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Nautilus Cafe

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46 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6130 (Front Street)
+1 516-379-2566
11:45 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:45 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:45 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:45 - 23:00
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long island, NY
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the nautical mile but not on the water side of the street this restaurant caters to families and older diners . The food is delicious and they have a pre-fix menu.

Thank collegemom92
Trumbull, Connecticut
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this restaurant, it's quiet and scenic. This visit, we had 6 people with us. We arrived before 6:00, and had early bird. Included: soup, salad, entree and dessert. All of us enjoyed our food, mostly specials.

Thank imirish2016
Port Jefferson NY
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many visits to this gem of a restaurant make a compelling case for five stars. Every time we go, we are warmly welcomed by the Nautilus Team. It feels much like a private club must feel. Chuck sees me and starts mixing my favorite cocktail and gets it right every time. The chef/owner always wants to please and will make... More 

1 Thank ginnyPortJeffersonNY
Great Neck, New York, United States
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273 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined at the bar on a 2+ pound steamed lobster. From the bar tender to the guests a rousing good time was had. Great food, well served in a fun, nautical atmosphere cannot be beat. Will be back.

Thank Paul E
New York, United States
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Tonight we returned to Nautilus Cafe again...eat here once and you will be back too! The food is delicious! Tonight we had the special calamari appetizer which was very tasty and unlike the usual calamari. It was in a sweet sauce which gave it a wonderful taste. For dinner we had the Seafood Stuffed Lobster. It was perfection! The lobster... More 

Thank SR46
Freeport, L.I., NY
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Decided to check out the Nautilus lunch specials, after a seal watch cruise, with friends. So glad we did. The price fixe menu looked interesting. Two of us ordered the Trout Encrusted w/Almonds, one had the Lemon Chicken and the other the Braised Short Ribs. We started the meal with salad or soup and ended with carrot cake. All were... More 

Thank thetraveler002
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time during Long Island Restaurant Week. It's very quaint inside so reservations are highly recommended. Everyone loved their food and we all took advantage of the special prefixe menu they offered. We started off with their cold seafood cocktail (not part of the restaurant week special) which came with half a lobster. Absolutely delicious! From the... More 

Thank SweetMist
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

My only complaint about the Nautilus Cafe is that it is too small. The food is consistently excellent, the service the same. One problem I encountered at this restaurant is the two for one lobster nite. The price wasn't the same that it normally is and my lobster was quite a bit smaller than my wife's. If it was supposed... More 

Thank Robert R
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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211 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is a good quality but basic seafood restaurant. The fish is presented without any fanfare - sautéed scallops on a plate, sautéed sole on a plate. It you want a vegetable or starch it is an extra charge. (Try the creamed spinach which is very good and the portion is large enough to share). You do get a choice... More 

1 Thank BostonNix
New Delhi, India
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115 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The halibut and seared tuna were excellent, with sauces that complimented, but didn't overwhelm, the fish. Beautifully presented and thoroughly enjoyed. Caesar Salad was flavored nicely, with ample cheese and good croutons. Service attentive and not at all intrusive. We were there on a Sunday night, so it was quiet. Well made martinis and charming hostess. I've eaten here about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$39
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:45 - 21:00
11:45 - 21:30
11:45 - 21:30
11:45 - 21:30
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6130
    (Front Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 516-379-2566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?