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Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954-5227
+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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

This is more of a restaurant than cafe with plenty of options for all. My husband got assorted roasted meats and I had scallops. The kids had hotdogs and enjoyed the arcade and ice cream. We were there during sunset which was spectacular. It is a laid back place to chill and connect with your family. I highly recommend for... More 

Thank gigi673
New York City, New York
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144 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Bar and BBQ joint with lots of space and tables, inside and out. Located right on the inlet. Servers very friendly. Fish and fried fish items, too. Try it!

Thank Rich M
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Rick's for lunch two days in a row. Although we were told it's really a place for families with kids, we went anyway. We were pleasantly surprised ! The first day my husband ordered a dozen cherrystones from the raw bar, and I ordered steamers. The steamers were the best I've had in many years,... More 

Thank Cruzin917
Hauppauge, New York
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Pros- Casual dining, with a private beach and marina where children can walk around and enjoy themselves. Free fire pits are an added bonus. BBQ meals are priced reasonably, nice sized portions, the food is decent, and they have a kids menu that doesn't break the bank. Cons- Service took longer than normal, and the seafood apps left a lot... More 

Thank Christopher T
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

You can find better than this especially if you have kids or a big family gathering. Nice relaxing atmosphere make you feel right at home on the farm. Food is tasty especially the rib eye!

Thank ML M
New York City, New York
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Definitely worth the trip EAST LAKE unless you fly in - airport is next store to it. The clambake and other seafood is fantastic. Rick is a touch pricey but it is worth the extra expense. Fires are lit for the nighttime and I believe smores for the kids.

Thank Gary B
New York City, New York
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Crab leg bakes were large and accompanies by lots of clams and mussels. Crab leg shells were too soft to crunch with cracker so had to be extracted by cutting shell but delicious nonetheless with lots of butter. Great slaw. Very good coconut shrimp. Do it yourself at fire pit S'mores, and ice cream are the only desserts. :-( Service... More 

Thank LeeMacL
Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Be warned! Just left Ricks Crabby Cafe, Rick is a rude owner who spent his time yelling at his staff and children playing outside. As a mother who grew up in Montauk it was incredibly uncomfortable and ruined our evening. With so many beautiful establishments in Montauk save your money and go elsewhere!

Thank floren d
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

So many places in Montauk are not very welcoming of little kids - Rick's is not one of them! Super family friendly and the food was great! Definitely recommend!

Thank jennyj02
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Staying at Montauk Bungalows which is owned by same awesome folks that own Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe so we had dinner there on our last night. Great choice! We had fresh oysters on the half shell (delicious), fried calamari (tender not chewy), lobster roll (SWEET!!!), pulled pork (moist, tender and perfect), a burger (good). Lots of good energy from large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, 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 11954-5227
  • 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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