Miami, 400 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019















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 bodies of these crabs are relatively small and are rarely eaten, but the crab claws, which are large and strong enough to break an oyster’s shell, are considered the famous Florida delicacy. BSC Fisheries, our proprietary fisheries in the Florida keys, uses stone crab traps to harvest the stone crabs. Harvesting is accomplished by removing one or both claws from the live animal and returning it to the ocean where it can regrow the lost limb(s) .

This process does not harm the species making it a renewable source of delicious delicacy of our region. To be kept, claws must be 2 7/8" (73.025 mm) long as of 2020, measured from the tips of the immovable finger to the first joint. The largest male claws are about 140 millimeters (mm), or roughly 5½ inches long. The largest female claws are about 120 mm (4¾ inches). The largest stone crab claw collected by the FWRI researchers was 148.9 mm (5 3/4 inches). Regeneration in adult crabs takes one year due to the seasonal molting of adult females in fall and adult males in winter.

The regenerated claws start out smaller than the original and will continue to grow through subsequent molts.

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Craving some Stone Crabs, but didn't want to go down to Miami Beach and found Billy's Stone Crabs. Food was beyond amazing, the service was great fast and courteous, we sat outdoors next to the water. We ordered several plates to share, the medium Stone Crabs were so fresh and had so much meat, the lobster ravioli and conch fritters were so good, and the shrimp scampi pasta was very tasty. This has become one of my new favorite places, will be back for sure!

Always love Billy's. It was Mid July, so it's hot. We sat out on the deck for dinner around 7p. The flies were quite a problem.

The food was good and the service was spot on. The kids enjoyed feeding the fish off the dock. Although I can't say there was one thing that really just didn't click with me but it wasn't the best experience.

I had the best time last evening for my birthday. Billy’s exceeded my expectations. First of all the location is absolutely gorgeous. The views and the restaurant are stunning. The Staff were more than kind and accommodating . Our waiter Ritchie was the best. We enjoyed the seafood tower and conch fritters. We sat outside and enjoyed seeing the tarpons and watching the boats pass by. I’m a local girl who grew up in Miami. I’ve always heard about Billy’s restaurant growing up and how lavish and fabulous it was. Last night I was able to experience Billy’s myself and it over exceeded my expectations. Food amazing. Staff wonderful and location fabulous. Loved my birthday and every minute of my time.

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12.01.2024 16:53
What an amazing experience! First off the service was top notch I felt so spoiled and treated like royalty which isn’t something servers strive for today. We sat outside and were able to see the sunset in what felt like a private bungalow! The service between Nick and Michael was impeccable. We had the unlimited stone crab claws and never felt rushed to leave. Highly recommend! Will come again!
12.01.2024 16:53
Well worth the experience, but by no means flawless. I haven’t felt this rushed to finish a meal in some time. We still had a heaping portion of salad and stone crabs when they brought out our mains. I asked for them to hold the mains back for five minutes, and then of course they were brought out cold, with a healthy dash of spite. I agree with other reviews that have suggested that most of the food other than stone crabs is not worth trying; in the future I would get the all you can eat stone crab option as I found the fish dry and the shrimp over seasoned.
The server dropped dirty cutlery on my husband’s shirt, and made a joke about being clumsy, but did not apologize for getting sauce all over him. I found this very off putting.
We were only offered one round of drinks, and certainly would have ordered more if given the opportunity.
Given the lore, I guess they don’t feel they have to try that hard, but I wish they would be just a shade more hospitable and kind.
12.01.2024 16:53
Michael the host/manager is phenomenal. I made reservations for lunch for my family, including our three month old baby and 2 service dogs. Michael went above and beyond to make sure we had a comfortable table outside. We had a delicious lunch and everyone had such a nice time. We can’t wait to go back. Thank you Michael!
12.01.2024 16:52
Don't skip this place! it has excellent service and the food is even better! I will definitely return when I'm back in the area in the near future.
12.01.2024 16:52
Everything was fabulous!!! The seafood selections are so well prepared and phenomenal. We had a variety of crab, shrimp, grouper dishes, seafood platters and lobster. Our server was very friendly & attentive for our large group of eleven. Setting is very warm and inviting. Loved it!
12.01.2024 16:52
Great food and atmosphere, but quite a few menu items say 'MP' (market price), which as of early Jan 24' was in the hundreds of dollars. I understand that it's a seasonal thing, but some kind of guiding price would be useful for those of us who are still conscious about their budget. The restaurant is clearly geared towards the affluent Miami Beach resident community rather than passing tourists, and that's fine, but I felt the online menu could have done a better job of communicating it to potential visitors. Parking is valet-only at a reasonable $7.
12.01.2024 16:52
Awesome stone crab! The service is friendly and top-notch! Location near the water is a plus. The key lime pie is delicious.
12.01.2024 16:51
Great meal! Ordered stone crabs and the crab cluster. Caesars and side of Brussels + hash browns. I’d recommend coming here. $100+ a head.
12.01.2024 16:51
Wow! Amazing food with an amazing view but Jason our server was just mind blowing! It’s so nice to see someone else loves their job and is loyal.
12.01.2024 16:51
I want to start off by saying Ryan our server did an impeccable job serving us . Very impressed by the professionalism and care. Even though our shrimp cocktail wasn't the best. Overall experience was sublime by Ryan. Again, thank you
12.01.2024 16:51
We always eat at Billy's when we visit Ft Lauderdale! It's a must. The food is incredible. Even though it's spendy, the portions make up for it I couldn't believe how much fish was on my Bretone. We sat at the bar and the entire place was rocked- it was crazy busy but our bartender Andrea did not miss a beat she was getting crushed and she just smiled and took care of everyone efficiently. She never showed an ounce of frustration. It was impressive. We find that service in the area is hit or miss since most places include gratuity regardless, so its awesome when the service is so good you are happy to tip additional. One last comment, its not a complaint, its more of an FYI: there are not many places to wait inside so it can get pretty cozy when its busy. We can't wait to visit again!
12.01.2024 16:50
Being a very picky person, when I comes to high class food/cocktails. I got to say this place did not disappoint one bit! Staff was amazing,reservations were on time,food was out of this world, cocktails made were very well made. Definitely will be back !


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