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West Lake Clam & Chowder House

382 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-6252
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Ranked #21 of 85 restaurants in Montauk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Came here thinking it was the Chowdre House tty o find out they moved to Salivars. My husband and I gave this place a chance and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was great, however the service was a bit slow.

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Bedford Hills, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The Sushi excellent plus the fishing boats come in from live fishing trips with there catches wonderful

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New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We are huge Montauk-lovers and consider the Inlet Restaurant home, but wanted to try something new since we had visitors in from Boston that we had already taken to the Inlet. We arrived at the Clam & Chowder House around 9:45 pm and the four of us were seated promptly. While my boyfriend was in the restroom the waitress came... More

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Hampton Bays, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

West Lake Clam and Chowder House has over the years been terrific. In a resort community where the restaurants change owners frequently, this has always been my mainstay. Imagine my surprise when I went to my favorite spot to find the restaurant is now under new ownership and that the old restaurant has " MOVED". After some research I found... More

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New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ate on the back porch, we had sushi, chowder, fried shrimp, tuna and fish parmesan. Drinks and spot is good. Don't recommend the Parmesan, but everything else was good.

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Huntington, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

West Lake is easily the best restaurant in Montauk right now, maybe on Long Island. Spectacular food prepared by a unusually talented chef/host. Reasonably priced 5 star cuisine without a pretentious atmosphere or overbearing staff. Our waitress was 110% as was everything about West Lake. Ask Larry for his opinions on wine pairings...you will not be disappointed.

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Nyack, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place was recommended by someone who worked in the kitchen there we bumped into, so thought it would be good I can honestly say it was the worst lobster roll I ever had. And the most grossly over-priced at $22 or something !!!! Fries were stone cold - had to send them back. Lobster was like something from a... More

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Hartsdale, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We come every year and this place does not disappoint. Mako kebabs and tilefish entrees were the best we have had. Ate at their sister the next nite in the harbor at Salivars....better yet! Swordfish and crusted tuna entree perfectly prepared. Only disappointment here, when we did not want potatoes, they charged us $3 extra to swap in green beans....petty!

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East Hampton, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the first season that the Clam & Chowder House is at its new location at the old Salivar's site. They did a fantastic job renovating and the roof top bar is so great that I hate to tell you about it because then it might get crowded. There are 3 eating areas but with no reservations you will... More

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Oceanside, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stopped in for a dinner at sunset and this is essentially a bar with some outdoor seating. The food was nothing to shout about and you are really sitting next to a boat yard. Not much charm for Montauk. The staff is friendly enough, but could not make up for the pedestrian fare.

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