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Billy's Stone Crab

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400 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019-1412
+1 954-923-2300
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't care much for the restaurant the stone and Alaskan crabs of course are great. The few times I've gone ordered a fish dish not impressed. A little overrated but perhaps the best view to dine on seafood if you are able to get a table by the water. The best way to enjoy Billy's is go to their... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have lived around the corner from Billy's for 15 years but had never been until now. It's way nicer, fancier than I thought. Valet parking. A maitre'd. White linen tablecloths. And a hefty price...I paid $108 for all you can eat medium crab claws and my partner paid about $75 for 1 plate of large ones Oooooh they were... More 

Thank GatorBearBob
Hallandale Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great variety of seafood, a little upscale but worth it. Request outside tables or views of the intercoastal and you will not be disappointed

Thank Merrick F
Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our waiter was excellent. He recommended the Alaskan and stone crab variety. First time trying stone crab and it was amazing. Had a nice spread of asparagus and roasted potatoes. 5 stars. Beautiful scenery.

Thank jessiejordann
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for the stone crabs which they had plenty. The crabs were very good. We also had the whole yellowtail snapper fried - the fish was prepared well, the crunch was delicious and the dipping sauce paired well. The place is on the water but in a crowded area and the restaurant itself wasn't maintained so well. Our server... More 

Thank Zebbyjr
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Uninterested staff to begin with. Yes, it's season and they were busy, BUT...! We sat at the bar for a drink and to eat there. Then we ordered the combination appetizer (clams, oysters Rockefeller, stuffed mushrooms) and as it was placed down a mushroom toppled over (no big deal), when we picked it up, it was FROZEN....yes, still frozen!! I... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In a country where diabetes is a mayor issue, this expensive restaurant had no diet cokes, natural juices or anything sugar free to drink. My father is a diabetic and the only option for him was water. And when we asked the waiter if they had natural juices his response was "what do you mean by natural, i dont understand".... More 

Thank Naty M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible place. Great food, nice people, wonderful time. We had Stone Crabs, Fresh fish, a number of appetizers including the hot seafood combination plus the cold seafood combination and everything was excellent.

Thank tvlingfool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had all you can eat Stone Crab Claws and they were so good, my only complaint was when they came out some of them were so smashed even the meat was not eatable. My husbands fish dish was excellent. The key lime pie was not the best either, it tasted like condensed milk, there was no tangy from the... More 

Thank karenkuder
Boston, MA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so looking forward to visiting Billy's Stone Crab. We used their call ahead seating which worked out nicely. The first thing I noticed was how loud this place is so we requested to sit outside. We ordered drinks at the inside bar and were quickly seated on the deck overlooking the inter coastal. All very nice. The wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$250
Seafood, American
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019-1412
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Hollywood
  • Phone Number: +1 954-923-2300
Waterfront Seafood Restaurant & Market in Hollywood Beach, FL Billy's Stone Crab Restaurant is known far and wide nationally and internationally as one of THE best seafood restaurant & market in the Ft. Lauderdale area. And for a good reason. Billy's two story fine dining seafood restaurant, is accessible both by elevator and stairs and has floor to ceiling captivating views of the Intracoastal Water Way in the main elegant dining room. The sunset is magnificent. And at night, when the draw bridge of Hollywood Boulevard is illuminated and the lights change colors, the view is quite spectacular, making the restaurant a preferred city spot. If you come sit on the dock or dine upstairs, you can watch this beautiful panoramic nature over the Hollywood Beach Marina. According to owner Billy Hershey, "It's very romantic. We have a comfortable atmosphere allowing customers to relax, look over the water and watch the boats pass by." Billy's Stone Crab Restaurant & Market is an ALL YOU CAN EAT* stone crab restaurant. We have ALL YOU CAN EAT* medium, large, jumbo and colossal stone crabs, stone crab dinners and ALL YOU CAN EAT* jumbo Alaskan king crab legs. Hershey says, "People come here and say Wow! Your crabs are better than Joe's. We will never say our crabs are better than Joe's. We will thank them for the greatest compliment that we can ever have."

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