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“Mind-blowing Vacation Meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dave's Grill

Dave's Grill
468 West Lake Drive, Montauk Harbor, Montauk, NY 11954
631 668 9190
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Ranked #13 of 87 restaurants in Montauk
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Mind-blowing Vacation Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I've eaten plenty of delicious meals in Mtk -- from Gosman's to South Edison to Moby Dick's -- but nothing came close to the meal at Dave's Grill. A reso is hard to come by here -- tip #1 to go early, just before 5pm, and wait on the patio until they open the doors at 5.30. The drink menu is more than beach-esque concoctions. Tip #2, to try the extra-old rum Old Fashioned, even if you're a whiskey aficionado. Don't go skippy on the food here as it's excellent, tip #3, from a calamari appetizer to the lobster roll to the famous flounder and chips, with an onion-potato crust. Dessert is a must, tip #4, the chocolate bag. I don't even like chocolate and it changed my life! Other menu standouts include the cioppino, stuffed lobster, and "Chinese" spare ribs (believe it or not, it's an app).

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best place to eat in Montauk, NY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Found this place in the "On Montauk" free visitors guide. From the outside, it doesn't look like much but once you step inside, it was quite lovely with outdoor seating overlooking the fishing docks, and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is visting in the Montauck area.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakdale, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“DO NOT EAT HERE UNLESS:”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

you want an absolutely incredible meal! Yes, their same day reservations policy is tricky, but if you want something bad enough, it's all worth it!
Excellent FOOD! Excellent Service! Excellent decor! Their cioppino is one of the most delicious meals I have ever eaten anywhere I've traveled across the globe!
You get what you pay for and at Dave's Grill you will get a culinary and sensory experience to last a long time!
Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Best Swordfish On The Planet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Difficult to get a reservation, but definitely worth the effort. Great atmosphere / ambience. Nice waiting area / very comfortable. Julie is a very gracious host. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for here. DELICIOUS!!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Once in a life time”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Can't understand the hype for this place. It's hard to get a reservation and expensive. And then to top it off, the food ranged from slightly above average to none too good. Throw in lots of attitude and poor service as well as inflexible and unaccommodating and it's a once in a life time experience.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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