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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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6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The stone crabs were excellent which is of course the most important consideration. However, our Caesar salad was mediocre. We had to ask for anchovies- not even a hint of any in the dressing. Our server was very nice and attentive. The biggest shortcoming was the lack of any greeting at the door. We had to walk through the entire... More 

Thank Doreen L
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's beautiful to sit next to the water but the service was not good. It lacked atmosphere. The food came and the 2 men in our party were quite disappointed with the portions. It was expensive for what you received and we felt that we weren't really welcomed or that they even care about our patronage.

Thank Fullandgrateful
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The stone crab claws are amazing! We also had hash browns, conch fritters, and a seafood salad. All were fantastic. We topped it off with Key lime pie!

Thank Jenny M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The following review was sent to the restaurant two weeks ago; they never responded, which is an additional negative indicator. We celebrated a special occasion and were seated after a reasonable amount of time waiting at the bar. Roger from Washington, DC was our server in the dining room. Service was great through most of our visit, but things changed... More 

Thank ronin757
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Party of 2 for dinner. We have dined here once before a few years ago, this time we opted to sit outside on the waterfront. Loved the view! They have what appears to be gliders that they converted into individual dining areas, which was cute. Complete with drapes that can turn your experience into intimate seating. We started off with... More 

Thank Darla P
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this restaurant with my 96 year old aunt. The maitre d' met us at the door (with no reservation or advance notice) and personally escorted us to a table that was easy for her to access. The wait staff was helpful and the food was delicious. We all enjoyed our meals and our experience.

Thank Martha G
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a visit to Billy's Stone Crabs because I was in Hollywood Beach for a conference and I enjoy stone crabs. So I stopped by without a reservation in the early afternoon. The restaurant was virtually empty as the lunch hour had ended. I was taken to a table near the window and the waiter was extremely helpful explaining... More 

Thank karenamullin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited at the request of some clients. None of us were disappointed. The crab was amazing and the black grouper was some of the best fish I've ever had. The service was what you'd expect for a restaurant of that price point. I left with very happy clients and will absolutely go back if I have the chance!

Thank Igraves
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh and fabulous without the crazy long wait timed from Joe's further down south. Good service too!

Thank TheSolarBear
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I dressed nicely and behaved courteously but when seated was immediately treated by the waitress​ as if we were wearing wife beaters with neck tats.  He wouldn't even tell us the price of his endless crabs because he was sure we couldn't swing it. The salmon tasted like it was broiled over turlet water and the grouper... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Groups, 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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