Montauk Restaurants: Outdoor Dining
THE CLAM BAR
An outdoor restaurant on the Napeague Stretch with the freshest seafood and a real Montauk vibe. Sit under an umbrella and soak in the atmosphere, listen to golden oldies, enjoy a bowl of clam chowder or dig into a fresh local lobster. There is no better place to eat fresh local steamers or fresh local clams, while letting the sand dry on your feet. Offering daily specials along with the menu options, from their location at the north side of the Napeague stretch. A great selection of fresh fish, and of course great raw clams. Open April to November.
DURYEA’S LOBSTER DECK
Under new management this year, the renovations have kept the outdoor Duryea vibe while extending the menu options and updating the patio seating and the fish market. You will still find grilled or steamed lobster, fresh local fish and Duryea's famous lobster roll. The menu now includes a Clam Bake, small plates, salads, raw platters, more sides including market veggies, along with a kids menu. Now serving wine and beer. The view from the tables over Fort Pond Bay and Gardiner's Island is breathtaking.
HARVEST ON FORT POND
One of Montauk's top Zagat rated restaurants, the Harvest On Fort Pond has a well-deserved reputation as a friendly place with plenty of panache and sophistication. Situated on Fort Pond, the Harvest also has a lovely herb and vegetable garden in which to dine alfresco overlooking the pond. Jake Williams, the chef, prepares Tuscan fare served in family-style portions, emphasizing local seafood and homegrown produce. The Harvest has a sophisticated bar and lounge serving creative cocktails and a view of the sunset over the pond. Consider the Harvest when looking for a spot to host a wedding or other special event for up to 90 people. Dinner from 5 daily, in season.
GOSMAN’S DOCK RESTAURANT
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
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.
INLET SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
A beautiful waterfront restaurant with spectacular sunset views overlooking the Sound, right at the end of East Lake Drive. Named one of the 10 best seafood restaurants on Long Island by Newsday in 2015, the Inlet is owned by six commercial fishermen from Montauk. Watch the boats cruise in and out of the Harbor while enjoying super fresh seafood, sushi and lobster caught daily from local fishing boats. Or watch the scene from the bar with one of their signature cocktails. Steaks, burgers and pastas are also on the menu. Whether dining inside or outside on the deck, you will enjoy the light and airy ambiance throughout the restaurant and bar.