Pleasing Guests For Over 30 Years
…by Evelyn J. Mocbeichel…
When eating at O’Murphy’s Restaurant people know it is a place where guests can expect an extensive variety of menu choices, hearty food, generous portions and reasonable prices. Located on West Lake Drive near the dock area, it’s less than five minutes from the heart of town. A Montauk staple for over thirty years the restaurant’s owners, husband and wife team, Jan and Chet, are two of the hardest working people in the industry. They say they are lucky to have their loyal staff work alongside them to make guests feel at home. The motto “Come in a stranger and leave as a friend” is carried out through their combined efforts. Families with children appreciate the full page ‘Kid’s Menu’. Items on the menu are moderately priced and affordable for families vacationing in Montauk. Chef Daviel along with his fine staff continue to put out a delicious selection of food to keep you coming back for more. The menu is so appealing that every member in your party will find several favorites prompting revisits to try others. The night we dined there, we saw several repeat guests returning for their favorites.
We always try something new and our friendly server helped by enthusiastically describing the items we considered. Starting with the appetizer menu, there were lobster cakes, coconut shrimp, mussels in white wine and garlic or marinara, as well as the fresh tomato, basil and mozzarella plate. My husband decided on the shrimp scampi dish which was a difficult choice due to the delicious lobster roll he had on our last visit. When in Montauk it is practically obligatory to have a lobster roll and the lobster roll at O’Murphy’s is an amazing choice with large chunks of lobster on a brioche bun served with a side of homemade coleslaw and French fries. For my dinner, I had a hard time choosing between locally caught fish of the day, which that night was cornflake crusted striped bass with roasted corn and pineapple relish, the pan seared tuna served over mesclun greens, or the salmon. The salmon won and when my dinner arrived it included a king size piece of salmon, perfectly prepared and artfully presented with a mango salsa on the side, rice pilaf and a fresh cut sauteed medley of yellow and green zucchini and carrots. My husband’s plate of scampi was huge and every bite a delight! The jumbo shrimp throughout the pasta dish was enhanced by pieces of fresh sliced tomatoes and spinach leaves, adding to its colorful appearance. Dinner entrees range from pasta, poultry, meat or seafood. The roast duck, New York strip steak and ribs are the best in town. All dinner entrees are served with your choice of potato, fresh vegetable and a choice of homemade soup of the day or a garden salad.
Lunch: O’Murphy’s is open for lunch at noon every day except Tuesday, when they open at 5 pm to start serving dinner. With over 35 lunch items, which also can be ordered at dinner time, the selections range from sandwiches to a host of delectable specialties. Famous for their 9 oz O’Murphy’s burger with a list of topping options, the burger can be beef, turkey or veggie. Steak sandwiches, chicken quesadillas and salads top the list of favorites, too. Of course, with a name like O’Murphy’s, you’d be correct in expecting to find Shepherd’s Pie among their trademark dishes. Since they are open year-round, there is nothing like stopping in on a blustery, winter’s day, as local residents and guests do for one of these satisfying dishes.
Cocktail lovers will be delighted with the extensive list of speciality cocktails. You can find all sorts of cocktails and flavors from our delicious Montauk Sunrise, Montauk Bay Breeze, and Kool Peach Martini to other popular favorites such as a Moscow Mule, Dark & Stormy or Aperol Spritz. Beer drinkers will love the vast selection of both domestic and imported beers. Wine is available by the glass or bottle with a selection of reds, whites and blush. The knockout dessert selections are not to be missed and when I dine out, dessert is ALWAYS a must! Their signature house dessert, the Bailey’s Heathbar ice cream cake is a must have! Other delectable options were fresh blueberry pie, molten chocolate cake or carrot cake. If you’re in the mood for a liquid dessert, I suggest checking out their coffee list. They have an amazing selection including Irish coffee and a number of exotic, international concoctions to delight your taste buds.
Musical Entertainment: Every Saturday night starting at 8pm, DJ Lonestar will be playing funk, soul, and rock & roll! Call O’Murphy’s or check their website for entertainment updates or read their ads each month in The Montauk Sun. The late night scene is a great place for friends to meet or make new friends enjoying a night of terrific food and entertainment.
Information: O’Murphy’s Pub is open year round for lunch and dinner. Catch their Monday Specials of $47.95 for two dinner specials, starting with either a soup or salad. On Tuesdays they open later at 5 pm to serve dinner.
Happy Hour: Monday through Friday from 4pm – 6 pm at the bar only
Catering: They also are available to cater all sorts of parties such as rehearsal dinners, showers, organizational functions, boat parties, golf outings, holiday parties, etc. The restaurant is large in size with indoor and patio dining to accommodate large parties and functions onsite. Two dining areas can accommodate parties of 36 in one area and 60 in the other. Group parties or functions can be arranged. Credit cards are accepted. Take-out is available. O’Murphy’s is located at 432 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954 631 668-5005. No reservations are necessary. Visit their newly designed website at:
Enjoy a wonderful meal in a friendly, casual atmosphere, also serving true Irish country dishes and more. Come in for the best mussels, best burgers, best seafood and best steaks. You, too, will come in as a stranger and leave as a friend.