The summer people have cleared out, the weather's gorgeous and the restaurants you couldn't jam yourself into in August now are happy to give you a table. Yay for fall in Montauk! These are our favorite Out East eats that stick around when the crowds don't.
September is still a hit at this bohemian chic eatery and hotel. Go early and get a drink at the sand bar or sit by the fire pit if the evening is chilly. It closes up at by October 1, so this is your last chance until next year.
Dave's Gone Fishing
This is a classic spot. The crowd is older, the food is great, and the scene is blissfully hipster-free. Be sure to try the cioppino.
Duryea's Lobster Deck
One of the best lunch spots, the real Montauk not the nouveau kind. You'll order your seafood at the window, and it will come to you in paper trays. A classic, open usually until November.
Lunch spot only, a great place to grab sandwiches, wraps, salads and smoothies to-go. The line will be long, but it's worth the wait. Closes Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the week in off-season but stays open on weekends.
The Out East offshoot of our favorite Nolita taqueria. Closes in October.
The Lobster Roll
Red checkered tables, waitresses with sass, french fries that the kids love and the lobster salad that haunts our dreams. It's a great place to hit for any meal, but keep in mind that weekday hours are limited outside of summer.
Daytime rose and lingering by the water, evening sunsets camped out on the picnic tables with feet in the sand. There's a kids' menu for picky eaters as well. Closes for the season in early October so go now.
Hot spot at the newly renovated Gurney’s. Dinner only, great water views, a fancier, more "Hamptons" scene than at some of the other spots.
Airy dining room and great food, a good place to hit for a seafood dinner.