Nautilus Cafe

4.6
984 reviews
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Seafood
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.

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Sun 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Mon 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Tue 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Wed - Thu 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Exceptional meal service and ambiance

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k
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The whole experience was terrifying c.

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SJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, a wonderful meal and terrific service from this amazing restaurant!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner and ended up leaving engaged.

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D
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always saw this place was full of customers especially in the summer so we took a chance for my wife's birthday. Although small, the interior decor was quite pleasant in wood style. Being off season it appeared most customer now were "regulars" as each table greeted one another on this evening. The food was excellently prepared and presented, my only problem was with the side combo of french fries and fried onion. To little fries and they were buried under the onions. So you had to eat through the onions to find the fries. No dessert, only expresso for coffee which was very smooth. Will have to make a return to see how the service fares when it is a packed house in the summer. Very thing was excellent this time......

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good! lively atmosphere excellent service

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CL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly greeting, prompt seating. Our waitress Lori was attentive and provided super service. We followed her recommendations and were most pleased. Restaurant Week menu had been extended ; good value for a delicious 3 course meal. The restaurant is warm and cozy , but seating is tight.

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B
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always. One of my favorite restaurants.

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c
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Manhattan clan chowder tasted like it came out of a can, baked clams were tasteless, and the shrimp portion was stingy.

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Waitstaff were delightful and helpful. Had we not been there before , we would have left as soon as we encountered the hostess. She was short and rather nasty with us. Fortunately, we had no contact with her once we were finally seated. We each had something different and all enjoyed.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great. I’ve been getting reactions to fish. My waitress and the cook made me. A Vegetarian dinner. It was delicious. Thank you

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C
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was superb. Server suggested great dishes. Preparation for courses took too long. Runners have language barriers.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service from the hostess to the wait staff was fabulous; friendly and attentive without being overbearing. We had mussels and filet of sole. All was delicious.

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C
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food, as usual, was excellent. The service was slooooow. It's consistently slow. The porterhouse for 2 is overpriced.

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MA
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good. Fresh food, served nicely

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E
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been gong here for yeas and the food is consistently good.

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L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the swordfish special and it was outstanding.

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!
We were celebrating our anniversary and we were very pleased with the food and service we received.

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j
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the menu allows for all types of diets . As a group we are always dieting and they will accommodate our requests

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M
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been there twice and the food, both times was wonderful.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The oysters were fresh and delicious. I had the halibut and it was perfectly cooked. The swordfish and black bass that my family had were also very well received!
We come here frequently and it’s never disappointing.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent

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JC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The fish was very dry

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food. Best swordfish around

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SC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The same staff has been working here since I started coming 15 years ago. That says a lot. Consistently great food and service.

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T
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The oyster raw n rickafella was great ,lobster 2 lbs at regular price on mon( usually 2 for 1) on Xas eve no complain
Steak is great as compare with other steak house

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PS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nautilus never disappoints. The asian fried calamari appetizer is out of this world, best fried calamari around. The halibut special is absolutely delicious. The bronzini, sole and surf and turf were sure fire hits this time. The portions are generous. The caesar salad is light and tangy. The asparagus crab bisque was creamy, but not too heavy.

The staff makes you feel like family. They are friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

This is our go to for special occasion dinners as well as for a mid week treat as the early bird and steak night specials can't be beat!!

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LB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood at moderate prices. The tiramisu was a disappointment. Would definitely recommend the Nautilus Cafe and will go again.

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FB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and consistent . We love going there for lunch and the early bird specials are great

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The martinis are to die for. The food is fresh and delicious.

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H
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is consistently delicious here. The seafood is always fresh.
We go back again and again because we love the ambience. If you can’t get a reservation, sit at the bar!

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 1service 4ambience 5

Great food. Friendly and helpful staff. We love coming here and do come often.,

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m
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

in our opinion this is one of the best retaurants on LI
we have been many times
THis time I had Halibut with lobsterpieces an sause =superb-best version of halibut I hav ever had
my wifeand sole and it was great
desert was a moose cake very good

we have had staek, roast beef and lobster all great

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I go every year for my birthday for the lobster. It got very expensive this year.

There was a table next to us with a 2 year old that would not stop screaming. This family was either related or very good friends with the staff as they did nothing about the screaming or the extremely loud videos the child was watching on the mothers phone.

Another group actually moved their table because of the child.

The management should pay attention to the paying customers to make sure everyone is comfortable.

Do not know if I will return to this restaurant again.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was terrific. Noisy because it is not a large place and it was crowded. Server could have been more attentive.

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RW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great and the choices were excellent

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r
New York Area
237 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been to Nautilus many times. We meet our friends for lunch every few months, and this is our meeting place
Brian, the waiter is always friendly and courteous.
Had the prix fixed menu. We each got different dishes and all were delicious. My DH and I had fried oysters, my gf had caprese salad and her DH had the crab and asparagus soup. My DH had prime rib, my g f had the banking, and my friends husband and I had tuna. All were very tasty. Portions are a decent size and potatoes and broccoli are served family style
Dessert, wine and coffee were good too
Can’t wait to return after the new year

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RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great seafood. really knows how to prepare fish. Had the local Bay Scallops, died and went to heaven.
Can't wait to go back.

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C
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I decided to visit Freeport for the Electric Boat Parade and were looking for a place to dine. The Nautilus was on Trip Advisor’s Top Ten Restaurants in Freeport, so we made reservations on this past Saturday night prior to the boat parade. We arrived early and waited at the bar to have a table with a view of the boats and Woodcleft Canal. Chuck, the bar tender, was personable and friendly. Once seated we were pleasantly informed that we could get the Early Bird Dinner which was salad or soup, a side dish and dessert and coffee included with any entree. My husband and I both ordered from their specials and were delighted with our choices. I had the Peconic Bay scallops and my husband had haddock with shrimp and clams. Our waitress was also personable and friendly. We were very pleased with every aspect of our dining experience and will definitely return.

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M
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there. Good food, good service, good pricing. Everything was enjoyable. The Hostess has a good sense of humor. We will be back.

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