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Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe

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435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954
+1 631-668-3200
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mineola, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rick's has a menu for the entire family. Great outdoor or indoor dining in a no stress casual atmosphere. A must visit for a low key night out. Rick's also has fire pits where you can chill out and make s'mores.

Thank Yankeeboy23
Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a fantastic family restaurant. The atmosphere was great and the service was friendly. The food was average and little pricey but the atmosphere for the family made up for it. Our kids played hide-n-seek with other kids while we waited for the food. After eating we purchased a s'more kit and sat around 1 of the 5... More 

Thank Maria R
Long Island, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was excellent. Beautiful water views. Would definitely return. Nice menu selection. Moderately priced.

Thank Colleen B
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I attended a charity function tonight to benefit veterans at Rick's. The food was great, gotta get the ribs! More importantly, we learned that the owners donated the meal for our cause, Freedom Fighter Outdoors. That alone is a reason to frequent this establish. Added to that is a beautiful view with a great breeze and our experience was wonderful.

Thank cadeyo
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We usually come here at least 4 or 5 times over the summer and this place is always consistent. The welcome is friendly, often Rick himself in the typically busy parking lot helping direct traffic with a smile, the steamers and lobster rolls along with the views are great. The kids have a great time and love the kids menu,... More 

Thank nycwestvillage
Montauk, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great place for the Family. Rick is always welcoming and very friendly. The food is great. Especially Ricks burgers!

Thank MontaukNY
New York City, New York
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130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My husband and I had a lobster bake here. We absolutely loved it!!!! They are located on the water near the dock. They have live music. You can sit outside under the tent or inside. The band was excellent and entertaining. The restaurant is not fancy, but if you are looking for a fun time with amazing food at a... More 

Thank preciousness22
Dix Hills, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

I have been here multiple times; get there before 7pm! This is a large restaurant with indoor or outdoor dining options. I have never eaten indoors. Outdoors, there is ample space for wiggly kids to play away from the (very) casual outdoor seating. The sunsets and views of the water/boats will help adults mellow out with some wine or a... More 

Thank Susan M
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We tried Rick's a couple of weeks ago. The place is far from town, near the end of East Lake Drive. There' s a small, nice marina there. The Cafe reminded me of a ski lodge -- a big open dining room with windows looking out over the marina. The food was BBQ and fried stuff but was very reasonably... More 

1 Thank Robert B
Williston Park, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Great for my kiddies and sunsets, wine and lobster couldn't ask for better! The perfect combination! Marvelous Montauk !!! Go to Ricks especially if you have the kiddies!

1 Thank ruthannmorrisey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Montauk
  • Phone Number: +1 631-668-3200
A casual Seafood and BBQ famiily restaurant for friends and parties. Outdoor bar, firepits, s'mores. Great for large parties. Home of montauk pearl oysters, local striped bass and clams. Pulled pork, ribs, bbq chicken. World famous onion rings. Indoor and Outdoor Dining.

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