The Perfect Setting: The 668 Gig Shack, Montauk, NY

In his book, Montauk Tango, Dr. Lewis Gross tells the powerful story of a family who owns and operates The 668 Gig Shack, a relaxing seafood restaurant in Montauk, NY. So just how great is this restaurant? Great enough for Dr. Gross to dedicate an entire book to it!

The 668 Gig Shack  serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in addition to Sushi & Sake on Wednesdays and Fridays, and Tapas on Sundays and Tuesdays. The menu consists of seafood selections, as well as beef, pork, and chicken entrees. Whether you want a salad or a bison burger, The 668 Gig Shack can accommodate. Signature cocktails include Tiger Blood, Muddle Rebuttal, Cucumber or Jalapeno margaritas, and Bee’s Knees.

In addition to delectable delicacies, this restaurant with much local flare features live music on most nights – and on occasion, dancing. The Gardell family owns and operates the restaurant, and they love to help locals relax and enjoy life.

In his humorous book, Dr. Gross tells the story of a family that closely parallels the Gardells. The family transforms a run-down ice cream parlor into a hot and hip local restaurant, a “Bohemian bistro,” that is The 668 Gig Shack. While locals buck the new establishment, tango lessons become the bridge that brings the Gardells and Montaukans together.  Fiction enthusiasts across the nation rave about Montauk Tango, which won the Indie Excellence Book Award in 2011.

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