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John Scott's Surf Shack

540 Dune Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978-2905
+1 631-288-5810
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“wings” (7 reviews)
“lobster” (7 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
540 Dune Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978-2905
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Bay view distant but nice. Service and food poor. Waiter took orders and did not know many items on menu not available; so had to reorder. Some guests finished meal before others served. $30 for lobster roll over sold as “generous portion” when it was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HannahLee123
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The Wednesday night lobster night is our favorite night here. It’s a great atmosphere to enjoy dinner on the water under the stars with live music and a $20 lobster in the Hamptons

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lollygal
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We stopped here for a late lunch so the car park was empty and we didn’t have to wait for our food. The young waitress served us really quickly and food tasted good, as did my drink! Huge portion of calamari. Kids played on the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank carobert
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Enjoyed the crowd and the food. Parking lot gets full, but the staff helps to move everyone in. Wait at the busy bar for our table was very reasonable.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank clasyclaud
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised that we only had to wait 45 minutes for our group of 23. The food was excellent. I would definitely go again and sit outside next time.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank E684TQchristinep
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Was told food was good. Found out the hard way. Crab cakes were mostly bread (deep fried), served with starch (corn) and starch (rice). Oh well, guess you only come here for the beers!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank BackPacker803181
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Definitely come here from the beach for sunset and try the fresh fish! The stuffed Quohog is especially delicious!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank emilyg386
Reviewed June 27, 2018

This beach "shack" is wide open to the breezes and offers a shade from the sun. Fresh fish and seafood are the basis for many of the dishes that are surprisingly good. It's very informal and the prices are right, a surprise given its location...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank annefmh
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Stopped into John Scott Surf Shack for dinner one night when in Westhampton Beach. Have to arrive early because it gets very busy. Food was ok. Had the Lobster Roll--lots of Lobster, but also lots of Mayo. Nice views of the water (opposite side of...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MichaelO177
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

We've been wanting to get here but each time, the website says it's open and it's not. Today it was finally open after our day at Cupsogue. Please let me begin by saying I own a restaurant so I have a good understanding of how...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jacqueline M
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Response from Lynn0dD | Reviewed this property |
I think so... at least outside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, 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 - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Dune Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978-2905
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Westhampton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 631-288-5810
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