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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
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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English first
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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long island, new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Melville, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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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Waterbury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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Boston, United States
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about how much you enjoyed your experience. We truly appreciate it when someone wants to share the good times! More 

Cary, North Carolina
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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3 reviews
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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 

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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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