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Gosman's Inlet Cafe

484 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954
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Ranked #40 of 85 restaurants in Montauk
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch
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38 reviews from our community

57% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
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308 reviews 308 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
757 helpful votes 757 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a large restaurant. At dinner on the weekends in the summer months there is usually a long wait. If you get a table by the water you will enjoy the view. The seafood is usually good, but not inexpensive. We waited for our food for a while, not surprising for the amount of people. Another way is to... More

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When the other restaurants in the area were closed @ 4 in the afternoon, (which I don't understand since it is a seasonal tourist town destination??), we tried this place & were pleasantly surprised by the good sushi and courteous wait staff service. Will definitely return!

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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyable lunch with fresh local fare all whilst watching the fishing boats pulling in and out of the inlet. You can sit right outside and take in Montauk. Would definitely go back.

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long island ny
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I was browsing Montauk resturants as I return every October for an extended weekend. When I saw Gosman's reviews I was reminded of the terrible experience we had last year. We were a party of 6 for dinner. We had read the menu of specials outside the resturant and deicided to give them a try. To our dismay we waited... More

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Title says it all. I sat on the upstairs deck. What a great view of the water and yachts passing by. i ordered a few seafood dishes, all were good, though the lobster roll did not have much lobster in it. It is expensive, but considering the location it is understandable..

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Been going to Montauk for 30 years, enjoyed many a meal in the local restaurants, but Gosmans Inlet Cafe definitely disappointed me, the view watching the boats come in and out of the harbor is beautiful, feels like your on a cruise ship, but the food was very over priced and terrible. I ordered baked clams for $10.00 2 clams... More

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Chris G, Manager at Gosman's Inlet Cafe, responded to this review

We're disappointed that you did not enjoy your meal with us! While we have been very pleased with the amount of positive feedback we're getting this season, we obviously did not meet your expectations. I'm sorry we didn't do better for you - if you are in Montauk again, please stop in and see us. Ask for Chris or Mike,... More

London, UK
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We wanted a light dinner so came here for a bite to eat. We sat at the bar overlooking the harbour watching the sunset - this is a great spot. The sushi was very good and the portion sizes were good, not too big. The waitress however was quite rude and unhelpful - we asked how big the portions were... More

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New City, New York, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We took out fish to cook, sea bass, that was magnificent. Gosmans is the best, freshest and just an overall great space!!!

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Long Island
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114 reviews 114 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Took relatives to the topside inlet restaurant as first timers to Montauk. This was my third time there during the past few years. Sat for dinner and had two cobb salads, one seafood fra diablo, and one swordfish dinner. All I can say is the food was really only fair, service was decent and provided by a young waitress, and... More

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Bronx, NY
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Nice place and nice staff, sitting on the deck is relaxing and just gorgeous.......I made the mistake of ordering a cheeseburger (no idea why being in the middle of fishermen's docks) and it was just ok. My mother ordered shrimp scampi which was not a traditional scampi that I know, and it was TO DIE FOR!

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