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Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale

1301 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3432
203-245-7289
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Ranked #4 of 38 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Kingston, Jamaica
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went to the one with the ice cream stand and the carousel. The food was great (though my lobster bisque was a bit too thick) and the kids enjoyed the ice cream and carousel ride afterwards.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went there for a family lunch on a Saturday afternoon. It was not too busy and we got our food quick. The prices were out of control, never expected to pay nearly $80.00 for three bowls of chowder, steamers and two orders of fish and chips & kids ice cream cones. The steamers were good, and the fish was... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I'm fairly certain those fans of Fish Tales will be aghast at a three star rating of this Madison landmark. But I have my reasons, and you'll see that I don't think poorly of the place. Essentially this location is a fancy fast food place specializing in seafood. Place your orders at the counter, get a number and wait. We... More

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White Plains, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Lenny & Joe's is an must-stop for my family. If we don't get there at least once a year, we feel something is missing in our lives! I always read the reviews here before I go, and am surprised to see something negative, and fear the place has changed. This year was no different - among the reviews were one... More

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Quaint unassuming restaurant with great seafood. Very casual place. I had a fried soft shelled crab sandwich. It was crunchy and delicious. They have everything you could ask for, lobster, clams, and white fish filets of all kinds. On the property is a carousel and an ice cream kiosk. The ice cream was smooth and tasty. The location is extremely... More

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Mystic, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Okay, it's not a five-star white napkin, dressed-to-the-nines experience but this place delivers the goods if you love a hot buttery grill toasted roll...or any fried fish, and the home made potato chips. My hot lobster roll was HEAVEN. Nice place to take the family after the beach - eat outside and put the kids on the carousel.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lenny & Joe's is a Madison institution. Very casual, outdoor dining on picnic tables. Great steamed lobsters, steamers, fried clams and fried fish. It's fun, but a little pricey.

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Branford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I go to Lenny and joes in madison for the vanilla ice cream! I don't even like soft serve and it is amazing, I can't resist! I tell my kids we are going for the carousel but truth be told its the vanilla with mini m&ms!!!!!!

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New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went there for lunch on a Sunday and we really enjoyed the environment, which was relaxed and welcoming. I ordered a sole made in the oven and it was very nice and delicate. I was happy I could order it with brown rice and steamed vegetables: bith were very good. I was glad I could find tasteful and healthy... More

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Venice, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I stopped by today for a quick lunch. I had the scallops over a spring salad. It was a great combination. The scallops were cooked to order and were some of the best that I have ever had. The salad was also very fresh and delicious. I needed directions and they went out of their way to look the place... More

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