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The Surfside Inn

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685 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954-5000
+1 631-668-5958
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food

Great food, great service, AMAZING view. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was be as as the restaurant filled up it became difficult to hold a conversation .

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Christina S
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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We haven't been to Montauk in many years so, of course, I looked to Trip Advisor for restaurants. In my opinion, Surfside Inn is overrated. The view is great but the food doesn't match. I asked the waitress about the clam chowder. I don't like it thick so I always ask. She assured me that it wasn't thick so I... More 

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Mineola, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

For a family friendly restaurant they have a sign displayed as you come in stating that children must remain seated at all times no exceptions. They go to great trouble to have more signs like this posted around the restaurant! What are we supposed to do? Tie them and gag them in their seats!! Some people upon seeing the sign... More 

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fairfield, ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Shocked at the prices of the food here versus the quality. When you are going to charge $30, yes &30 dollars for Lobster Macaroni and Cheese you better include the whole lobster. This was penne pasta dripping in some cream sauce (the same sauce on two other pastas ordered) with bits of lobster. In fact, all entrees averaged $30. I... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is the best restaurant in Montauk. I ordered the mussels for an appetizer which we shared and was delicious. My husband ordered the Horseradish encrusted fish as a main dish. All the food came out perfect and served hot.

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West Islip, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is our go to restaurant every time we go to Montauk. Always consistently high quality food and great service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great food, great service, AMAZING view. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was be as as the restaurant filled up it became difficult to hold a conversation .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We reserved a table outside and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We'd been before, though not for a year, and it was how we remembered it - good food, friendly service, reasonably priced for the area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband, our two granddaughters, ages 12 & 15 and I ate outside at the Surfside Inn. If you eat outside in the summer evening bring a long sleeve top. They do have an outside heater but it was not on. We ordered 2 filet mignons. One to be cooked mediium rare and one medium. The other orders were pasta... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We visited Montauk recently and dined at Surfside twice during our stay. Both dinners were very enjoyable. The crab cake appetizer was full of crab meat and came with a delicious dressing. The lemon flounder special was delicious and the asparagus and side order of potatoes was a wonderful completion to a great meal! Don't forget to try the homemade... More 

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Northport, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We visited on a Sunday night in July. We did not have reservations and we seated immediately. This place is like other reviewers have stated "Old Montauk". It is quiet and has the most beautiful view of the ocean. Our server was stellar. He was polite, prompt and informative. We shared the vegetable dumplings light and delish. My husband enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 685 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954-5000
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Montauk
  • Phone Number: +1 631-668-5958

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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