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Clam Bar at Napeague

You won't get fresher seafood or a saltier waitstaff, and holy mackerel, those lobster rolls are good, even if you choke a bit on the price. Three decades in business – the public has spoken – with cash only, of cou…
Memorial in Montauk

Lost at Sea Memorial

Visitors to the Montauk Lighthouse may not immediately notice a smaller 15ft structure at the eastern end of the park, where the 60ft cliffs fall off into the sea, but for local fishers it’s a daily reminder of thei…
Lighthouse in Montauk

Montauk Point Lighthouse

This is the fourth-oldest active lighthouse in the US, built in 1796. A nice climb, but the 15-person limit may involve a wait and a test of one's claustrophobia limits. The payoff is the view, which stretches to th…
Pub in Montauk

Shagwong Tavern

An old-school drinking and eating establishment along the manic 'strip' for 80 years, the Shagwong was a favored celebrity drop-in in the ’70s. The Shag still has the historic photos, and massive swordfish and shark…
State Park in Montauk

Montauk Point State Park

Covering the eastern tip of the South Fork is Montauk Point State Park, with its impressive lighthouse. A good place for windswept walks, surfing, surf fishing (with permit), and seal-spotting – call the park for th…
Seafood in Montauk

The Dock

Absolutely no bullshit allowed: signs warn away cell phone users and families with screaming children. The unique decor includes stuffed animal heads and waterfowl, carnival masks, and a totem pole. The hearty red M…
Microbrewery in Montauk

Montauk Brewing Company

'Come as you are,' preaches the small tasting room, and Cobain's family hasn't asked for their lyrics back yet. There's a more-than-palatable rotating range of cervezas, from lagers to stouts, and an outdoor patio o…
Bistro in Montauk

Tauk

The original roadhouse bar is still here, as is a urinal from Grand Central Station circa 1916 (thankfully inside the men's room). Some Montaukers have taken the reins, giving it a firmer local identity and more rea…
Seafood in Montauk

Westlake Fish House

In the marina of the same name, this is a great place for seafood, all caught the same day. Chef Larry Kolar has been recognized by fellow chefs in the rankings of Best Chefs America, and among his favorite dishes i…
Seafood in Montauk

Lobster Roll

'Lunch' is the sign to look for on the roadside west of Montauk, marking this clam-and-lobster shack that has been in operation since 1965. It's now infamous as the liaison site in the Showtime television series The…