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The Shack

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American, Seafood, Dessert, Hamburgers
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324 Flanders Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333-1735
860-739-8898
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast

Very popular for breakfast, because it's good. Their oatmeal isn't from a package. Their pancakes and home fries are great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
cjyap
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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very popular for breakfast, because it's good. Their oatmeal isn't from a package. Their pancakes and home fries are great.

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East Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our go to breakfast spot. Good home cooking , friendly atmosphere and great home fries! Get there early on the weekends or you will wait in line to get in.

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Montville, Connecticut
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very busy for breakfast because there are not many places to go in the area. Cheap food at a cheap price. This place is popular with people who want a cheap sit down meal and aren't willing to spend a little more for a good meal. The lackluster quality of the food and the poor service are enough to keep... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you're reading a review of The Shack you aren't one of the locals as this place is famous around the eastern coastal area of CT. I visit each year several times during vacation and what strikes me most is the food is consistent. I love their breakfasts and visit most often during the morning but always make a point... More 

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Waterford, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I've been to this Shack location before on the weekends for breakfast but this was the first time on a weekday. Never had any complaints about the weekend breakfasts but on my last visit on a Monday I was not thrilled. I ordered the eggs, home fries, ham, toast, and coffee combo. The home fries and ham were just too... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A solid breakfast place, clean, simple decor,basic table and chairs, and reasonable prices for generous portions. Fast, experienced staff, very popular with the locals. All the pies are made there and are very good. It has a very friendly and local feel to it, and is my go-to place for breakfast when I am in the area.

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Waterford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was our first visit but we have been to the other locations. We were just as impressed as we are with the others. Didn't have to wait long at all. We just wanted a quick bite and that's what we got our order was at our table in no time and service was great. The manager was very friendly... More 

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Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place was recommended to us from some local people. We were looking for a restaurant that served breakfast all day. They do serve breakfast all day. I ordered biscuits and gravy. The gravy had a lot of sausage in it! Was very impressed with this! The restaurant was not as clean as I would have liked or expected as... More 

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Westbrook, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have just moved to the area and heard about "The Shack" so decided to stop by. At first, there appeared to be a long wait but after speaking to the kind gentleman inside we were informed that there would only be a 10 minute wait. We sat at the counter and the service was prompt, food was amazing, the... More 

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Lake Village, Indiana
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We go to the Shack for breakfast whenever we are in the area. Best home fries you can find....anywhere. Everything is freshly made and service is great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 324 Flanders Rd, East Lyme, CT 06333-1735
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Lyme
  • Phone Number: 860-739-8898

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Dessert, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?