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Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe

) #25 of 75 Restaurants in Montauk $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954-5227
+1 631-668-3200
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible11%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
435 E Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954-5227
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ricks Crabby Cowboy Cafe is a fun spot to have a rustic BBQ dinner in Montauk when you are ready to kick back and have a fun casual night.

Thank lollygal
Laurieatthecc, Owner at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for letting us know you had a fun night!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In 2014, we had an unpleasant experience at Rick's Crabby Cowboy Cafe. (See earlier review). We decided to give Rick's another try when we booked a room at the Montauk Bungalows this past weekend. The difference was remarkable. Rick could not have been more accommodating,...More

Thank TBacchi2013
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Ricks Crabby Cowboy never fails. Great food & drinks :) service is pretty good and seating is usually available

Thank Colleen B
Reviewed 4 July 2017

this is the kind of place you can bring the whole family and have a great time with an extensive menu to satisfy everyones tastes. the fish is fresh,the lobsters are delish and there is chicken and ribs for you non fish eaters. there is...More

Thank bill m
Reviewed 25 June 2017

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 26 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 26 March 2017

Thanks! So glad you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 6 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 26 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

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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
USD 12 - USD 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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