Change is inevitable. Our beloved Montauk is not impenetrable to this logic.
What is constant is the respect, love and energy that makes this community at the end of Long Island so special. It is our honor to share a directory of businesses in Montauk that we’d love you to consider supporting this summer.
NOTE: Many of these businesses are run by small business owners and their loyal staff. They’ve been dealt a tough hand these days. Please be kind and patient when interacting with them. Consider tipping more than you normally would. Consider ordering out more than you normally would. Consider supporting or recommending a local Montauk business if you happen to be visiting this summer.
All of the below is subject to change at any moment because of the you-know-what. If we didn’t say it already, change is inevitable.
Getting to Montauk
No car? No problem. Getting back and forth from the End of the World is easier than it sounds.
Long Island Rail Road
Train travel remains a way to get out east. The LIRR rolled out a special “Essential Service Plan” Timetable for the Montauk branch starting May 18, superseding its regular schedule.
Special Features: In compliance with Governor Cuomo’s regulations, masks must be worn in all public places.
The Hampton Jitney is a comforting constant. The Jitney’s reduced seating capacity can be reserved online.
Special Features: Sanitizing wipes & LIV Hand Sanitizer will be available on board. Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place. Masks are not required.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa
290 Old Montauk Highway
The luxurious, oceanfront resort is open for sun, surf, dining and lodging all summer long starting May 15. Stay here for ocean-front views and easy access to Scarpetta’s Beach restaurant takeout, starting May 22.
Hours: Open 7 days a week
Special Features: For May and June, reservations can be changed or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours before the scheduled arrival.
Safety precautions currently include, but are not limited to: self-parking, hand sanitizing stations, complimentary masks and antibacterial wipes in guest rooms and socially distant beach access. Spa, pools and fitness centers will be closed as per state regulations.
For dining, Scarpetta Beach will reopen for takeout on May 22. Guests may also order from an expanded in-room dining menu or use the resort’s expanded grab-and-go options from the revamped OG Coffee & Juice, which will also be serving beer, wine and cocktails. Hours of operation are Sunday – Thursday: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 7 a.m.–11 p.m.
Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina
32 Star Island Rd
Adopting the same precautions and flexible reservation policy as its sister resort, Gurney’s Star Island Waterfront Resort & Marina on Lake Montauk will also have rooms to book this summer starting May 22.
Hours: Open 7 days a week
Special Features: The marina is currently open for registered boaters.
Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee is debuting a signature Gurney’s drink called “The OG” to its “Local Favorites” menu at both Gurney’s Star Island and sister property, Gurney’s Montauk
Starting in July, Gurney’s Star Island will feature Lobster Bakes (for up to groups of 6 people) with coastal cuisine like seafood chowder, clams, mussels, steamed lobster, fresh Long Island corn on the cob and apple & rhubarb pie.
The Montauk Beach House
55 S Elmwood Ave
Although opening was delayed by a month, the boutique resort welcomes guests on May 22 for summer relaxation with DJs and cocktails every weekend. A short walk from town’s Main Street and the ocean beach, The Montauk Beach House is the ultimate social gathering space for good friends and good memories.
Hours: Open 7 days a week
Special Features: The resort now offers PPE for guests, employs enhanced cleaning programs and housekeeping procedures, and abides by social distancing protocols in public areas with outdoor seating and limiting pool use to guests only. “The Shop” retail space will remain closed until further notice. Allowing cancellations and full refunds for all new and existing 2020 reservations within 72 hours of arrival.
Hero Beach Club
626 Montauk Highway
The Luxury beach side resort at the west end of town is already open for seasonal visitors with 30 rooms, exterior entrances, open-air public spaces, seating, and fire pits.
Hours: Open 7 days a week
Special Features: Escalated cleaning measures in line with CDC and state regulations and social distancing rules are in place.
Eat and drink
774 Montauk Highway
A town landmark, Shagwong tavern is open daily for curbside pickup, take out and delivery.
Hours: Noon–10 p.m.
Special Features: Curbside pickup and takeout of a new menu, available online, with cocktails, beer, and wine to go.
Clam and Chowder House at Salivar’s Dock
470 West Lake Dr
With sushi returning soon, The Clam and Chowder House offers a daily-updated menu for takeout on Montauk Harbor.
Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Special Features: Outdoor seating available with a water view.
541 East Lake Drive
Owned by local fisherman, Inlet Seafood is a destination to take out some of Montauk’s best seafood.
Hours: Friday 3-7 p.m., Saturday noon – 7 p.m., and Sunday noon – 5 p.m.
