A short road trip from New York City, Montauk is a fisherman’s paradise. Between miles of ocean waves and endless bays, there are plenty of places to cast your line and catch a fish. On Montauk fishing boats you could catch anything from fluke in the summer to striped bass in the fall and tuna or shark offshore! As local’s like to say, the drinking town with a fishing problem has fishing engrained in it’s history. Any restaurant you visit will surely have the freshest seafood but we picked out a few of our favorite seaside restaurants that embody the laid back beach vibes of Montauk. From restaurants that prepare your catch of the day, offer fisherman’s breakfast or laid back Mexican cuisine, the food and harbor views at these Montauk gems will not disappoint!
Enjoy your catch from Montauk fishing boats in style
After a long day of casting on your Montauk fishing charter, bring your catch of the day to Coast Kitchen at the Montauk Yacht Club and Marina. The seasoned chefs will prepare the fish for you with local ingredients which you can pair with a chilled Wölffer Estate wine. This high-end Hamptons restaurant overlooking the marina embodies the air of the Hamptons with the luxury of Montauk water views. After a long day aboard Montauk fishing boats, spend your evening sharing tales of your fishing conquest with your family and enjoying the fruits of your labor.
Sailing Montauk to the Hideaway
For a casual dinner after a long day of sailing in Montauk, visit the Hideaway nestled in Montauk Marina. With a laid back ambiance, this cozy Mexican restaurant has picnic tables overlooking the marina and little blue tables inside.
Our local guides recommend grabbing a cool drink and ordering the loaded nachos and fish tacos! After dinner, stroll down the dock for incredible sunset views.
Fisherman’s breakfast at Star Island Yacht Club Grill
For the fisherman rising with the sun, head to Star Island Yacht Club Grill for the Fisherman’s breakfast. Offering a full breakfast for those who rent a Montauk fishing charter in search of the perfect 50 pound tuna or a trophy striped bass.
Returning at sunset with your catch, the cooks can prepare the fish to the fisherman’s liking. Enjoy your dinner at this laid back, Montauk establishment. If you’re not a fisherman, fear not! Pull your boat up dockside and order dinner from your boat. Enjoy the freshest seafood from the bow of your boat at sunset.
Dance to reggae bands on Sunday nights
After a Sunday sailing in Montauk, spend the sunset hours listening to a live reggae band on a outdoor deck overlooking the inlet at Swallow East. If you want to have a bite to eat, snag a sought after table in the dining room and enjoy a menu of small plates featuring local sea scallops or lobster toasts. When you rent a boat for a weekend of sailing in Montauk, swaying to reggae at this spot is a must!
If you’re looking for more adventures by boat in the Hampton’s, visit Sailo’s Hampton’s guide here.