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Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe

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435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954
+1 631-668-3200
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: A casual Seafood and BBQ famiily restaurant for friends and parties...
A casual Seafood and BBQ famiily restaurant for friends and parties. Outdoor bar, firepits, s'mores. Great for large parties. Home of montauk pearl oysters, local striped bass and clams. Pulled pork, ribs, bbq chicken. World famous onion rings. Indoor and Outdoor Dining.
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere

This restaurant is located on a marina so was a lovely stop for a summer's evening. The food was just okay but I would return for the atmosphere. They had s'mores kits which were a huge hit with the kids and adults. Rick was there and thanked us for coming in. Not crabby at all!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
misskay6367
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Cary, North Carolina
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I've been coming to Ricks Crabby for many years with family and friends and have never been disappointed. What you see is what you get which is a beautiful marina / water backdrop with a chill vibe and good food (and incredible live music!). I was here twice for dinner over the past couple of weeks and each time we... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This restaurant is located on a marina so was a lovely stop for a summer's evening. The food was just okay but I would return for the atmosphere. They had s'mores kits which were a huge hit with the kids and adults. Rick was there and thanked us for coming in. Not crabby at all!

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Laurieatthecc, Owner at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time for your nice review. We are glad you had a great time - that's what we aim for! Hope to see you again soon, and please stop and say hello. More 

Glen Cove, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had been to Rick's years ago and I remembered it as a fun place with good food. Well, the food hasn't changed but the attitude and policy of the owners (I'm assuming they were) were totally lacking. We asked for separate checks as some of us were not ordered drinks or a full dinner. Our server, who was very... More 

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Laurieatthecc, Owner at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I'm sorry you had less than a great experience due to not getting separate checks. We handle at least 6 parties of over 14 people every night, and often 2 or 3 walkins of 25. We are known for a great large group experience, and have learned how to do... More 

Henderson, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Lots of expectations based on a recommendation from someone on the beach. We got there and a party of 40 had taken over the place - 12 adults and 28 kids. The kids were everywhere and loud. We were seated promptly and kind of got used to the kid noise until the parents started yelling at the kids, adding to... More 

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Laurieatthecc, Owner at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe, responded to this review

I'm sorry for your frustration - your waitress did tell me that you were unhappy about the noise from the children playing on the lawn and others by the s'mores. It was a large party, and we did move your table, but as you wanted to stay outside, there wasn't anywhere far enough from the families and other guests. When... More 

Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Found the staff to be nice.but the food not so much..not sure if fish is frozen. Just all and all not the best experience.also a bit pricey for the quality..

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Bayside, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

I would've gave 5 stars rating but my last experience there was horrible. The wait was ridiculous, the service after being seated was slow and not accomadatting. I have been there a couple of times at least once a year and the service was perfect. But my last experience was not the best. I hope they can remember that customer... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went for dinner on a Monday night and it happened to be the last night of the season. The staff and owners we extremely friendly and the food was excellent. I had the lobster roll and yes its pricy but so worth it. Glad we made it before they closed!

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Stony Brook, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Good lobster roll and pulled pork. The grandkids love wandering around looking at the boats, climbing the lifeguard tower, and roasting s'mores at the firepits provided for that purpose. Most of the very pleasant and friendly wait staff during the summer seem to be students from Europe who work here for a few months and then travel throughout the States... More 

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Armonk, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have been coming to Rick's Crabby Cowboy Café for at least 15 years. You just cannot beat the location or the atmosphere. We have never had a bad meal here. That being said, we were astonished at a recent bar bill, as we were charged $19 for a Dewar's on the rocks. When we questioned the waitress, she giggled... More 

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Laurieatthecc, General Manager at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your information. Of course $19 for a Dewars would be incorrect. I understand your feelings. In fact, a Dewars is $12, and we add $7 in the computer if a "double" is ordered. Somehow your order was sent in as a double. I apologize if that was a misunderstanding. ÌI hope that you will come back again and... More 

New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very over priced menu. Food was ok for some and not so good for others in our group of 7. There are fire pits for roasting smores that you purchase for a price,

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Additional Information about Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe

Address: 435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954
Phone Number: +1 631-668-3200
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Montauk
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Montauk
  • Phone Number: +1 631-668-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

A casual Seafood and BBQ famiily restaurant for friends and parties. Outdoor bar, firepits, s'mores. Great for large parties. Home of montauk pearl oysters, local striped bass and clams. Pulled pork, ribs, bbq chicken. World famous onion rings. Indoor and Outdoor Dining.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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