Nautilus Cafe

4.6
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1130 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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Sun 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Mon 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Tue 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Wed - Thu 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Fri - Sat 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 1130 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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f
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife & I returned to the Nautilus Cafe for dinner. Since our last dining experience, the restaurant has redeemed itself. For appetizer I had their crab chowder which was very hearty & tasty. My wife had the salad which is always good. Regarding the main courses. I had the red snapper w/clams, shrimp, stued tomato. Fish was light "n" flaky and very tasty. My wife had their shrimp oreganata. She enjoyed the plump shrimps served. After just a few shrimps she was already full. For dessert my wife had the carrot cake which she said was really good. I had coffee which was served piping hot & satisfying. Overall we had a great dining experience at the Nautilus Cafe and will return.

s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

nautilus café consistently has the freshest and best prepared seafood dishes on the south shore. I had halibut with lobster and mushrooms and it was fantastic. highly recommend.

TD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was outstanding, service excellent, desserts sinful

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Early bird special included soup or salad and desert. We had the Halibut special. It was excellent. Great service.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food! Specials were expensive!! Service was great! Beautiful location!

PT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always

D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service were great and the price fixed meal was a particularly great value.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

As an old customer, I just have to go there every now and then! Always good! Chef-owner Bryan does a very good job!

C
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Just too noisy, and it wasn’t crowded. Food great, but not good for conversation.

v
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and the perfect spot for a mini-reunion and celebration. The luncheon prix-fixe specials were delicious and plentiful.

LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We have been coming to Nautilus for a number of years now and did not mind driving from Fresh Meadows in Queens. We have celebrated important events like birthdays or small wedding party. This visit was somewhat disappointing. We decided to go for the menu choices that was posted for the Restaurant Week. The food was really bland and almost plain. Coffee was weak and the quality that we have been used to is simply not there. The meal plus the tip cost us almost $90.00 for two. I just thought that the food could have been more satisfying.

DJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place never disappoints. Been going there for years. Highly recommend!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nautilus is one of my all-time favorites. The food is fantastic and a good value. And I love the elegant setting. It is truly a Freeport gem. The chef-owner, Bryan, does a fantastic job. And so does the rest of the staff.

m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and fantastic service!

B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Food is consistently good, service is attentive,

MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The salad was wilted and brown lettuce. My fish had nothing else on the plate, although it was good that they used gluten free rice flour on request.

I
Naples
59 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fantastic service, fantastic food. Best seafood on the nautical mile. Pedro our server was excellent!! Will defiantly go back!

LM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Food was fresh and delicous.

AB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent every visit!!!
Best restaurant on the Nautical Mile
A Destination Restaurant

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food! Great service! Great restaurant!

AS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went with friends during early bird hours. Food was great (bit pricey) and extras on early bird good. Half price on wine too! Definitely be back!

RS
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have visited the Nautilus Cafe many times and have never been disappointed. The food and service are always great. The Nautilus is the only place we eat in Freeport N.Y.

BP
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food will recommend it to all enjoyed the soups they were the best

f
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Jumbo Shrimp appetizers plain and coconut battered were delicious. Main course filet of sole fish was ok, was probably frozen, very thin and plain. I expect more from a seafood establishment. Coral Reef Diner in RVC served better filet of sole. Wife enjoyed their alcoholic beverages (cosmo). Service very good and waitress was knowledgeable of the menu. Will we go back, maybe.

LJ
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The seafood is one of the best on Long Island! Every dish was great. We had a seafood combo of scallops, shrimp & flounder, shrimp oreganata, & halibut.

TP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dining experience

PS
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been to Nautilus Cafe many times and have had nothing but good things to say about this restaurant. Food is great, so is the service, and very reasonable if you avail yourself of one of their periodic specials. The only negative (for the patron) is that they tend to be quite busy and it's best to make a reservation, especially if you come during peak times.

TR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Really nice spot in Freeport. Beautiful scenery and the food was good. Service was friendly and engaged

C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nautilus is always good. Early bird deals are a definite plus. Service outstanding.

BA
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great meal with great service. The prime rib is to die for -- in fact, it's so large my husband and I split it as well as the sides (baked potato and terrific burnt broccoli). Definitely recommend highly. Not an inexpensive meal, by far, but very, very good and worth the visit!

b
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a great meal

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was very pleasant and great service.

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was 2nd time going and once again enjoyed it! The staff are very friendly and courteous and the food is delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We come here often and have never been disappointed. I had the Sea Bass special which was outstanding.

k
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an outstanding restarant, with terrific food, service, and charm. It is adjacent o the waterfront, and a pleasure to sit back, and not be rushed throgh a meal. Every time we go there, we come away delighted. This is a great gem in an area that has lots of other restaurants . This one, by far, is exceptional, and we tell all or friends, near and far to come for a great meal. bravo to the chef and the staff!
kathy and George Boulukos

f
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Restaurant was mostly empty. Ordered soup and salad before dinner- server forgot the salad. Was not very attentive.

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Responded on 27 September 2019

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PM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent especially the calamari which melted in your mouth. The waiter was very attentive but not overly so & explained the different specials, I will definitely go again

j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious and great service enjoyed every bit

JS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my husband here for his birthday. The staff was very friendly and the food and drinks were amazing.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Nautilus never disappoints! The prix fixe and regular menus have something for every taste.

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