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“Sensational Seafood; Entrees - Reservation Critical”

Bill's Seafood Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1960. The freshest local seafood, hand cut steaks, and chops. As well as pasta dishes. All accompanied by our international wine list. Beer and cocktails are served. Be sure to save room for our legendary desserts
Baltimore, Maryland
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Sensational Seafood; Entrees - Reservation Critical”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

My husband and I made an early reservation for Bill's for a special dinner. We weren't sure what to expect and were pleased to see the white linen on the tables, sparkling glassware and impressive menu. We chose the "smothered flounder" and the prime rib with a side of mushrooms. Each had a side of mashed potatoes with ham hocks and cheddar cheese (delicious).

The atmosphere started to go downhill; however, as more and more people arrived - without a reservation - bringing their entire party into the small gathering area (right next to our table). The hot air from a July evening started pouring in. Adding to the heat, we had people literally staring at our table and that turned our romantic dinner into a rather awkward affair. We rushed through our course and took our dessert to go. Before we left, we turned the small bench towards the door and suggested they keep our "redecorating". In short, do NOT sit in booth #1 at the door.

We took a brumble berry pie home and it was delicious. Made by the owners who also own the bakery down the street.

We have two suggestions. One, for Trip Advisor Patrons - make a reservation and request a table well towards the back. Two, for Bills... put a sign outside saying, "If you do not have a reservation, please kindly send one member of your party inside to check on the timing. We have a small vestibule and cannot accommodate multiple groups. You will appreciate this when your turn comes...."

Enjoy!

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
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“Great ambiance but the food left a little to be desired....”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We visited Bill's based on a recommendation by a local on an island cruise. The restaurant was quaint and fairly family friendly. They had a fabulous menu and I know they are well known for the seafood. My husband and I both ordered the filet mignon and scallops and shrimp. The seafood was great, the steak was WAY overcooked. We both ordered our steak medium and it arrived more well done, very limited pink, and really lacked flavor. If you are going to Bill's stick with the seafood only!

  • Visited July 2013
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Salisbury, Maryland
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“never misses”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

food is always spot on...service is excellent..I suggest reservations if possible...we go there every time we are on vacation in Chincoteague

  • Visited July 2013
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Keyser
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9 reviews
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“Great Restaurant”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Very nice place to enjoy wonderful seafood. Very nice atmosphere, great service and wonderful food. We meet friends here every year while we are in Chincoteague for a wonderful lunch.

Visited June 2013
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Greensboro, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

The outside appearance of Bill;s left us a little worried when we first saw it but that was soon dispelled by the friendly greeting we received, the waitstaff in vests and ties, the attractive interior, and the smell of good food. Our server was there when needed without hovering around. Food was fresh and well prepared. This was a very good dining experience.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank 50Stater
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