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Captain Bill's Waterfront Restaurant

701 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4262
252-726-2166
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Ranked #75 of 99 restaurants in Morehead City
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Churchville,VA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lunch during the week. Something was just wrong with my fish. It did not seem fresh. The staff was friendly but the food was just bad. So many other good choices in the area and we had to waist $25 bucks on a lousy meal.

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Pikeville, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A group of us ate here this past weekend and chose to sit on the back patio which has a nice view. Our waitress was great and as I said the view was nice but the food was not all that great and for the high price we really expected much more than we received. It's really unfortunate to have... More

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John P, Owner at Captain Bill's Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for eating with us while you were at the beach!!!! It is always so relaxing to dine on our back deck! You can close your eyes and imagine that you are in any coastal resort in the world! The boats, the seagulls, the water, the gentle breeze.....all things that enhance our dining experience!!!! I am... More

New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We dined at Captain Bill's during a family reunion trip to North Carolina. The staff was very friendly, giving us good service throughout. The seafood is prepared simply (fried or broiled) but is tasty! We will definitely be back.

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John P, Owner at Captain Bill's Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate so very much your family eating with us while everyone was here on the beautiful Crystal Coast!!!! Taking time to get together with family is so important! Everyone gathering around a table, laughing, talking, sharing stories, eating, ages spanning several generations.......creates memories that will last forever!!! We are honored to be a part of those memories!!!!! Thank you... More

Havelock, North Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We are new to the area and have company in town. We wanted to try this restaurant since we had heard good things about it. The lunch crowd on a Friday afternoon was light. We were seated quickly and then came a few baskets of delicious hush puppies. New staff were being trained so we were well taken care of... More

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John P, Owner at Captain Bill's Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Welcome to our area!!!! We hope that Eastern NC will start feeling like home very soon!!!! My wife and I have moved three times since being married in 1976; therefore, we understand what it feels like to be new in a community! I so enjoyed meeting you and your friends while you were in eating with us!!! We feel so... More

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Like many things and places, change has proven NOT to be a good thing. I have been eating at Bill's since the 50's (as a Kid) and it was the BEST Seafood Restaurant that I have ever been too. It was always a treat to go there, even as a small child, and I remember that vividly. Bill pass a... More

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John P, Owner at Captain Bill's Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Even though we were not the owners when you visited Capt. Bill's as a little boy, we still consider it an honor that our restaurant holds such special memories for you! I know the feeling! There are restaurants that I remember going to as a child that will forever hold special memories for me of times visited with family. Many... More

Irving, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great Family restaurant. They cater large parties and weddings. Take leftover hushpuppies outside to feed the seagulls. Large fried flounder with fries and cole slaw. Excellent. Visit the ice-cream stand before you leave. Excellent homemade fudge as well.

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John P, Owner at Captain Bill's Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind words about your visit to Capt. Bill's! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us! We strive with each customer to provide excellent service, delicious food, and a beautiful atmosphere! Recently, the days have been so gorgeous to sit on the back deck and enjoy the beauty of the... More

Garner, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Visit June 6th 2014. Parents went here last year and had the Crab platter. This year we took my mom back for her birthday, and she was less than impressed. Poor thing didn't want to eat her crab legs because "they tasted soapy". This will probably be my parents last trip. Too pricey for what little we got. AVERAGE food.

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John P, Owner at Captain Bill's Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate so very much you and your family eating with us while you were in our area! I am so very sorry that your crab legs did not taste right. I cannot imagine what would have caused them to taste "soapy". The crab legs are boiled in Old Bay seasoning. I have checked the orders for the day that... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My family makes a point to come here every year and we are never disappointed! Great food, a beautiful view of the waterfront and excellent, friendly service! We have never had a bad experience here and cannot highly recommend it enough! I can't wait to go back :D

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Garner, North Carolina, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

An excellent lunch as always. Kimberly was very attentive and filled our all-you-can-eat shrimp promptly and friendly. Enjoyed talking with manager. I've been going to Bill's nearly 40 years and have never been disappointed. Our must visit restaurant at the Crystal Coast.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This place is a waste of your precious time, money and calories. Greasy, heavy, gross. In a town with many more appealing options, please don't bother. Just a shame they are taking up such a great spot. Time to hang it up and give another restauranteur a shot.

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John P, Owner at Captain Bill's Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

We offer many different food options on our menu. Yes, we have fried seafood. But we also have grilled, broiled, steamed and sautéed options, also. Our guests love our tuna, mahi mahi, grouper, steamed crab legs, sautéed lump crabmeat, scallops, and shrimp in lemon juice, butter and garlic as well as our homemade crab cakes. We also have grilled chicken... More

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