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Billy's Stone Crab Restaurant & Market

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400 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019-1412
954- 923-2300
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 202
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 54
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stone crabs on par with the best!

Having never previously tried stone crab, this was my chance and they did not disappoint. Stone crab are traditionally served cold (vs. Alaskan king crab served warm) and are only available between December and April. The scoop at Billy's is that the tuxedo-clad waiter will present a tray with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
L W
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Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Valet parking is $5 to start. We sat outside, which was lovely, but the waiters are continuously bumping into each other to get by. The menu is overwhelming, and the presentation by the waiter was also overwhelming and too fast. (This is where they show you a platter of what you can get.) Too many choices. We all ordered different... More 

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Huron, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Best stone crab in Florida! I had the gigantic colossal claws and my wife ate superb oysters in a romantic waterfront atmosphere. I think this meal was the highpoint of our vacation! Loved it!

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Plano, TX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had a delay out of the Ft. L. airport so I went in search of a stone crab meal. Boy did I find one. Kyle is a great server. The beer was cold and my oh my the crabs were out of this world. Better than Joe's I think. Get there soon as they will have them fresh until... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

They are located in a nice place in an nice building... the waiters are well dressed pretending to be some other kind of restaurant but the reality is very far from that!!! The food and service are not good at all!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Having never previously tried stone crab, this was my chance and they did not disappoint. Stone crab are traditionally served cold (vs. Alaskan king crab served warm) and are only available between December and April. The scoop at Billy's is that the tuxedo-clad waiter will present a tray with the evening's selection of entrees and describe your options and prices... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Sat with roger with a big party and service was not at par with my standards. Drinks Came slow , water was slow to refill and crabs were over an hour To get more . Plus after inspecting the bill one of my colleagues said there were extra drinks charged to our bill but decided not to make a fuss... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I loved the stone crab appetizers I had with my fiancé. This restaurant does not kill the crabs, they only take their "legs" off, so the crabs grow their legs again and can live for up to 10 years.The broiled shrimp was very good and we had a lovely peanut butter homemade cake for dessert. I totally recommend it!

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Miami, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went here for my Birthday Dinner and had fresh stone crabs, king crabs and steak. All were excellent. Very pricey, but, very good, fresh, seafood with a beautiful view and outstanding service.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I have eaten here many times with good results. However, the last few times it's on the opposite side of the spectrum then Joe's Stone Crab. Billy's tries to compare itself to Joe's by giving a dissertation on how they got started. How he worked for Joe's for decades, and eluding, that they are the same caliber.... More 

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Paramaribo, Suriname
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had a meal here and the service was terrible/he had a terrible day... We ordered drinks and only half of them turned up correct!! Then we waited for 45 minutes for a starter! After they were done the mains came out immediately after. Not all the meals were correct like the drinks and the server could not be found... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019-1412
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Hollywood
  • Phone Number: 954- 923-2300

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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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