Nautilus Cafe

4.7
1223 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located on Freeport Famous Nautical Mile, Nautilus Cafe offers the finest Fresh Seafood, Large Lobsters and Prime Steaks, served in a nicely appointed dining room with tables covered in white tablecloths. With a beautiful view of Woodcleft Canal we are a spin off of the famous Dar Tiffany and Scotch & Sirloin restaurants. Unfortunately we are not handicapped accessible.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1223 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDeniseS
Miami
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little slow in seating for 8:15 reserv but nice dinner

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RonaldH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and the service was good. Restaurant is a little pricey

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always exceed expectations. The food is flawless. The staff is friendly and professional, and the facilities are immaculate.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open, airy dining room with lots of windows and light with great views. The food was excellent! Great variety of selections both on the regular menu and the daily specials. My wife had the horseradish-crusted tuna and said it was the best she ever had. I ordered the brook trout with roasted pignoli nuts off the prix-fixe menu and it was delicious as well. We shared a big plate of "burnt broccoli" which was charred perfectly. The waiter was outstanding, pleasant and helpful without hovering and being intrusive. Really couldn't find one thing to gripe about, we had a perfect afternoon lunch date and will definitely return again.

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vipRocky
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding & reliable on Freeport’s Waterfront.

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vipNYCGUYLES
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A MUST go to. Food was fantastic. Very Covid friendly and proactive. Great parking. We loved it.

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DJSS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Nautilus Cafe always provides great food and perfect service.

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Truman
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding
average 3 times a week
Suggest weekend / early bird too........
Seafood and Porter house steak also recommanded

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vipKoriS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Nautilius Cafe is a consistant favorite on the Nautical Mile. The food is always good, they offer nice specials and the service is top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food!!! Great customer Service!!!

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TwoAces
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nautilus never disappoints! A must if you have never been for excellence service and high quality cuisine. The best swordfish anywhere!

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vipLouieDel
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Except for some new younger staff members..."The Nautilus Cafe" has remained over all the years that we have been dinning there...one of our TOP restaurants. The food & service can't be beat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The management and staff are extremely knowledgeable and up to date on the Covid guidelines. This is my family’s favorite place to eat. The staff gets to know you personally and ensures you are satisfied beyond your expectations. Chuck is the best bartender in the area, with Laura as the front line leader of the restaurant.

Thank you for making every dining experience first class. Can not wait to see you all again on Saturday 2/6 at 6:30 PM for my mother’s surprise 70th birthday.

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vipGiztwiz
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here many times and have always been happy with the food and service. This time was no exception. Ramon was super and also the young man who kept filling my water glass. Fish was excellent. They also kept everything safely covid distancing.

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David
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful corner table with windows. Service was perfect. Food was amazing. I had the lobster and my wife had surf and turf. Everything was cooked perfectly. Make a reservation and go.

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vipKoriS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

service and food ,on the spot! most consistant restaurant in freeport for 30+years.

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Babezyblu
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious! Service is excellent! Great time by all!

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vipalak39
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary celebration was awesome.

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vipPeterS
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood and great service. I would recommend this place.

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Oceanrich
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, awesome food, great night

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BrettE
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband always gets the boneless prime rib. It was cooked to a perfect medium rare, and had very little fat on it. I had the grilled skirt steak which was also very good. And don't forget the curly onion and french fry combo as a side.

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vipEdwardito
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding staff!
Food is amazing
Drinks are perfect

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Oceanrich
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome 👏
Thankyou for a wonderful dinner

Koebel, bracco

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vipPyxedust
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal. During the week there are different special nights ie. steak night, wine down night. Not a large venue. Reservations are a must early bird is a great deal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and good was great

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Truman
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go there 2-3 times a month
Special for lobster night 🤗🤗

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TheresaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful as always! So happy they had my favorite, duck, yummm!!

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Tjee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time, food was delicious with family. Jumbo shrimp as appetizer is heavenly, salmon cedar plank was amazing and the creamed spinach was to die for!!!

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viprobertbatule
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not enough superlatives to offer when it comes to the Nautilus Cafe.
Just an outstanding dining experience every time.
I enjoy everything about the restaurant.
Msgr. Batule

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Truman
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nicely designed menu
Always show most fresh seafood n special : sword fish , haliburt , lobster (2 lb) , filet of sole , oyster
And important : porter house for 2

Never try to fill a big page menu

It’s more busy compare to prior pandemic with opening of outdoor ( parking space )

Average go there 3 times a month
👍👍👍

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viprjck
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nautilus Cafe is always a wonderful experience, with delicious food and excellent, attentive service.

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Momwithkids
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and fresh.

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vipGCgirl
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful. I wish the restaurant was closer to Garden City. I'd go every week!

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risar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on an October evening, heaters close enough that we could enjoy dinner without being cold. Terrific food and attentive service.

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viprobertbatule
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!
Superlatives all around: food, service, atmosphere.
I look forward to my visit every week.
Kudos to Brian and the staff!
Msgr. Batule

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joans
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat outdoors in a tent. We ordered the bronzino sandwiches. They were delicious. The mud pie dessert also was a winner. Nautilus cafe is always one of our favorites.

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viprobertbatule
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A stellar dining experience.
Great food, wonderful service, relaxing atmosphere.
The week is not complete without a visit to the Nautilus Cafe.
Brian and his staff are terrific.
Msgr. Batule

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ShaunB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the halibut and South African Twin lobster tails... Both were amazing.

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JoelSC790
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebration of our 42nd anniversary

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MiguelT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and delicious wine to pair. The crab cakes were amazing, and we did a surf/turf salmon and steak. All very good. Outdoor seating was nice with heated lamps and appetizers were very generous portions. Topped it off with a great apple crumb dessert.

FAQs

Nautilus Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 379-2566.

Nautilus Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 1223 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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