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Captain Bill's

4.6
4.6
1476 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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 happy hour between 4 and 7 with discounted house drinks, domestic beer and wine(Happy Hour Mon-Fri). Every Sunday, Captain Bill's presents one of Long Islands 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (631) 665-6262

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kevin McClellan

  • 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 Topside, 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

  • Neighborhood

    Bay Shore

  • Cross street

    Montauk Highway

  • Parking details

    Captain Bill's provides valet parking free of charge on most weekends for our guests. We are handicap accessible with ample parking.

  • Public transit

    Captain Bill's is a short trip from the Bay Shore train station.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,476 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Long Island / Hamptons

    Scenic View

  • Long Island / Hamptons

    Seafood

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  1. G

    Garbo

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can't beat Captain Bill's. The ambience, the service, the parking, the view... are great. And the food is BEST of all. There are enough menu choices whether it's fish or meat. I've never been disappointed in the more than 30 years I have been going to Captain Bill's.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Service was a bit slow because I went on a weekday and there was barely anyone in there. I can imagine on a busy weekend.

    Captain Bill'sResponded 3 days agoThank you for dining with us at Captain Bill's. We do hope to have you again for an even better 5-star dining experience.

  3. LL

    LindaL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service were excellent as I expected from previous visits for lunch and/or dinner. This was my first brunch.

    Captain Bill'sResponded 3 days agoThank you for joining us at Captain Bill's, Linda! We are so glad to hear that your first brunch with us exceeded your expectations. We hope to have you again soon!

  4. d

    dcronau

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Captain Bill’s didn’t disappoint. I think this is my first time having brunch there and it was amazing.

    Captain Bill'sResponded 3 days agoWe are so happy to hear this! Thank you for joining us for brunch at Captain Bill's. We hope to have you again soon!

  5. GL

    GerilynL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner! Service was great, and food, as always, was delicious.

    Captain Bill'sResponded 6 days agoWe are so happy to hear this, Gerilyn! Thank you for joining us for dinner at Captain Bill's. It was our absolute pleasure to serve you!

  6. B

    Bobbi

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was not hot even after sent back. Too cold. People were eating with their coats on. Service was very good

    Captain Bill'sResponded 5 days agoHi there, Bobbi. We sincerely apologize that your recent visit to Captain Bill’s was not the best that it could have been. We aim to provide only the best dining experience for each one of our guests, and we are very sorry that this sentiment was not reflected during your visit. We hope that you will join us again in the future and give us another chance.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food served was prepared perfectly.

    Captain Bill'sResponded 6 days agoWe are so happy to hear! Thank you for dining with us at Captain Bill's!

  8. D

    Dennis

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I ordered fried calamari as an appetizer, and it was just OK, the rings were quite large and chewy. For my entrée, I ordered the halibut special which was over cooked dried out, the ambience is nice looking over the water, service was good.

    Captain Bill'sResponded 5 days agoHi there, Dennis. We are very sorry to hear that your appetizer and entrée selections did not meet your expectations. In the future, we ask that you let your server know of any issues with your meal, so that we can do what we can to ensure you have an enjoyable dining experience with us. We truly appreciate you joining us at Captain Bill’s – and we hope you will dine with us again to give our other menu options a try.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wrote in my comments when I made the reservation it was my wife’s birthday, but no one acknowledged that. Only disappointment of the night

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 15, 2022Hi there, please accept our sincerest apologies - we wish your wife the happiest of birthdays! Thank you so much for celebrating with us. We hope to have you at Captain Bill's soon!

  10. KW

    KWalt

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always good food and great service

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 12, 2022We are so happy to hear this, KWalt! Thank you for coming to Captain Bill's. It is always a pleasure to serve you!

  11. GC

    GeorgeCathyM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming to Captain Bills for many years. Never disappointed. My son and daughter in-law had their wedding there. Our family has had Sunday Brunch at the restaurant. We always have a beautiful experience. Thank you

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you for your continued patronage, George! We appreciate it more than you know. We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed every experience you've spent at Captain Bill's. It is our pleasure to make sure each visit for our guests is a memorable one. We look forward to having you again soon!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 12, 2022We are so glad to hear this! Thank you for dining with us at Captain Bill's. We look forward to having you again soon!

  13. JW

    JoeW

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent from Marguerite. Endive salad was very good. I had the grouper which was very good. It came with a lot of sauce that wasn’t mentioned on the menu. If I had known I would have asked for it on the side. Others in our party had the stuffed flounder whic the menu identified as coming in a sauce and they requested it on the side. They all liked it. My companion had the tuna which she said was stringy.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you for your kind review, Joe! We are so glad to hear that you and your party enjoyed your meals during your visit to Captain Bill's. It was our pleasure to serve you!

