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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: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Very expensive, the food is only okay, and the portions are sometimes too small for the price. One appetizer, two entrees and two drinks will easily run $100 or more. We've eaten here a few times, usually satisfied but never overly impressed. Don't bother trying to sit at a table unless you plan to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
julia m
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long island, new york
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New York City, New York
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79 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My husband and I had a lobster bake here. We absolutely loved it!!!! They are located on the water near the dock. They have live music. You can sit outside under the tent or inside. The band was excellent and entertaining. The restaurant is not fancy, but if you are looking for a fun time with amazing food at a... More 

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Thank preciousness22
Dix Hills
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I have been here multiple times; get there before 7pm! This is a large restaurant with indoor or outdoor dining options. I have never eaten indoors. Outdoors, there is ample space for wiggly kids to play away from the (very) casual outdoor seating. The sunsets and views of the water/boats will help adults mellow out with some wine or a... More 

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Thank Susan M
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We tried Rick's a couple of weeks ago. The place is far from town, near the end of East Lake Drive. There' s a small, nice marina there. The Cafe reminded me of a ski lodge -- a big open dining room with windows looking out over the marina. The food was BBQ and fried stuff but was very reasonably... More 

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1 Thank Robert B
Williston Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Great for my kiddies and sunsets, wine and lobster couldn't ask for better! The perfect combination! Marvelous Montauk !!! Go to Ricks especially if you have the kiddies!

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1 Thank ruthannmorrisey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

So much fun! We visited Rick's a few weeks ago during our annual family trip to montauk. Food was great- casual outside scene on the harbor. Great for kids.

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Thank Samantha L
long island, new york
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Very expensive, the food is only okay, and the portions are sometimes too small for the price. One appetizer, two entrees and two drinks will easily run $100 or more. We've eaten here a few times, usually satisfied but never overly impressed. Don't bother trying to sit at a table unless you plan to spend $100. The wait staff will... More 

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1 Thank julia m
Melville, New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

The service was great but the food was really bad. Our undercooked fried shrimp was sent back and still came back undercooked. The overpriced lobster was dry. I did love the Montauk Pearl Oysters though. Cheap plastic chairs need replacing. Smore fire pit could be fun for kid's under 10. No ambiance at all. Big disappointment!

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Thank jen p
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Amazing setting for families with kids - we arrived at 630 on a Thursday and it was packed with families and kids under 10. Good wasn't great but not bad. Price tag not bad either.

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Thank Amanda S
Waterbury, Connecticut
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very expensive, but good family environment. Lots of waitstaff ably handle the crowds. Oysters were pretty small, but food quality was great otherwise. Located right on the water with plenty of yard space for kids to play. Yeah, it's a lot like a backyard. Great view of the sunset.

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Thank DBO61277
Boston, United States
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Good BBQ food and the location is on the lake. Our waitress was very helpful but others complained about wait time on receiving their food. We would suggest double checking prices with your server WHEN placing your orders. We were overcharged for items and the manager did make adjustments but not completely and reluctantly. Maybe we visited at a bad... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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