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“Great food, fantastic atmosphere, superb service”

Bill's Seafood Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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
Salisbury, Maryland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great food, fantastic atmosphere, superb service”
Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We had been told to make reservations. Good thing! We had a large group and all raved about how good the food was. Excellent service and dining atmosphere. Will definately go again next month when its just me and hubby for our anniversary. Tasty bloody marys. Two thumbs up!!

  • Visited August 2014
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Frederick, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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“Old style dining”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Bill's is a classic establishment on the island - known for fine dining. A reservation is highly recommended. The menu reminded me of my grandparents' visions of white table cloth dining. The service is top notch, detailed and attentive. The wine list is extensive, a bit high for Chincoteague (but reasonable for a resort area). Beer is available only in bottles. The tropical shrimp salad option seemed like it was out of a 1960s Betty Crocker cookbook - a very nice green salad with two cucumber slices, topped with Dole tropical fruit salad (chilled, but definitely from the can) and about 6 tiny salad shrimp, with a sweet dressing - a very retro offering. The seafood was very good, and the crab imperial entree is plentiful - really enough for two dinners. The New England clam chowder was full of clam meat and very rich with cream and butter. The redskin mashed potatoes with smoked ham hocks and cheese were a side, and the portion was moderate - but these were so good, I could eat a bowl of them as a meal. We were too full for dessert. Did I mention that service was impeccable? If you want to experience fine dining as it was in the age of Mad Men, then you must try Bill's.

Visited August 2014
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York, PA
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
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“An Island Favorite”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Every year we stop in at Bill's to eat. We were not able to check in at the hotel so we went in the middle of the afternoon. They were not busy so seating wasn't a problem. We were greeted and seated by a friendly girl at the front. The waitress we had was also very pleasant and prompt with our order. We both got the broiled seafood platter. As usual everything was very good. We were given a loaf of wonderful honey bread with dinner, which was delicious. The first course was the topical salad, the shrimp were tender and the salad dressing was sweet and perfect. The clam chowder was next and I don't think anyone makes it better, creamy and delightful. Then our dinners were brought out, very nice presentation. The shrimp were tasty, the best I have ever had at Bill's. Everything was great, the scallops, oysters and crab imperial. The only thing that could've been better was the flounder. It needs more seasoning and wasn't very hot. It is a regional fish but most restaurants don't do enough to make this fish all it could be. It is just boring if you don't season it. The restrooms are clean and the atmosphere is fine. They also have a very nice wine list. Everyone coming to the island must try Bill's.

  • Visited August 2014
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Albany, NY
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“Wonderful Restaurant in Every Way”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were visiting the island for a bit of r&r and this restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel. We stopped in to read the menu and THANK GOD we made reservations because, when we came back less than an hour later the place was packed with no availability until after 8:30pm. The food is fresh and delicious - my husband had flounder and I had the crab cakes and we also ordered the oysters because we wanted to try the local ones (which were delicious BTW). Each meal comes with a salad, potato and side and the portions are pretty big so you won't be leaving hungry. We also tried one of their desserts which was also delicious. Word to the wise - YOU MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS.....we actually counted 96 people being turned away because there was no availability. A must if you are staying on the island. Thanks for the great meal!

  • Visited August 2014
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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“always great”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

never had a bad meal there, ole reliable. Love the breakfast too. Solid restaurant very consistent. Try the oyster shooters

Visited August 2014
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