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540 Dune Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978-2905
631-288-5810
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beach shack lobster roll

Time for a beer, music and a lobster roll in the Hampton's. Little shack with a small bar and outdoor seating. It even has a view of the bay. The food was good and a super place to unwind after a day at the pool. Only complaint is the service as the place is always packed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Time for a beer, music and a lobster roll in the Hampton's. Little shack with a small bar and outdoor seating. It even has a view of the bay. The food was good and a super place to unwind after a day at the pool. Only complaint is the service as the place is always packed.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great little beach bar/shack on Dune Rd.. Go if you can sit outside as the inside has that worn bar smell but the outside is beachy casual and has a view out to the bay. Lobster rolls were actually pretty good as well as the chowder and a chicken wrap. Good spot for lunch and drinks!

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Riverhead, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Surfer casual type of place. Can be loud sometimes. Other times I have been there they had a band playing. Fun place. Probably great happy hour. Great for a burger. Love stopping by after a beach day. Don't always want to get dressed up!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

In our case it was a rehearsal dinner. The couple wanted a relaxed atmosphere totally opposite of the wedding dinner. The event coordinator, Chuck was easy to work with, responsive to what we wanted to do, accommodated changes I made and offered suggestions to make the night go smoothly. I was able to reach him by phone and email and... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Walked to this place for a few drinks and something to eat... it was a nice getaway! We enjoyed our drinks, sandwiches, and the atmosphere (on a rainy day).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

John Scotts is a landmark in Westhampton Beach, but I think it's time to look at their kitchen staff and improve the quality of their food. I ordered the Manhattan Clam Chowder, it was tasteless, oily and thin, my wife and I both ordered the fish and chips, the fries were ok, the batter on the fish separated from the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I grew up in Southern California and this place always reminds me of the surf bars we went to in Baja. We go about once a month during the summer. You can't get into the parking lot on weekends - it is a happening place. We usually hit it on a week night and ask to be seated outside facing... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I expected a "beach shack" with a 1⭐️ vibe and I was wrong. An excellent spot (and that coming from a Massachusetts resident) which had live music and a cool "island life vibe"... I'll be back on my next visit to LI. If you're looking "upper crusty" this ain't your joint but if you're feeling like hanging at a joint... More 

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Westhampton Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

OK, John Scott's will never qualify as a gourmet experience, but the rustic, open, beachy feel, along with a great bar, makes this a place to enjoy time after time. We are always disappointed when they close up for winter, and eagerly await the spring opening. The menu is casual pub fare, but their lobster rolls are outrageous! They are... More 

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Ardsley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I have been to John Scotts over a dozen times. This is a great casual bay front restaurant and bar in West Hampton, menu is simple and drinks are great. Weekend Music outside, family friendly and on a beautiful day there is not a better place to relax on Dune Road. After the beach or a destination on its own...

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Address: 540 Dune Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978-2905
Phone Number: 631-288-5810
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Westhampton Beach

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  • Address: 540 Dune Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978-2905
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Westhampton Beach
  • Phone Number: 631-288-5810

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