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Montauk restaurants

Guests enjoy a late-night dinner on the beach

(Credit: Jason Andrew)

Montauk may be "The End" on bumper stickers, but it's "The Start" for some of the East End's tastiest meals. Despite the increasing Hamptonization, Montauk remains basically a beach town, attracting families of vacationers and anyone with a fishing pole. In the last decade, the restaurant scene has grown dramatically, in number and in variety. Here are some area restaurants, most of them informal, some attuned to take-out, all worth visiting. -- Compiled by Peter M. Gianotti

  • Both guests and the dinner crowd come to

    The Backyard Restaurant at Sole East $$$ | Seafood, American, Pizza, Breakfast 90 Second House Rd. Montauk Providing on-site dining for guests of the trendy Sole East resort, this is an upscale ...

  • Bliss Kitchen is a popular destination for picnic

    Bliss Kitchen $$ | Seafood, Sandwiches 732 Montauk Hwy. Montauk From Jennifer Meadows, owner of Fishbar on the Lake, comes this breezy, casual downtowner where ...

  • The Surf Lodge at183 Edgemere St. in Montauk.

    Byron at The Surf Lodge $$$ | New American 183 Edgemere St. Montauk Byron at the Surf Lodge is the new incarnation of the trendy boutique motel-restaurant that ...

  • Critic rating 2
    The busy dining area overlaps with the equally

    Dave's Grill $$$$ | Seafood 468 West Lake Drive Montauk In business for over 20 years, this restaurant is run with a strong presence by ...

  • Joe the Lobster Man greets guests at

    Duryea's Lobster Deck $$ | Seafood, Restaurant 65 Tuthill Rd. Montauk No-frills establishment consisting of a wooden deck overlooking Fort Pond Bay and a small kitchen ...

  • East By Northeast has a porch where guests

    East by Northeast $$$ | Raw bar, Seafood, Asian 51 Edgemere Rd. Montauk Both a restaurant and a lounge, this spot serves a menu that combines seafood, contemporary ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Fishbar in Montauk.

    Fishbar on the Lake-CLOSED $$$ | American, Seafood 467 East Lake Dr. Montauk The water view complements the cooking at Fishbar, a sunny, informal perch for warm days ...

  • Critic rating 1
    Gosman's Dock is a fixture in Montauk, much

    Gosman's Dock $$$ | American, Seafood 500 W. Lake Dr. Montauk The best choices at Gosman's Dock include the obligatory steamed local lobster, with several other ...

  • Gulf Coast Kitchen by Gabrielle Corcos $$$ | New American, Mediterranean 32 Star Island Rd. Montauk Refined, unpretentious New American cuisine at the Montauk Yacht Club, served waterside. ...

  • Critic rating 2
    People dine on the deck overlooking the sea

    Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa $$$ | B&B and Inn, Karaoke, Nightspot, Hotel Motel, Caterers, Karaoke and Open jams, Music 290 Old Montauk Hwy. Montauk The beachfront resort, known for decades as Gurney's Inn, is under new ownership. As part ...

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