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Reviewed August 13, 2022 via mobile

Great food and excellent service!! We ended up here on a recommendation from our hotel or we otherwise would have never found it. The food was delicious and our server was very personable. The portions are huge so share a meal or plan for leftovers.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022

Sat at the bar and waited 10 minutes to be acknowledged (only 3 others were at the Bar). Bartenders were rude and not friendly. Ordered raw oysters, which were small and overpriced. We ordered 2 catfish dinners, with fries and a side of Green Beans....Fries were soggy and cold, Beans were mushy and not edible. Brought this to the attention of the Bartender, and he told us they all come out that way!!! Did not even offer to bring out new fries or beans. We did eat the catfish, which was just okay. Would not recommend this restaurant and will not be back when we visit Treasure Island.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022

We went here based on a recommendation and it was our favorite meal of our trip! They had 2 kind of fresh oysters that evening being shucked at the bar. I had grilled grouper with coconut rice and green beans ($30 but so worth it)....It was so delicious we contemplated going back the next night for a repeat. It's hidden in a yellow strip mall and isn't something I would ever have stopped to look at if I did not have the recommendation from a FL native. If you get tired of vacation restaurant chains and eating out, stop in here for a fresh healthful meal.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 2, 2022

I ain’t gon lie this was the best burger I’ve had in my life cut it and half and still had food left. Got it medium rare it was perfect asked for some onions and went in it was great upset I don’t live here...and this will be the only time that I experience this thanks to the chef I love you.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

Don't misunderstand, from past experience I can attest that the other food on the menu is great too, but this year my husband and I just had an assortment of oysters. They were delicious. We had some on the half shell and an assortment of...others. We had no wait despite the restaurant being busy and the service was very good. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022

Had the oysters then the snapper. The staff were great and so was the food. Being British we just wanted plain, tasty food which is what we got.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2022 via mobile

At one time this was a nice place, but it has gotten pretty bad. Granted business has finally started picking up, but that’s no excuse for poor service. My family and I went there for an evening meal. We were seated and given menus. First...the menu doesn’t really have a great selection, but what made this visit bad was No services of any kind. After sitting for 20 minutes we finally got and walked out.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 12, 2022

We had a variety of oysters. All were good, but the Oysters Rockefeller was the best. The grouper BLT was very good. The cucumber-jalapeno margarita was interesting. Live music was good.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 9, 2022

staff was spot on with their local fish recommendations and the food was excellent oysters were delicious . I also had the old fashion flight which was a real treat

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

This place is a gem! A girl’s trip brought us to the area and we were so happy with Captain Bill’s that we came back again! The raw oysters were the best I have had in a very long time. I also had the shrimp...ceviche both visits and loved every bite! Our server, the first night, was Silvio and he was very fun and patient with us….and very cute! I also thoroughly enjoyed the Cucumber - Jalapeño margaritas! Even tried to get the recipe, yummmmm! On our second visit, the only negative was the jalapeño corn hush puppies. The were too heavy and bland for my taste and they took too long to get to the table. But, I am from Charleston (where they were born) so my hush puppy standard is pretty high. Don’t miss out on this place even though it is tucked away in a strip mall!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 1, 2022

This place was recommended by a local…the food was over the top delicious, drinks were excellent even better than our 5 star resort! No question they have mixologists behind the bar! Our waiter was so nice and pleasant. The chef came out to each table,...making sure everyone was pleased. I can’t say enough about this local dive!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 17, 2022

Loved it so much the 1st time, we returned again the same week. Our waiter - George - was wonderful (thank you George for your patience and sense of humor with the elders in our group)! Amazing, freshly shucked oysters! Crab cakes, grouper sandwich, tacos...- everything was great! Live music wasn't overbearing. Looking forward to a return trip.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022 via mobile

Despite having lived in the area for years this was our first visit but certainly not the last. Greeted by a friendly but not overbearing waiter named George, we sampled nearly all of their seafood appetizer options. The happy hour is outstanding! $6 jalapeno-cucumber margaritas...are da bomb! $1.5 Chesapeake Bay oysters hit the spot as well. We have found a new place to frequent.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 11, 2022

We ordered grouper with side of fries. Small amount of grouper on sandwich and fries were cold. We were disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 4, 2022 via mobile

Excellent oysters by a master shucker! Crab cakes are mainly all crab and seasoned just right. Cozy atmosphere and great wait staff

Date of visit: February 2022
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Shirley, not really sure what question you're asking about Captain Bill's or the Treasure Island Ocean Club? Could you clarify for us?
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We gladly take reservations for parties of 12 or more. Usually reservations are not needed as we have many seating options. Hope to see you soon! Thank You, Management
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CAPTAIN BILL’S GULFSIDE TAVERN, Treasure Island - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4