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John's Drive-In

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American, Fast Food
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695 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954-5340
631-2385810
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
burger joint

Made to order fast food burgers, ice cream, shakes , dogs etc. Gets good crowds in summer , especially for cones for the kids, the burgers are good. some outdoor sitting but i always have a cramped feeling there. But sometimes, you need a good greasy burger...Johns is the place

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Charles D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Made to order fast food burgers, ice cream, shakes , dogs etc. Gets good crowds in summer , especially for cones for the kids, the burgers are good. some outdoor sitting but i always have a cramped feeling there. But sometimes, you need a good greasy burger...Johns is the place

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Thank Charles D
Brookhaven, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Awesome hot fudge sundaes! Highly recommend if you want to walk into town and grab something sweet. They also have burgers and other dinner type food if you are looking for a place to take the kids.

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Thank L0ngIslandL0ver
Long Island, New York
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I have visited John's often in the past, largely because they have the best ice cream in Montauk (and miles around). I also go because I have a penchant for fried fish with french fries cooked in the same oil as the fish (I know, I know....) This time I went solely for the ice cream , and they did... More 

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Thank Jane E
Hoboken, New Jersey
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Even though there were people waiting for it, my husband found the ice cream to be nothing more than mediocre. The frozen yogurt I tasted was so bad I didn't get it, which is kind of unusual for me. The wait was very, very long for just a scoop, and the place smells like fried food. But the young lady... More 

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Thank Nancy27614
Stamford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Delicious home made ice cream - flavors are posted along the wall. Their mint choc chip flavor was the mintiest ice cream I have ever tasted - it was amazing. I arrived one night around 6pm, asking for a small ice cream cake at the last minute. They had one available and the staff added a Happy Birthday message to... More 

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Thank Susan B
Montauk, New York, United States
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Only place in town for the best soft serve you will ever have. Local mainstay for ice cream cones. They also serve homemade ice cream and hamburgers .

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Thank Theresa E
New Mexico, USA
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159 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

The room is kind of a dump and they were out of one ice cream I ordered (but hadn't bothered erasing it from the handwritten list of flavors) despite having only recently opened. The ice cream was tasty but NOT worth a special trip (or standing on line) and my server was friendly and quick. Meh...if you're in need of... More 

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Thank Erich505
Wailea, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The ice cream is no big deal here, just OK. Lots of money for what you get, I will not go back here fro ice cream. You are better off buying a pint of ice cream at the local 7 & 11 store near by.

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Thank WATCHFULEYESTODAY
Warwick, New York
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

How many times have you heard that on vacation?? This is one of the best places to take them after dinner, it's been around forever but it never gets old for us.

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Thank Craig F
Plainview, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Ice cream is good, needs a little updating. Should stay open later during the season but not much does. Bring the kids, Nice variety of flavors.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 695 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954-5340
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Montauk
  • Phone Number: 631-2385810

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?