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Nautilus Cafe

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46 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6130 (Front Street)
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:45 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:45 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Freeport, L.I., NY
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to check out the Nautilus lunch specials, after a seal watch cruise, with friends. So glad we did. The price fixe menu looked interesting. Two of us ordered the Trout Encrusted w/Almonds, one had the Lemon Chicken and the other the Braised Short Ribs. We started the meal with salad or soup and ended with carrot cake. All were... More 

Thank thetraveler002
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time during Long Island Restaurant Week. It's very quaint inside so reservations are highly recommended. Everyone loved their food and we all took advantage of the special prefixe menu they offered. We started off with their cold seafood cocktail (not part of the restaurant week special) which came with half a lobster. Absolutely delicious! From the... More 

Thank SweetMist
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

My only complaint about the Nautilus Cafe is that it is too small. The food is consistently excellent, the service the same. One problem I encountered at this restaurant is the two for one lobster nite. The price wasn't the same that it normally is and my lobster was quite a bit smaller than my wife's. If it was supposed... More 

Thank Robert R
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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208 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

This is a good quality but basic seafood restaurant. The fish is presented without any fanfare - sautéed scallops on a plate, sautéed sole on a plate. It you want a vegetable or starch it is an extra charge. (Try the creamed spinach which is very good and the portion is large enough to share). You do get a choice... More 

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New Delhi, India
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87 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

The halibut and seared tuna were excellent, with sauces that complimented, but didn't overwhelm, the fish. Beautifully presented and thoroughly enjoyed. Caesar Salad was flavored nicely, with ample cheese and good croutons. Service attentive and not at all intrusive. We were there on a Sunday night, so it was quiet. Well made martinis and charming hostess. I've eaten here about... More 

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Port Jefferson, New York
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Wow, what a place to eat. I think they serve everything. The staff is very attentive and thoughtful knowing that you may be a tourist. The food is so good.

1 Thank Johnny R
East Meadow, New York
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

That Nautilus cafe is one of the better restaurants on the Nautical mile. The Seafood is always fresh and the steaks are also very good. The service is very consistent and we have never had an issue. The atmosphere is an older style nautical wood theme. It is clean and extremely consistent.

Thank PA1220
Patchogue, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Special nites of the week they have specials-love the steak for two. Service is great; employees very friendly and attentive

Thank Alex W
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I live on Long Island and this is the first time I went here vs. the other Nautical Mile places and really like it. Got he halibut special with lobster chunk sauce it was awesome. Started with nice fresh oysters and baked clams. Couple nice cocktails too! Very good place, friendly waitress and beautiful October afternoon didn't hurt the vibe

Thank Psting
Moorestown, New Jersey
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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

This was our first time dining here. We arrived just at 6 and were told that was just in time for the early bird special, which meant soup, salad, dessert and coffee with dinner. So our experience started off very well! The staff were very friendly. My fiancé had the cod and it was pretty good. But we were blown... More 

Thank Meredith D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $39
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:45 am - 9:00 pm
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 9:30 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6130
    (Front Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: 15163792566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?