Captain Bill's

4.5
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981 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Treat those you love to casual, yet elegant waterfront dining on the Great South Bay at Captain Bill's, where you can savor the spectacular sunset over the water while enjoying a fresh daily selection of clams, oysters and fresh local fish along with live Maine lobsters from our lobster tank. We also specialize in premium aged steaks and prime rib, prepared just the way you like it. < If you are looking for a lighter bite, join us in our bar where we offer a menu featuring baby lamb chops, shrimp quesadillas and the best burger in town. Wind down the work week on Friday evenings with a complimentary buffet between 4 and 7 with discounted house drinks, domestic beer and wine. Every Sunday, Captain Bill's presents one of Long Island's premier brunch buffets. Featuring unlimited Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Champagne as well as an extensive buffet. Bring your friends and family for a wonderful Sunday Brunch dining by the harbor. Captain Bill's is open seven days a week, year round.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.4
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c
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Capt Bill’s is my *go-to* restaurant especially when entertaining out of towners.....this time for a business dinner. I feel that the restaurant is representative of Long Island. The food and service this time were just ok. I also feel that the decor could use refurbishment. The interior has looked the same for a very long time and could do with a more modern feel. Our guests were more than satisfied, so our needs were met. With such a large assortment of restaurants, I’m not sure that I would rush to return.

FI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I have been to Captain Bills before and wverything was perfect. There was a party going on and it was just an off night. I asked for my lobster broiled and it was steamed, I ate it but it was not as good as the broiled, they ran out of the mussel appetizer that was a special so that was disappointing.
This will not preclude me from going again or recommending it because it was not the norm and has always been excellent in prior visits.

JT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband and I wanted to have a quiet lobster dinner for my birthday so we visited Captain Bill's. There are few local places that have larger lobsters for dinner and Captain Bill's has 2 and 3 pounders. We had the mussel special as an appetizer and they were tender and in a delicious, slightly creamy broth. We both ordered a 2 pound lobsters which were steamed perfectly. They were tender and juicy. A nice slice of cheesecake that we shared was a delicious ending to the night. Our server was very friendly and helpful.

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

very good value but would have liked fresh crab cakes as thats one of the signature dishes! the ones there were very soggy and overly breaded. the service was great, as were the unlimited mimosas, etc. good selection of foods.
the bathrooms could use some better cleaning (the toilets)!
great place for a shower/luncheon/party as you cant beat the price, really!

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food from the appetizers and raw bar selections through all the main dishes to the desserts and after-dinner drinks. Perfect, relaxed, knowledgeable service and perfect view of South Bay from our table.

TH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and the service was excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good all around

KS
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I'm not sure if it was because it was restaurant week but the food was definitely not wonderful.

MO
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an awesome time! Food is impeccable as well as service. We had our wedding reception there 6 yea ago and this is our yearly tradition. And they were so kind to have comp’d one of our brunch meals since it was our anniversary.

IF
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was great. Will definitely return.

J
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Although a big restaurant loved that we could hear each other on a packed saturday restaurant week night. Very attentive friendly waitress-Lauren. Fried calamari light and crispy, grouper yummy. Swordfish dissapointing and overcooked..should have sent it back. Nice wine selection, reasonable meritage 36$ bottle. I will go back. No need to valet...

s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fabulous table looking out over water. not on top of other patrons. oysters were fantastic, shrimp stuffed with crabmeat delicious. could ask for better service. bathrooms very clean just a great time in a beautiful place. date night or special occation will not disappoint

DP
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Captin Bills hosed a wonderful Restaurant Week! The food was great. Everything was hot, cooked perfectly. The staff was accommodating. They even took us early for our reservation. It was packed but the restaurant functioned with grace. The views are gorgeous even at night!

P
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of 9. Everyone ordered something different from the restaurant week menu. The meals, including appetizers and desserts were excellent. Service was also very good. Everyone was satisfied with their meal. I had mussels appetizer, salmon for main entree, and pound cake with vanilla ice cream for dessert. A great value because it also included coffee or tea. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

JZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Restaurant is nice and worth visiting but not during restaurant week. Extremely busy when we visited at 6 pm and it affected food and service negatively. While choices were good, the sauce for both different entrees was TOO salty and ruined the meal.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We dine here often. Always a good experience with the exception of their Sunday brunch.

R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Captain Bills. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

c
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

I really really like Capt Bills & have been to the restaurant many times over many years. Chose to dine on a recent Sunday, the beginning of Restaurant Week. Reservations were readily available on Open Table, even mid afternoon of the same day. Whoever booked the seatings did a disservice to the waitstaff. Every seat was full, including 2 large groups of 14 or 16 people. The staff were overwhelmed & seemed to be constantly running to keep up. Did not create a good ambiance. Even veteran server Mary Rose was a bit flustered....simply too many people booked all at the same time. She maintained her composure and the food was wonderful as usual, but we were not as satisfied as we usually are at Capt Bills. Of course I will return, as this is my *Go-To* restaurant.

MB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was Amazing and our waitress Shantel was very sweet and very professional ! Great Food Great Service!

B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been here many times and always enjoy it. The food is always done to perfection. This was my first time during Restaurant Week and the prefix menu had enough choices to satisfy all. We had a new server and she was excellent!

s
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for lunch. The clam chowder was delicious. Loaded with clams! The prime rib sandwich was large and tasty. I enjoyed my scallop entree. They were cooked to perfection! We also ordered stuffed shrimp which was stuffed with a flavorful crabmeat stuffing. We will definitely be returning. Hopefully for the brunch!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious. Service was great

DM
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for the first time and I'm so glad I chose it. The restaurant had a very warm feel to it. Very nice atmosphere. The waitress was nice and attentive. The food was excellent. It was very fresh and tasty.

CB
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent brunch. Excellent service.

CF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a reliable “go to” place with great food and a beautiful setting.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great waitress and staff; friendly, helpful, and accomodating. Food was very good. Portions were appropriate. I would definitely go back.

EK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good . Chantel our server was terrific. Atmosphere is great

t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good seafood as always. service was good and noise level low on a Tuesday night.

L
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always a treat! Service, food ,
and ambience alway good!

EF
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They helped me surprise my girlfriend with an engagement ring. Everything went off withoutca hitch. She said yes

DA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Son’s Birthday. The Entire Experience was wonderful.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went there for our Anniversary. The good was great and lots of it. We would recommend this restaurant. We will be back again. They have happy ours Monday to Its from 4 to 7.

DR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

We like Captain Bill's. On Saturday we were celebrating our son's birthday. When I made the reservation on OpenTable I requested a candle on his dessert. They did NOT do the candle. Disappointed!!!!

EA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

I would never go on a Saturday as it was too noisy and we had requested a window table but when we got there, there was a 45 minute wait for a window table this is unacceptable to us.

SG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food is always very good, however, the last two times we have been to Captain Bills to eat in the dining room, the servers were not that good and seem to cut corners. Our many times at the bar for food has always been the best.

L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Captain Bill's is consistently good. The wait staff is professional, the food is fresh, and delicious, and the atmosphere is cheery.

LK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Wonderful Sunday Brunch! Great value and choices for everyone. Wonderful water view.

RB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great seafood and several alternatives on specials menu very fresh

S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Never disappoints. Love to look out on the water. Good menu selections. Reasonably priced.

g
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The restaurant also had a large party going on, and so I think their kitchen was a bit backed up. It was a leisurely dining experience.