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Chaplin's

165 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
860-443-0684
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Ranked #9 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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English first
New London, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's a bit on the small side, and can be crowded since seating is so limited. But they have great quality food at affordable prices. I dig places whose menu changes often, depending on what's freshest.

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New London, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've taken my family & friends to Chaplin's anytime I want to show off. Jack Chaplin and his team provide amazing customer service. It's a cozy space. The menu is great but the specials are even better. A must visit in downtown New London!

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Arlington, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

First off, I would give Chaplin's a 4.5, if that score was available here on Trip Advisor. We recently had a Saturday night dinner at Chaplin's and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our first courses were the Caesar salad and lobster & corn soup. The salad was good and the soup was close to perfect and very hardy. Our main courses of... More

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baltimore, maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

we enjoyed our dinner here very much. carefully prepared fresh seafood, affordable wine, friendly and efficient service. we will go back.

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Shoreline Connecticut
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23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just last weekend we were trying to think of a place that would satifsy all of the following: great food, casual, local, friendly, reasonable prices, and even a little funky! Well, we found it! CHAPLIN's in New London, on Bank Street. We were so thrilled to finally give it a try. We have had a number of people recommend it,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The wife and I have had this one on our list for a while now. We finally got there and wondered why it took so long. She had the stuffed flounder...very good. I had the shrimp scampi over beef medallions...excellent. The wife had the White Chocolate Blueberry Bread Pudding for dessert...excellent. 1 Mystic River beer...2 glasses of Pinot Grigio a... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Small, comfortable establishment with smart decor. Service was quick, efficient and friendly. Food was delivered quickly. Portions were adequate, but both of us felt there could have been more. Sauce for the chicken francaise was tasty. Wife's meal was good also with 8 shrimp in pasta and mixed hot veggie side. Also a bit small and finished with cabbage. Desserts... More

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New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This small family owned was almost missed. The hotel advised us to a different restuarant which was loud and packed. We fell upon this gem driving around the town. Fresh seafood, wonderful service, small, quiet. It was the perfect end to a long day!

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Clinton, CT
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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