Up the Old Montauk Highway just past the more popular Lobster Roll a/k/a Lunch, Montauk locals and visitors in the know go to Cyril's Fish House to start their drinking early. And even though Cyril's bows to popular demand by offering the ubiquitous lobster roll, the rest of the menu matches perfectly with the perpetual reggae soundtrack. Cyril's menu lists goat, oxtail and, of course, jerk chicken as entrees. But then I find myself humming the theme song to Jaws as my gaze falls on the jerk mako sandwich. A deep spicy brown Jamaican jerk sauce soaks into the generous filet o' shark which sticks out like a dorsal fin from the outer fresh great white kaiser roll (I'm sick of buttered hot dog buns anyway). This sandwich will get you out of the water, off the beach and keep you drinking tropical rum drinks on the bar stools at Cyril's long past sundown. The slogan of the place demands: "Respect Cyril!" The jerk mako sandwich with a side of waffle fries commands such respect.
Lobster Roll Restaurant
1980 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett, NY 11930
Cyril's Fish House
Montauk Hwy, Amagansett, NY 11930