Surfing isn’t the only reason to come to Montauk. With stellar local chefs—like Surf Lodge’s Top Chef finalist Sam Talbot—and a town full of fishermen, the seafood is world-class, too. Inlet Seafood Restaurant (inletseafood.com), partly owned by local fishing captain and standout surfer Charlie Weimar, serves sushi fresh off the boat. Duryea’s (duryealobsters.com) has the best lobster rolls in town, and its deck, overlooking Fort Bond Bay, is a great place to watch the sun set. (Tip: it’s BYOB.) Another local favorite is the Ditch Witch food truck, just steps from its namesake beach. That’s where Kristen Brady worked during summers growing up in Montauk. “Get the Ditch Witch panini or the breakfast burrito with sauce,” says the 22-year-old longboarder. Brady, who recently graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara, is back in town working as an instructor with CoreysWave for the summer. While she misses the California coast’s consistency and warmer temps, “the people are the best in Montauk,” she says.
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