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Nautilus Cafe

4.7
823 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Waterfront
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 823 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.4
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

Was great as always

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Consistently good food but did not acknowledge my open table reservation

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Food was good, but a little pricey for Early Bird Special I thought. I guess it's a sign of the times!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wait staff and busboys were very nice and attentive. Food was very good. We had an enjoyable day.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Had the Wednesday evening steak special. It was wonderful. Service was also lovely

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Our waiter Matt was very personable and attentative and the hostess was very nice.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have always had excellent food and service. One of our top choices for a local restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

excellent food. creative menu and great service. loved it

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Small and quaint, but the meals are delicious and the specials are plentiful! Don't miss out !!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Good was excellent and early reservation special a good value. Great ambiance and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and service! Always consistent.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Pleasant. Food was very good and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

One of the best restaurants on Long Island, in our book! Always consistent excellent food and service!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Table ready as planned, staff was great, food was on point. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The Nautilus never disappoints.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Always consistently great! Need reservation! Prepare to eat!!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

We come here frequently & have never had a bad meal

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

GREAT AS USUAL. WE ILL KEEP COMING BACK AGAIN SOON. I CAN HARDLY WAIT.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Always wonderful

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5.0Dined 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!

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