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85 Montauk Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937-2802
631-324-2004
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 15
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food in a Nice Little Spot

Went there with a family member for dinner one night. We got there when it opened and were the 3rd group seated but by the time we left the place was packed! The food is good. I had the tuna sashimi and the soft shell crabs. The crabs were excellent but the tuna had this nondescript mound of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went there with a family member for dinner one night. We got there when it opened and were the 3rd group seated but by the time we left the place was packed! The food is good. I had the tuna sashimi and the soft shell crabs. The crabs were excellent but the tuna had this nondescript mound of chopped napa... More 

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Friendly, attentive service. The food was perfectly cooked and delicious. Seafood was great. The sole was excellent. Desserts were terrific and prepared in house. Decor comfortable. Prices reasonable for the Hamptons. We'll be returning.

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Hamptons, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Been at this restaurant many times, and I always walk away with the thought that the service is very good, but the food is just ok. Price point good when taking advantage of the six items on the prix fixe menu, but all of the other items on that menu have supplemental charges. If you are looking to eat out... More 

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Shohola, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I were on our way back from Montauk and wanted to have a nice dinner. As we came back through East Hampton, the streets were so crowded and restaurants so full we didn't dare stop. As we drove outside of town we saw the sign for Cafe Max and thought we would give it a shot even... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A choice of many East Hampton locals, Cafe Max describes itself as being "unhampton." They're right. The decor is plain and the menu doesn't offer the latest, trendiest dishes. Instead it's a comfortable setting with crowd-pleasing appetizers and entrees. There's pasta, chicken, fish, ribs -- and all in healthy portions. This is the go-to place when you want good food... More 

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New City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Cafe Max provides consistent Excellent Food A large Menu of Soup, Salad, many choices of Entre's, home made desserts And a Full Bar In addition there are special days offering Fixed Price two & three course dinners, at exceptionally great prices, more food than you can eat, so take those left overs home for you next day beach lunch.

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East Hampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The main stay. A great and consistent meal every time. Excellent presentation with dollops of yummy sweet potato and beans. Staff is great and Sammy comes out of the kitchen to say hello, just like Max did. Small and tight. Not for a young loud core. Civilized dining.

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East Hampton, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is one of most undiscovered restaurants in the Hamptons. Its quaint and comfortable dining area is second to none , The atmosphere is welcoming and warm , The owner / chef socializes with the customers to ensure everything is to there liking .The food is Excellent the meals are nice size are complete with veggies and appetizers . For... More 

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Amagansett, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It's a real pleasure to find a quality restaurant where you can get an appetizer and entree for two in the $50-range. Been there twice now, and both times impressed with the attention to detail in the preparation and with the excellent service. Small, very personal, unpretentious restaurant. Love this place. A real find.

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East Hampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This restaurant has been around for years! It has recently changed hands, but nothing has changed! The menu is the same and the food is just as delicious as it always was. The newest owner, Sammy, worked at Cafe Max for many years under the former owner, Max. On certain weekday nights they offer a discounted Prix fixe. We recently... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Montauk Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937-2802
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  East Hampton
  • Phone Number: 631-324-2004

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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