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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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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good31%
  • Average26%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (17 reviews)
“salmon” (13 reviews)
“steak” (14 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 August 17, 2018

We were pleased to sit outside on Captain Bill's back deck in the pleasant summer weather. But as we ate, we noticed we were getting bug bites. By the time we got home, we realized that all of us had dozens and dozens of FLEA...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Carol P
Reviewed August 11, 2018

It had been more than 20 years since my late wife and I frequented this restaurant. On the spur of the moment, I decided to take my companion to this past gem. Obviously it had changed hands. The parking lot was packed, so we were...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank fishfryaficianado
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Captain Bills is a classic, reliable, upscale restaurant which has been serving seafood for years. Although the “famous” clam chowder has lost its appeal, Capt Bills is still a good choice for date night, a family celebration or happy hour. The raw oysters were plump...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Divatty
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Great ambience, with outside deck and view of the water. Starters and Desserts were middle of the road. The main course was good. Steak was a bit overcooked but the lobster was excellent. Mixed drinks were served after becoming very diluted with melted ice. We...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank tocolighthouse
Reviewed July 23, 2018

They have a great Happy Hour with drink and appetizer specials. The portions on entrees are generous and delicious.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Spminkus
Reviewed July 9, 2018

For someone who's watching his/her weight, a seafood restaurant should offer numerous choices low in calories and high in nutrition. Captain Bill's did not disappoint. Preparation and presentation make all the difference between "healthful" and "not healthful" in seafood entrees. My husband and I were...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lyn J
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We didn't get a table outside but we did get a window seat. There was a very strong cold draft. Aja was a wonderful server. We enjoyed the bread and the special butters. My salmon was delicious along with the rice and veggies. The other...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank singingaccordionist
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Had lobster with a side of coconut shrimp. Lobster was good. Coconut shrimp was great! That's one of my favorites. Batter fried fries were also good. I thought the Bleu cheese dressing was a let down as it was runny and really didn't have much...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Linda L
Reviewed April 12, 2018

We've been wanting to try Captain Bill's ever since we heard of it. A restaurant with a lake view, how can you beat that? We made reservations for four on Friday night. When we arrived, the hostess seated us immediately and gave us menus. The...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank rickleed
Reviewed March 3, 2018

The views from the restaurant are great. We had a window seat in the room with the beautiful circular fireplace. I had a steak dinner at a seafood restaurant and wasn't sure what to expect. Was pleasantly surprised to be served a tasty juicy steak...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Jane D
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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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Scenic view
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
  • E-mail
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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