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Captain Bill's

547 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Waterfront (38)
  • Scenic View (31)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Steak, American
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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
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Phone number
(631) 665-6262
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Kevin McClellan
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Private party facilities
Serene water views.
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Private party contact
Catering Manager: (631) 665-6262
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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.
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Cross street
Montauk Highway
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Parking details
Captain Bill's provides valet parking free of charge on most weekends for our guests. We are handicap accessible with ample parking.
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Public transit
Captain Bill's is a short trip from the Bay Shore train station.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 547 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Eh!!! Food is not as good as I expected it to be.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Gorgeous view and good food. Not much more you can ask for. The view was made even better when the snow started. Great night all around.

Sorlac (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food and ambiance were excellent. Only concern, not quite a complaint, was the rather pricey wine list, specially the reds. Other than that good location, good service, very fresh food.

rmc1264 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Been to Captain Bill's several times but this was, by far, the worst experience. There's a pattern to the service, and couple appear to take the backseat to larger parties. My wife and I finished our meal, the bus boy took our plates and we sat for nearly 25 minutes without our waitress ever returning to ask if we'd like to see a dessert menu. In fact, she never returned. She was focused on the larger birthday party to our immediate left. I flagged the evening host for our bill, who was gracious and apologetic. Tip matched the service...

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was a great experience with delicious food

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

It was great we love this place

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

What should have been a carefree & enjoyable celebration of my milestone birthday at Captain Bill’s turned out to be anything but. Based on what transpired yesterday, I'm withdrawing my favorable review of the restaurant that I submitted in Oct 2016. First, why OpenTable has Special Occasion & Request selections on the booking page – when the restaurant ignores it – seems to be a waste of time. I requested that we be seated at a table along the window (overlooking the water) & noted that our visit was to celebrate a birthday. When we arrived at our scheduled seating, the hostess told us that there were no tables available along the window & that we could wait or sit at one of booths by the parking lot window. Not wanting to wait, we reluctantly sat at the booth. What irritated me most about the seating was that there was an empty table by the window that remained empty during the entire time that we were there. (As an aside, despite all the glowing candles @ the empty tables, ours was never lit.) For my meal, I ordered Surf and Turf & asked that my steak be made medium – not medium rare. When the food arrived, I discovered that my steak was so raw that it could have walked away from the table. The server agreed the steak was undercooked & carted off my steak on a separate plate so that I could at least enjoy the lobster tail. As for the lobster; it was over-cooked & rubbery. I even had a hard time cutting through the meat w/my steak knife. Furthermore, we were never asked if we wanted a second glass of wine & there was never any mention of my birthday. (Note: 2 weeks prior, when I mentioned to a competing restaurant that we were celebrating my wife’s birthday, the server came to our table with a candled dessert. For that act of kindness & great customer service, I gave the server a 40% tip.) As for Captain Bill’s, needless to say, we left without ordering dessert. Not only did I waste $145, but I'll never get back what should have been a special night out.

LeslieD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Had a lovely time here meeting a friend for lunch. My shrimp cocktail was very fresh and the broiled salmon was excellent, cooked just perfectly. The dessert portion of tiramisu was just right....not too big and not too small and was also delicious. I have been here numerous times with an organization for their fundraisers. Have never had a problem here on any level. The staff are competent and could not be nicer. I recommend the place highly.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was delicious and gorgeous view. Would definitely go back

JimK (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Classic LI Waterfront. Class from start to finish. Jim Fort Salonga

vipSprklplnt (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

It was a friend’s birthday and our food was very good. We inquired about mussels, as they were not on the menu, and our waitress checked, and brought us the mussels for an appetizer. They were so delicious - the sauce was amazing, (we are all Beach residents and know what mussels should taste like), and we all appreciated our server’ attention! As usual, great service and food!

vipLaurieL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Food delicious. Service is amazing. Waitress saw me make a face at my appetizer and came right over to my table. A great restaurant with a long standing great reputation.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We had our 50th wedding anniversary at Captain Bills and everything went well, the food, drink, bartender and waitresses were fantastic. We went back this Sunday for dinner and everything was just as great as our special day.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Consistently good food-better than Restaurant Week menus at other eateries. Great for lunch, dining room faces the Great South Bay.
Blackened tuna, salmon, mussels, chopped salad, shrimp with linguini etc etc ALL GOOD. Service friendly; waitstaff are accommodating and accessible.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was great, staff was courteous and a beautiful view!