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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Cozy (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Authentic (7)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a great experience with delicious food

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It was great we love this place

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was delicious and gorgeous view. Would definitely go back

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

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

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·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!

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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed!
Seafood was fresh, service was great, loved the waterfront view.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Waterfront, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was excellent! Everyone was quite friendly. Out reservation was right on time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our waitress was absolutely lovely.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

No ambience at all. Seating and service erratic.
Overpriced . $ 50 for a sirloin steak with 3 potatoes and carrots.

If I’m going to spend $150 next time I’ll go to Tellers!

Overpriced and overrated!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

very happy find. Never leave unhappy always enjoy a great meal and everyone agrees. Its one of the best fish Restaurants in Long Island.

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We visited Captain Bill's during Restaurant Week. We had a great meal, the food was delicious, and at very reasonable price. This was an awesome way to visit different restaurants since we have just moved to the area.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Our friend’s mussels were only half filled. He mentioned it to our waitress & was given another order! Thank you! Delicious fish dinners.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The entrees were good, but the calamari appetizer was awful. Clearly frozen, not fresh. Terrible for a seafood restaurant! No tentacles, the best part, and felt like chewing rubber bands. Probably won't go back for the price.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food and service is consistently consistently good.tables by the window are especially nice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Are at the bar. Service was excellent. Food was fantastic. Great spot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great Food, Great Staff, Great Sevice, Great Time!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As always great food and drink consistently presented.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We are never disappointed when go, the food is delicious and the service is friendly and attentive. We also had our wedding dinner there and they treated us like we were the only people there. I will always keep this as one of my favorite places to go.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I love this place. Beautiful view of the bay. Excellent food and such a great staff. We have been coming here more often. Have never had a bad meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fit us in last minute for nye with a large party. Food was great, server was very friendly. Thank you

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Captain Bills did a very good job serving dinners on New Years Eve. The food and service were very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waitress great; a bit crowded; noise level good for groups, a bit pricy but food was great

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Nice restaurant for a brunch. Great choices for lunch and breakfast. Food was plentiful. Desserts were tasty and included with the brunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful the food was so good I had the surf and turf out of this world

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

A great place to meet friends. Your never dirtied
Good food nicely decorated for the Christmas holiday. A very nice evening

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always enjoy Captain Bill's. The food is great and the ambiance can't be beat

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Captain bills is a staple in the Bay Shore area. Food is always very good and original. Drinks on the other hand Are sometimes a little weak but just ask and you receive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Best south shore restaurant from Massapequa to sayville.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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