All images courtesy of 668 The Gig Shack.


Places like Gig Shack are why we started DRL in the first place. They’re a quintessential part of the out east experience, and not everyone knows about them.

Gig Shack is a little surf-inspired cafe that has, in our opinion, the best food in Montauk, and maybe on the entire east end. We’ve seriously never had a bad meal there. And we almost feel bad about blowing up a local secret.

Best time to go is dinner after a long day at the beach. Get there early and put your name down (no reservations), and grab a drink at the bar or go for a walk while you wait. The wait can be long in the summer, but it’s 100% worth it.

Pro tip: ask about the specials. This is the kind of place that’s going to wow you with something they came up with yesterday.


782 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

PHONE: (631) 668-2727

WEBSITE: 668thegigshack.com

INSTAGRAM: @668thegigshack

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