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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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American, Bar, Seafood
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was on the water with indoor seating and outside picnic tables with a bar area next to it. The waiter came over with 3 different kinds of chowder to taste which were good. There were lots of choices on the menu including a...lobster roll. There is an ice cream place next to it which I think they own also.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 23, 2022

First time visit here, absolutely loved it! Waitress Marie was awesome. :) Ordered Rhode Island Clam Chowder, Hot and delicious! I Love the tiny potatoes in it! Clams were small and tender. Lovely....also ordered Bob's Big Fried Seafood Platter, which was awesome and shared between...the 3 of us. For 2.00 more you can get an extra 2 pieces of Cod Fish, and coleslaw. I didn't care for the coleslaw, or the Onion Rings but everything else was perfect. I am looking forward to visiting again before the summer is over. Later got Ice Cream at Ashley's Next door....Great Dairy Free Ice Cream, Lemon Graham...OMG SO Good, tastes like real ice-cream! I can't wait to go back again! We were there at 11:30 and there was no one there, which made it easy to find a parking space.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022

Wow!! What can I say...this is one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. This was the first time we were here. We had bypassed this place so many times and always found it to be very crowded so we figured we would try...going early when they open. When we walked in, there was indoor seating on a covered patio, inside the restaurant itself and more seating on picnic tables outside on the deck, which overlooks the water and the singing bridge. We sat outside near the water. Ordered 3 cups of clam chowder and Bill's famous Seafood Platter which we split. Still had leftovers to take home. Service was quick and food was delicious! Well done Bill's! And, here's a tip when you leave there...go right next door to Ashley's Ice Cream. Really good. We got a great lemon sorbet with graham crackers. Worth a stop. We'll be back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022 via mobile

We usually go to Lenny & Joe's down the road that is great but wanted to give Bill's a try--- big mistake!! The clam chowder was tasteless glue. The crab cakes were small dried out discs. The stuffed clams were all so overbaked that the...plastic fork tines broke, no joke! Never again!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022

Going there for years and never disappointed. Today we we ordered whole bellies the portion was half the size from the past and they charged separately for 12 French fries and tiny coleslaw. Shrimp scampi no taste. $130 no doggie bags and still hungry and...didn’t even have drinks!! Very disappointed!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

Whenever we are at the shoreline, a stop at Bill’s Seafood is required! Come as you are, seat yourself inside, at the bar or on the deck and enjoy a great fresh meal. Bill’s may not be swanky but there is no better place to...enjoy a nicely prepared seafood meal. The fresh oysters and shrimp cocktail are always a treat, hog wings (mini pork shanks) and Buffalo wings are always a great start. Whether your looking for lunch or dinner, there is something for everyone. Fried, sautéed and hand held, they have a great spin on it. Fried lobster roll with drawn butter was an excellent addition to the menu. Solid soft shell crab sammy, big and juicy, and the best fries and cole slaw. Full bar (with 44 North Huckleberry Vodka!!!), great beer selection and really good iced tea. Always friendly staff keep your drinks full. I enjoy the viewing the birds in the estuary and the Singing Bridge. Open year round, we often plan our shoreline adventures to include Bill’s Seafood.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022

I ordered the clam belly platter with fries and coleslaw. The potion was very small for 26.95. The online menu does say 24.95. The fries were small. The coleslaw was bland. The bellys had no taste like being in the freezer too long before cooked....The person I was with ordered the fre diavlo. Its a seafood medley with linguine under. The mussles smelled really bad like they have gone bad then cooked. The linguine portion was small for 28.95. The online menu says 26.95. The tomatoe sauce was bland obviously from a can. The service was very good.I will not be returning!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 11, 2022

Bill's Seafood Restaurant is located on a river in Westbrook, It is large - including outdoor seating. The menu offers a wide variety of seafood dishes - not just the lobster rolls that it is famous for. And they offer several types of lobster rolls...- all very good. We also had other selections - such as fried oysters, steamers and softshell crabs. Everything we tried was very good. But the best part was the service. We sat in the bar area - a very nice table by the window overlooking the river - and near a gas fire stove. So, the bartender was our waiter. He was very friendly, attentive and efficient. In addition, they have an ice cream store adjacent to the restaurant - that offers dozens of flavors. Everything we tried was very good. A great place to stop.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 28, 2022

We read about the live entertainment and great food & drinks. We were not disappointed. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The prices are reasonable. Keep in mind it is Cash Only!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022

my fav seafood place in this area. Went the day AFTER St Patrick's day and they were still celebrating. It was a Friday night and they had an Irish Jazz Band - fun and good,. Food was so great Go hungry or take food home.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 5, 2022 via mobile

Always a good meal at Bill’s. We had Buffalo dirty hog wings for an appetizer, they were amazing! Tender, fall off the bone pork shanks, with a flavorful but not heavy Buffalo sauce with big chunks of blue cheese. I had a lobster and bacon...melt on grilled sunflower multigrain bread. There was a whole tail and a claw in there! Hubby had a prime rib sandwich, piled high with onions and cheese. The fries are excellent and the onion rings are so thin and crispy. I am always impressed with the quality and creativeness of their menu and a little surprised because it looks so unassuming nestled at the Singing Bridge. Bill’s is one of our favorites in the area.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2021 via mobile

We always stop at Bill’s when we are in the area. Good seafood at fair prices. We had great service by Dillon on the edge of the water. The fried oysters and fried shrimp were wonderful.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 25, 2021 via mobile

I went here for lunch with a friend. I know the price of food has gone up but $23.00 with tip and tax for a very plain salad with a scoop of tuna? If the salad had been nice and good ok. However it was...just like eating at home.The outdoor setting is ok nothing that dramatic. I guess if you want clams lobster or scallops it’s probably better. I would try somewhere else unless you want that.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2021 via mobile

Great casual place to eat outside. Good choice of seafood on the menu, good size portions. The waitress was very helpful and pleasant. The only downside was poor quality plastic cutlery. I will definitely go back.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021

Had lunch here on 7/29, everything we had was delicious. Sitting on deck, ultra casual. This is a great spot after the beach or any time you want fresh seafood.

Date of visit: July 2021
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BILL'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, Westbrook - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Bill's Seafood Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
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  • Atmosphere: 4