightly s’mores by the firepits, a great Kid’s menu, and a large lawn to play on. If there's a wait, you’ll be happy at the outdoor Waterfront Bar. Great for large groups or special events. Indoor and outdoor dining. Serving lunch and dinner.

The Dock
1 Montauk Harbor

A casual eatery and saloon tucked next to the commercial fishing boat berths at the Town Dock. The restaurant is full of eclectic flavor, colorful personalities, interesting signs, and great-tasting food. Steps from the daily catch, the Dock offers Montauk seafood and other specials daily, burgers, fried oysters, steamed mussels, lots more. Serving seven days in season, from noon till late in the evening. 


Gosman’s Dock Restaurant
500 Westlake Dr.

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
500 Westlake Dr. 
Lunch, Dinner

The view from the upper deck at Topside is a panorama of Montauk Harbor and Block Island Sound. Downstairs, in the newly renovated Inlet Café, the view is just as great, with outside seating right on the water. The Inlet sushi chef Wei Lin prepares sushi with the freshest of fish brought right in to their dock. Both the Inlet and Topside serve the freshest fish and lobster in Montauk. The outdoor bar has an extensive cocktail menu that specializes in frozen refreshments. 


88 Firestone Rd

With its spectacular cliff side location overlooking Fort Pond Bay, the Montauket is the spot for Montauk sunsets. On Firestone Road off Fleming, a short way from Flamingo Road as it heads toward the Montauk docks, the Montauket draws a dedicated crowd for drinks as well as lunch and dinner. Lunch is served daily, and dinner from Thursday-Sunday, through June, and then daily, in season. Inside and outside lawn dining with local lobsters and fish, burgers, chops, and salads Serving lunch and dinner.  

41 South Euclid Avenue

One of Sag Harbor's favorite restaurants has an outpost in the village. The New American menu by chef-owner Matthew Guiffrida, is heavy on local seafood, but his inspired flavor combinations like Tomato Crusted Scottish Salmon Scaloppini and South of the Border Atlantic Cod share a menu with steaks and vegetarian dishes. Start off with a Tuna "Menage a Trois," Mussels a la Muse, or one of their terrific salad sensations like the BLT Chop. Finish off your meal with zeppole and a trio of sauces. Come for a relaxing dinner, a weekend brunch, or enjoy one of their specialty cocktails and bar bites at the popular bar and outside by the French doors.

navy beach
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. Some of the 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. Perfect place for a wedding or other event. Open April 29, open seven days June 16, call for pre-season days. 

O’Murphy’s Restaurant & pub
 432 West Lake Drive

This is the second year at their new location at the Tipperary Inn in Montauk Harbor. O’Murphy’s invites the whole family for good food and a casual, fun time. Serving juicy burgers, great salads, sandwiches, and wraps for lunch and dinner, plus a large selection of dinner specials including steaks, chops, seafood, pasta, Irish country dishes, like Shepherd's pie, the best Guinness in Montauk, and a great “Martini Menu.” Two-dinners special on Monday only, $39.95. Open seven days. Lunch from noon and dinner beginning at five. Children's menu. 

pizza Village
700 Montauk Hwy

Pizza Village has been serving pizzas and other Italian dishes in the Village, since 1957. Using the freshest of ingredients, everything is  homemade daily. Offering three sizes of pies and a menu full of Italian family fare such as baked ziti, veal parmigiana, spaghetti and meatballs, and linguine with clam sauce. A friendly place, where families are welcomed. Delivery and catering available. Open from 11:30am to 11pm daily. Lunch, Dinner.

The Point Bar and Grill
697 Montauk Hwy,

This Main Street watering hole and eatery with big-screen TV sports, features casual fare that includes wraps, burgers, mussels, and buffalo wings along with signature dishes, such as a 16-ounce steak, tuna steak, and fresh Montauk seafood. Half price appetizers and drinks during a 4–7 Happy Hour, Mon. through Fri. (select items seasonal). See all the Major League Baseball games and in the fall, you can catch the football games on The NFL Sunday Ticket. Open daily for lunch and dinner. 

448 West Lake Drive  

Chef Sam Joyce has created a dockside restaurant at that's casual, family-friendly, laid-back, and Montauk to the core. Look for local flavor with Sammy's Famous Lobster Burger, Mary's Lobster Roll and Shrimp Po Boy, and clams or oysters on the half shell. Grilled steak, Sammy's soft tacos, soups, salads,and sandwiches and daily specials are also available. Come for lunch, dinner, and drinks. Sit inside or outside on the patio and watch the boats in the Harbor. Sammy's is available for private Parties. Open 7 days in season. Serving lunch and dinner.

zum schneider mtk
4 S Elmwood Ave

he East Village's favorite Bavarian Bierhaus and restaurant has an outpost in the Montauk. A friendly and inviting place with timbered ceilings evoking a German beer hall, they serve great German beers, both seasonal and on-tap. Serving wheat beers, dark beers, and lagers, along with exclusive Hofbräuhaus Traunstein and Andrechs beers. Dishes such as Wiener Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, and Spaetzle add to the German mix, but fresh local seafood also appears on the menu. Live music on weekends in-season–keeping with the Bavarian feel, expect a few appearancesHausband Mösl Franzi and the Ja Ja Jas.
Open for dinner Wed.–Sat., through May 25, then seven day


352 Westlake Drive


Located at the Westlake Marina, right next to the docks, this restaurant has that old Montauk vibe combined with new and innovative ways to serve seafood from by Renowned chef Larry Kolar. Sit inside or outside at the Dockside Bar, and watch the boats come in with their catch. Open for breakfast at 5am, lunch, and dinner. Lunch includes fish tacos, and a swordfish BLT. Dinner items include monkfish, tilefish scampi, paella, short ribs and more, along with fresh sushi and a raw bar. Families are always welcome and there is a children's menu. Live music every week. Open 5am-10pm, daily, in season