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Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954-5227
+1 631-668-3200
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible12%
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“steamers” (11 reviews)
“onion rings” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954-5227
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I use to like going there by boat, I would have 5 or 6 people with me, we would tie up to his dock and have lunch outdoors at one of the tables My dog would be with me so he would just sit under...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

My fish sandwich was delicious, moist and flaky. I believe it was striped bass. We dined outside. Nice view of Lake Montauk and nearby boats.

Thank Pleasuretraveler
Reviewed 9 October 2017

My family has gone to Rick's for years. The food is just mediocre but the ambiance was perfect for my young sons. We had some friends come out with us in August and decided that would be a great place to go with two couples...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Nice and quiet lunch, the summer crowds are gone, sunny day, great views, fresh flounder was very good, corn fritters better. Waitress ok, not great

Thank Jeff F
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We have gone to Rick's every summer since he took it over, probably over 20 years ago. It's located across the road from Montauk Airport, so if you eat outdoors you're likely to see and hear small planes close by overhead. It's located by the...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The food was good. I had a burger and fries meal, which I think was $14.99. I believe the margaritas were about $14 each. It's a nice location.

Thank cavalmi
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Meal: Tasty, but overpriced for the size of the portions Waitstaff: Friendly and attentive Manager: Repugnant behavior. For some reason, the manager was frustrated with our waitress and decided to take our order herself. She skipped one of our party. The food came out in...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is next to a marina and across the street from an airport. The view is of some fishing boats docked at the marina. The food was overpriced and under portioned. The mussels and hard clams were tiny. The hot wings were tiny and...More

Thank BobbyBo1
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This place is delicious. The seafood is amazing and the onion rings are epic. I've been coming to Rick's for the past 5 or 6 years and it's always my first stop when i arrive in Montauk. We shared the shrimp cocktail and onions rings...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Our party of 7 ( 3 kids) really enjoyed our meal here. All the seafood was fresh and delicious. The buffalo striper bites are out of this world! The grounds are very kid friendly. Its located next to the airport and dock so the views...More

Thank opjp
Laurieatthecc, Owner at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

We are so happy to hear how much fun you all had! And of course, glad you loved our fresh seafood as well. Thanks for taking the time to let us know!

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Response from Colleen B | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure - but if you sit outside i would possible say yes! But to be sure i would call & ask - enjoy - its a great place to eat & enjoy the view !!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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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