Special Features: Takeout for pickup available via phone (631-668-4272) with a credit card number. Call upon arrival and order will be delivered to your car. If paying with cash, provide upon arrival and the credit card payment will be cancelled.
Montauk Brewing Company
62 South Erie Avenue
The brewery is open for customers with curbside pickup and limited merchandise. Get the company’s classic beers or its newest hard-seltzers while supplies last, or hit up their online store for some cozy gear.
Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.
Special Features: Daily menu updates are delivered via Instagram.
Best Pizza & Dive Bar
2095 Montauk Hwy
Located on the stretch (a length of desolate and beautiful road before Montauk town), Best Pizza is open to assuage the hunger pains you’ve felt since the beginning of your travels to the End of the World, err.. or Long Island.
Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. with later summer hours to come
Special Features: Takeout and delivery currently available via online ordering and outdoor seating provided when legally permitted.
Ditch Plains Beach
Despite the uncertainty, sunshine, swells, and seriously good food are still on the menu this summer for the Ditch Witch. The Montauk based food truck is the perfect place to refuel after a surf-session at Ditch Plains Beach.
Hours: Friday – Monday: 8 p.m. to 4 p.m. with full opening coming mid-June
Special Features: Take-out, curbside pick-up, free delivery, and daily specials updated on the gram currently available. Stay tuned for a special sunset menu in June.
THE DOCK Bar & Grill
482 West Lake Dr
Short beers. Good saloon food with an even better folks. Opens May 21, with longer hours later in the season.
Hours: Opening May 21, Thursday-Friday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Special Features: Call in (631.668.9778) or walk-up to place takeout orders for food, beer, wine, cocktails, merchandise and gift certificates. Check @thedockmontauk for updates.
65 Tuthill Rd
Stop by Duryea’s for one of its famous lobster dishes among other seafood options.
Hours: Wednesday – Monday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. starting May 21
Special Features: Take-out available
Finest Kind Wines & Boutique Liquors
552 West Lake Drive
Head to Finest Kind Wines & Boutique Liquors for a wide selection of wines and spirits, including an extensive Long Island Wines section to taste some local grapes.
Hours: 10 pm – 7 pm; Closed on Tuesdays
Special Features: Curbside pick-up and free delivery (2 to 4 p.m.) for orders $75+.
677 Montauk Highway
Although not actually a drive-in, John’s’ homemade ice cream and burgers merits a drive.
Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday – Thursday & 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday
Special Features: Take-out, curbside delivery, and accepts phone orders via UberEats and GrubHub, only.
28 South Etna Ave
Located between Main Street in town and the Sloppy Tuna beach, Joni’s Kitchen offers a wide selection of locally grown, vegetarian, and gluten-free breakfast and lunch options. Currently without its usual outdoor seating, the eatery remains a go-to spot for day-time smoothies, sandwiches and wraps.
Hours: Open 7 days a week 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Special Features: Call in (631.668.3663) or place takeout orders in person at the store window. Check menu specials on Instagram.
Harvest on Fort Pond
11 South Emery St
Family-style is perfect for catering your social-distancing gatherings at home.
Hours: 4 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday – Monday
Closed on Tuesdays until mid-June
Special Features: Food orders and cocktails, beer, or wine (when available) can be placed online or over the phone (631.668.5574) for curbside pickup. Socially distant seating is available in the garden.
88 Firestone Road
We sure miss the view overlooking Fort Pond and the nightly sunsets, but the Montauket will be open for takeout food and drink starting this Memorial Day. Updates on when we can enjoy the killer sunsets there on the ‘gram.
MDW Hours: Friday, May 22 – Monday, May 25 12 – 8 p.m.
Summer Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12 – 8 p.m.
Special Features: Takeout for lunch and dinner available via phone orders (631.668.5992). Menu is available on the website.
The Montauk Pearl Oyster Farm
Delivered to your door
Offering farm-raised Montauk Pearl Oysters, delivered “the way you like them“ with free delivery to your doorstep on the south fork.
Special features: Text Farmer, Mike with your order: 631-902-7829.
34 South Edna Ave
In Montauk town, Hooked offers its full & kids menu of seafood favorites – lobster rolls, fish & chips, poké bowls and fish tacos – as well as beer and wine for takeout & pickup.
Hours: Wednesday-Monday Noon – 7 p.m., Closed Tuesdays
Special Features: Orders can be made over the phone (631-668-2111) or placed in-person at the store window.
500 West Lake Dr
The eatery on the harbor for its famed lobster rolls, fried favorites and local seafood.
Hours: Noon – 8 p.m. starting Friday, May 22; Closed Tuesdays
Special Features: Contact free, online ordering with curbside pickup and a new to-go menu
474 West Lake Drive
Unfortunately without its usual live music performances, Swallow East offers the same small plates for takeout and curbside pickup – no exercise required.
