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“Ultra-Fresh Seafood and superb Prime Rib at this popular Cash Only restaurant on Connecticut shore...”

Bill's Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 36 Restaurants in Westbrook
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch
Reviewed 20 September 2016

My wife and I were attending a wedding in Madison, CT last weekend and stayed at the highly recommended Captain Stannard Inn in Westbrook. At home we are landlocked in the Blue Ridge Mountains a good 5 hours from any beach and thus we were thrilled to discover Bill's Seafood which more than satisfied our craving for fresh right-off-the-boat seafood we can rarely get where we live. We were there on a Friday night but as it was already off season there was no shortage of tables and we were seated instantly (we chose to sit outdoors on the deck which overlooks marshland). While also known for their Prime Rib, Bill's specializes in seafood and we took advantage of being able to share a pound of New England clam chowder, steamed clams, fried clams and boiled Maine lobster. A great place for both couples and families with kids, the vibe is typically beach-like with things served in styrofoam or on plastic plates with plastic utensils. Please note - THEY ONLY TAKE CASH - no credit cards - but they have ATMs on site and the fee was only $1.50 which is no big deal. There was no way the 2 of us could have sampled all the dishes on the menu that appealed to us but we look forward to returning to Bill's next time we are on the Connecticut coast.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Every year we are at the shore for vacation we come to Bills at least once sometimes more. The weather was great and we sat outside on the water. The guys had clam strip platter which was crispy and hot! I had the lobster BLT which was fantastic!!! It is huge so I will have a second lunch. Service was great.

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went here for lunch, sat outdoors and enjoyed the good weather and views. The service was very good, the food was okay - clam chowder was warm with too much potato, the sandwiches we had from the daily special list were excellent. The cleanliness was lacking, our drinks stuck to the table top like fly paper! Clean the place up! We won't be returning.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Went there with my son after being at Hammonasset earlier in the day. Had spent many fun times previously there with my parents. We ordered fried clams and a lobster roll. The wait staff were not very personable to us. The food arrived and the fries and onion rings were luke warm and not fresh. Also, not sure when the fry oil was changed but clams were old tasting. Lobster roll was small and meat was tough. Only cash but has two ATM machines. I wanted to enjoy the meal and atmosphere but was not a positive experience. Does get very crowded but unfortunately will not be going back anytime soon.

Thank LLH64
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Lobster roll inedible, service horrible , never offered a second drink had to share one cup of water among five people, lighting inadequate to eat.

Thank Jennifer F
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