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Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe

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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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New York City, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank tabringit9
Patchogue, New York
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just steps away from Montauk Bungalows is Ricks Crabby Cowboy. This is most definitely a "family - oriented" restaurant that can accommodate large groups with their outdoor tented area. We ate indoors and ordered a dozen of the "pearl oysters. The oyster beds are located in the nearby Lake Montauk in the attached Marina. These were the freshest and most... More 

Thank Kathy S
Providence, RI
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were planning to have dinner at Inlet Seafood restaurant next door, but the 1.5 hour wait on a Tuesday night drove us here, which we had previously driven right by. Indoor and outdoor seating with a water view. We sat outside at wooden tables. The vibe is relaxed casual - kind of perfect for the tip of Montauk. The... More 

Thank beachmomri
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Rick's while on vacation in Montauk again...this time for a huge 50th birthday party of over 150 people!! The tunes were crankin' next to the big dance floor as the sun set beautifully over the docks!! What a scene! It was spectacular. Rick and his staff were awesome in every aspect and took care of everything to make the... More 

Thank Smca8740
Englewood, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family returns to Rick's every year, even though we never get over the "sticker shock" -- hefty prices for casual meals. That said, it's a lovely location on a marina and the food is quite good. Sit outdoors if the weather's nice. The wait staff is competent and friendly. The occasional small plane buzzing right over your head as... More 

Thank kka2014
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here after a long day on the beach, we had several kids in our party. The outdoor dining experience was perfect. The services was fast and they had a good kids menu. Can't beat the views!

Thank Andrea B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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, 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 11954-5227
  • 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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