Meet Me at the End: The Best Montauk Restaurants

I am still unpacking from our annual Montauk vacation, so it will be a couple of days until I can get a post up and running. While I decompress from my trip, I wanted to share last year’s post (featured on my old blog) about all the delicious food Montauk has to offer.

Sunset - Navy Beach - Montauk


Saltbox: The Saltbox is one of the newer establishments in the town of Montauk, taking over O’Murphy’s Pub on the north side of the circle. When we arrived on Thursday afternoon, we were famished. We read about this place in Newsday, and figured we would try it. Stepping inside, the dark pub feel is gone and is replaced by a beachy / rustic feel. I ordered the Lobster Roll (it’s always my first choice on my first day) and it was amazing! We also ordered the grilled corn which was phenomenal! We were not disappointed and definitely started out our vacation on the right foot!

The Saltbox - Lobster Roll - Montauk

Swallow East: Have you ever been to Swallow in Huntington? If so, this is their sister restaurant, located next to Dave’s Grill in Montauk. After some shopping, the girls and I decided to come here for lunch. Although the day was cloudy/rainy, we wanted to try this place out. We shared a bunch of small plates, including the Asparagus Fries, the Wedge Salad, the Mac and Cheese and the Shredded Chicken Tostada. The small portions were perfect to share and pick on. I’ve never had Asparagus Fries, but I felt I was being semi-healthy by ordering them.

Harvest on Fort Pond: We have been coming to this place for the past three years, we just love it that much! The ambiance, the friendliness of the staff and the family style dinner selections are what set this place apart from the others. The view isn’t too shabby either. 😉 Overlooking Fort Pond, this restaurant has something for everyone. We ordered a flatbread pizza and Caesar Salad to start. For dinner, we ordered the Penne with Sautéed Asparagus, Mushrooms and Mascarpone Cheese, the 16 oz. Corn Fed Skirt Steak topped with Arugula, Red Onion, Manchego, Roast Garlic Tomato Butter and an order of the Garlic Mashed Potatoes. For dessert, we ordered the Ice Cream Sandwich. This was not your typical ice cream sandwich; it was a much classier version which was just as delicious. After a delicious dinner, we took photos on Fort Pond and marveled at the size of the coy fish.

Harvest on Fort Pond - Montauk

Navy Beach: If you are looking to see a beautiful sunset while on vacation in Montauk, make reservations at Navy Beach. This was our first time there, but it definitely won’t be our last. Located on Fort Pond Bay, the area used to be occupied by the US Navy, as you see by the two Navy piers dotting the landscape. This beachfront restaurant has great views, food and drinks. There is also a great outdoor setup, where you can eat and drink if the night calls for it. I loved the inside décor, as it was decorated with vintage bathing suits and pictures. Overall, this was a great spot to see the sunset (see top photo) and enjoy a nice, relaxing night with friends.

Navy Beach - Montauk

Have you ever been to Montauk? If so, what are some of your favorite restaurants?

  • Gimme that lobster roll!!

    We still haven’t been out to Montauk yet but if we don’t get there during the official “summer” season I hope it will be in September.

    • Kristine

      September is a great month to go! All the tourists are out and it’s quiet, but everything is still open!

    • September is a glorious month to go!

  • You’re making my mouth water! I would go to Montauk just for that lobster roll–wow, it looks delicious!

    Lexi, Lex Be Livin’

  • Stephanie Ozegovich

    This is so helpful! I’m planning my annual trip with my boyfriend this summer and we need to decide on our food adventures! -Stephanie<3