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“It's just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Captain Bill's

Captain Bill's
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Ranked #4 of 140 Restaurants in Bay Shore
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Montauk Highway
Transit: Captain Bill's is a short trip from the Bay Shore train station.
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54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“It's just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Located on the great South Bay it's a beautiful view especially if you're near the windows. We were so we started off great. Wait staff pleasant and helpful. Bread basket and water brought promptly. Shared mussels for appy. They were good, not great. The sauce had a kick. They were good. Shared salad seemed to have been dressed an hour before...soggy. Then we waited and waited and waited.....about an hour for the main courses. The waitress kept apologizing, but the wait was very, very, very long. Food arrived. Mine was not hot. And my horseradish crusted grouper had no horseradish taste. Husband said portion wasn't big enough.....well we waited a long time, he was hungry!!!! We had good company so over all ad a good time. Would I go back? Don't know. I'll have to think about it.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Bay Shore, New York
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4 reviews
“wonderful place full of family memories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

The staff are wonderful and attentive the food is great! I also got married here in 2004 and I have to say that it was a beautiful place to start my life with my husband.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Melinda M
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New York City, New York
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1,124 reviews
722 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
“Favorite Brunch location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

Capt Bills is on the Great South Bay with waterviews of their Marina. It got me in the mood for boating season when we attended this past Sunday. We come by boat during the summer, and dock in a transient slip. The Brunch is all you can eat buffet with all the trimmings. All you can drink Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers are included.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank lollygal
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Bay Shore, New York
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A nice night out”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Capt. Bills overlooks a pleasant boat marina, and can, in fact be accessed by boat using their dedicated slips. The restaurant is nicely furnished. The service has always been efficient and very pleasant. The restaurant specializes in seafood. For appetizers we had coconut shrimp and oysters Rockefeller both of which were excellent. The main courses of linguini with lobster and shrimp and horse radish crusted grouper were very good. However, all fish dishes seems to come with basic mashed potatoes and very unimaginative vegetables. A little more creativity would add greatly to the dishes. My past two experiences with their steaks have been disappointing. In summary, if you stick to the fish and enjoy the scenery, you can have a pleasant evening here.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Ben C
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“WOW!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Was visiting an old friend i hadnt seen in years and his new wife. I want to find a place on the water and Bills was recommended by the girl at the front desk at the huntington hilton. The appetizers, meal , drinks, apps, service and view were absolutely scrumptious,delicious,tasty,friendly, efficient,and relaxing. We had a great time. i dont think ive had a three hour dinner since i was forced to endure them as a child. not in any means because of slow service,because we enjoyed it so much and were having a great time.I Highly recommend Capt Bills and they are already on the must do list for future trips to the island.So glad they were able to come back after Sandy.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank jackstraw862
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