Nautilus Cafe

4.5
1271 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 1271 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SharonH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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vipCathyP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipMurreview
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
29 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipLisa
Indiana
121 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.

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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
51 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
25 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
9 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
15 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.

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JonH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good & great service but prices are up substantially since Pandemic

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Rgarcia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very fancy place that requires proper attire. The food is very much worth it and full of flavor. I ordered a surf and turf and the steak was perfectly
Marinated and was one of the most tender cuts of meat I have had in a long time. Highly recommend it for anyone trying to impress a date or just trying to enjoy a great meal with the family.

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NikiM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Family get together

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vipArna
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious and the service was excellent! No complaints. Wonderful dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always great! Staff is very accommodating and sweet.

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vipbossarch
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great meal at the Nautilus.

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vipSusank
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening. Food was delicious snd service was superb as always.

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vipNikolai
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Consistently good food and always good service. Only complaint might be the increase in prices, which was noticeable. Having just gone through the pandemic, it's understandable I guess.

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vipKoriS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Nautilus is consistently delicious. The service is really good and friendly. They offer nice specials if you’re interested. Best dining spot on the Mile.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot. All around great

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vipsugarrae
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch beautifully prepared

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vipJRKA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an EXCEPTIONAL experience!

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RichieC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the Nautilus Cafe for many years and I say without reservation, we have never been disappointed in well over 20 years of dinning there. From their fish dishes to their meats, the quality of what they put on your plate is what you expect for the price you pay. Their portions are sized in line with other restaurants that are similarly priced. Their steaks and prime rib cooked exactly the way you order them. In the past two weeks, I was there once for lunch, and had the salmon special and once again, it was excellent. Dinner for four this past week was a 10 ! Their decor is well maintained and clean. When you walk in, your properly greeted and treated. I would say without any hesitation the food is always “ Freeport’s Best “.
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RonnieV
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent, service was very good, staff was pleasant- great to see tables filled.

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vipGloria
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother's day menu had many good choices. Lobster bisque, halibut, steamed Lobster and asparagus were excellent. Service in the outdoor tent was terrific despite rainy weather.

FAQs

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

Nautilus Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 1271 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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