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West Lake Clam & Chowder House

382 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954
631-668-6252
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Ranked #32 of 86 Restaurants in Montauk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
mt vernon ny
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

this place used to be salivar's bar for many years and it closed 3 years ago and was reborn as this restaurant. first of all they completely renovated the entire place and it is now spacious and roomy to our delight. there is also an upper level where you can relax with a drink and watch the world go by...all... More

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New York
Top Contributor
241 reviews 241 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First experience was quite good; second not so due to small portion sizes; nice setting; very slow with drink orders both visits

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Birmingham, Michigan, USA
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Went here on a Tuesday night with another couple. Wound up waiting about 2 hours even though a third of the tables were empty. The staff was nice enough but they said they had issues in the kitchen. We are ten jalapeño yellowtail app at the bar which was delicious. Food was good but by the time our main dish... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Chowder house moved from its quaint location at west lake marina to the former salivars location. I think the move went to its head. Besides longer than ever waits- 1 1/2-2 hrs they now have a bad attitude from the hostesses to the bartender. No Longer welcoming to kids. The upper deck is exclusive to those over 21 only. I... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I were supposed to be in Maine, but the trip was cancelled so we went to the East End instead. We had dinner at WLC&C House. It was my second time there in a month. We sat upstairs and watched the boats coming and going. Very pretty and picturesque. The bartenders were friendly and professional. Our dinner... More

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easthampton, ny
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

August Saturday afternoon. Good dock scene, fish, boats, fisherman. Food was good as usual. Price has accelerated upwards with the crowd, while portions were on the small side. They are passing on the locals for the kids with the wall street wallets. Sad trend on the east end.

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Milford, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
1 review
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
40 helpful votes 40 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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