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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.

122 Ocean Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Montauk Highway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 665-6262

Website:
http://www.captainbills.com/

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 Waterview and Harborview rooms to larger parties and weddings in our Bayview House, we will ensure that your event is unique and memorable.

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.

Executive Chef:
Chef Kevin McClellan

Private Party Facilities:
Serene water views.

Private Party Contact:
Catering Manager: (631) 665-6262

Additional:
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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Romantic (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Casual (16)
Good for Groups (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Business Meals (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
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Creative Cuisine (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I love this place. I had the Kale salad and the scallop special. My boyfriend had the Lobster stuffed with Crabmeat. Food was fabulous. We also had the most attentive and pleasant waitress.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food and good value. Staff is great and we love to sit on the water view side.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Have been eating here 50 plus years . Still as good as than . Always worth the stop there all year around !

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

we went there for LI Restaurant week-food, service was great as always! The tuna steak was EXcellent, muscles in white wine and garlic was delicious and bread pudding always consistently good.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went for LI Restaurant week. Our server, Marguerite, was outatanding!!

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Visited the restaurant because it was on the Restaurant week list and we were pleasantly surprised. Apps, dinner and dessert were all very good and the service was exceptional. Spinach and artichoke dip was especially delicious. Fried calamari was tender. Seafood platter was all good. Only dish that wasn’t great was the linguini with shrimp. The shrimp were very nice and large but the pasta was too al dente (hard) and not tasty at all. But at a seafood restaurant probably shouldn’t have ordered a pasta dish. Waitstaff was very friendly and efficient. Food came out very quickly on a busy Friday night. Would definitely visit again.

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our 'LADIES NITE OUT'dining experience at Captain Bills was excellent. We all really enjoyed our dinners. The drinks were terrific...the Ambiance was nice and our waiter, Keith was very accommodating. Will definitely put this restaurant on top of my list for recommendations.
Thanks for the great dining experience😊

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We have been Captain Bills quite a few times the food is excellent every time we're there. We will be back again.

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was delicious! Ambiance was spot on, beautiful, relaxing, dinner. Service was good but not great, there definitely seemed to be confusion throughout the night between the hostess and servers. Overall though I’d give it an 8 and will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great. Wonderful value for your money during LI Restaurant Week. Food is consistently good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our waitress was definitely on the “ older” side to be working at a fine dining restaurant. She did not remember anything we asked her for the first time around. The price fix menu was disappointing as we usually order off the menu. If you are not going to maintain the same quality food during this week, don’t participate. No veggies, just a few undercooked potatoes and carrots with my fish. I was not impressed this visit!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

we went for restaurant week and place was crowded..service was a little rushed as there was a wedding or party in other room..

Tags: Casual, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

my steak was a bit salty, those who had the seafood platter said it was a little bland. the server was GREAT and really 4 bucks for a fountain soda with no refills not a great value. i would come back but i'd have to try some different options

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went to Captain Bill's for Restaurant Week. Food was very good as well as the service.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Dining at Captain. Ill’s is always a nice experience. We invited usiness guests for the evening and had requested a window seat with the beautiful view, and was pleasantly surprised to be seated by the windows (always a prime request). They enjoyed our choice of restaurants and want to plan another date to return. The location, food and company made for a most enjoyable evening. Thank you, Captain Bill!

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

PRO'S:
The service, food , ambiance all good.
Bar area the place to be for game time.
Enjoyed window view looking out to Marina.
CON'S
Dinning room seemed a little dated
tables shaking.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had friends in town from overseas and they like myself were very pleased. The tasty choices offered at the brunch along with the endless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s made for the perfect afternoon. Our server was very attentive!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent evening. Everyone enjoyed their entres,appetizers and cocktails. Service was very good and you can't beat the view.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was a pleasant experience. The food is very good and nicely presented. Very friendly staff.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Wonderful as always! Cant wait to go back next time

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went ther for a Sunda Brunch with the family.
The food and service was decent, a little overpriced but it is in a nice location. Pastries were 'off the box' tasting and fruit was not very good. They could ,with little more, be a much better buffet.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We enjoyed lobster bisque and clams casino as our apps. For dinner we had salmon and seafood over linguini. The presentation was beautiful and all was delicious. The server was friendly and attentive. Captain Bills is one of our favorite places for a date

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Beautiful Fall day so we decided to eat dinner with a water view. Captain Bill's is OK. The food is much better than you usually get at waterfront restaurants. My parents like the place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The entire dining experience was tainted by a waitress that showed up once to offer a drink and then disappeared for 45 minutes. Had to track her down to get a check.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very good food. Service could have been better but great being on the water. Pricey but was expecting that

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Crab cake appetizer good, but pricey lobster casserole entrée just fair; lobster should taste better than this! Entrées also serve before appetizers finished. All in all, could've been better.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a lovely Sunday evening dinner to treat my brother and his wife to a well-deserved treat. They were married at Capt. Bill's in 1981 and we enjoyed reminiscing about that special occasion. The hostess was especially accomodating in getting us a seat by the window on a beautiful end of summer night. Menu choices were plentiful and dinner was delicious and enjoyed by all!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

It's great! They have something for everyone! I mean unless you're vegan or can't eat certain foods like GF, there's something for EVERYONE! food is always fresh! Unlimited mimosas? It's just the best!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We really enjoyed it food was great, service so so 9

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Lobster bisque fishy and tasted of cinnamon? Sent back. Lobster cutlets were greasy with seasoned breadcrumbs,not panko and the risotto was mush. Broiled seafood platter was inadequate for the price with hard inedible red potatoes and stringy vegetables. It was a holiday weekend with few diners and an event taking place down the hall..Service was fine; no excuse for the poor quality of the food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Amazing as always. What a great way to treat a friend visiting from LA.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

been back here many times.Food is great ,try the tuna. All fish is done up prefect.Apps are very good,baked clams are DELISH!! Good variety of beers and martinis are great,great drink menu.Deserts , judge for yourself, never found one I didn't like.Over all a great place to eat any season.
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Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great Beer, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very nice experience Service was very friendly. Food nicely done

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Service was very friendly. The atmosphere very nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Been to Capt Bills many times over the years! Bar was a bit crowded due to a wedding, but cleared out quickly. Great bar tenders, then onto dining room for dinner, Menu offered wide variety, the food was the best I have had there this last time! Halibut was one of the specials! The best piece of fish I have ever had! Waitress was friendly and attentive. Seems they upped their game, especially with lots of new restaurants in the neighborhood! Will keep going back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Dinner and service was great. I would recommend this restaurant. The stuffed flounder was delicious. The view of the water was really nice.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We went to Captain Bills for my husbands birthday. We had oysters Rockefeller which were delicious, even my son liked them. French onion was just right & a tuna appetizer was also very good. My stuffed flounder was good and my husbands 3 lb lobster was the star of the show along side his prime rib, trust me we had plenty of leftovers. The lobster was Cooked to perfection & delicious !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The $25 pasta with shrimp dish came to the table cold and flovorless and was sent back to the kitchen. Fried seafood platter was fresh and tasty. Server was very nice but was overworked and hard to get hold of.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great Meal.

We hadn't been there in a couple of years for some reason, so I took the family there for my wife's birthday. It was one of the big ones, but I won't mention which.

My wife and sons ordered seafood dishes that were great. I ordered the filet, as I am not a seafood fan. The filet was one of the best I've had in years.

Everything about the meal was excellent. Also the noise level was low, a welcome break from most restaurants these days. We could actually carry on a conversation.

We'll be going again soon.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The food and service was extraordinary. Had a birthday celebration. A good time was had by all.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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