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May 24, 2010 05:11 PM

Where to eat in Montauk/Amgansett? Please help.

Manhattan couple will be staying across the road from Cyril's next weekend. Everyone knows The Lobster Roll and Surf Lodge, and we love The Hideaway, but what is your favorite place to eat in the area?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Lobster Roll Restaurant
1980 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett, NY 11930

Surf Lodge
183 S Edgemere St, Montauk, NY 11954

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  1. We like Dave's Grill in Montauk and the Meeting House in Amagansett.

    Dave's Grill
    468 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY

    Meeting House
    4 Amagansett Sq, Amagansett, NY 11930

    1. For good Mexican checkout The Hideaway in Montauk. Inlet Seafood and Fishbar in Montauk are also usually good for seafood.

      1. The Dock, O'Murphys and Westlake (next to Hideaway). The Dock for seafood with a local feel, O'Murphys for decent to great food in a convenient location and Westlake for their sushi plus everything else they serve. Also for pizza, try Primavera across from the movie theatre, not only top notch NYC style pie but the owner is very entertaining too.

        1. Sounds like good stuff. Thanks, all.
          Any recs for an alternative lobster roll to "The Lobster Roll"?

          And for a crazy question: I've got a Jeep with a beach driving permit. Does that help me reach any restaurants easier? Obviously, I have no idea.

          Lobster Roll Restaurant
          3225 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901

          12 Replies
          1. re: il Trifulau

            I like the lobster roll at Perry Duryea's, and the location is a million times more scenic. That's where I usually go.

            I can't think of any restaurants you can get to with a Jeep, now a boat is another story.

            1. re: coll

              Oh just remembered, don't even think of driving on the beach, you might run over a piping plover and get arrested!

            2. re: il Trifulau

              i prefer the lobster roll at duryea's to the one at the lobster roll (which i find to be a mayo gut bomb). their clam chowder is a little thin, but their mussels and clams are very good too. the food at the hideaway is also very good. the food at the clam bar (almost across the street from lunch's) is pretty good too.

              definitely hit up the montauk bake shoppe and get either the fresh made donuts, or my personal favorite, the chocolate coffee crumb cake.

              1. re: jon

                Or the chocolate croissants!

                1. re: coll

                  We always enjoy John's for Pancakes and ENE (East Northeast for dinner--save room for cocktails and dessert--it's always our blow-out night :-)
                  I 2nd the Inlet and Hideaway, too. Also Cyril's itself has a lobster roll, too.
                  Have a blast!

                  1. re: coll

                    just tried the jelly-filled croissants this weekend. crazy good.

                    1. re: jon

                      I'm going out today, and you're making me want to stop there.....

                  2. re: jon

                    A funny thing happened to us last week at Duryea's. We went for lunch and ordered the lobster rolls. They were good, but I think there was dill or some other herb in it and I prefer plain mayo (and not too much of it). It didn't come on the traditional hot dog roll, but a more substantial roll that I thought was good and would be perfect for something like bratwurst, which overwhelms hot dog rolls. So after eating, my husband asks the counterperson "where do you get the rolls for the lobster roll" and she tells him "it's a secret; we are famous for our lobster rolls." So he tells her, yes, it was very good, but I just want the name of the roll. She tells him to come back and have another. So after telling her he would love to come back but since it took us more than 2 1/2 hours to get there, that wasn't going to be happening at time soon, she still refused to tell him who makes their rolls!

                    1. re: DianeCGW

                      Not that funny to me, the roll is an important aspect of the sandwich: And with all the competiton out there, why would they give out their trade secrets? I'd love to know everyone's inside info too but also don't expect them to reveal to me anytime soon. Everyone uses a different one and is very secretive about which one it is.

                      1. re: DianeCGW

                        Why on earth would you expect them to tell you where they get their rolls?

                        1. re: il Trifulau

                          Because they probably bought mass-produced rolls. I doubt they're baking them themselves, or even getting them from a bakery.

                          1. re: DianeCGW

                            If they're not making them themselves, then where else would they get them except a bakery? There are lots of excellent commercial bakeries in the NY Metro area, and we can only fantasize which one they use. Or go check their dumpster after hours if you really need to know.

                  3. Perry Duryea's, huh? Alright, I'll check it out.
                    I've got a rez at ENE for Sunday night.