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Nautilus Cafe

4.7
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1185 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1185 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShaunB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the halibut and South African Twin lobster tails... Both were amazing.

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JoelSC790
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebration of our 42nd anniversary

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MiguelT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and delicious wine to pair. The crab cakes were amazing, and we did a surf/turf salmon and steak. All very good. Outdoor seating was nice with heated lamps and appetizers were very generous portions. Topped it off with a great apple crumb dessert.

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vipDougM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We felt very comfortable in the outdoor dining area. Both service & food were excellent.

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viprobertbatule
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always.
When dining out, I always think first of the Nautilus.
I'm glad I discovered the Nautilus years ago.
How satisfying it is to be there every week.
I look forward to a visit every week.
Great job, Brian.
Msgr. Bob Batule

Nautilus Cafe
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Anniversary

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vipjackie
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

With their weekly it’s always the same excellent food great fresh seafood and they’re always very nice they know us

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vipBrunchLunchCriticsltd
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot outdoors. Food was great. Terrific service.

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RichardF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The best lobster anywhere . take it from some one who has eaten lobster for over68 years.

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JennaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the meal and ambiance!

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NilsaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at Nautilus Cafe and it will not be my last; delicious food and great service!

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Alikat
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were awesome...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Service was on point and the food was excellent

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vipNicoleD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good, we got the cod special and the fish and chips. Only negative part of our experience was the wait time was very long but understandable in the pandemic they may have less staff. Plenty of seating outdoors and they were able to seat us earlier than our reservation on a Friday night.

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PaulaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was at the right pace, helpful and polite. The outdoor seating was well set up for what is needed these days. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as was the service. We sat outside and it was so nice under a tent and set out perfect for social distancing. I would highly recommend!

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vipLisa
Indiana
120 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated mom’s 83rd birthday. We had the perfect table by the window. Our reservation was during the early bird special so we got everything, coffee and dessert included, for the price if the entree. Lauren our server was fantastic. She had lots of help with additional servers who kept our water glasses full and the finished plates cleared. Dinner was, as usual, exceptional. From the lobster bisque to the Caesar salad, the macadamia encrusted bronzini to the broiled seafood platter, everything was outstanding. This is my mom’s favorite restaurant and has been for decades! And the Nautilus Cafe never disappoints!

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vipArna
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is consistently great!.

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vipedjo
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A favorite for many years. Prices are beginning to destroy “value for the money “. A potato or vegetable should be part of the entre. $5.00+ for a baked potato is out of line! Charge $2 more and Include the item. Finally, the quality of the steaks have dropped a level. Used to look forward to Steak Night every few months. Now, it’s no longer an attraction for us. All in all you are slipping. Take a look at West End Cafe in Carle Place and compare Value and Quality. Do not take your success for granted! Please!

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viprobertbatule
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!
Always a great experience.
From start to finish, it's a most enjoyable time.
I look forward to each visit.
Msgr. Robert J. Batule

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vipSusanJC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS a terrific night out. Consistently excellent food and impeccable service. We always feel well taken care of at Nautilus!

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EdnaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Arrived early for your special of king crab & prime rib. I received 2 VERY THIN claws with very little crab in them. Since being so early I expected 2 pieces from the middle as advertised in your photo. Needless to say I was disappointed.

My son had the 2 lb lobster & my husband a fish platter. They were both satisfied.

Nautilus is one of my favorite restaurants and we visit as often as we can. Please try and serve what you advertise.

Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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vipCadman
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Ordered the Bronzino. Superb dish. Excellently prepared. Fish portion was noticeably smaller than usual. Disappointed and hope this was an exception. If it continues, I will rethink visiting Nautilus Cafe.

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Brown
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food was good. Nice setting and atmosphere.

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vipDiningDiva1
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous prime rib special. Great, helpful waitress. Will definitely go back!

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johnM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Max, our waiter was great. Food was very good. Very good overall.

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Southshorefoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent visitors during Restaurant Week. In fact, we went twice during the January- February period period, because Nautilus extended it by almost a week. Food is fantastic and the price is so affordable. And the restaurant is beautiful. Can't wait for our next visit.

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GaryD
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service from the minute you walk in. Everyone there was very attentive and was very interactive with the guests. Servers made you feel like they knew you from when you were born. Food was exceptional. Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was way better than I anticipated and we really enjoyed the ambiance and great service. We don’t live too close but we will definitely be back as it was worth the trip!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Debbie our waitress was the best. Great 1st time experience . Food was delicious

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vipmelvin
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food is consistently good. service is always very good. value is very good

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marciaw
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service by the waitress was excellent . Very attentive to the customers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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BruceA
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner with my decades long friends and their wives. Each one of us felt the same way. The food was cooked to perfection. The waiting staff was knowledgeable, patient and friendly. Whenever they are back in the area it will be our restaurant of choice. Fortunately my wife and I live in the area and we will be frequent diners at the Nautilus Café. On an ending note, I am a bronzini lover and I can unquestionably say, it was the best bronzini I have ever had.

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vipRanadama
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Tables are a little close but we were there early so it didn't matter. The food was delicious - a prime spot for seafood of all types

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vipTomT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have made two visits to the Nautilus Cafe during the past month. On both occasions we were impressed by both the quality of food and service. The Nautical Mile of Freeport is clearly in transition and the big named classics such as the Schooner are gone. The Nautilus Cafe is reminiscent of the golden age of Freeport’s Nautical Mile. Try it and you’ll love it.

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vipNikolai
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Friendly service. Nice location, especially in summer.

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BILL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Not many people in the place, service was good, food was slow to come out but was excellent tasting when it did. Had to ask server for something and she wasn't around when needed. Very over priced for this time of year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dishes prepared perfectly. Excellent quality seafood.

FAQs

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

Nautilus Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 1185 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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