  14. P

    Phil

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had a great meal and good conversation. Not much sound buffering in restaurant.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 12, 2022Thank you for dining with us, Phil! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience at Captain Bill's. We hope to have you again soon!

  15. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Captain Bill’s. Never dissatisfied always delicious food.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for dining with us, Lisa! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience at Captain Bill's. It is our pleasure to serve you! We look forward to having you again soon!

  16. EV

    EVZ18

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great ambiance, excellent food, service was good. Overall great experience as usual!

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for joining us at Captain Bill's! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your recent dining experience with us. We hope to have you again soon!

  17. J

    Jb54

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great brunch with a great view!

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for joining us for our Sunday Brunch! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us along the marina. We look forward to having you at Captain Bill's again soon!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner! Everything about the night was perfect! Can’t wait to go back!

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 6, 2022From all of us at Captain Bill's, we wish you the happiest of birthdays! Thank you for celebrating with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday dinner with us! It was our pleasure to serve you. We look forward to having you again soon!

  19. u

    unionguy

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a good meal, service and the waitress are attentive and accommodating.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for your kind review! We are very happy to hear that you were pleased with the meal and service you received during your recent visit. We hope to have you at Captain Bill's again soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atomosphere great. Sat on the deck with a great view. Service very good and lobster’s perfection!

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for dining with us at Captain Bill's! We are so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us along the marina. It was our absolute pleasure to serve you - we look forward to having you again soon!

  21. RM

    RyanM

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Pretty simple. Overpriced, under seasoned, overall OLD vibe. Had to beg for water and drink refills. Won’t be returning. Never been to red lobster, but I can’t imagine it being any worse..

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 12, 2022Hi there, Ryan. We are very sorry to hear that your recent dining experience at Captain Bill’s did not meet your expectations. Our staff aims to provide only the best service to ensure a pleasant visit for each one of our guests that dine with us – and we apologize that this was not reflected in your recent visit. We sincerely hope you will give us another chance in the future to give our other menu selections a try and receive the quality service we always strive to give.

  22. SS

    SaltwaterSea

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food is good but not great which is surprising for a seafood restaurant on the South shore. Service was good at first but then our waiter forgot our second round of drinks and then our entrees came out several minutes before our bottle of wine.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 12, 2022Hi there – we are sorry to hear about the issues you experienced during your meal at Captain Bill’s. In the future, please let your server know of any issues, so that we can do what we can to ensure you have a pleasant dining experience. We aim to provide only quality service for our guests, and we apologize that this was not reflected during your visit. We hope that you give us another chance to try our other menu selections and to receive the service that our staff always strives to offer.

  23. CV

    ChristopherV

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food. Sat outside for a great lunch.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you for joining us for lunch, Christopher! We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent dining experience on our outdoor deck. We hope to have you at Captain Bill's again soon!

  24. LL

    LindaL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite for a special occasion. The atmosphere on the water is wonderful. The food & service were also excellent. This restaurant continues to provide a find dining experience.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 1, 2022Thank you for your kind words, Linda! We are proud to be among your restaurant favorites! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience along the marina at Captain Bill's. It was our pleasure to serve you. We look forward to having you again soon!

  25. E

    Ernie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were celebrating my birthday and there were others doing the same. There was also a wedding and engagement party. Needless to say it was the most crowded I had ever seen it. But all the servers did a great job of keeping things moving and making everyone happy.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 1, 2022Thank you for dining with us, Ernie! We truly appreciate your kind review! Our staff certainly strives to provide only the best service to ensure each one of our guests have a pleasant dining experience. We wish you the happiest of birthdays - thank you for celebrating with us! It was our pleasure to serve you at Captain Bill's.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Food was great. Service was something to be desired. Wish i had a different server. Would have have made the experience better so i would want to go back. I will not go back

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 7, 2022Hi there – we are very sorry to hear about the poor service that you received during your most recent visit. This does not reflect the kind of service that our staff intends to provide at Captain Bill’s, as we aim to provide only the most pleasant dining experience for each one of our guests. We sincerely hope that you will give us another chance in the future to receive the quality service our team always strives to give.

  27. GL

    GLNS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good

    Captain Bill'sResponded on August 29, 2022We are so happy to hear this! Thank you for dining with us at Captain Bill's!

