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The Surfside Inn

685 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954-5000
+1 631-668-5958
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Ranked #6 of 86 Restaurants in Montauk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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mt vernon ny
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I love this place not only for its excellent cuisine but because of the sign as you enter stating that if you have children they must stay seated and be perfectly behaved so as not to upset the other guests. bravo surfside inn for caring about people like myself who have been upended by these little brats and their parents... More

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate at Surfside on Sunday evening for the first time in six years. We chose Surfside because Harvest had no reservations available and one of our party likes to dine with tablesclothes. We were a party of four and seated promptly at a table by the window where we looked out at the ocean. We wanted to relax with... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was adequate and overpriced. The waiter weemed like he wanted to be someplace else. No customer service at all. Not a smile, not reason to return.

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333 reviews 333 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
690 helpful votes 690 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This restaurant is located in Montauk on the Old Montauk Hwy, so if you do not have a care here, you'd harder reach the place from the center or the harbor. The local is nice, and the building is a mix of a seashore villa and a ship. The mix between sea and sand is continuous and is stressed by... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I came here for lunch on Labor Day Weekend. The ocean view is a very big plus. I had the field greens salad followed by a lobster roll, which the waiter said was "The best." It was good, not sure about "best," but the price at $18.95 was reasonable. The First Mate's Tartufo (raspberry sorbet and vanilla gelato with a... More

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Jericho, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If you are looking for a reasonably priced but excellent meal and don't need to be seen in a hip restaurant with lots of noisy customers, definitely consider the Surfside Inn. Service was gracious and not rushed, the seafood was fresh and delicious, and the ocean views marvelous, as we sat outside on the front porch. Great, stress-free evening.

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Lynbrook, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The food was great and the drinks were even better! We had seafood and were very pleased with our meals...tasty and fresh! The view of the ocean from a distance was also very nice. We sat inside by the window (there are also outside seating). The staff was nice for the most part but not the most attentive--we had to... More

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Bayside, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food and view. The staff was friendly and gracious. They were extremely attentive to our table. I would like to address the previous review saying this was not a kid friendly place. Our children were treated very kindly because they have manners. They did not run around and sat in their seats (what children should so in a restaurant)... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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116 reviews 116 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Exquisite seafood. This is that kind of cozy restaurants with a heart stopping view, in front of the Atlantic Ocean. This time we got the sunset. The best seafood and comfy. Gorgeous and splendid seafood. The best choice, number one for dinner in Montauk. I had the duck skins, the pork ribs, the shrimp cocktail, The bottle of pinot noir... More

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Medford, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After reading reviews that it was kid friendly and calling to hear the same....as we walked up the stairs there was a huge sign that read..." Please keep children Quiet and they must remain in their seats!" WHAT? So we proceeded anyway and as we did my two yo daughter touched the chalk board with the specials...wiping away a little... More

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