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Captain Bill's Waterfront Restaurants

2701 Century Harbor Rd, Allen Blvd, Middleton, WI 53562-1857
+1 608-831-7327
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good24%
  • Average30%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“seafood” (15 reviews)
“salmon” (10 reviews)
“surf turf” (2 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2701 Century Harbor Rd, Allen Blvd, Middleton, WI 53562-1857
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After dining here for New Year's Eve for nearly a decade, I'm afraid we likely won't return next year. After calling to make reservations and being told they were closed for New Year's Eve, we didn't believe it and had to call several days later...More

Thank ChanMom
Reviewed October 2, 2017

I have frequented this is establishment many times over the past 24 years, for many different celebrations. The owners are very nice and I have also frequented the other two well known establishments in town. With that being said, my companion and I chose Captain...More

Thank Prettykitty P
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

I had the Mahi-Mahi which was way over cooked. My wife had the lobster which was also way over cooked. The wine was wonderful and the wait staff was excellent and attentive. Food has a long way to go!!!

Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed September 13, 2017

This was my second visit--the first time the waitress had added a $10 item to our check that we hadn't ordered and though we caught it and waitress was apologetic for the mistake, it was hard to convince my partner to return. Returned with a...More

Thank ChicaWi
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I have visited Captain Bill's a couple times and the experience has been wonderful. The food has been fantastic and the staff has been friendly and attentive. I planned to propose to my girlfriend at Captain Bill's since it was where we had a very...More

1  Thank MargaritaVils
Reviewed August 19, 2017

In town for UW Madison move in days and wanted a local waterfront location, nailed it with Captain Bill's! Warmly welcomed the minute we arrived, it was a Monday night so not super busy, seated on the deck, which is spacious and comfortable. So many...More

1  Thank Sheri S
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We went to celebrate my brother-in-laws 80th birthday. He and I ordered the surfin salmon grilled on a cedar plank. Well prepared and flavorful. I ordered both clam chowder and a salad. Received only the salad. Bill was adjusted and I was given a to...More

1  Thank PREZTWO
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Pro's: Lovely outdoor terrace. Interesting cocktails. Spacious. Interior theme decor is cozy and fun. Con's: This restaurant is not on the lake. By looking through the leaves and condos, you can catch a glimpse of the lake, but it is NOT a waterfront restaurant. We...More

Thank Marge246
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Went as a family group, left with very mixed feelings.... Waited 15 minutes on the terrace after being seated before being acknowledged... Placed order for drinks and starters, food came first?? As per other reviews clam chowder was excellent, calamari also top rate. Main courses...More

Thank JTShanghai
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

I had read a couple of the reviews and was a little worried, but we stop anyway - wanted to eat by the water. We sat on the back patio, it was a great night with live music. The clam chowder was awesome, I had...More

1  Thank Jeff N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2701 Century Harbor Rd, Allen Blvd, Middleton, WI 53562-1857
    (Lake Street, Allen Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Middleton
  • Phone Number: +1 608-831-7327
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Captain Bill's waterfront restaurant features award winning seafood in a rustic, casual and fun waterfront atmosphere. Recently voted "Best Seafood Restaurant" in the Best of Madison poll, Captain Bill's diners rave about the clam chowder, crab cakes and coconut shrimp. Escape to our waterfront deck, enjoy an ice cold beverage, a mound of shrimp and oysters, crab, lobster or our Friday night fish fry. Happy hour in the bar Monday thru Friday from Open until 6:00pm and all night Thursday .
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