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165 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
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Ranked #11 of 123 restaurants in New London
Price range: $14 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Chaplin's specializes in local, fresh-caught sea food. In addition to New England traditions, Chaplin's ventures into other American regional favorites. With warm hospitality, Chaplin's serves up fresh dinners and fun times year round.
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89% Recommend
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English first
Clinton, CT
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Really love Chaplin's. The menu is excellent and eclectic. Never had a disappointing meal here. The appetizers and entrees are equally superb.

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Plainfield, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The menu is small but offers a good variety with moderate pricing. The food was fresh and prepared very well. The service is friendly and attentive but not annoying. The ambiance is good and the place is clean. All the right requirements for a great dining experience! Don't miss it.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

this is the second time in two years our group of four has eaten at Chaplin's, and we were not disappointed upon returning. Great service, wonderful afrtwork around the walls, varied menu, good specials, GREAT value for the money. As one of our foursome exalted, "this was one of the best meals I have had in a very long time".... More

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New London, Connecticut, Usa
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This little restaurant tucked in on Bank St, New London offers great seafood at very reasonable prices. The just recently won second place in the New London Main Street Spring Food Stroll Culinary Contest. Worth checking out.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Stopped in early on a Saturday evening. The place is nice and well decorated. The menu is small and easy to navigate. The prices were a bit high considering the portion size and lack of bread. The food was decent, though not great. It got busy quickly though, so the locals seem to like it. Glad i tried it, but... More

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Voluntown, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Having heard that the place is small and can fill up when there is an event downtown, we made reservations and we greeted warmly. I understand it is a small kitchen and owner operated, but the appetizer list is rather short, and overall the menu only had a few vegetarian options. Of course I was there for seafood and I... More

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Waterford, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband and I were looking for suggestions for a different place to enjoy a date night out together. One of our friends recommended Chaplin's so we decided to give it a try. It was a Friday night , but it wasn't overly crowded and we were quickly seated. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The food was very good... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Located on Bank Street in New London, this eatery serves up seasonal foods, and specialties. The space is small so if you are thinking of going on the weekend, call for reservations first. On busy nights, parking can be a problem since it is on the street. The Owner/Chef puts out delicious food in nice portions. Definitely try his homemade... More

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Mystic, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We first went to Chaplin's about 2 years ago when they first opened, Urban pioneers, this neighborhood was ready to be gentrified, but was still rough around the edges when Jack Chaplin took the plunge and opened this intimate bistro. A simple dining room, with crisp white tablecloths, fresh flowers and candles, original artwork and a quiet ambiance made a... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Chaplin's is a small, quaint restaurant located on the main drag, Bank Street, in New London, CT. The service is great, food is fantastic. I went there with a party of 12 and they were able to accommodate all of us at a very cozy table. ALL of our meals came to us piping hot. Try the flounder stuffed with... More

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