Hours: Thursday & Friday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Special Features: Call (631)-668-8344 upon arrival and your curbside pick-up order will be delivered to your car. Maybe throw in one of the establishment’s famous Tallulah drinks?
Montauk Rumrunners’ local, handcrafted and distilled rums, tequilas and whiskeys are perfect for sipping when 5-o’clock rolls around. Even if the clock is wound forward a few hours.
Hours: Products can be purchased at Atlantic Liquors, Amagansett Liquors, Finest Kind Wine & Spirits, Montauk Liquors and Springs Liquors. Hours vary by store.
Bub’s Biscuits–Homemade Dog Treats
Iacono Farms: 100 Long Lane, East Hampton
For the beloved dogs that accompany us on our socially-distant walks, check out Bub’s treats. Homemade by hand from natural ingredients in nearby East Hampton, the biscuits are sold in-person at Iacono Farms and online.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
721 Montauk Highway
The 1950s-style shop on Main Street is the place to go for sugar and spice and everything nice. Look out for their new ice-cream shop, “Frozen Anchor,” coming next month.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Special Features: Party supplies and candy available for take out, carry out at the walk-up window, Montauk delivery and via UberEats. Custom-balloon arches are on special for the month of June.
668 The Gig Shack
782 Main St
Although without the live music that gives the local hangout its name, 668 The Gig Shack is open for the season. The bar and restaurant in the heart of Montauk town is offering customers its full menu with daily specials and good vibes.
Hours: Monday – Friday 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Saturday – Sunday 12 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Special Features: Online and phone orders available for pickup or delivery. Service also via the UberEats and GrubHub apps.
Naturally Good Cafe
779 Montauk Highway
A long time favorite organic market and café, Naturally Good is open for customers for groceries and hot food.
Hours: Monday–Saturday 7 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday 7:30am–4:30pm
Special Features: Personal grocery shopping, take-out, and curbside pick-up available.
16 Navy Road
Although planning to reopen in mid-June for take out, pickup, outdoor seating, and boat deliveries in Fort Pond Bay, the water-front, sunset watch spot is currently closed until further notice.
The Point Bar & Grill
695 Montauk Highway
The only sports bar in Montauk, the Point is open for food, drinks, and happy hour specials whether or not professional teams resume their seasons.
Hours: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Special Features: Full takeout menu and cocktails are available and can be viewed on the website.
4 S Elmwood Ave
The newest location of Kristin Vincent’s collection of bars, Sel Rrose offers take-out natural wines, craft cocktails, and gourmet plates for a second summer in Montauk. Pair one of their famed rosés with any of their raw bar options (oysters perhaps?)
Hours: 12 p.m.–7 p.m. starting Memorial Day
Special Features: Grab your own to-go lobster roll picnics
The Surf Lodge
183 Edgemere St.
The Surf Lodge has no scheduled opening for Summer 2020, but will be posting updates on its Instagram and website shortly. For now, catch The Surf Lodge’s 2020 concert series virtually.
Tiny Harbor Cafe
440 West Lake Drive
The Asian restaurant will open in June for its second summer season offering bao buns, egg rolls, dumplings, asian salads, and daily dumpling specials.
Hours: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. starting June 22
Special Features: The full menu will be available for take-out, curbside pickup, delivery, with provided outdoor seating.
466 West Lake Drive
Short for Tequila + Tacos, TT’s is serving up customer’s favorite, alliterative combinations. Call for pickup & delivery orders and coming soon to UberEats.
Hours: Thursday to Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Special Features: Stay at Home & Skip the Stores – order one of TT’s kits of fresh ingredients and local favorites to host your friends at home on a summer Friday. A la carte or personalized options are available. Orders must be placed before 12 p.m. on Wednesdays via the website or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be delivered on Friday.
White’s Liquor Store
771 Montauk Highway
White’s will provide the necessary ingredients for the centerpieces of summer brunch: mimosas and Bloody Mary’s and any other festive or not especially festive libation.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closed on Sundays except for holiday weekends
Special Features: Call-in (631.668.2426) or place orders at the front for curbside pickup. The shopkeepers are always happy to chat and offer recommendations.
54 S Erie Ave
The Montauk-based men’s clothing brand will resume summer operations with curbside pickup and delivery when retail opens in New York State. For now, check out its website for its current collection.
Special Features: Surf rentals also available upon opening
Air & Speed Surf Shop
795 Montauk Hwy
The locally owned surf-shop is not yet offering its usual surf camps, board lessons, private lessons or retail operations, but will still help you catch some socially-distant waves this summer season.
