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Billy’s Stone Crab

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400 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019-1412
19549232300
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Description: Waterfront Seafood Restaurant & Market in Hollywood Beach, FL Billy's...
Waterfront Seafood Restaurant & Market in Hollywood Beach, FL Billy's Stone Crab Restaurant is known far and wide nationally and internationally as one of THE best seafood restaurant & market in the Ft. Lauderdale area. And for a good reason. Billy's two story fine dining seafood restaurant, is accessible both by elevator and stairs and has floor to ceiling captivating views of the Intracoastal Water Way in the main elegant dining room. The sunset is magnificent. And at night, when the draw bridge of Hollywood Boulevard is illuminated and the lights change colors, the view is quite spectacular, making the restaurant a preferred city spot. If you come sit on the dock or dine upstairs, you can watch this beautiful panoramic nature over the Hollywood Beach Marina. According to owner Billy Hershey, "It's very romantic. We have a comfortable atmosphere allowing customers to relax, look over the water and watch the boats pass by." Billy's Stone Crab Restaurant & Market is an ALL YOU CAN EAT* stone crab restaurant. We have ALL YOU CAN EAT* medium, large, jumbo and colossal stone crabs, stone crab dinners and ALL YOU CAN EAT* jumbo Alaskan king crab legs. Hershey says, "People come here and say Wow! Your crabs are better than Joe's. We will never say our crabs are better than Joe's. We will thank them for the greatest compliment that we can ever have."
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unique setting and great food

This is a place that should not be missed in Hollywood Beach. It is right on the water and very obvious to find. Superb seafood, served beautifully in a unique setting - try to get a table outdoors on the water if you can (there is heat available at each table if the weather is cool. It is an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a place that should not be missed in Hollywood Beach. It is right on the water and very obvious to find. Superb seafood, served beautifully in a unique setting - try to get a table outdoors on the water if you can (there is heat available at each table if the weather is cool. It is an expensive... More 

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Waynesville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After bragging about how he could remember who ordered what, our waiter Robert completely missed an entire entree. For the price, and it was pricy, the steaks were good at best. A bit under-seasoned. Stone crab claws were great, as was the key lime pie. I would not recommend to friends.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been and had great service, then my most recent visit was sub-par. The creamed spinach tasted like it came from a can- avoid it. The fish (mahi) was very good and a large serving. Definitely arrive before 8:30pm if you want better service.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful view of the area, attentive staff and delicious food make this an excellent experience. The chowder was good and the seafood marinara was superb.

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1 Thank Alex H
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there on business so we had a large group and a limited menu. We had the stone crabs, not a big seafood eater but they were great.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was packed on a Tuesday night, didn't have to wait long for a table but I will not try to show up on a weekend and ask for a table. Good food, great presentation from our waiter Kyle. He seemed more energetic than the other waiters around us, each table seemed to have their own waiter which was nice.... More 

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3 Thank Gaetano C
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stone crabs,great service would definitely recommend and go back! Valet parking if you need it,outside when cold have warmer lamps

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1 Thank Joy L
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a small party of three for dinner however the wait was longer than anticipated. The service and food were good once inside although the food didn't really live up to my expectations based upon the restaurant's reputation. The location on the water was not visible from our table so we didn't really enjoy the ambience as much.

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1 Thank Pam H
Philadelphia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside in an open cabana over looking the canal. Shared stone crabs and stuffed shrimp, potatoes lyonnaise and cream spinach. More food than two people could eat. Loved our waiter Nicholas

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1 Thank Rose C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Billy's Stone Crab is the absolute best place for fish in Broward County! We had such a wonderful dinner including Generous portion of scallops and wonderful Caribbean Mahi Mahi . The staff was great , handsomely dressed and attentive . I can't think of a better place to spend a Birthday !!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019-1412
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 19549232300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 250
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

Waterfront Seafood Restaurant & Market in Hollywood Beach, FL Billy's Stone Crab Restaurant is known far and wide nationally and internationally as one of THE best seafood restaurant & market in the Ft. Lauderdale area. And for a good reason. Billy's two story fine dining seafood restaurant, is accessible both by elevator and stairs and has floor to ceiling captivating views of the Intracoastal Water Way in the main elegant dining room. The sunset is magnificent. And at night, when the draw bridge of Hollywood Boulevard is illuminated and the lights change colors, the view is quite spectacular, making the restaurant a preferred city spot. If you come sit on the dock or dine upstairs, you can watch this beautiful panoramic nature over the Hollywood Beach Marina. According to owner Billy Hershey, "It's very romantic. We have a comfortable atmosphere allowing customers to relax, look over the water and watch the boats pass by." Billy's Stone Crab Restaurant & Market is an ALL YOU CAN EAT* stone crab restaurant. We have ALL YOU CAN EAT* medium, large, jumbo and colossal stone crabs, stone crab dinners and ALL YOU CAN EAT* jumbo Alaskan king crab legs. Hershey says, "People come here and say Wow! Your crabs are better than Joe's. We will never say our crabs are better than Joe's. We will thank them for the greatest compliment that we can ever have."
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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