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West Lake Clam & Chowder House

382 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-6252
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Ranked #22 of 87 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
Milford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Used to be West Lake Clam & Chowder House. We sat "outside" which is open air but covered ceiling. Our server Jess was terrific. My pesto crusted ahi tuna (ordered and served raw) was outstanding with broccoli rabe and fluffy steamed white rice. Pesto can be overpowering but this was very light. Husband had mahi mahi which he liked a... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The food was always great here but the price gauging is unacceptable. They're really taking advantage of people, often charging DOUBLE the normal fee for items like sushi or lobster rolls. And, the portions do not reflect these escalating costs. This may be okay for the Wall Street set which has been invading the area but it's a slap in... More

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was our first visit to the new location, we always liked the feel of the old space very Old Montauk in its feel and atmosphere. New location is much lighter and has a great vibe from the front bar to the seating out by the charter boats. My wife and I showed up @ 5 pm on a Thursday... More

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Montauk, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

No longer in the same place....has moved to the old Salivars...food ( and sushi) are great...fish is fresh and specials chance nightly. We sat in the bar room, our last visit, and our waitress was great. We were worried it would be noisy, but it was actually quieter than the main restaurant. Great time!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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