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John's Drive-In

695 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954-5340
631-2385810
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Ranked #36 of 86 restaurants in Montauk
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Fast Food, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Ben and Jerry's by Gosman's Dock restaurant is as good, but 10 minutes out of the center of town. John's has been here for 30 years and is always good.

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Holbrook, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Its dirty and run down, we only went for ice cream 1x and will never go back, your better off driving a mile and half to the Ben and Jerrys ice cream parlor its fantastic !

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Nassau, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I don't get the attraction. Rude service and standard fare. Not worth waiting in line for. Too many better choices in this wonderful beach town.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great for a quick burger, fries + shake. It's above average, very similar to In + Out (west coast chain burger place), good bun, friendly service, and good price (especially when everything else in Montauk is jacked up for the summer)

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Setauket
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My son wanted to go there but I didn't really want to walk into a run down, dirty place that serves ice cream and fried chicken. I won't go back. The place needs updating, a good sweeping and real fried chicken (not frozen out of a bag)!

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Top Contributor
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42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We just had a great meal at John's. The service was great and the food was awesome. My husband had a cheeseburger and a chocolate malt and I had the black bean burger with a raspberry smoothie (raspberry sorbet with apple juice-amazing!). We totally recommend a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

I had the best turkey burger in my life and the fries were awesome. My sister had a plain burger and said it was the best she's ever had.

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NYC
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25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Gotta have the Big John with bacon and cheese..what a delicious old-school burger. I had one based on what I read on TA. The fries, onion rings and malted shakes were also great! The server who took my order was also a sweetheart!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Best burgers by far in Mtk. Has that just off the grill flavor and its cooked right in front of you. Lunch or dinner its a great choice. Also, they have home-made ice-cream and ices for those hot mtk days

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Classic "diner" food - amazing burgers, shakes and ice cream. Definitely a great place for a cheap meal, although it doesn't have the best ambiance (but that's part of its charm - it is right in the heart of "downtown" Montauk!) You'll want to visit this place (at least) once on your stay here, it's a classic!

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