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John Scott's Surf Shack

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540 Dune Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978-2905
+1 631-288-5810
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Yummy wings, good service, great drinks. Perfect summer hang out spot on Dune road with a beautiful view of the bay. Parking sucks here though.. especially Wing Mondays!!

Thank Michele E
New York
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82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you're looking for a very casual and laid back meal on Dune Road, this is the place. This is a very easygoing place with pretty good food and drink - definitely don't dress up to come here! There aren't a lot of places on the road to eat but fortunately, this place exists and as long as your expectations... More 

Thank DL675
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

A very beachie atmosphere ideal for a casual meal in the dunes. One can sit at the bar, or in any of the few eating areas serving lunch or dinner. The serving staff was very good, and when busy they helped each other to satisfy the hungry xustomers. They have a specials menu going from fresh fish to burgers. A... More 

1 Thank Irwin B
Westhampton Beach, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Just kidding, however, you are welcome in a bathing suit, tee shirt, flip flops. Very laid back atmosphere, kids welcome and this is a quintessential beach Shack restaurant. Don't be surprised if you have to wait for a table outdoors. The menu is typical surf Shack, lobster roll, clam chowder, lobsters, etc. Worth a visit if you want a low... More 

Thank Barry Z
New York City, New York
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Love John Scott's for decades! Great fun for drinks at night or my fav is dinner as sun slowly sets. Great food choices...super wings, seafood tacos, mussels, burgers of course...large selection. Perfect for families with kids as well as couples & friends relaxing after beach. NARRAGANSET BEER--- any Boston native or Red Sox fan will flip over this nostalgia served!... More 

Thank SweetHatttrick
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Took the family including two youngsters , five and seven. Great selection and good to the kids (important). Lobster roll was excellent as was the clam chowder. Staff was very accommodating and service was good. Great little spot

Thank Nanabam
Southold, NY
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182 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The Surf Shack has a great location on the Bay side of Dune Road with the water visible in the distance. There is a indoor bar and dining area and an outside deck. It is very relaxed and casual and a great place to go after a day at the beach. The servers were friendly and attentive. The food was... More 

Thank EJW3
Sound Beach
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Dining on Dune Road in the Hamptons in the summer. Say no more. Good food with fair prices. Best mussels FraDiablo. Save the extra sauce. Enjoy the remaining weeks of a great Long Island SUNmer.

Thank Mr-A-SB-NY
Jersey City, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Fun and family friendly bar & restaurant. Staff was great and food good. Not over priced. We sat on the back deck and had a nice lunch in a very relaxed "beachy" atmosphere. I would highly recommend!

Thank corinnec08
Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We have a home within walking distance of John Scott's and my wife has been going there for many, many years. We went in mid-August and had yet another great experience. Drinks were awesome as usual (Rum Punch for me please). The adults shared the Old Bay edamame and the kids ate mozzarella sticks and the N.E. style clam chowder... More 

Thank Humarock_Seth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 Dune Rd, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978-2905
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Westhampton Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 631-288-5810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?