Nautilus Cafe

4.4
1275 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located on Freeport Famous Nautical Mile, Nautilus Cafe offers the finest Fresh Seafood, Large Lobsters and Prime Steaks, served in a nicely appointed dining room with tables covered in white tablecloths. With a beautiful view of Woodcleft Canal we are a spin off of the famous Dar Tiffany and Scotch & Sirloin restaurants. Unfortunately we are not handicapped accessible.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1275 people are saying
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LUCKY
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

There were so many specials that the waitress really needed to print another menu.
The problem is that after listening to all of the specials I forgot to ask the prices.
When I received the check the special I ordered was $39.95 which was $15.00 more than it was worth.
It will be a long time before I venture forth to the Nautilus Cafe.

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RickV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our meal was wonderful. This is our "go to" restaurant on Nautical Mile. The seafood is so fresh and the preparation is always superb. The wait staff is so attentive. In these times where it is difficult to get good help Nautilus seems to have been able to keep their pre-pandemic staff. They always had wonderful service and that has not changed. They offer a wonderful Prix-Fix luncheon menu with some really nice choices. An appetizer, entree and dessert for $27.95. You can't even get a meal at the diner for that price these days! My wife had the baked clams that she said were absolutely delicious. She had the shrimp oreganata which were huge, seasoned perfectly and also delicious. I had the lobster bisque and the soft shell crab with pignoli nut special. I would highly recommend both. If you are craving fresh seafood deliciously prepared in a pleasant atmosphere, this is the place. You will not regret it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant on Long Island. Absolutely delicious, fresh fish, excellent quality — beautifully prepared and presented. Friendly service and an atmosphere that is the perfect combination of classy, yet relaxed. I’ll definitely be back!

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AndrewB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food atmosphere

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess and wait staff were very courteous. They all joined in wishing us Happy Anniversary with complimentary cheesecake for 2. We enjoyed our meals and had a nice experience. We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Although pricy, the food quality and portion justified it. The staff was helpful and courteous. We will definitely be back.

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Gina
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Nothing special and the food is extremely overpriced; you can easily have a meal at upscale restaurants for the same bill.

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Caleb
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! The halibut special was outstanding as was our waitress, Laura!

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vipAltonB
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good Food. Very Good Service.
Really well done!
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AndrewB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mellow atmosphere and a little fancy for intimate dining. Great wine!

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vipdertz62
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service food snd atmosphere

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polly
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite seafood restaurant. Excellent selection of fish including specials. Love all the vegetable side dishes. If you love Halibut don't miss this selection, it is awesome.

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JoyceB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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SharonH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

e all chose from the lunch prixe fix menu. Choices were limited but interesting. We found the banana bread in the bread basket amusing, since that's usually associated with "home-cooked", but we did finish it all. My lobster bisque could have been a little thicker with more seafood. The seafood salad platter had a lot of variety and was finished with a nice vinaigrette. The shrimp scampi had large shrimp. Aside from a chattery group of women at the next table, it was an enjoyable meal.

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StephenC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. Have been going here on a regular basis since I moved to Freeport and the Nautilus never disappoints.

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CathyP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good. Our waiter, Ramon, was very nice & efficient.

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vipMurreview
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food and service was excellent. The kitchen was too slow and we waited too long for a main course

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FrankB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit the Nautilus Cafe it is a pleasant experience. Food is always fresh and nicely prepared. A little pricey but it is our favorite restaurant on the nautical mile.

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TraciAnneS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The baked chopped clams seemed flavorless as did the maple glazed salmon. The top layer of the salmon was nice and crispy, sweet maple flavor but the thick, meaty center was bland. The crispy broccoli was boring and bland.

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LawsonG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and excellent food. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Our table had an excellent view of the canal and the boats.

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OkayBob
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Ordered fries never got them prime rib was okay but not a the best cut of prime rib. Meh not impressed

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vipRedfox
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipLillyG
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service by Debra was outstanding and the food was excellent.

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vipLisa
Indiana
123 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nautilus NEVER disappoints. The service is outstanding. Table is cleared of finished dishes, water glasses are always full, special requests are always granted. And the food is CONSISTENTLY delicious. From the Caesar salad to the cod special to the broiled seafood platter to the bread basket to the coffee-always incredibly delicious. We love this place and it is one of four restaurants we make it a point to visit every time we are on Long Island! Thank you Nautilus for creating such an incredible dining experience!

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Rory
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time and great service. Would definitely recommend and go back.

RS
vipRobS
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice meal, homemade in style. They could have paid more attention to their sides, broccoli was all stalk and undercooked, Asparagus was old and a little gray and over done. A little overpriced but I might return but order differently.

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Moelab
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, never a disappointing meal. Great service and a delicious Halibut Special.

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vipalylee
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Wow. Diner quality seafood at 4 star prices.
Bland fish specials , over cooked colorless broccoli side for $11.
Disappointing.
$160 for 2 people / no cocktails .

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Helmut819
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always went to the Nautilus when we lived in New York our back visiting our kids and look forward to having this adventure again Brian always does a great job

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GeorgeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The portion size for the price was small. It was not worth it.

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DebbieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, peaceful setting. Not inexpensive.

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EvetteM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The place was beautiful, however, I did not enjoy the food at all. There was no seasoning on the food and it was just bland. I hate wasting so much money on food I did not eat.

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PattyS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband’s retirement here last night. As always, the Nautilus staff makes us feel like family. The food is delicious, the service gracious! Shout out to Laura for making us feel so welcome last night.

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vipFlyin
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Promising, but needs some improvement. Valet parking was easy and efficient. We were seated at our table immediately. But the place is too crowded -- small room, but could be organized better (especially now with Covid restrictions lifting). The waitstaff was very friendly and helpful, although often distracted given how busy the place can be. The food was tasty and fresh -- high marks on that -- but a bit not he plain side. We shared a house salad and then had the seafood platter (sole, shrimp, scallops) and the salmon. Very fresh fish, but preparation is a bit unexciting. Like a steak house, you need to order sides separately -- creamed spinach was mediocre. The draft beer was excellent. And the final tab, while not crazy, was on par and high -- but the value seems good given the generally high quality of the food and drinks.

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Foodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We were welcomed at the door and from that point on the waiters were very attentive. We took advantage of outdoor dining on a gorgeous day and it was wonderful. Took advantage of the prefix menu and was very happy with our choice. The sea bass was excellent. My only note is that side dishes are a separate order and I think they should be included in the price.

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MexicanBrunch
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner , had an amazing waiter Dominic , it was my wife’s Birthday and he was able to get her favorite dish, we will be back , if you have never been to this restaurant it’s a must. On

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PamelaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! Staff and food great as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience. Very good food and excellent service. Across from the water in Freeport.

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vipBAK1
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wish your menu wasn't a la carte and at least included a small side with the entree. Gets pricey for what it is, and although the food is quite good, isn't a quick "do-again" on a regular basis due to the pricing.

FAQs

Nautilus Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 379-2566.

Nautilus Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 1275 OpenTable diners.

Nautilus Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.paypal.com/webapps/shoppingcart?mfid=1584540334267_5777d7c066ec5&flowlogging_id=5777d7c066ec5#/checkout/shoppingCart.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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