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Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe

) #28 of 72 Restaurants in Montauk €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954-5227
+1 631-668-3200
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible12%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954-5227
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Was here last weekend for a family party. It was a pre-wedding welcome party. Very nice space with great BBQ food as well as plenty of sea food. They even have a little ice cream within the restaurant.Music and fire pits with the waterfront location...More

Thank Maryann D
Reviewed 10 October 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...More

Thank gigi673
Laurieatthecc, General Manager at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us! Glad you were thinking of us in the Fall. Here it is spring already, and we hope to see you again this summer. Please say hi when you are in!

Reviewed 17 September 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
Laurieatthecc, General Manager at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Thanks! So glad you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 5 September 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...More

Thank Cruzin917
Laurieatthecc, General Manager at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

We so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience as a couple at Rick's. As you saw, Rick is very proud of the seafood - he even opens the clams and Montauk Pearl oysters from the farm at the Crabby Cowboy. We are...More

Reviewed 5 September 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...More

Thank Christopher T
Laurieatthecc, General Manager at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your time at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe. Thanks for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. We always do our best to serve in a timely manner. Every once in a while, we have so many large groups walking...More

Reviewed 28 August 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
Laurieatthecc, General Manager at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Happy you loved that rib eye! Thanks for taking the time to share about Rick's.

Reviewed 22 August 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...More

Thank Gary B
Laurieatthecc, General Manager at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Thanks Gary. As Rick always says, come by car boat or plane! Glad you had fun.

Reviewed 22 August 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...More

Thank LeeMacL
Reviewed 19 August 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...More

Thank floren d
Reviewed 15 August 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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