Captain Bill's

4.5
843 reviews
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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 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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for Father’s day. Had a 715 reservation and we were taken to our seats at 705. Server was prompt, attentive, and bubbly. View was beautiful. Portions were a little on the small side but food was great.

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding, from start to finish Food and service was excellent and prices were very reasonable. Will definitely be back

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ET
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Father’s Day celebration!

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LA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Comfortable, moderately priced seafood restaurant. Candles and fresh flowers,very pretty atmosphere.Can be noisy as the dining room fills up quickly. Food and service above average.Have been going there for many years. It never disappoints!

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DJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been to Captain Bill's numerous times and are always very happy with our food, never an okay meal, always excellent. I would highly recommend. Other restaurants in area cannot compare to the quality and service

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AS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Very disappointed very low quality of food .Mimosas watered down OJ. Not many choices .Went to celebrate a friend's BD. 10 nurses will not be back.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Ambiance was lovely as always, and the wait staff was very attentive. The view is spectacular and it’s always a treat for the eyes.
However, the food was just “okay” and doesn’t match the outer “feast” that is happening.
My and my dad’s pasta was too al dente, my son’s tuna was not as good as he hoped it would be, and my mother had far too much pesto on the Halibut special.
I’m not sure if the food is being tasted prior to its composition, and it seems that there is just a sort of “shrugs shoulder, it’s good enough, and sends it out” attitude.
We just ate at Ruvo East over the weekend and enjoyed the food far more, despite the lack of a comparable view.
Please just tighten up the food and give it a bit more love!

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JA
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner . Right on the water and food was great

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SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around atmosphere. Food was good and service was great.

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Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I ordered French onion soup and crab stuffed flounder. Both dishes were good. My fiancé ordered lobster bisque and scallops. The lobster bisque was awful- we’ve had better in Asheville, NC (in the mountains!!!). Her scallops were over salted. I make essentially the same dish at home and it need no salt!

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s
New York Area
180 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the seafood medley which was pretty good but I’ve had it better here before. Service was friendly and accommodating. Nice evening.

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DB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always get a good meal at Captain Bills. It is always a nice night out.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall an enjoyable dining experience. Food was excellent and service by the Waitress was excellent. The only area for improvement is in the frequency of the visits by Bus Staff, looking t clear plates of food that were still being eaten.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clams casino was delicious
Salmon perfectly seasoned
Lobster steamed sweet and tender.
White chocolate mousse desert was scrumptious.
Service was attentive but not overbearing
Our favorite place to celebrate

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B
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food could not have been fresher and more delicious, and the service outstanding. Very pleased, will be recommending to friends.

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TB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire evening was s very good experience. From when we walked through the door, the hosts greeted us immediately. She acknowledged our reservation and showed us directly to our table. Our waitress was a true professional. It was Apparent from time she greeted us that she had many years experience and she did not disappoint us. The food came out in a timely manner was served piping hot and delicious. I would highly recommend Captain Bills. Management knows what they are doing running this venue. Keep up
The good work.

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JK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary. Service and food were excellent. Although we wrote it was our anniversary on the reservation, we never said anything. When we got dessert they came over with a candle in the cake.

Great place. Would highly recommend.

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FH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have not been here for a while, but, it was every bit as good as I remembered i brought my daughter and a granddaughter. The waitress could not have been kinder to the 8 year old. And, being by a window made her night. Good food, great service, reasonable price. Who could ask for more!

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately I feel the management though very polite and nice are not really qualified for running a restaurant of that size I felt food stayed in kitchen for awhile before it was served also I was asked for a second drink server definitely forget about it

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DL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite ! Return many times every year. Great food , great service, gracious and welcoming owner and staff. Food is consistently excellent.

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A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best seafood restaurant on Long Island. Best presentation. Best fresh seafood. Best service.

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KM
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Always a great dinning experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was good...drinks were good however, I had the prime rib and although cooked just right, was very fatty and not worth the price for the small amount of meat there was.... only reason I didn’t complain to the waitress was because I was on a date and didn’t want to make a scene..... I would have serious reservations about going there again

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R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Captain Bills at least once a month - food is consistent- Keith our server is always attentive and smiling - great value

The Hart Family

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. The seafood was very fresh and the portions are just right.

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WL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a good time with good friends for restaurant week we both had broiled seafood plater , a good amount of food and was delicious . Would definitely go back again!

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SD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the food to the service to the ambiance — everything was perfect! Love going here!

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the experience was great!!
Punctual seating with reser, awesome table, table server and all staff were friendly and most accomadating.
The the two meals we ordered, three course, were delicious.
We will be returning.

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KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The manager was very accommodating and very helpful

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M
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Saturday evening and had a really wonderful dining experience. We were seated overlooking the marina and the service was excellent. The appetizers, entree and dessert were all extremely delicious. We totally enjoyed our dinners. We will definitely go back again and will highly recommend it to family and friends. Thank you for a very pleasant evening.

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PM
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. Super crowded due to restaurant week.

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d
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for 6:45 arrived early and the bar was hopping. We had a drink, to celebrate my birthday. I had the drink with Proseca and Aperol, OMG delicious. I went to the hostess desk and ask if we (4 of us) could have the table near the window and they were so accommodating and sat us right away. It was restaurant week and we took advantage of this and were so happy we did. The mussels, there is not enough we can say about these delicious, amazing and tasty app. We so enjoyed everything from the mussels to the dinner which consisted of Grouper and the Broiled seafood platter. To the desserts. The chef must have changed because the food has changed and we will definitely be back for more. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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K
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was great & we all enjoyed our entrees. Captain Bills never disappoints!

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FO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not just great seafood. My wife had a filet that was very nicely prepared. The oysters & cocktail shrimp were cold and fresh. My lobster pot pie was delicious. Only extremely hot in temperature for a long time. My brother in-law had a lovely black & blue tuna. Service was perfect. The view was still lovely even on a cloudy day. Look forward to dining here again.

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Macaroni was under cooked and very dry. Calamari was tough would have to think twice before going back

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Keith was amazing . He was a great addition to our evening . He was very concerned about choices and our options and helpful in our drink choices . We will definitely return and ask for this wonderful waiter . Thank you for such an enjoyable food experience .

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SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week menu was a hit. Great seafood

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ML
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never eaten at Captain Bills before but have heard a lot about it. I had the horseradish crusted grouper...I didn't even know I liked grouper but I LOVED it. My whole family enjoyed every bite of their meals. I will definitely be back.

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a bit rushed. Food was excellent as usual. Restaurant week really gives people a chance to eat at this wonderful restaurant. Think of adding Josh wine to your list.

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