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Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe

435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954-5227
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Ranked #68 of 86 Restaurants in Montauk
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Bayside, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've been to the Crabby Cowboy with my family the last three years. We have always had a good experience in the past, but this year, it was not pleasurable. The food was fried to death. I had fried shrimp for twenty something dollars that was like shoe leather. The mussels were also rubbery. Not everything was terrible, the corn... More 

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West Islip, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We were spending time with extended family in Montauk. They had been here last year and loved it. We had a reservation for 5:30 (they told us they do not take reservations after that time). We were seated immediately outside under a tent with a nice view of the water. Planes from Montauk airport took off directly over our heads.... More 

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New York City
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have been to this place every time we come to Montauk. You really can't get any better for children. It is in a big open area on the water and all the kids run around while the adults can sit back and get some drinks. I find the food good. It tends to run on the fried side, but... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was my second time there. I come to Montauk once a year by boat. We dingyed over from the Yacht club. No problem tying up. Service was great! Food great! I tried the world famous oysters - while pricy, I thought they were good. I had a soft shell crab sandwich - excellent. The world famous onion rings excellent.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We are here in Montauk for a week long vacation and decided to give this place a shot since it was close by. I hate to write such a negative review because the staff was really nice. But nice does not cover over the mistakes that were made during our meal (mostly minor drink and bill errors) and comes nowhere... More 

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

First, I was glad to hear that you enjoyed the staff and that they contributed in a positive way to your experience. We hire students from all over the world and they enjoy interacting with our customers. I am sorry to hear that you and your party did not enjoy your meal. Please rest assured that our fried fish is... More 

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Additional Information about Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe

Address: 435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954-5227
Phone Number: 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
Cuisine: Seafood

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