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Barnacle Bill's

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650 Lemoyne Dr, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4456
251-861-8300
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 41
    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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Tucson, Arizona
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their sign reads "Best Food On The Island". If this is the best food to be found on the island, this island has a serious problem. Sysco food! Iceberg lettuce salad with a plastic tear open packet of Kraft salad dressing. Seafood Alfredo dinner that I don' think had a scallop, as advertised, in it. Some small hard shrimp and... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Barnacle Bill's is scamming it's customers. Went there for dinner in early October one night when the special was "Grouper." My husband and I are both experienced fishers and frequently order grouper when on the coast. This was NOT grouper! Some form of skinny, squishy fish... best guess, farm raised catfish. It was paired with shrimp, which was good. Our... More 

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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Waitress was rude. Food took forever and was ok. For 3 people bill was over $70. Would not recommend. I wish we would have read reviews before stopping.

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Thank Angelfish131
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

It took a long time to get our food at 2pm they were not very busy. Total bill was $75 for 3 people. My fish was ok but she never brought my salad and offered to get it after my other food was brought out. When I said I didn't want it now she just walked away.and didn't offer anything... More 

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Thank Melissa W
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Considering there is only 2 or 3places to eat for 40 miles is pretty good. Very expensive but good portion size and tasted great. Service was good. We tried to go the day before but after waiting by the door for 45 minutes after the opening time we left.

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Thank j M
Bossier City, Louisiana
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We went there with another couple and arrived at about 6:00PM. Typical beach decor in a dilapidated building, which is to be expected at Dauphin Island. The place was about 60% full and the two waitresses were running around as best they could. Needless to say, the service was terrible (as their slogan makes perfectly clear) but our waitress put... More 

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Thank DPWilly80
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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Thank Chris W
Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Debbie B
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 4, 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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Thank SterlingFamily03
Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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