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650 Lemoyne Dr, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4456
251-861-8300
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
  • 42
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 35
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Too Pricey for mediocre food

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Therese C
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Beaumont, Texas
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 23 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Went for dinner tonight. Service was awesome. Dinner wad cooked to perfection. I had steamed shrimp with salad and baked potato. My husband had grouper. I was disappointed because they no longer have oysters on the appetizer menu. We will definitely be back.

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Galliano, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were greeted and seated right away and our waitress was friendly. The restaurant has a very laid back atmosphere and is very old and run down. Menu variety good. The fried seafood was OK. The shrimp tasted the iodine. The green beans are the best I've ever had.

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Dauphin Island, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Crab claws were burnt. All of them were stuck together. Fish was deffinatly not fresh as advertised. And service was beyond awful. Save your money and time and visit jts or the island rain bow

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Additional Information about Barnacle Bill's

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

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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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