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Costello's Clam Shack

145 Pearl St, Groton, CT 06340-5773
860-572-2779
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Ranked #10 of 103 Restaurants in Groton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Love this place for fresh fried seafood. Cant beat the outdoor seating on a nice day. Everything we've ever ordered there has been really fresh. Not the cheapest place around, but worth treating yourself to some great local fried seafood.

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Beaufort, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were looking for a place for lunch and noticed the long line at Abbott's and we were happy to discover Costello's basically right around the corner. You order your food at a window and are given a number which will be called when it is ready. There is a variety of fish to choose from but we decided the... More

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East Lyme, CT
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Came here after we took a ride on the Mystic Seaport's, Sabino. During our ride we had passed this place, Ford;s Lobster and Abbotts. It was getting late and Ford's had a 45 minute wait and Abbott's was packed. We were the last patrons served at Costello's that evening which may account for the so-so food and slow service. I... More

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NYC
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Right next to Abbott's, but better in every way. Better food, prices, and atmosphere. Come as you are outside seating, with cover from sun and rain. The kids who run it are sweet and attentive. I'll go back every time after a great summer day at Mystic.

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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Great sea food in a setting overlooking the harbor. Not fancy, order down stairs, take a number and get your food when ready. Large portions, varied menu, blob or soft drinks available. Outdoor seating on two levels, covered.

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

we go here every time we go to Mystic. It is actually in Noank, and most of the movie Mystic Pizza was filmed in Noank. Nice outdoor or under canopy eatery right on the river.

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had an ok lunch at Costello's last Friday. Discovered they are neighbors and partners of Abbotts Lobsters. Not a fan of the round roll, lack of butter and the shaped look to the lobster which was dry. It was a beautiful day to be eating outside though. The staff was friendly.

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Winsted
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7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Generally, when in the area, we dine at their sister restaurant, Abbott's but decided to try Costello's this time. The seafood here is basically fried but still very good. The fried shrimp was delish.

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Shaftsbury, Vermont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great food; do not be concerned if your order is #200 & they call # 8...Completely out of order. We were served after #96. Clams, shrimp, & scallops were fresh & fab. BYOB!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here once before and both times we have gotten pretty good meals. My sons fish and chips was good. My fisherman's platter while good consisted of mostly clams. Got two shrimp and two scallops with it. Over all it was good but next time in the area we will try something different.

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