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About 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.
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Seafood, Steak, American
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Captain Bill's provides valet parking free of charge on most weekends for our guests. We are handicap accessible with ample parking.
Captain Bill's is a short trip from the Bay Shore train station.
Chef Kevin McClellan
Private Party Facilities:
Serene water views.
Private Party Contact:
Catering Manager: (631) 665-6262
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Captain Bill's Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
I haven't been there in 40 yrs.When I saw they were participating in restaurant week.Thought why not. My mom got bake clams for appetizer,said they were great with plenty of clams.I got mussel portion was small bowl.Which would have been ok if mussel were large but they were very tiny.Sauce was excellent,but more bread than mussels.Mom ordered seafood platter was good ,I Got steak requested medium rare/rare .It was sliced steak 1/2 was very well done.Took home for the dog.Both desserts were good don't usually eat dessert .But I was hungry. I live in Lindenhurst, 20 minute radius from my house 50/60 restaurants.Is Captain Bill's worth it not in my book
Unfortunately I have nothing good to say about our experience last week at Captain Bill's. Our server barely serviced us, in fact I would have thought she was a phantom as we barely saw her or spoke to her, the only reason we knew she existed was due to the rude comments made when asking her recommendation between the tuna or the flat iron steak, "You know there two different meats right? One's fish...".
Our waters didn't get refilled till the bill was being paid. The food and plating screamed mass produced wedding food, it all looked and tasted the same and maybe an extra glass of beer or wine would have helped with the taste but we weren't even important enough to be checked on for an additional drink order.
Marguerite you did yourself and the restaurant a disservice, as maybe we would have let the bad food slide, but with even worse service, we will never be back.
They sat us right away, and the waitress (Kathryn I believe), was very attentive, nice and informative. Drinks, appetizers & dinner all came promptly. Dessert was delicious and the four of us had no problems with our meals. We’ve come to Captain Bills for many occasions and I never disappointed.
My family and I visited Captain Bill’s during Restaurant Week - 2018. My husband and I have frequented this restaurant many times over the years and have always enjoyed it. On this last visit, the food was great and the service was good but because it was crowded, we waited a long time for the dessert course. Still, it was worth the wait! I definitely recommend this restaurant whether for a special occasion or just an everyday dining experience.
The 3 of us were happy we went for restaurant week. The oysters (which were not on restaurant week menu) were fabulous. The horseradish crusted grouper and swordfish were both very good. We were split on whether the potatoes were overdone or delicious. We all enjoyed our desserts. The service was friendly and professional. I am gluten free and the waitress was knowledgeable and helpful - they made my sauce without gluten and served me only the portions of the dessert I could eat. Nice wine by the glass selections.
The restaurant is set back from and has a view of the Great South Bay.
I have been going to Captain Bills for years. Every time my wife and I dine there the food is consistently excellent. Love this restaurant, and its clearly one of our favorites on the south shore. If you have never eaten here you are missing a great dinning experience.
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