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Captain Bill's
Captain Bill's

Captain Bill's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.captainbills.com
  • Phone: (631) 665-6262
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Kevin McClellan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Whether you are entertaining 30 guests or 250 guests, Captain Bill's has a beautiful waterfront room to suit your needs. From small intimate occasions in our restaurant to small and medium parties in our Waterview and Harborview rooms to larger parties and weddings in our Bayview House, we will ensure that your event is unique and memorable.
  • Private Party Facilities: Serene water views.
  • Private Party Contact: Catering Manager (631) 665-6262

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montauk Highway
  • Public Transit: Captain Bill's is a short trip from the Bay Shore train station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Captain Bill's provides valet parking free of charge on most weekends for our guests. We are handicap accessible with ample parking.
A word from Captain Bill's
Treat those you love to casual, yet elegant waterfront dining on the Great South Bay at Captain Bill's, where you can savor the spectacular sunset over the water while enjoying a fresh daily selection of clams, oysters and fresh local fish along with live Maine lobsters from our lobster tank. We also specialize in premium aged steaks and prime rib, prepared just the way you like it. < If you are looking for a lighter bite, join us in our bar where we offer a menu featuring baby lamb chops, shrimp quesadillas and the best burger in town. Wind down the work week on Friday evenings with a complimentary buffet between 4 and 7 with discounted house drinks, domestic beer and wine. Every Sunday, Captain Bill's presents one of Long Island's premier brunch buffets. Featuring unlimited Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Champagne as well as an extensive buffet. Bring your friends and family for a wonderful Sunday Brunch dining by the harbor. Captain Bill's is open seven days a week, year round.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Captain Bill's seafood is to die for. Calimari, lobster bisque, clams casino and sea scallops were terrific."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went to Bay Shore from the city for the prime rib. Had it last year and it was spectacular. I specifically asked if medium rare slices were still available. The waiter said yes!! A well done slice was delivered - they have runners who deliver the food. When the waiter returned to check on us he saw the well done slice and was apologetic. He brought it to the kitchen. When he returned he said the chef was also upset. They said thus never happened before. Anyway, they comped my meal but it took forever for the food to arrive. My companions had to wait a half hour after they finished their meals just for my food to arrive."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite lunch places. The problem is we were a large group 11 people and it seems as if they can't handle it. The waitress seemed harried and did not answer when someone called to her as she was walking away. All the plates that came with French Fries had soggy cold fries. I find the food and service better in small groups."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great service as well as the freshest seafood around my wife and I had the grouper which was fantastic"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great Burgers. Excellent Soups. Very good 1.5 lobster."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I took 3 of my friends to this resturant, that I have not been to in quite awhile and will not go back to again. First, we had an EARLY dinner reservation on July 6th, we had requested a window table (via open table) there were only 4 tables occupied all by the windowand the hostess refused the last window table becase it was for 6.THE PLACE WAS EMPTY and she was nasty about it. Our waitress was not at all friendly, "ARE YOU READY TO ORDER YET ?"10 minutes after sitting down and just receiving our cocktails. The salad came with the apps, and the main course was served before we were done with those ! My steak was over cooked and tough, seared tuna was grey ( sitting under the heat lamps ?). For the $200. plus I spent it was NOT worth it."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Captain Bill's is always a great spot for fresh seafood! Crab cakes, lump crab cocktail and stuffed clams are the best I've ever had. Friendly service and a great view! What more could you ask for?!?"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Went w a friend. Her steak was fine. My soft shell crab wasn't nor any of the sides. French fries worst I've had in a long time. Cole slaw, worst I've had in my life. Never going back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was our first and only visit to Captain Bill's. The food was quite good, but unfortunately, the restaurant lost sales on appetizers, desserts, wine, and future patronage because the server was unable to, well, serve. She forgot literally everything we ordered and had to return to have us repeat them for her. She was inconsiderate - began speaking to us while approaching the table and continued speaking after turning her back, while walking away. She couldn't even remember to refill our water glasses. Perhaps the view attracts so much business that service isn't important. Happily for us, there are lots of other restaurants on the water to try."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We went on a Tuesday night and while the view was wonderful, we were all fairly disappointed with the food and the service. From the time that we received our drinks to when the waitress came back to take our order, we spent 20 minutes going through two rounds of bread baskets. Our waitress was distracted, disoriented, inattentive and at time downright condescending to two people in our party. The food was okay- no one thought it exceeded expectations. The broiled seafood platter, which was good taste-wise, was floating in an inch of butter/oil at the bottom of the bowl. Dessert was delicious and the highlight of the meal. We have been there in the past and have enjoyed it, but not sure that we'd go back based on this visit."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I've been to this restaurant for brunch several times, however, maybe it was an off-day but it dropped a notch on my list of favorites. Buffet selection was just ok, started to run out of items earlier than previous times I've been there. It was OK; would I recommend? Only perhaps."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Captain Bill's is our go to spot for birthdays, anniversaries and just to enjoy the view. The food is always good and the srrvice is impeccable. Our waitress Danielle, woh we have had on a few occasions, is attentive without being overbearing. The view is spectacular if you can get a window seat. Reservations are usually a must."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been here quite a few times. The food is excellent!!! The service is usually very good."