Hours: Thursday-Monday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. starting mid-June
Special Features: Back-door merchandise pickup and local delivery (if necessary). Online shopping with free, expedited USPS Priority shipping. Surfboard sale on the store’s socially-distant Front Lawn for Memorial Day Weekend.
Austin’s Surf Club
15 Ditch Plains Rd
Starting June 15, local Austin Eckardt will be in session at Ditch Plains, as per usual. Join him this season for a private or small group surf lesson, or sign up for his kids surfing camp.
Hours: Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., starting June 15
Deep Blue Vintage
The Montauket 88 Firestone Rd
While the brick-and-mortar Montauk tee shop is scheduled to open in mid-June for curbside pickup at New York State’s discretion, Deep Blue Vintage still launches its vintage collections weekly via Instagram and offers online shopping with free shipping
Special Features: Virtual store tours and shopping are to come with local “porch drops” of merchandise for Montauk to Southampton. Remotely select your purchases, and have them delivered to your door. Same day delivery available for MTK and next-day delivery for East Hampton and Southampton.
Montauk Salt Cave
552 West Lake Drive
Offering relaxing salt therapy and healing sessions to Montauk residents and vacationers, the Salt Cave is uncertain about reopening for summer 2020.
Special Features: Currently, 10 salt cave sessions are available to purchase via email for $100 and can be used upon reopening.
88 S Euclid Ave and 2450 Main Street, Bridgehampton
Currently offering 20% off website sales with the code “Summer” and a Warehouse sale, the women’s boutique will offer its beach-ready styles this season for curbside pickup and home delivery starting June 6.
Hours: 10–7 pm starting June 6
Special Features: The shop is selling masks and donating 15% of the proceeds to the Montauk Food Pantry. Customers can also call to purchase items from IG stories
805 Montauk Hwy
Owned and operated by competitive surfer and Montauk native Quincy Davis, Quincy MTK offers beauty, home and clothing products that highlight sustainability and are female-owned. The aesthetic, brick-and-mortar shop will continue business as usual when New York opens the retail floodgates, but virtual options are available all summer long.
Special Features: Online purchases & virtual shopping appointments with free local delivery (from Montauk to Southampton) starting Memorial Day.
57 Flamingo Ave
The nautical-inspired jewelry and gift store will open for the summer season with curbside pickup at New York State’s discretion. Awaiting legal approval, the shop offering its services virtually.
Hours: Thursday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Special Features: Private FaceTime shopping appointments available to schedule now via phone.
Whalebone Flagship Shop
65 Tuthill Road
Ready for the summer surf, Jesse’s shop is looking forward to another MTK season. Stop by the brick-and-mortar for all things Whalebone apparel starting June 1.
Hours: Friday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (ish)
Special Features: Orders placed online will be available via curbside pick-up. The shop will return to usual operations when permitted by the Town of East Hampton.
Wyld Blue, Wyld Black & Baybi Pop
Baybi Pop: @baybipop.store
Ground Floor Store 7, 716 Montauk Highway
The Benz family boutiques will operate all summer, offering beach-approved designer and vintage products that are almost as cool as the owners themselves.
Hours: Mon – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Special Features: Private appointments with a sales associate can be scheduled online for all three stores, with a maximum of five appointments per day and professional cleaning between each consultation. Local door to door delivery, and curbside pick-up will also be available.
Carillo Law Office, PLLC
669B Montauk Highway
You never know when you might need a lawyer. Carillo Law Office services all your legal needs with free consultations.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5 p.m.
3 Moms Organic LLC
If exploring nature is your summer activity of choice, check out this company online. Order their tick and insect repellent, made with pure and natural essential oils, for dogs, horses and humans on their website.
Montauk Plumbing & Heating LLC
213 Edgemere St
Heating and indoor plumbing are necessary even in a global pandemic. Montauk Plumbing & Heating can help with any and all of your plumbing and heating needs, as well as provide services like outdoor shower and pool heater installations and underground gas piping for your summer cookouts.
Office hours: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Special Features: Open for emergency services
Saunders & Associates
764 Montauk Highway, #4
The age-old question: buying, selling, or renting this summer? Saunders will be open for the season to serve any of your Hamptons real estate needs this season.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. starting Memorial Day
Shark Dive Montauk
352 Westlake Drive
For the adventurous, experience an all-day shark cage dive 15-30 miles off the coast with Sea Turtle Charters.
Hours: All day, everyday, starting in mid-June. Reservations required via phone.
Special Features: The boat and dive gear are sanitized daily and all reservations will be refunded if cannot open on schedule.