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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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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Ice Cream in Montauk

This place does not look that exciting, but you can tell by the line out the door that it's good. It's slightly off the center of the town (it's across the street from the Memory Motel) and has simply fabulous ice cream (as well as burgers and fries fare) A Montauk Must!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Nicole L
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Brooklyn, New York
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Mineola, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have eaten there before and their food is the best but the woman at the front door leaves a lot to be desired. She was obnoxious rude and almost nasty today when we as a family went for breakfast. Granted the place is busy but it does not excuse her behavior. We wound up going across the street to... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place does not look that exciting, but you can tell by the line out the door that it's good. It's slightly off the center of the town (it's across the street from the Memory Motel) and has simply fabulous ice cream (as well as burgers and fries fare) A Montauk Must!

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Connecticut USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

ice cream was above average in quality and price. (that is to say, it was good if a little expensive.) Went for ice cream only. Not the best ice cream I've ever had ever (by a large margin), but definitely did taste "home made" and so, for me, that's good. They did have some interesting flavors of their own. Writing... More 

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Saint James, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Overpriced fast food. Tasty, but not as good as McDonalds. If you don't feel like paying the typical $15 to $18 for a burger, try here.

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Mount Kisco, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I got the peanut butter explosion and chocolate peanut butter ice cream. They tasted exactly the same - cold creamy nothingness. No chocolate taste, no peanut butter taste. Unless this was an off day, I do not understand why this place is so highly rated for ice cream. A huge disappointment.

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Glen Cove, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

John's has been around for years and it's the go-to place for ice cream in town. There's usually a long line but it moves fairly quickly. I ordered a small cup of chocolate chip ice cream that was $4.00. It was creamy but the chips were mediocre. I like good tasting chips like in Edy's French Silk ice cream. Anyway,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Brought a "Big John's Burger" to the beach to eat. Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned burger. This is what I got!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It was Ok busy. I guess it had a good choice of options and the service was quite quick. Nothing to special but does the job.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Portions were small. Line was long, for a fast food joint this place took forever. Expect dimly lit warm environment with dirty tables and filthy trays. I won't be going back.

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New Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

John's is one of our favorite places to go every time we come out for the week, especially because of the prices (compared to everything else in the area). Whether you get a full meal or just ice cream, it's all delicious and definitely worth a visit.

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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