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Dave's Grill

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468 West Lake Drive, Montauk Harbor, Montauk, NY 11954
631 668 9190
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Hours:
Thu - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh Seafood

Very Good and Expensive. We had two drinks, one appetizer, two pasta dishes, one dessert and two teas and the bill was $150, so go prepared if you can get a reservation, as they only take them starting at 4:15pm for that night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Linda M
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Harrison, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Do not miss the boat. Reservations in person or by phone at 4:30 pm. This waterfront venue has the best of the best. Fresh food cooked to perfection. Stroll past the deep sea fishing party boats. You will feel right at home. Attentive waitstaff. Worth the "work" to get a reservation. Walk in usually results in disappointment because they are... More 

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Thank Pashado
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

You can only make a same day reservation starting at 4 pm. You can't come - you must call You call 100 times to get through- no matter what time you call- they give you a different time They are rude and elitist Yes they have one of the most popular Montauk eateries and the food is very good But... More 

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Thank Steven R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

They closed for the season and we were lucky to be able to get a reservation for the final Friday night - and the food, service... everything was awesome! My wife had the stuffed lobster and loved it! We'll look forward to heading back out to Montauk next year and have Dave's Grill again on the top of our list!

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Thank LuisinItalia
Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The hastle of speed dialing at 4:15 for a resevation is well worth the price of admission if you can get a seat! Per Se and French Laundry are the the only reservation harder to garner. If you do get in and you love seafood this entree is spot on, on point, amazballs! A must have.

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Thank David C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

First off, Dave's Grill is annoying to deal with. Dave's Grill only takes "day of" reservations beginning at 4:15 pm. And it only has one person answering the phone. So, if you are "lucky," after 1/2 hours of busy signals, you may be able to secure a reservation. When you arrive, you still may have to wait 15 minutes or... More 

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Thank Robert B
Brightwaters, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Best restaurant in Montauk bar none. Definitely worth the time and effort of calling same day to get a reservation that night.

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Thank Joseph V
Ardsley, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Food and ambiance are #1. A bit pricey but a great treat. Restaurant located on the dock of the East Bay. A small restaurant that only takes reservations by telephone.

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Thank debray46
Harrison, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Very Good and Expensive. We had two drinks, one appetizer, two pasta dishes, one dessert and two teas and the bill was $150, so go prepared if you can get a reservation, as they only take them starting at 4:15pm for that night.

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Thank Linda M
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is the most expensive restaurant in Montauk but the only one that is a good value. The food, atmosphere, and staff are all truly excellent.

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Thank John M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

This is the second time I've been here and the first time was spectacular. This time not at all. They had no lobster, no swordfish and our meal were less then par. I was surprised by this considering the first time we were here everything was amazing. I will chalk it up to being the end of Labor Day weekend.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 468 West Lake Drive, Montauk Harbor, Montauk, NY 11954
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Montauk
  • Phone Number: 631 668 9190
Open Hours
Sunday
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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