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Jul 19, 2008 08:08 AM


What restaurants do you like in Freeport? We've never been to the Nautical Mile and will give it a shot. Are all the restaurants there terrible or do you have a favorite you can recommend? Thanks!

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  1. I can't say In like anything in Freeport; I used to go there regularly for seafood, years and years back, but not anymore. You either get overpriced tourist/artsy food, or past-prime mass-market. From what I've heard, one of the "old school" places basically uses big cans of Campbell's for their soups (this from someone with an inside view, but I'm not 100% sure I remember which place, so I won't name it).

    1. We go to Bracco's - and we only order simple things - fried shrimp, raw bar, steamers, or grilled fish sandwiches. The do all of those well. I haven't had any luck at other places on the mile.

      1. Rachel;s is definitely my favorite restaurant. We have not had anything bad. The Japanese nachos are really good. The soup is homemade. All of the entrees come with either soup or salad. The salmon was very good. The steak is good. Rachel's makes homemade Sangria in the summer. Order a carafe of it. You can have the fish cooked any way you like. I think it is the best restaurant on the nautical mile.

        1. Rachel's is the best restaurant in Freeport on Nautical mile. All of the selections we have ordered there have been great. The Japanese Nachos are really good. The nachos are homemade and it is topped with fresh tuna and black sesame seeds. The steamers are great, as well as the mussels. We had the sauteed calamari. It was very good and different. I wasn't crazy about the baked oysters. The soups are homemade. They are very good. The salmon, tuna, and steaks are great. They are very accomodating. They will cook the fish any way you like. If they have the tuna satay; definitely order it. I went with a friend who hates fish. He could not believe that he was eating fish. It tasted like steak. If you go in the summer, order the Sangria by the carafe. It is homemade. It gets crowded on the weekends in the summer, but we have never waited longer than 25 minutes. Rachel's accepts reservations. Call ahead on Friday and Saturday night

          1. We ended up going to Rachaels. Laxshmi, it was before I read your recommendation. I have to say we had the opposite experience of your description. We thought the food was horrible. We ordered the shrimp wonton appetizer and it was nothing like we expected or the description on the menu. Salads were like wedding fare, cold plates that sat in the refridgerator, wilted lettuce, small portion. I had the salmon and it and the entire plate was drowning in sauce, that was so salty it was terrible. My husband had the blackened mahi and the same thing, drowning in sauce so much he couldn't taste the fish. Service was like we were in a factory. Not an enjoyable experience.

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            1. re: synergy

              there's no consistency at rachels.and there's no really good places down there and it's a shame.someone with a clue could make a killing on the nautical's all location right now and little else.

              1. re: davmar77

                Just got back from lunch at Pier 95 and have to rave. Everything was above and beyond, including the service (OK we were the only ones there, but still). I had dorada flown in fresh from the Mediteranean and stuffed with whole leaf spinach, carmelized onions on top, and my guest had orange roughy with banana topping (creamy fried plantains). The giant bowl of cream of asparagus soup to start was included. We were so full we couldn't even get dessert. The restaurant is just before the strip, make a left on Overton Ave. The view was gorgeous too, just to top it off. If I lived closer I'd be there every week!