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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, experienced service

I went with my 16 year old son who wanted to try stone crab. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions very patiently. The food was excellent and we had a great time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Kat J
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This place is truly not the same as it was.. We looked forward to returning and could never forget the meal we had here over 2 years ago. When we finally returned to dine here it was very disappointing. Our server was kind but dining for years at least 3x's out of the week, this was the absolute slowest service... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I heard great reviews on this restaurant and we were totally disappointed. First off the food is very very expense and not worth the price. We had a party of 12, half of our food was overcooked, those who wanted the crap could not afford the $55 for it let alone nothing came with the dish. Everything was ala carte.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Oyster Rockefeller just average at best................seafood broiled combination.....just .plain bad ----service so sloooooooow.......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The best crab house ever. It has a great view to the lake with big panorama windows. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I was offered a place at the bar and had the stone crabs ...yummi :)

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Brother in law of joes stone crabs. Food is very good but with a whopping price. Great view, great service. More of a touristy thing. Minimum $200 meal with a glass of wine or two but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Looking for good seafood and a great atmosphere. Sat on the water with stunning sunset views in a glider swing style table that kept us entertained the entire night. Even without the spectacular view, the food was delicious! We had the fresh fish of the day (mahi mahi) prepared Key West style, and it was cooked perfectly and practically melted... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We both had the fish of the day but prepared differently. Neither of us was impressed by the mahi mahi. The restaurant itself has an underlying musty odor. The service was excellent. I wish the food had been as good as the service. The Key Lime Pie was the best part of the meal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

While Billy's prides themselves in carrying some of the finest seafood and meat some items are just way too over priced. $15 for a shrimp cocktail with 5 shrimp in it? Really? The food was very good. Service was excellent. If price doesn't matter to you, this might be a good place for you to visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I went with my 16 year old son who wanted to try stone crab. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions very patiently. The food was excellent and we had a great time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Had an amazing experience at Billys. Our first time visiting and certainly won't be our last. Rudolfo did a superb job servicing our table. Highly recommended the fish stew!

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Additional Information about Billy’s Stone Crab

Address: 400 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019-1412
Phone Number: 19549232300
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Hollywood
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 250
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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