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46 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6130 (Front Street)
516-379-2566
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Today
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 11:45 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Seafood Restaurant with Great Steaks Too

Huge shrimps, both as shrimp cocktail and coconut crusted. Plus a prime rib too big for the plate. Everything tasted like it was made in house, including fries and sauces. Nice sized bar, but It is not a big place and can get crowded, so best to reserve for a table. Not cheap, but less than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
ArtF_52
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Long Island, NY
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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English first
Long Island, NY
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Huge shrimps, both as shrimp cocktail and coconut crusted. Plus a prime rib too big for the plate. Everything tasted like it was made in house, including fries and sauces. Nice sized bar, but It is not a big place and can get crowded, so best to reserve for a table. Not cheap, but less than comparable fish houses and... More 

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NY
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Our NEW favorite go to restaurant..... Our OLD favorite go to- Our MOST favorite restaurant, consistently, is Nautilus Cafe in Freeport. We've been going there for over 10 years. No matter what we order at Nautilus Cafe, we are always overwhelmed with the flavors -never ever disappointed- New special tonight(and we thought we had tried everything): Stuffed sole with scallop,... More 

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New York
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We went tonight with friends for the Early special. We arrived at 5:35 and were seated immediately .Our food was excellent and out waiter could not have been nicer.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The décor is lovely -- white linen tablecloths and napkins, windows all around -- and very calm and peaceful. The food is delicious. The view could only be improved by the restaurant being on the canal side of the road, but because the windows are so big, even if you can't really see the boats going up and down the... More 

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NY, NY
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We went with friends during Restaurant Week and every dish was excellent. The regular menu seemed a bit pricey, almost what you'd expect to pay in Manhattan. But the chef here definitely knows his business and based on the quality of the cook and ingredients it just may be worth it. I'd have given it 5 starts...but... Negative? Well, it... More 

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Freeport, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The last time my husband and i went there, it seemed they added extra tables. The dinning room was already tricky to move around in, but this last time the wait staff could hardly get around us, and my husband was actually bumped several times by the staff. The food is always great, but like i stated before, they need... More 

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New York
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Had lunch with a friend on a weekday. We spent $82 on just lunch with no alcohol. I don't care how good the food is, it's just not worth the price for lunch! Food and service were good, but not extraordinary. I'm not going back.

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West Islip, New York, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Had a great meal at the Nautilus this past week. Chuck was a very attentive waiter even though they were very busy (always busy... best to make a reservation!!). The clams casino were fantastic! Everyone in our party (7 of us) was 100% satisfied with the meals they selected- Steaks done to perfection, fish dishes were phenomenal and portions were... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Starting with the rude hostess who was very abrupt in our query to change from a crowded booth to tables which we had specifically asked for when we made our reservations for 8 people for an early dinner arriving at 5:30...she said "NO". Not very hospitable. It was downhill from there. We crowded into the booth mainly because there were... More 

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Long Island NY
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful summer nite, out with long time friends. Went to dinner for seafood by the canel setting and wow super seafood. Great view of the boats, fresh atmosphere, classy but funny waitress and delectible seafood entrees with flavor and class presentation. If in Freeport worth the money and as for Deborah!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6130
    (Front Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: 516-379-2566

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 39
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:45 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?