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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Excellent service!

We visited for lunch and the service was great. Our waiter was friendly and very polite. They had Great views and a nice menu. We did not have their stone crabs but opted for pasta dishes. The pasta was a little stiff but I prefer mine to be a little over cooked. It is a little expensive but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Bride and I decided to try this place for dinner while on vacation last month. It was a bit pricy, but the food, service and ambiance mast everything well worth the price. The Bride has the Shrimp and Rice, while I just ordered Fried Oysters. Since I can't eat very much, the Fried Oyster platter (no veggies) was even... More 

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Maple Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Started out on patio in romantic glider booth for four but the outdoor bugs ran us indoors which turned out to be a good thing because the restaurant is beautiful! We ordered crab cakes which were huge and generous with the lump crab. Additionally we ordered garlic pasta, creamed spinach and rice pilaf. The service was great and prices reasonable... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited for lunch and the service was great. Our waiter was friendly and very polite. They had Great views and a nice menu. We did not have their stone crabs but opted for pasta dishes. The pasta was a little stiff but I prefer mine to be a little over cooked. It is a little expensive but it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I highly recommend this place for wonderful seafood and excellent service. We were treated like royalty and the food was superb! I will definitely come back here again if I return to Hollywood.

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Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I visited Billy's for the first time this weekend while staying at the Marriott Hollywood Beach. I expected fresh and delicious seafood, but this place really exceeded my expectations for exceptional food quality and incredible service. I was a solo diner and entered the restaurant around 4:30pm on a Saturday afternoon. I was immediately seated at a table for four... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wow! This place was excellent! Food was outstanding, waiter Roger was the perfect server! I had the grouper, lightly broiled with a simple lemon beurre blanc. A side dish of asparagus was enough to share with rest of table. My dinner companions enjoyed crab cakes and grilled grouper, respectively. Billy's was expensive, but since it was our last night in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Although this place is pricey, the service is amazing and the food is good. We were seated at a window overlooking the lake. The seafood was fresh. We even enjoyed the alligator tidbits as an appetizer! We all ordered different dishes and they were all tastey.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The view was very good and the staff treated us very well but for the price we paid the food was very underwhelming, the all you can eat stone crab as advertised is not what it seems. To me it doesn't seem you really get what you pay for.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Incredible fresh seafood. Extremely knowledge and friendly server (Aaron). Our selections included Caribbean Grouper, sauteed Mahi Mahi and Scallops. Fresh hot rolls were delicious, but did not like the sweet Key Lime butter that they served with them.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We came here because we were referred by Vinny, the manager at the Nevada Beach Apartments/Hotel. We were seated right in front of the water which was super nice. I had never tried oysters before...and since it was my birthday and I was feeling good (as in tipsy good) I decided, "hell why not!" They were AMAZING. Then the entrée... More 

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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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