We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1301 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3432
Improve this listing
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 256 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 101
  • 88
    Very good
  • 43
  • 17
  • 7
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Seafood on the Connecticut coast.

Have eaten here several times and each time was excellent. The menu is heavily geared to seafood but there are also selections for those that do not want seafood.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Beaufort, South Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Hopewell, New York
Level Contributor
337 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lenny & Joe's is a no frills kind of place. They have an extensive menu but as you might guess from the name, seafood is the specialty. We both had the steamed whole lobster and it was very good. The place has a Denny's kind of feel to the inside, only less elegant!!!

Thank optiman32
Ocala, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the fish&chips & coleslaw is the best I've ever had anywhere!wonderful food& ambience, bring the kids. They use fresh and local scrod, melts in your mouth.

Thank Jeannette L
Madison, Connecticut
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very popular, but really not good food from a healthy prospective....Lots of fried food.. Summer people on the shore line love it however way to much fat and calories...

Thank Richard G
Ormond Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This very casual dining offers top notch seafood. Food is ordered from a counter and you may sit inside or outside picnic style to eat your food. Service is fast and menu is very large.

Thank Barbara M
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by Lenny and Joes and throughly enjoyed a lobster roll full of chunks of fresh delicious lobster just the way it should be. No mayo, no fillers...just FRESH lobster stuffed in a buttered roll. The side of cole slaw was the best I have had! Great way to start the New Year!!

Thank Newenglandhome
Beaufort, South Carolina
Level Contributor
50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Have eaten here several times and each time was excellent. The menu is heavily geared to seafood but there are also selections for those that do not want seafood.

Thank WildWillyR
Madison, Connecticut
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Great fun for kids especially in the summer with the carousel going, eating outside and having ice cream for dessert! AND... L&J donates the proceeds from the Carousel to local charities - giving away thousands of dollars. Take out is wonderful too!

Thank GmaJean66
Killingworth, Connecticut
Level Contributor
216 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Lenny and Joes offers good New England fried seafood. They also have some healthier options like sautéed fish and salads.

Thank MM8803
Madison, Connecticut
Level Contributor
69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Inside or outside dining and a wonderful carousel for the young ones, along with a small ice cream shop on the premises. Never had a bad meal and never heard anyone complain about the food. I generally do the clam strip platter, but if you are not into lobster or seafood there is also burgers, dogs, and chicken.

Thank Gator2291
Branford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Fresh Seafood and they are always very busy. In the summer they have a carousel and ice cream stand outside for children. Prices are fair and service is quick.

Thank Live2Camp

Travelers who viewed Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale also viewed


Been to Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1301 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3432
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 203-245-7289

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?