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Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale

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1301 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3432
203-245-7289
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lobster Rolls & Carousel for the kids

Great stop on the way to the beach. Rich buttery lobster rolls and fat french fries. Out back is a gorgeous carousel & ice cream shack with plenty of picnic tables to enjoy your meal outdoors.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Lexie R
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great stop on the way to the beach. Rich buttery lobster rolls and fat french fries. Out back is a gorgeous carousel & ice cream shack with plenty of picnic tables to enjoy your meal outdoors.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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132 reviews 132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was our first time here, and I didn't know it was a counter service restaurant, so that was a bit of a surprise when we walked in the door. We decided on a fried clam strip roll, fish sandwich, and lobster bisque. It was busy, so it was close to a 10 minute wait for our order to be... More 

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Had a hankering for a mid-winter lobster roll and L&J's was theplace to go. A meaty rool withjust the right amoubt of butter. It was excellent. My wife had a hot dog wich hit the spot. Quick service. Clean tables. Clean restrooms. All good!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a counter service restaurant, be prepared to wait in line to order and listen for your number to be called. High volume with moderate quality you will be satisfied if your expectations are not too high. Merry go round is fun for the kids.

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Madison, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food indoor/outdoor seating. Merry go round for the kids. Lobster, claims, scallops, lobster rolls, chowder.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great spot to get seafood...the simple kind like fried clams, lobster, fish. It's not fancy but the food is good and consistent.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food. Fast service. Wonderful atmosphere which includes the sale of ice cream treats and a carousel for the kids. Dine indoors or outside. I recommend the seafood platter. Enough for two and delicious.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Love the scallop roll, cole slaw, and fries at Lenny and Joe's! I always ask for extra lemon and tartar sauce. Grilled chicken sandwich is very good, too. I always order scallops or chicken sandwich- my favorites! My friends and I like to meet here in the summer for dinner. We sit outside at one of the many picnic tables... More 

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Beaumont, TX
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The food is good for what it is. The highlight of the place is the fact that they do not serve alcohol of any kind, which means you are welcome to bring your own! Which is pretty cool.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

A self service place with similar food to the one in West Haven but that one is a real restaurant where the one in Madison is fast food on paper plates. The food was similar but it doesn't taste the same on paper as it does on a ceramic plate. And the people were not as accommodating as they were... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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