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Nautilus Cafe

4.6
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1171 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Located on Freeport Famous Nautical Mile, Nautilus Cafe offers the finest Fresh Seafood, Large Lobsters 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. Unfortunately we are not handicapped accessible.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1171 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was at the right pace, helpful and polite. The outdoor seating was well set up for what is needed these days. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing as was the service. We sat outside and it was so nice under a tent and set out perfect for social distancing. I would highly recommend!

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vipLisa
Indiana
120 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated mom’s 83rd birthday. We had the perfect table by the window. Our reservation was during the early bird special so we got everything, coffee and dessert included, for the price if the entree. Lauren our server was fantastic. She had lots of help with additional servers who kept our water glasses full and the finished plates cleared. Dinner was, as usual, exceptional. From the lobster bisque to the Caesar salad, the macadamia encrusted bronzini to the broiled seafood platter, everything was outstanding. This is my mom’s favorite restaurant and has been for decades! And the Nautilus Cafe never disappoints!

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vipArna
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is consistently great!.

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vipedjo
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A favorite for many years. Prices are beginning to destroy “value for the money “. A potato or vegetable should be part of the entre. $5.00+ for a baked potato is out of line! Charge $2 more and Include the item. Finally, the quality of the steaks have dropped a level. Used to look forward to Steak Night every few months. Now, it’s no longer an attraction for us. All in all you are slipping. Take a look at West End Cafe in Carle Place and compare Value and Quality. Do not take your success for granted! Please!

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viprobertbatule
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!
Always a great experience.
From start to finish, it's a most enjoyable time.
I look forward to each visit.
Msgr. Robert J. Batule

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vipSusanJC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ALWAYS a terrific night out. Consistently excellent food and impeccable service. We always feel well taken care of at Nautilus!

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EdnaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Arrived early for your special of king crab & prime rib. I received 2 VERY THIN claws with very little crab in them. Since being so early I expected 2 pieces from the middle as advertised in your photo. Needless to say I was disappointed.

My son had the 2 lb lobster & my husband a fish platter. They were both satisfied.

Nautilus is one of my favorite restaurants and we visit as often as we can. Please try and serve what you advertise.

Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal

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vipCadman
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Ordered the Bronzino. Superb dish. Excellently prepared. Fish portion was noticeably smaller than usual. Disappointed and hope this was an exception. If it continues, I will rethink visiting Nautilus Cafe.

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Brown
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service and food was good. Nice setting and atmosphere.

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vipDiningDiva1
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous prime rib special. Great, helpful waitress. Will definitely go back!

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johnM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Max, our waiter was great. Food was very good. Very good overall.

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Southshorefoodie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are frequent visitors during Restaurant Week. In fact, we went twice during the January- February period period, because Nautilus extended it by almost a week. Food is fantastic and the price is so affordable. And the restaurant is beautiful. Can't wait for our next visit.

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GaryD
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding service from the minute you walk in. Everyone there was very attentive and was very interactive with the guests. Servers made you feel like they knew you from when you were born. Food was exceptional. Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was way better than I anticipated and we really enjoyed the ambiance and great service. We don’t live too close but we will definitely be back as it was worth the trip!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Debbie our waitress was the best. Great 1st time experience . Food was delicious

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vipmelvin
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

food is consistently good. service is always very good. value is very good

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marciaw
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Customer service by the waitress was excellent . Very attentive to the customers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food

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BruceA
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to dinner with my decades long friends and their wives. Each one of us felt the same way. The food was cooked to perfection. The waiting staff was knowledgeable, patient and friendly. Whenever they are back in the area it will be our restaurant of choice. Fortunately my wife and I live in the area and we will be frequent diners at the Nautilus Café. On an ending note, I am a bronzini lover and I can unquestionably say, it was the best bronzini I have ever had.

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vipRanadama
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Tables are a little close but we were there early so it didn't matter. The food was delicious - a prime spot for seafood of all types

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vipTomT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We have made two visits to the Nautilus Cafe during the past month. On both occasions we were impressed by both the quality of food and service. The Nautical Mile of Freeport is clearly in transition and the big named classics such as the Schooner are gone. The Nautilus Cafe is reminiscent of the golden age of Freeport’s Nautical Mile. Try it and you’ll love it.

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vipNikolai
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. Friendly service. Nice location, especially in summer.

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BILL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Not many people in the place, service was good, food was slow to come out but was excellent tasting when it did. Had to ask server for something and she wasn't around when needed. Very over priced for this time of year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Dishes prepared perfectly. Excellent quality seafood.

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vipmarge
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful service. Very willing to please . Friendly atmosphere. Good value in the pricing. Food is fresh.

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AnLn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Good food, wait staff works hard, very rude and incompetent hostess.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great as always. Swordfish remain the best I have had anywhere. Keep up the good work.

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StephenC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our third New Years evening dinner in a row at The Nautilus, and I have been coming here for over 15 years now. This the most consistently excellent restaurant on the mile. Food and service, top shelf.

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vipGQjerry18
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New years eve

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viprobertbatule
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A superlative dining experience every time!
Years ago, I started going regularly to the Nautilus Café and I've never for one moment regretted it.
Just outstanding!
Msgr. Batule

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Appetizers tomain course the food and service is outstanding. Skirt steak is amazing!

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NoraS
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fish dishes outstanding. I had the branzino and my husband had cod with lobster. So good.
Service was wonderful. Very comfortable, relaxed dinner.

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vipmdlt
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Nautilus. Not surprised. Food is always good and the people are sweet.

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Beachlover
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific food, very good service. A little pricey but worth it.

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Czara
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent with a good range of specials which suited the variety of tastes in our group. There are gluten free choices as well as. Dairy free sorbet in the dessert choices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a a great time. The two pound lobster was amazing.

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vipCarol
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Service spotty. Asked for a glass of ice three times...never received it.

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vipBoWe
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The hostess is personable and welcoming. We like that. The food was good. I asked for a cocktail made a particular way. The bartender nailed it. It was great. The service was good. It’s the off season so it was nice and quiet.

FAQs

Nautilus Cafe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 379-2566.

Nautilus Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 1171 OpenTable diners.

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