Places to Eat in Montauk: Lunch

By grace.g.yang ยท July 14, 2009
Under: Lunch,Montauk,My Life,Travels

My friend from college, Josh, came to visit me in NYC a couple weekends ago. Since he’s been to New York City a couple of times, we decided to take a little weekend trip to Montauk. Last year, Chris and I went for Labor Day and had a really fun time (we went fishing, ate the fish we caught, went surfing, did a little horseback riding, and had a very fun and relaxing vacation). We found a great restaurant between Montauk and East Hampton, Lunch, and liked their food last year, so I took Josh to try it out:


The trip to Montauk almost didn’t happen this year; Josh was flying in from Columbus and I was meeting him at the airport to pick up the rental car and drive out on Friday night. Well, Josh’s flight ended up being re-routed to Philadelphia and the flight from Philadelphia to New York was canceled (thank you, US Airways). I was already waiting for him at the Avis rental car location at the airport and it looked like Josh wasn’t going to come in until Saturday morning, so I went back to my apartment and found out that Josh got on the last flight from Philadelphia to New York (arriving around midnight). Well, I had to go to the airport AGAIN (and I live all the way downtown so it’s not like it’s a 10 minute ride away) and we finally met up around 1am. Josh drove the entire way to Montauk and we ended up getting there around 3:30 in the morning, so our original plan of going fishing was definitely out of the picture. We woke up around noon and headed to Lunch for some food before we started our day. Anyhow, we got to Lunch and sat outside since it was such a beautiful day.

The waitress took our order – we ordered one lobster roll:


The lobster roll didn’t have enough mayo and the hot dog bun wasn’t tasty at all – I was pretty disappointed with the lobster roll. There was also too much celery and not enough lobster, which made me feel like I was getting gypped (even though their lobster roll was $19 compared to POB’s $26+ lobster roll, it was still expensive!)

We also ordered puffers, a mild fish that is served breaded, fried, and boneless:


The puffers were a favorite of mine last year, but when I went with Josh, they added too much breading and it took away from my overall enjoyment of the dish. The tartar sauce and lemon juice, however, were nice accompaniments.

Here’s Josh and I semi-enjoying our lunch:


Lunch makes all of their desserts from scratch, but we weren’t in the mood for dessert, especially after the heavy lunch we just ate. Instead, we paid our bill and drove back to Montauk to find Belly’s, the New Orleans style sno-balls that I liked a lot last summer. I’ll post that review tomorrow!

Reader Comments

Those puffers are Thelicious! Great on a Sunday afternoon with a pint of Guinness. Thanks for sharing. T

Written By Toki on July 17th, 2009 @ 2:56 pm

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