Iconic... eclectic... idiosyncratic?
That’s The Dock, at Gosman’s Dock in Montauk. Right where the fishing boats land their catch. Right at the furthest easternmost tip of Long Island, or The End as its known locally.
On a beautiful sunny October Sunday, it’s hard to imagine a more idyllic place for lunch.
We just walked in off the street - we being fellow VTer & VT meet delegate GillyBob and I. The pub is festooned with memorabilia (or do I mean junk?). The staff are busy, but friendly in an out-of-season East Ender way. No obsequious crawling. Just a genuine “Hi...how ya doin’ today?”
A great wee lunch menu, and some enticing specials on the board. I couldn’t resist the clams casino and the lure of the Cajun flounder burrito. The latter just grabbed my curiosity by the throat.
The clams (6 of them) were delicious, and came with scrummy French bread to mop up the sauce. The burrito was a work of art. The flounder was fried in breadcrumbs, and was surrounded by black beans & salad. Sour cream and spicy salsa to back it up. Wonderful.
Gillian’s Montauk clam chowder (not the wimpy Boston stuff) and codcake sandwich looked good. We were very quiet as we ate.
I’d go back anytime. $57 for two, so fabulous value too.
Favorite Dish: Has to be that burrito
This place was exactly what I needed. After going out to a bunch of chic and fancy places, I needed a relaxed and fun restaurant. It has a live band, you eat with your hands, and you’re drinking like you’re on a desert island. Oh, and it’s pretty loud. This place has the best ribs I have ever tasted! They also have a bit of Mexican with their burritos. The drinks are strong, so be careful.
Favorite Dish: Ribs, ribs, and ribs!
Rowdy Hall is a really great place to go for lunch or dinner. It's sort of a Pub style looking place. The food is diverse, ranging from French Onion Soup to Tuna Steak. At any rate, pretty much anything you order will be fantastic. I can get crowded on the weekends though, so make reservations.
Favorite Dish: The Rowdy Burger! The best burger I've ever had. Its 10 bucks, but it's worth it.
Almond has become sort of a "fad" restaurant. Billy Joel goes there often. It's a pretty simple menu, with only a few things on it each night. It would be wise to call and make reservations, otherwise you probably won't get a table.
Favorite Dish: Steak Frites, available almost every night.
The Blue Parrot is a nice Mexican restaurant right in East Hampton Village. They have a nice outside area.
Favorite Dish: I liek all Mexican food, but I would the most unique thing are the tortilla chips they have and the salsa. Very good.
Enjoy magnificent sunsets and water views overlooking scenic Three Mile Harbor. MAke sure to book your table in advance!
Favorite Dish: Fresh local seafood. The oysters a wonderful. So are the crab cakes. You really can't go wrong here!