PHOTOS: Eat, Drink & Play in Montauk This Labor Day

It's the last weekend of the summer, and in New York, there's no better place for catching a few waves, tasty drinks, and great bites than out East in Montauk.

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Ditch Plains is the ever-popular surfer's destination.
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In Ditch Plain's parking lot, Turf Food Truck is serving up lobster rolls, lemonade, and watermelon balsamic salad. But arrive early 'cause lines are long and they close shop once the last lobster is sold!
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Turf's lobster roll is worth the wait with huge chunks of lobster, light and spicy mayo, and scallions for garnish served with chips.
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Beach entrances line South Emerson Ave in Montauk, Long Island.
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View from Royal Atlantic Beach Resort.
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Cheers! Start the weekend right with margaritas at Royal Atlantic's beach bar.
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Just before driving into the town's plaza center, Surfside is a delicious gem that's menu drives its creativity from the oceanfront and a dash of New Orleans tradition.
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Pulled duck potato skins with jalapeno sour cream at Surfside.
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Surfside's chorizo-stuffed baked clams.
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One of the town's more popular nightlife destinations is Surf Lodge, an upscale hang-ten vibe with great drinks and jams.
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Snapshot! Enjoy a night outside at Surf Lodge where pillows and blankets line the bonfire-lined backyard.
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Bliss Kitchen is a new addition to the Montauk scene this summer and with great iced coffee and egg sandwiches served all day, they're not messing around. Try the croissant with egg whites, cheese, and sausage--it's a morning must-have.
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Coffee culture meets coffee counter at Bliss Kitchen on Route 27.
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Though rain may not do a typical beach day justice, the views in Montauk are still beautiful and serene.
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Take a drive out to "The End" where beautiful fields line the summer ride.
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Another surfer's fav, Montaco Food Truck is serving up a vast variety of tacos, quesadillas, and even pork belly!
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Cucumber water and fish tacos at Montaco.
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At Montaco, it's all about the sauce.
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New York City's East Village favorite decided to travel a little further East this summer. Zum Schneider is hopping with suds, not Buds.
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Octoberfest comes a little early with this delicious midday treat, the Dunkel dark brew at Zum Schneider's.
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Act as the locals do and take in the view from one of Montauk's oldest restaurants, West Lake Clam & Chowder House.
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Joni's is a great lunch spot only a block away from the beach with very healthy options for sandwiches, salads, and snacks for your day out on the beach. Great smoothies and coffee, too!
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Saturdays and Sundays expect lines down the block for Montauk Bake Shoppe Ltd's famous jelly donuts.
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Beyond the amazing racks at Cynthia Rowley lies a pint-sized gallery, Exhibition A, with unique books, postcards, and art work from local artists and beyond. But before you take a peek, head out back to Momofuku pop-up stands for Stumptown iced coffee and a slice of some Crack Pie.
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Whether night beginner or night cap, 618 Gig Shack has delicious food, wise-crack bar tenders, and local musicians along the sidewalk right in the middle of town. It's a stop not to be missed.
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