Captain Bill's

4.6
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1008 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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4.6
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4.6
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KH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy the brunch that Captain Bill’s provide. All the food was fresh and delicious and the atmosphere was lovely. I especially love that you can customize your omelet. Also, the crumb cake and brownies are my favorite. And I love that it overlooks the marina. I would recommend this brunch to everyone.

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great...me and my fiancé love it here

RJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had been there a few times several years ago and did not really like it that much. But I have to say are the prices were reasonable and the food was excellent service was very good we went there for lunch

NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

In all fairness we were late for our reservation but the restaurant sat us, which was very lovely that they did. We were reminded that the food is out until 2:30 however we were never told that we wouldn't get any service after that, i.e. drinks and table/plates removed. The waitress was nonexistent for our table however we did see her at surrounding tables and tried flagging her down for ourselves multiple times. The bus staff helped us with initial drinks. When this was mentioned to the waitress she got defensive in a not so good way. Food and service isn't worth coming again.

D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

When we made the reservation we were told you did not need to get the brunch, but that you also had the option of ordering off the lunch menu. Well, that was not the case.they only offer the Brunch in Sunday’s in the dining room. Good to keep in mind.

GL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Ambiance is wonderful. The food was very good, especially the oysters. Service was outstanding. Definitely the place to go for either lunch or dinner.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never a bad meal, always great!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Anniversary

s
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was so good that I have reserved this restaurant's 'party' room for my daughter's bridal shower! Need I say any more?

GL
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful location on the great south bay of long island
A venue that has been a landmark for this area for quite some time
Service is a priority
Coupled with fine dining
Never disappointed when i attend a meal there!!!!
Great caterers as well

CG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A steady customer but someone messed up on delivery of one of our dishes. Therefore we needed to wait till it arrived. Never any problems before and always recommend the restaurant

Z
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great atmosphere. Excellent food and service. Loved the seafood tower.

JZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a wonderful New Year’s Eve experience. Great food and friendly staff.

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

outstanding experience, from our arrival to our departure all of the folks we met were very courteous. The food was excellent, lobster bisque with plenty of lobster pieces, The seafood platter provided a variety scallops, shrimp , baked clam and outstanding flounder, The staff was very attentive ensuring that all of our needs were met, present but not hovering. While it was New Years Eve with a full house you were allowed to enjoy the great experience. The holiday decorations provided the right atmosphere. While this was was our first experience it won't be our last. Thanks.

H
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good value. Traditional sea food menu. Good service

OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual.

J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We have been dining here since 1960 and have never been disappointed . Food and service was as expected from past experience. "Jumbo" shrimp cocktail was more medium but made up for by quantity. We will be back again.

EN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place has great atmosphere, and great food. My daughter had her wedding here in May 2019 so this is why we chose it to celebrate the New Year. The staff was great and the food came out hot! The staff was also very attentive to our needs.

Captain Bills is the best

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I had dinner on New Year's eve at Capt. Bill's. Food and service were excellent. After dinner drinks at bar were enjoyable. Highly recommend Capt. Bill's.

AS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Captain Bills always serves the freshest and expertly prepared seafood. The staff is excellent and the ambiance perfect.

SN
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Eve Day Lunch is always a delight at Captain Bill's. What could be finer the a lobster lunch with champagne?

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful brunch experience and beautiful views of the Great South Bay.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s was honestly such a perfect night. The decorations were festive. The food was amazing. And the service was on point.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great place for dinner on a Sunday evening. Nice and quiet and good service.
Somewhat disappointed that they removed their wedge type salad and crab stuffed flounder.

L
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party of four enjoyed their meals - we had a variety of selections to chose from and everyone was satisfied with they choices - from seafood to steak. We've been at Captain Bill's before and have always had a wonderful experience. We look forward to coming back in the near future.

TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thh HF e food was delicious and the service fantastic. Always get a great meal at this restaurant-go you won’t be disappointed

AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My husband and I went to Captain Bills for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. The food was really excellent and I loved that they had a Specials menu. We had a beautiful table by the window so we could see outside. It was also nicely decorated for the holidays. I will definitely come back!

c
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
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 on 1 December 2019
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
17 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
108 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

J
New York Area
24 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!