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Nautilus Cafe
Nautilus Cafe

Nautilus Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.nautiluscafe.com
  • Phone: (516) 379-2566
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:45am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Brian Crofton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monday Night 2-4-1 Two Pound Lobsters
    Wednesday Night Steak Special 29.95

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Nautilus Cafe
Located on Freeport's Nautical Mile, Nautilus Cafe offers the finest Fresh Seafood, Large Lobster and Prime Steaks, served in a nicely appointed dining room with tables covered in white tablecloths. With a beautiful view of Woodcleft Canal we are a spin off of the famous Dar Tiffany and Scotch & Sirloin restaurants.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Terrific nautical mile restaurant. The food is consistently excellent and a great value. Service is always terrific. Best seafood on Long Island."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have eaten at the Nautilus Cafe severeal times now. Each visit is a wonderful dining experience. We try something different each time. The fish is cooked to perfection. The service is impeccable. Everyone and everything is top notch."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Always nice atmosphere and food is superb. Wonderful, cheerful and knowledgable wait staff."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I love coming to this restaurant. I ordered the Halibut special. It was so delicious. Brian whatever you are doing, keep doing it."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The noise evel was fairly quiet; we could have a real conversation; food was very good; service was FABULOUS (Chuck, our waitor was so good,) Highly rcommnd this place for an adult evening out. Great early bird special!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great food, great atmosphere. Service was a bit slow but otherwise no complaints."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food and service. 2 pound Lobster is always good and fish is always fresh. Disapponted in the $15.00 corking fee when it used to be free (bring your own wine). This was a really unique perk that was offered."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food has always been very delicious, and so has been the service up until the last time I went. They had a new server that was absolutely horrible. Very rude to us and did not even bring the full order to the table. It is a shame that such a good establishment has such bad service."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Everything was up to our expectation. The service was very good and every table had a nice view of the canal. The food was pretty good compared to some of the other restaurants in the area and valet parking was a nice touch. I would repeat."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Nautilus Café is a restaurant you can always count on to have an excellent meal. The fish is always fresh and prepared perfectly. The steaks rival any other steakhouse on Long Island. Service couldn't be better. We highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had four people in our group and everyone enjoyed the dinner. Two people had Veal Chops and two had Shrimp. The shrimp were large and cooked right. The service was wonderful. We all enjoyed the dinner and service."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Major Success...Food was wonderful, service was as expected, our corner table was perfect, as requested."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Everything was good. BUT I was very disappointed when the check came. The server put in ADDITIONAL charges. I don't know if that is a commom practice of the Nautilus Cafe. PLEASE check it out for me. If it was I think you should remove them for OPEN TABLE. LET'S SEE IF THIS IS ADDRESSED BY THE RESTAURANT. IT SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY ... Thank you."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had a great dinner for my daughters 19th birthday and had a very nice waiter named Brian!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "It was a great night . The food and service was was excellent as usual, and getting 2 for 1 lobsters is a great deal. Keep up that special."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Had the branzino fish with planko and pinnioli nuts which I was disappointed in because it was dry. All the other food was really good especially the baked clams and sauted spinach. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "excellent food, professional yet freindly service, very acomodating valet parking. reasonable prices in consideration of excellent food served. can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Had a great lunch on the water while driving through Long Island. Would highly recommend. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We sat down and placed our order with the server. 2 other tables sat after us and placed their order after us. They received their food before we did. I complained but was not taken care of. I will never return."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We had dinner at Nautilus Cafe on Memorial Day. We were in time for the early bird special which entitled you to both soup and salad, side, dessert and coffee/tea with the purchase of any entree. Our table ordered the salmon and the prime rib. Both were delicious and the prime rib was a very generous size. It was not my first time dining here and I would definitely go back and recommend to friends. Friendly staff."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Went there for my husbands 40th birthday. The soup of the day was crab bisque and it was to die for. We had raw and baked clams and they were very good, also chose the crab cakes and it met my expectations. For dinner I had the twin lobster tails...mmmmm great. My husband had 3 seafood plate seared and I picked from his and also was awesome. I would totally recommend this place to anyone. Oh and the service was very good aswell. Two thumbs up. 👍👍"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Hot spot on the Nautical Mile, but not a loud bar scene. Mostly families. Those who prefer the bar stay at the bar with TV. The fish is great. Vegetables are tasty and salads are fresh. Staff is friendly. Always reliable."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The four of us come back every year for our annual lunch get together. Been doing it for 10 years and the food and service are as good or better than the 1st year. The soups variety and fish dishes are their specialty. The ice tea is refilled as much as you can drink."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "As usual, noisy, uncomfortably packed, service not as good as it should be. Considering that the place was renovated after Sandy, the owner should have given some thought to the comfort of his patrons. No matter where I sit, the waiters are always bumping the back of my chair; not their fault, I guess, there are too many tables packed into the small place. Also, some sound-deadening materials would make a difference."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My mom and I went there for lunch for my 40th birthday! We both had very nice meals and the ambience was lovely. The waiter was nice and attentive."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The first time I went to the Nautical Mile was about 15 years ago. it was quite impressive out door bars ,live music and great food also not so great food .what I found is that the Nautilus Café is the gem on the Mile. The food and service was always outstanding. I would like to say that the Nautilus could use some updating and change the carpeting. other than that I would recommend this restaurant . see you again Nautilus "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "its always a plesure to eat there,my favorite restaurant"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "It was the busy busy steak night so the service wasn't as attentive as we 've had in the past. However, the food was excellent as always."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I have been going to the Nautilus Cafe for many years. I ordered the Tuna. It was absolutely delicious cooked perfectly. My husband ordered the twin lobster tails. We shared both. Can't wait to go back again. It just keeps getting better and better."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Years ago, I asked a friend , where to go in Freeport for dinner. He said the only place to go was the Nautilus Cafe. He was right and we keep going back. Not only are the seafood dishes superb but the prime rib could be the best around. Also as always, great service from a great staff."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was our first time back since Sandy hit and it was just as great as ever. The service was very professional and the food tasted as good as it looked. A classy restaurant on the nautical mile!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Always a great meal at the Nautllus Cafe. Every meal is prepared perfectly and service couldn't be better."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Truly enjoyed a delicious and fresh assortment of seafood for dinner. Always great food and service !"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This restaurant is always consistently delicious! No matter what you order!!!! Steak night is a great deal and the service and food was wonderful! Nautilus Cafe never disappoints us!!!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The food was good and service was appropriate. I liked that it was located across from the marina. I only wish waiter had asked if we wanted any other drinks."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The Nautilus Cafe always offers very good food. The service is professional and reservations are honored. They never disappoint. We recommend it."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Always a perfect meal at the Nautilus. We highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Prime rib is outstanding every night. Monday night, 2 lb lobster @ $33. Can't beat it!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "The food was good. They do not give you anything with your main course. At least a salad or vegetable would be nice. Pricey entrees with nothing extra. You get more at a diner."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were there for the Monday lobster special . One of us had it steamed the other broiled. In both cases the lobster was moist and tender. My other favorite dish is the scallops and they are always well prepared. This restaurant has never disappointed us."
    Dined on 3/17/2014