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "You cannot find any better seafood on Long Island ....I had the blackened tuna cooked to rare that was to die for and my wife had the grouper and loves every bite"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Once again, we attended brunch at Captain Bill's and once again, we were extremely pleased with the service and food. We will continue to return again and again!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Appetizers were good. The food had no taste. Drinks poor."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had heard decent reviews and decided to try Capt. Bill's for an early Sunday dinner. A seafood rest on the water with no outside dining? Come on! The food was seriously lacking. Over cooked and bland."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The quality of the food is what brings us back for all of our special occasions. Try the Seafood tower on the appetizer menu....its fantastic!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food was great but the service was very slow. I like a nice leisurely dinner but when it take 20 mins to get your drink order that's a little to much."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had requested a candlelit table by the water to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary. We were told that this table was it. To our delight the service was good and the food was real delicious,best baked clams except they could have been served hotter,but real good! We enjoyed our dinner ,thank you"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The view was very nice. We requested a waterfront table and we got it!! Many times at other restaurants we have requested a water front table and they pay no attention to it. Thank you captain bills. The food was great and so where the drinks. Our server Jackie was very friendly and an excellent server. I am definitely returning"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "within a brief statement the waiter had no idea what he was doing which room a $250 didn't"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great spot for a meal. My biggest complaint was the busboy cleared off the plates while I was still eating! What a turn off!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was very good but they need to change up their menu. It has been the same for so many years...always roasted potatoes & string beans & carrots with any meal the Tartuffo dessert was exceptional in that it was not hard & contained black cherries as well. Nice change from others we've had. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The omelette station was great. Buffet was adequate, although some of the trays appeared to have been sitting for quite some time. Chicken marsala was dried out. The carving station was not at all appealing....a few pieces of dried overcooked roast beef of some sort and a pork roast that was ok but lacked gravy. Our server was bright & cheery & the setting fabulous even on a cold spring day, so we would return."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Even though I did make reservations, I was impressed that we were seated immediately upon arrival being that the place was busy. The food was good, but the service was lousy. Our waitress was very slow in taking our orders. She kept dropping the menus and her order pad, never came back to refresh our drinks. Thank goodness hat we had water or we would not have had anything to drink. From order time to the time the food came was a long wait. My dessert was suppose to have ice cream on it and we had to track her down for the ice cream. The only thing that she was quick at was to bring the check and pick up the bill. Not at all impressed by this place."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Good food n service in restaurant. Bar staff slow and unattentive."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We were given a lovely table overlooking the water. Since it was restaurant week the restaurant was exceptionally busy and a little noisy. The food was very good, but again due to the crowd the service was a little off. Overall, we had a good time and enjoyed our evening. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My husband and I went during resraurant week. They had a really large amount on the menu to choose from and large portions too! I had the grouper which is my favorite fish dish and it was cooked to perfection! Probably the best I ever had and I have had that fish in many different countries! Definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "A friend and I wanted to try a different restaurant for LI Restaurant Week, something we hadn't been to before. We both had eaten at Captain Bill's but many years ago. One reason we chose this restaurant over others was because of the items they chose for their $27.95 menu. I loved all of them so it was tough to choose. We both really enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "This place has been around for years. A renovation after Sandy has modernized yet kept the old feel. Great baked clams and clam chowder."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Baked Clams and Stuffed Flounder were tasty but not outstanding - Service was efficient and there is a generally relaxed atmosphere in the large open dining room overlooking the Bayshore Docks"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This was our first visit, but we hope to become regulars. The food was delicious and the service excellent!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "On a clear night you can see the view to Fire Island. The food was delicious and the service was great! We had a lovely time."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The hostess was rude. The first thing she said was "I assume you don't have a reservation." However, we actually did! Plus, the place was not very busy and had a handful of empty tables the entire time we were there. The waitress service was a little slow, but she was more helpful towards the end of the night when fewer diners were there. It was also interesting to watch another server/busboy(?) wander around the restaurant and then minutes later show up with our appetizers. They could have been warmer if he knew where he was going! The chowder was amazing (always is) and my husband's salmon was excellent. Neither of us liked the stuffed talipia; too much artichoke in the stuffing. However, amazing chocolate cake!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Bill's is our go-to place. I always feel very special when I'm there. The service is wonderful without being intrusive or pretentious. We look forward to having our favorites but the menu varies so we can count on having something new to try as well."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We were a large party (14) but the waitress was great. She handled all requests promptly. Steak was a big favorite as was the fish dishes. They always have some great specials. Try it ."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Although the restaurant was quiet it was still vibrant with energy.The waiter was attentive and the atmosphere was relaxed. Overall the food was good though portions were on the smaller side. Id recommend Captain Bills."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Service was awesome. Place was nice and clean. Loved the food. And the scene was beautiful."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "First time eating here and thought it was fantastic. The food was great !! Will be Back........."
    Dined on 2/22/2014