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Date
Tue, 6/19
Time
8:30 PM
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Nautilus Cafe

4.6
854 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Located on Freeport's Nautical Mile, Nautilus Cafe offers the finest Fresh Seafood, Large Lobster 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:45am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(516) 379-2566
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brian Crofton
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Front Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking
Street Parking
Public Lot
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Special events & promotions
Monday Night 2-4-1 Two Pound Lobsters
Wednesday Night Steak Special 32.95
Prix Fix Luncheon $22.00 3 course
Early Bird Special Till 630 , 6 pm Fri,Sat,Sun
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wine

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Sat 4:30PM - 5:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 854 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.3
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food
Great service
Great handling of food allergy in my party

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Good simple seafood. Keep it that way!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding all the time.
Never disappoints.
A great find years ago and still enjoyable with frequent visits now all the time now.
My favorite - hands down!
Three cheers for Brian and his staff.
Msgr. Bob Batule

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Waitress was extremely accommodating and lovely. Food well presented

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

My wife was craving Brians soft shell crabs, Nautilus is one of the few restaurants where she will order them! Outstanding food and service always! Been dining here for over 30 years and have always had great food and service! The only restaurant on the Nautical mile worth driving for!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Got a gift certificate here and looked at the web site thinking - nothing special. I was wrong ! It was delish and the waiter was very attentive. Enjoyed , worth the ride !!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

As always, the Nautilus was fantastic. It’s our go to special occasion restaurant. The food is always excellent. The Thai Calamari appetizer is delicious. Best lightly fried tender calamari I have ever had. Hub had the skirt steak, his favorite and well prepared and tasty as always. I had the halibut special prepared with clams and shrimp in a white wine fresh tomato broth. Yummy!

The staff is expert, friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The Nautilus is excellent for seafood and fish they also have aged meats the food is excellent the server knew every ingredient in every dish he was very professional it was a wonderful dining experience for my birthday with my family

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Every visit to the Nautilus Café is a pleasure. The food, the service, the atmosphere - are all outstanding. I never tire of going there for a great meal. Over the years, I've brought friends there and they too have enjoyed the dining experience.

On the nautical mile in Freeport, the Nautilus Café is the best. Hands down too!

Msgr. Batule

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I love soft she'll crabs. Fresh food great service.and drinks

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Food is always good with different seafood dishes made to order. Excellent service. Always go back.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Food is amazing steak night is out of this world the best steaks

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day celebration

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Moms day.. was s fantastic meal and our waiter was wonderful, terrific staff. Overall service team accommodating. Mom enjoyed it. One of my favorite restaurants. Little gem👍

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We LOVE coming to the Nautilus .
The food is consistently delicious !!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

this was for Mother's day. The point that was disappointing was the fact that the restaurant jacks up the prices for this holiday

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I visited Nautilus for a Mother's Day Diner and we had a great dinner. The seafood was all (Shrimp, Scallops, Swordfish) was all cooked to perfection by chef's who clearly know the art of cooking seafood. We also especially enjoyed the soups - Crab Bisque and a Butternut Squash soup. We skipped the side dishes to save room for desert and loved the Mud Pie and the Apple Crisp. For us the only downside is that this is a small restaurant - maybe 15 tables - so the dining room is very cramped and noisy. So perfect for great seafood - but don't come to stretch your feet during a quiet dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

A rainy Saturday before Mother’s Day & the place was fairly empty at 12:30pm. Took my MIL out & it was perfect. Eric our waiter was attentive but let us call him over when we were ready to order. Pice Fixe lunch is a bargain. All the food was delicious, right down to dessert. We even took one piece of cake home because we were so full.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Food and service are always great. Prices have increased substantially in the last year. Will think twice before visiting again.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I took my son and his girlfriend to dinner on Monday night. We came in late as they were working late and we had a 7:30 reservation. The waitress was super attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. She provided excellent service. We had the crab cakes, mussels, chicken marsala, Cesar salad and a couple of drinks. A lovely night!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Everything is always great. Superb seafood and the skirt steak is wonderful. Service is always excellent. I always enjoy dining here.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We went for LI Restaurant Week. The small room had a street view plus of the canal. The menu was ample. The stuffed sole was very good. The asparagus was excellent. Thick pieces with the stems peeled and served as a lovely bright green color. Very flavorful. Will definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Dads birthday

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We always meet our friends here since it’s half way from each of our homes

Always made to feel welcome.

Food is very good and waiter Chuck is always accommodating. Same bus boy each time too

We will definitely meet here again

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The lobster tails and stuffed clams were wonderful. Busy on weekends , but we were seated within 20 minutes of our reservation.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It starts with the amazing banana bread in the bread basket, always warm and delicious. The lobster tails are my favorite out of any restaurants around, super clean lobster and cooked to perfection! An earlier dining group, staff is warm and service is always on top of everything! I definitely recommend Nautilus Cafe!!

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Food good! Service not!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

They have the best food! No need to go anywhere else. The service is always excellent. This is our favorite seafood restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent food and service. Always an A+!
We have going here for many years and never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Debbie is an excellent waitress highly recommend her food is excellent we love steak night steak is like butter

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Was great as always

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Our FAVORITE restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Good food, great service. Have been going there for years.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful! Best prime rib anywhere ! Service is friendly and amazing ! Lovely people . Super comfortable feeling whenever we go there .

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Once again fabulous food and great service. Love this place. Had the lunch price fix. Fried oysters delicious. Mini prime rib excellent and my daughter had fish special....wonderful!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always delicious and fresh!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Another great meal at Nautilus Cafe. Once again the staff were excellent. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. The staff were friendly and quick. The meals were cooked exactly as requested and everyone at the table enjoyed their meal. We will definitely be going back again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have been coming to the Nautilus for years. I have never had a bad experience or bad meal at all. Food and service is great!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Awesome
Staff Food Service
Highly Recommended

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Service and food were spectacular:)

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