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Barnacle Bill's

650 Lemoyne Dr, Dauphin Island, AL 36528-4456
251-861-8300
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Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We read many reviews about Barnacles Bill's and was even told by our rental person that their service was terrible. Not so! We got there right at 6:00pm and were promptly greeted and seated. Our waitress was great! The Beer was cold and Margarita's were just right. The Broiled Seafood Platter was much smaller than expected and lacked seasoning. My... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

First, there aren't chain restaurants on the island. Everything is local and you shouldn't go expecting a five star experience. We have been eating here for years. We have always enjoyed it and the service good. A word of advice would be to stay away from the fried fare. Give the broiled fish a try first. And if you are... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I see a whole lot of bad reviews, but from my experiences here I'd never go anywhere else. This place isn't a fancy place which I think might contribute to a lot of the negatives. It's basically a set down dairy bar with GREAT food. Servers have always been great, funny shirts too. Get the burger and onion rings, you... More

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Cleveland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We arrived today and were very excited to eat at Barnicle Bills because of the reviews we had read. So very disappointing. The hush puppies were doughy balls with no flavor. The crab cakes, well we weren't sure if they contained crab. The fried fish basket was great...

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were there Saturday, July 5,a busy day for the Island. We were there at 1:30 in the middle of the lunch rush. We were promptly greeted by the manager and seated. He explained that a server didn't show up for shift, so there might be some delay getting our order in. Our server (Michelle, I think) got our drinks... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

There seemed to be no method to the madness of being seated but my party didn't have to wait an unreasonable amount of time for a table. Everything I tasted I liked except for the rice pilaf...I didn't know it had mushrooms. From our table I tried the stuffed lane snapper, snow crab claws, and fried catfish. It was all... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Pleasant staff, mostly young locals. Long wait and food not served all at one time. Mediocre quality. Cold beer. Poor view of the marina.

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Loveland, OH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Three of us had dinner there one night of our vacation. We heard the service was bad but the food was good. I had the house special, grouper alfredo, and it was pretty good. It was a large portion. My wife and son split an order of snow crab legs and a cup of gumbo soup. They liked them both.... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Well, it even says on their uniform shirt "great food, bad service". Truth be told good food, bad service. We went just as their summer season was beginning, and had to sit at the bar. We waited 20 minutes before our order was taken, and it took about 30 minutes to get our food. I do have to admit it... More

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memphis, tn
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

The shirts they sell says "great food...bad service", but you really get "average food and bad service". Our waitress was a nice lady, but clearly overwhelmed handling the bar and our area. The food was ok, but took almost 2 hours to be served. This is a one and done for our family.

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