Montauk awakes from its winter slumber this weekend, as thousands flock to the end of our Emerald Isle to celebrate the second-largest St. Patrick’s Day in New York State. Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day…and, since this is Long Island, everyone’s Irish a week before and after St. Patrick’s Day as well. For those hanging onto their pot of gold a wee bit longer than the rest of the country, take note of our guide when planning your day:
On your way out to Montauk—or perhaps after the parade festivities—check out East Hampton’s Rowdy Hall. The restaurant will continue to celebrate the luck of the Irish with a la carte lunch specials, a prix fixe dinner menu and drink specials. Included in the lineup is an Irish mimosa, potato leek soup, corned beef and cabbage—obviously a holiday staple—and an Irish Guinness float.
With locations in Westhampton Beach, Southampton and Water Mill, Hampton Coffee will also be serving corned beef sandwiches through March 23. Stop in for a bite, or grab the traditional Irish fare to go and enjoy after securing that coveted parade viewing spot.
Now, where to eat, drink and be merry while enjoying the parade? Dan’s Papers has the scoop on who will be open that afternoon. Here’s where to partake in the fun:
Located in the heart of town, O’Murphy’s (99 Edgemere St, 631-668-5005) will be standing room, liquid lunches only. Depending upon how the day goes, tables and food service may resume during the evening.
The Point Bar & Grill (697 Montauk Hwy, 631-668-1500) will also go full-on Irish for the event, serving only drinks.
An Irish prix fixe will be available at Sammy’s (448 West Lake Dr., 631-238-5707) through March 23, and 20% of the proceeds will go to the Montauk Friends of Erin.
John’s Pancake House (721 Montauk Hwy, 631-668-2383) will have business as usual, opening at 6 a.m. They’ll be serving their signature breakfast fare to those who stake out their parade spot early.
Gulf Coast Kitchen at Montauk Yacht Club (32 Star Island Road, 631-668-3100) will be open for dinner at 5:30 p.m., but the bar will be serving drinks and small bites starting at noon.
As per usual, Gurney’s Sea Grille will have specials every night and a $28.95 prix fixe, which includes an app, main course and dessert. Gurney’s will also be the site of many an event celebrating Grand Marshal Paul Monte, Gurney’s General Manager and CEO. Check out our calendar on page 36 for more details.
After the parade, Harvest on Fort Pond (11 S Emery St, 631-668-5574) opens for dinner service at 5 p.m., serving their regular menu and half portions. Reservations
As it’s not along the parade route, don’t expect The Montauket (88 Firestone Rd, 631-668-5992) to fill up until after the festivities along the main drag have concluded. But when they do, enjoy food and drink at this favorite sunset spot.
Serving fresh fish and sushi, Inlet Seafood (541 E Lake Dr., 631-668-4272) is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for lunch and dinner, starting at noon—including, of course, on parade day.
In addition to the aforementioned establishments, the Montauk Chamber also lists the following restaurants as open. But, like the spirit of Montauk itself, the restaurants are independent souls. If you plan on grabbing a bite to eat, make sure you put in a call to confirm.
Bliss Kitchen (732 Montauk Hwy, 631-668-8206)
The Coast (41 S Euclid Ave, 631-668-3212)
Duryea’s Lobster Deck (65 Tuthill Road,631-668-2410)
Joni’s (34 S Etna Ave, 631-998-3663)
Manucci’s (732 W Lake Dr., 631-668-4455)
Naturally Good Foods (38 S Etna Ave, 631-668-9030)
Sail Inn (548 W Lake Dr, 631-668-2800)
Pizza Village (700 Main St, 631-668-2232)
Primavera Pizza (54 S Erie Ave, 631-668-1601)
Sausages (781 Montauk Hwy, 631-668-1144)
Shagwong (774 Main St, 631-668-3050)
Swallow East (474 W Lake Dr., 631-668-8344)
Tre Bella (236 Edgemere St, 631-668-2322)
Wok and Roll (716 Main St, 631-668-6668)
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