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Chaplin's

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Italian, Seafood, Contemporary, Continental
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165 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
860-443-0684
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Chaplin's specializes in local, fresh-caught sea food. In addition to New...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place

This is a great restaurant! The food is wonderful. Lots of fresh fish choices. Salmon dishes are a delight.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
CattyIdiot
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New London, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New London, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a great restaurant! The food is wonderful. Lots of fresh fish choices. Salmon dishes are a delight.

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Niantic
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I've had just about every dish and sampled their available specials from time to time. The seafood is fresh daily, the kitchen is open and inviting, the prices are perfect, the staff is excellent and service is good. Never once disappointed. Sad to hear Jack is leaving. Good luck with his new endeavor, Cap'n Jack's.

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Machias, Maine
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I had Salmon Picatta, and it was delicious. The staff were very patient with us and all our questions, and very attentive. My mother also liked her meal, I think she got scallops or shrimp. I would definitely go there again!!

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New London, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Fresh fish, always something different to choose from, and the hardest working chef around. The best advantages of a small, comfortable, and warm space make the visit energizing and very satisfying.

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CT
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The place is very small, and the view is of a Salvation Army store but the food is excellent! We went with our children and their spouses recently on a night there was lots of activity in town and the place was crowded. We made a reservation and our table was ready but the food took a long time to... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: 860-443-0684

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Contemporary, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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