  28. T

    Tank510

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lead server A J was exceptional. The waiters and assisting staff were polite and professional.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on August 29, 2022We are so happy to hear this! It was our absolute pleasure to serve you during your anniversary dinner. Thank you for celebrating with us at Captain Bill's! We hope to have you again soon!

  29. MV

    MikeV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    We sat down at 4:30 did not get service until 5 o’clock and that was after complaining to someone. Everyone around us was served before us. We got drinks and they were not correct after the third time my drink was finally right. The people at the table next to us received our check.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on September 7, 2022Hi there, Mike. We are very sorry to hear about the issues that you experienced during your recent visit to Captain Bill’s. This does not reflect the kind of service that our staff strives to give – and rest assured, we will be sure to discuss these issues with our staff to ensure this doesn’t happen again. We sincerely hope that you will give another chance and dine with us again in the future to receive the quality service we always intend to provide.

  30. SA

    SusanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I have come here several times this year and I think there seems to be a major improvement in food quality. The portions and taste of all the courses has been excellent . The drinks and wines are very good , served nicely. Another plus is the parking is easy , you always can find a spot in the parking area out front . The servers are very friendly and efficient . I have recommended CB’s to several people this year .

    Captain Bill'sResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you for the kind recommendation, Susan! We aim to provide only the best dining experience for our guests along the marina. We truly appreciate you dining with us - we look forward to having you again soon!

  31. t

    tga088

    Charleston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You always get excellent seafood, nice size portions, service was very good

    Captain Bill'sResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you for your kind review! We are so happy to hear that you were pleased with our seafood selections during your recent visit. We hope to have you at Captain Bill's again soon!

  32. u

    unionguy

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a good meal the waitresses and waiters staff are always attentive and accommodating great location.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on August 29, 2022We are so happy to hear this! Thank you for your kind review. We hope to have you at Captain Bill's again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends birthday

    Captain Bill'sResponded on August 25, 2022Thank you for celebrating with us at Captain Bill's! We wish your friend the happiest of birthdays! We are glad to hear that your recent visit was a 5-star one - it was our pleasure to serve you!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Food is consistently good Service is smooth and always available Drinks are good. We order Belvedere martini’s straight up. They were out of Belvedere A go to restaurant for us

    Captain Bill'sResponded on August 25, 2022Thank you for your kind review! We are proud to be amongst your go-to restaurants! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your recent visit to Captain Bill's. We look forward to having you again soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Well our special occasion never came up ,even though we told them it was an anniversary dinner. Our waitress was lovely,food was excellent. Not so much the oysters Rockefeller, so small I was not sure they were even in there haha. But crab tower excellent,Raw tuna again was great. Dessert was very light , coffee old. View was nice glad we sat inside with view of the boats and ferry crossing. We would absolutely come back again and have told friends and family . My complements to your chef.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on August 25, 2022Happy Anniversary from all of us at Captain Bill's! Thank you for celebrating with us! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent dining experience with us. We look forward to having you again soon!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    They were very accommodating

    Captain Bill'sResponded on August 25, 2022We are so happy to hear this! It was our pleasure to serve you during your visit to Captain Bill's. We hope to have you again soon!

  37. B

    Bert

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. I’m going there everyday from now on.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on August 22, 2022We are so happy to hear this, Bert! Thank you for your kind review - we appreciate it more than you know! We truly appreciate you dining with us. We look forward to having you again soon!

  38. b

    bobby

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always a good meal here. No complaints

    Captain Bill'sResponded on August 22, 2022We are so happy to hear this, Bobby! Thank you for dining with us at Captain Bill's. We hope to have you again soon!

  39. B

    Biagio2017

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor setting. Our waiter, Marti, was a pleasure.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on August 22, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad that you were pleased with the service that you received during your visit. We truly appreciate you dining with us along the marina - and we hope to have you at Captain Bill's again soon!

  40. JB

    JanetB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all facets...food, service, ambiance.

    Captain Bill'sResponded on August 22, 2022Thank you for dining with us, Janet! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit. We hope to have you at Captain Bill's again soon!

FAQs

Captain Bill's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (631) 665-6262.

Captain Bill's is rated 4.6 stars by 1476 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Google Map for Captain Bill's

122 Ocean Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Montauk Highway

  • Neighborhood

    Bay Shore

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Captain Bill's provides valet parking free of charge on most weekends for our guests. We are handicap accessible with ample parking.

  • Public transit

    Captain Bill's is a short trip from the Bay Shore train station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kevin McClellan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (631) 665-6262

  • 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 Topside, 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

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