The south shore of Long Island has very few noteworthy restaurants. The nautilus has for so many years maintained a high standard of quality and service that is really hard to find. The staff is a family that help each other and the diners. In fact they honored a departed member of the staff with his picture on display. I purchase fresh fish for myself on the Nautical mile and I was told by a manager of a fish outlet that as apposed to other restaurants on the strip that use frozen fish, the Nautilus only uses fresh fish. I dine there at least once a month and would not consider any other restaurant on the south shore that could compare.
As always, the food was excellent, after a minor hiccup. One of us ordered the seafood combination dinner. The fillets of fish were thick and they were undercooked. The waiter whisked the dish away and a few minutes later a fresh plate arrived, perfectly cooked. The rest of the meal was well prepared. There was mainly an older crowd, so the patrons were less voluble or noisy than you might expect for a popular restaurant on Freeport’s Nautical Mile. The Nautilus Cafe is a great choice for lunch or dinner.
Food was good, but a little pricey for Early Bird Special I thought. I guess it's a sign of the times!
Always enjoy eating at nautilus cafe. Waiter and bus boy are great.
Delicious food and bread. My Husband had steak, he’s not a fish eater. My gf had salmon and her husband and I had the special, red snapper livoinese. All dishes were excellent. We each had a different soup and all were very good
Can’t wait to return
Wait staff and busboys were very nice and attentive. Food was very good. We had an enjoyable day.
Excellent food and service
Had the Wednesday evening steak special. It was wonderful. Service was also lovely
MATT, OUR SERVER, WAS HELPFUL, PROFESSIONAL AND A GREAT WAITER. THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL. THE VIEW OF THE WATER WAS LOVELY. THE PRICE FIX WAS SUCH A GOOD VALUE.
Our waiter Matt was very personable and attentative and the hostess was very nice.
We have always had excellent food and service. One of our top choices for a local restaurant.
excellent food. creative menu and great service. loved it
Small and quaint, but the meals are delicious and the specials are plentiful! Don't miss out !!
Good was excellent and early reservation special a good value. Great ambiance and friendly staff.
We have always had a great meal at the Nautilus. The food is always inventive and the service is top shelf. Additionally, the bartender really knows how to make a good drink. The atmosphere is casual and always welcoming. Highly recommended as I believe the food to be among the best on the strip.
Great food and service! Always consistent.
We eat here alot. The food is always good, the waitstaff are super nice and they work hard to make sure that everyone is happy. Its one of our favorite places!
Pleasant. Food was very good and service was excellent.
Once again our group was totally impressed by the selection on the menu, the quality and appeal, and the best service we could possibly expect. It was Sunday at 1 PM, so there was a quite small crowd so our conversation level was perfect.
One of the best restaurants on Long Island, in our book! Always consistent excellent food and service!
The Nautilus Cafe is a very good choice for fish or meat. The food is always done to perfection and the staff is attentive. They offer a BYOB with a minimal corkage fee and also have specials. We have enjoyed dining there for years and will continue to do so.
Table ready as planned, staff was great, food was on point. Highly recommend
The Nautilus never disappoints.
Seated promptly for 8pm NYE dinner. Table was in a bit cramped location, but it was a last minute reservation. Bay scallops app, halibut, swordfish and key lime dessert were all excellent.
Two minor hiccups; server splashed a bit of hot tea water on hand, and a bit of difficulty getting second glass of wine. But, particularly considering level of activity NYE , staff were attentive, and efficient. If you have not tried it, by all means, do. You will be happy that you did.
Always consistently great! Need reservation! Prepare to eat!!
Nautilus is a longtime favorite. It has maintained a high level of food and service over the years.
I wish I could afford to eat there more often. Its priced fixed menus and early birds do help.
All in all the prices aren't eye-popping considering the quality of the food.
We come here frequently & have never had a bad meal
GREAT AS USUAL. WE ILL KEEP COMING BACK AGAIN SOON. I CAN HARDLY WAIT.
Great Restaurant!!! Ant time for lunch or dinner always very special!~
Absolutely delicious! Highly recommend the stuffed flounder. The wait staff are so warm and on top of everything. Probably the best restaurant on Long Island!
Great fish. I had a special... Bay scallops which were sweet and delicious. The creamed spinach and roasted vegetables are a favorite. The warmed dessert or fruit platter is also very good.
If you are looking for daily specials or fresh fish this is a great place.
It gets crowded so reservations are needed.
The wait staff is the best!
Had a wonderful time. Personable staff. Good food. Great service by Ramon (our waiter). From the moment we arrived - we were greeted warmly.
This was my first time at the Nautilus Cafe - I brought a friend here for lunch and it was pretty good. Due to the late season (mid-fall) it was quiet for lunch which was nice.
Price fine fine bargain. Food and service excellent. But can get noisy.
We've been going to the Nautilus Cafe for several years and find that they are consistent with their quality of food as well as the preparation. The chef Brian, also the owner, is amenable and quite gifted. The specials are also very tasty. You can't beat the quantity as well as value.
We had a great dining experience. Staff was awesome and the food was so good. It was Wednesday steak night and one person at our table ordered prime rib. First of all it was massive and he thoroughly enjoyed it. Two people had the halibut special and one the scallop special. Everyone was totally happy and satisfied. We will defiantly come back here again.
Great restaurant! Couldn't ask for better food or service. Will always be a top 10 for our family.
Amazing service. Was here celebrating friend's birthday. Very attentive staff. They brought in a desert with a candle for my friend and it was on the house. That was so touching!
Received a gift certificate and we were very happy The service was fabulous and the food very good Now we will go back
The Nautilus Café is an excellent restaurant.
The food is outstanding, the service terrific, the ambience great!
Go and enjoy. You will love it!