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650 Lemoyne Dr, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4456
251-861-8300
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average

My family of 5, ages 70+ to 5, at lunch there. It was o.k. Service was o.k. I was really expecting better food, but all of us said it was o.k. With the price, we won't be back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Debbie B
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Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Been eating at Barnacle Bill's for several years. Love it. When they lost one of their chefs ~3-4 yr ago, we were quite concerned that some of the dishes would not meet our expectations. Only the crawfish etouffee sunk to C- levels. Key lime pie is always a delicious finish there. Good drinking in evening, too, if interested. Had C+... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My family of 5, ages 70+ to 5, at lunch there. It was o.k. Service was o.k. I was really expecting better food, but all of us said it was o.k. With the price, we won't be back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Their waitresses wear shirts that says, "Great Food but the Service sucks". Trust me - The service sucked less than the food there and it was Terrible!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Barnacle Bill's has a varied menu which worked out for our party of 18. I had the grilled reds snapper, as did a few others, and it was cooked just perfect, with just the right amount of moisture. we loved it. Others had shrimp -- deep fried, grilled and boiled -- all of which received compliments. They also stack your... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Was looking forward to trying a seafood restaurant I had not eaten at before at Dauphin Island. Very disappointed. Asked for the price of a lb. of crab claws and was told it was $35.00!!! Waitress said the reason it was so high was that they caught it fresh daily. Went to another local restaurant and the cost was only... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Dirty dusty dilapidated building or restaurant with frozen food being served. Sign outside reads "best food in dauphin island" the server stalked our table and took my food away while i was still eating. It took a while to chew it because it was hard with no flavor but we were starving. Table was sticky. Dust covered the tv area.... More 

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Leesburg, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was our 2nd time and nothing about the food had changed...excellent! The staff was also great! If you leave hungry it's your own fault portions are huge!

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Franklin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Okay, let's first admit that there are not a lot of options for meals on Dauphin Island. Lovely island, nice beach, but much to be desired in dining experiences. That being said, do not go into Barnacle Bill's expecting to have your socks blown off. I mean, really, it is called "Barnacle Bill's, Marina Grill." You will be sitting in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Love the seat we had , Plastic ,beautiful seafood platter oh! the crab claws!!! I love those things!!! The service was very slow , looked like they were short handed and a little stressed, a lot of groups ! But we were in no hurry. a little pricey , 62.00 before tip for 2 ,but seafood was fresh and as... More 

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Evergreen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

When down at the island I have only one agenda. Barnacle Bills. The seafood is outstanding. The service is down home friendly and most times they remember you from previous vacations. The evening view over the water is breathtaking. Best of all the pricing is in line. If you go to the island you must stop in. It's worth the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 650 Lemoyne Dr, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4456
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Dauphin Island
  • Phone Number: 251-861-8300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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