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About Nautilus Cafe

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.

46 Woodcleft Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Front Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 379-2566

Website:
http://www.nautiluscafe.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking
Street Parking
Public Lot

Executive Chef:
Brian Crofton

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wine

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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Nautilus Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Waterfront (19)
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Special Occasion (19)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Cozy (10)
Scenic View (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Healthy (7)
Authentic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Romantic (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great Restaurant!!! Ant time for lunch or dinner always very special!~

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great Beer, Waterfront, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Always wonderful

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Had a wonderful time. Personable staff. Good food. Great service by Ramon (our waiter). From the moment we arrived - we were greeted warmly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Price fine fine bargain. Food and service excellent. But can get noisy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great restaurant! Couldn't ask for better food or service. Will always be a top 10 for our family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Received a gift certificate and we were very happy The service was fabulous and the food very good Now we will go back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The Nautilus Café is an excellent restaurant.
The food is outstanding, the service terrific, the ambience great!
Go and enjoy. You will love it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Server was attentive. Food came out as ordered and was very good.

Tags: Healthy, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always consistent great food and service. Best food on Nautical Mile by far. Went for restaurant week, which was a fantastic value!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Horrible experience. Tiny skimpy restaurant week portions. Cold to Luke warm. Rushed. Crowded. Horrible service. Use to enjoy regular menu quite often for many years (30). Will not return. Disgrace.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A place that never disappoints!! Good food and great service. Interesting specials and not being rushed makes for a delightful dining experience there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food at the Nautilus Cafe is always delicious. Their servers are knowledgeable and serve with a smile. They honor reservations pretty close to the time. My only criticism is that it is very small

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is always great and the Early Bird Special is the biggest bang for your buck. Food is fresh and the wait staff are always accommodating and quick to fulfill your requests.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was great. Early bird special was a great value. One of the few restaurants left, if you like a good prime rib on the bone.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was our first time at Nautilis Cafe. We went on the recommendation of a number of people and they were absolutely right. The food, atmosphere and staff were excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

As always, we were very pleased with the friendly service and delicious food! A favorite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Went out with people from work and the boss for bosses day.
Place is lovely. Comfortable seating, wonderful food, great service!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always wonderful Tuna delicious and halibut special fantastic. Friendly accommodating staff. A real treat!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Location at Freeport, not easy to survive but this all thru season are occupied,
Good food, not a lot of choices, but Oyster, Halibut, Sword food, Tuna, lobster and steak.
Never disappointment, never too fancy.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food is consistently good and made to order. Their soups vary but not in quality. The Chef/owner Brian is very accommodating to individual tastes (no onions, more spice or less, etc.) The wait service is outstanding - they remember "regulars" and their tastes, likes, and dislikes. They are friendly but not intrusive. Their menu is varied enough to suit any taste. Prices are competitive. If parking on the street is a problem, there is valet parking. As expected, summertime is hopping. They are one of the only restaurants on the Nautical Mile open year-round.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I went to lunch with my girlfriend and we both ordered from the price fix menu. The food was delicious. The restaurant was attractive, very clean and the service was excellent. Would definitely return again.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I'm not a big seafood guy but Nautilus sole meunière is the best

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Waitress was extremely nice

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

OUR WAITER, MATT, IS PROFESSIONAL, HELPFUL AND TERRIFIC.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, People Watching, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Nice atmosphere and great seafood. Enjoyed our entire dining experience. Thank you.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Friendly personnel ...... excellent food .... an older crowd not roudy .... a nice comfortable dinner ..... not rushed out the door

Tags: Waterfront, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

I have been to the Nautilus Cafe many times. Always enjoyable dining there.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wait staff was friendly and helpful and the food was excellent. I had my 90 year old mother and 87 year aunt and they had a great time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Organic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food is excellent. The staff is polite and accommodating. It is a pleasure to be there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I am a regular diner here and have been for many years. It never disappoints. The food is always fresh and delicious, served beautifully. the service is attentive without being obtrusive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I was a little taken aback at the prices. $52 for surf and turf? This is not a fancy place. I've been coming for years but am starting to rethink based on the prices.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Excellent menu with lots of great choices. I had the skirt steak and shrimp combo and it was fantastic. All the dishes looked great as they came out to the customers at other tables. It may be a little more expensive than some other places, but worth it. Service was also great: attentive, but not intrusive. I will be back... hopefully soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Fabulous as always. The sword fish was amazing, a real gem. Matt my waiter was fantastic. Will be back.

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