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Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe

435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954-5227
631-668-3200
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Ranked #63 of 86 restaurants in Montauk
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 15, 2014
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
New York City
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Great place for a sunset cocktail! And maybe even some steamers, which were the best part of meal. Other dishes such as calimari, striped bass, shrimp scampi, and ribs were very disappointing. Our server was friendly and apologetic, but the kitchen was clearly overwhelmed. We waited 1 hour and 20 minutes for our meals! Even then, the baked potatoes showed... More

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Manhasset
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We had a large party of 19 and were able to be served in reasonable time. Food is good, fish was tasty. We ate outdoors and it was windy, we asked for the side panels of the tented eating area to be added and our request was executed within 5 minutes. Attentive waitstaff that's friendly.

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Dix Hills, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Came to Montauk for a day trip with the family. After spending a nice day at the beach, we were looking forward to a nice seafood dinner. We picked Rick's cafe. Well, they were quite busy for a Saturday night. Our service was very slow. The waitress was barely able to answer questions about the menu. It took over a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

So we have been many times times with our children (8, 9 & 11) and loved coming here. Last night, a Saturday, was a complete disaster. We have never been there on the weekends, and apparantly it turns into a singles "club" for share houses. For example, inappropriate clothing, and girls cutting my boys in line for the men's room,... More

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Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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228 reviews 228 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner with family.. Had the stuffed shrimp.. Very good, my husband had the stripped bass ,also very good.also the scampi was good.. Restaurant was kind of plain..great view . All and all good dinner...

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mt vernon ny
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

went there one evening and was pleasantly surprised at the delish food they served since they stress that its a place to "BRING THE FAMILY". we had the broiled flounder and it was excellent as were the clam chowder and the fries were hot and crisp. we got there early but when we left it was packed inside and out... More

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Long Island
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

A wonderful spot for lunch. Served up to 4:00 P.M., which is at least an hour later than most restaurants in this crowded Summer resort. The pricing is much better than on the dinner menu, which is also fair. Food is good with something for kids and adults alike. Sitting outside is scenic and delightful and allows the kids to... More

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