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258 E Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY 11946-4118
+1 631-594-3868
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The setting is very pretty with nice views from the upstairs bar and the downstairs dining room. The service is hospitable and friendly though sometimes a little overwhelmed. The food is fine but nothing special - stick to things like Burgers, the more "gourmet" items don't really come together.

Thank sallyls529
new york
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is located on the Bay with beautiful water views a casual atmosphere and fantastic views of the sunset. It is great for anyone and for any occasion and they are very accommodating when you don't have reservations. It has multiple bars, great service and food.

Thank ggirl88
Sterling, Virginia
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came without reservation and good seated right away. The service was very good - think typical casual seafood place. The kids enjoyed a little mini-outside playground. The food was good.

Thank Rune_VA
Sound Beach
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location with a nice upstairs bar, seating and a view. We have been to three restaurants this week for our anniversary and restaurant week on eastern long island. This evening doesnt deserve the praise we had for our other two experiences. Food, service and prestentation was adaquate, but not worthy of a return visit too soon. Go for the... More 

Thank Mr-A-SB-NY
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We were lost in Hampton Bays trying to find our accommodations; these great guys explained to me how to use my GPS, prepared and served a memorable lunch. Wish Cowfish could be right around the corner. The seafood market area of the establishment was incredible! Thanks guys.

Thank zerman17604
East Marion, New York
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Excellent service, nice atmosphere, good value. We had buffalo shrimp app, scallops and risotto entree, hubby had bbq ribs great flavor fall off the bone tender came with ff and coleslaw. We shared the north fork salad which was excellent with a lemon vinaigrette.

Thank dmulvaney
Hampton Bays, New York
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A really nice place especially romantic by the water- food is great - Cajun shrimp is a must! Hot Cookie for dessert!

Thank Livewithpassion
Center Moriches, New York
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69 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Most people equate waterside restaurants with summertime. However, today was a sunny winter day with the temperature in the high 50's - low 60's. So, we decided to take a ride and ended up here for lunch, expecting few people. Surprisingly, Cowfish was crowded but a window table was available for us. The view of the bay, the blue water... More 

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Hampton Bays, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Cowfish is one of the few waterfront restaurants left on the East end. The outdoor bar is a great spot for drinks day or night or enjoying casual lunch outside. When the weather is great, this place is packed. The food is good but the overall menu is not that big and it's fairly limited. The menu has been the... More 

Thank greendawn65
Middle Island
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We have to Cowfish before with the kids, but we recently ate their without the kids. As always, the food was great and so was the service. I love the building and the way they have it set up. It's on the water too which is a plus. Hard to find, follow the signs.

Thank Nicole K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Valet Parking
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 258 E Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY 11946-4118
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Hampton Bays
  • Phone Number: +1 631-594-3868

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