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Cafe Max

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85 Montauk Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937-2802
+1 631-324-2004
17:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 17:30 - 22:00
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long island, ny
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Max is closing the end of this month. It has been our go to restaurant in East Hampton for many years. We will miss their excellent cooking for a reasonable price.Good luck to all the employees and thank you for the memories.

Thank kendodge
Short Hills, New Jersey
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128 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This was our second meal at this terrific restaurant. It has friendly, attentive, unpretentious service. The food is delicious, made with fresh ingredients. The decor is simple, rustic, comfortable. For this quality, the price is very reasonable for anywhere, particularly for the Hamptons. It is very much worth a return visit.

Thank Skater741
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We would have overlooked this restaurant, but luckily someone suggested it to us. We had a great evening, nice staff and very good food, even for our european high standards. The homemade soup was excellent, as were the desserts. Good choice of tasty main courses as well.

Thank Family_RV2014
East Hampton, New York
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite go to place in East Hampton! It has been in business for many years ... Although it has changed hands ... And Sammy hasn't changed a thing. Good food at good prices. The night we were there they had a price fixe ... Which may be available during the week. I always enjoy their flounder in... More 

Thank PJSchenck
Long Island, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Looks like a small cottage at the side of the road, surprisingly roomy inside. Food was really, really good. Went on the Friday of St Valentines Day weekend and it was surprisingly quiet although it was on the late side. If you have any concerns, don't hesitate try it out.

Thank parqr
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

very good reliable food at reasonable prices. This is a small well run restaurant. The booths for two adjacent the bar are quiet and very comfortable. Weekly prix fix is amazing. You can't beat the soup. And if you like liver,this is the only place around that has it on the menu. Deserts are yummy

Thank george g
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Always wanted to try and finally we stopped in during the holidays while we where out east.I was so surprised how lovely it was inside since the outside is very small. Wood paneling,nice lighting not to dim and a very cozy bar.We ordered off the pre fix since it had a diverse menu. We got the soup of the day... More 

Thank rose_0124
Hamptons, New York
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63 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Been here many times and I always say why do I go back! If you had a rating between poor and average, I would say that would be more accurate. Wait staff is good; food mediocre at best. Prices ok for the Hamptons. I have lived in East Hampton Township for well over 20 years and I can count on... More 

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We have been passing this restaurant for years, and I have always wanted to stop, but as we are based in Montauk, getting back to the far side of East Hampton often seems daunting. I WISH WE HAD DONE THIS YEARS AGO. The staff in this small family friendly restaurant is welcoming and attentive. We had the green salad with... More 

Thank 1hbs1961
Merrick, New York
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

A small restaurant to visit when leaving East Hampton right on Montauk Hwy. Good food with price fix, pleasant atmosphere, and good service.

Thank ppatti1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Montauk Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937-2802
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  East Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 631-324-2004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?