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Fred's Shanty

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272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320
(860) 447-1301
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Everyone in Town Goes to Fred's

This is a roadside hamburger place with delicious burgers and fries. Very reasonably priced. Right on the marina.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is a roadside hamburger place with delicious burgers and fries. Very reasonably priced. Right on the marina.

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Groton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Just getting out of Ocean Beach driving by, decided to stop here for the first time and surely not disappointed. It definitely makes you feel like summer in New England! Kids really enjoy their hot dog.

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New York,NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Stopped by here this week and had yet again the best hot dog you can get anywhere. If you try anything at this place let it be a dog. YUM

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Bristol, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Although I ama native of New London, I moved out of town long before Fred's came into being. Finding myself in Mystic yesterday I decided to drive to New London and try it. I'm glad I did as it was a pleasant experience. The food was good and the prices can't be beat. Will I go back again? You bet!

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Sacramento, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ordered the clam strips and were not the least bit pleased with out selection. They were tough and not very tasty.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We saw great reviews and went there with our two toddlers for lunch. it is casual small space by the water... Place was packed so i was happy about my decision. Food was excellent.... fresh. We orderd Lobster Salad, Fish fry. I loved the fresh fish fry... thank you...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I don't know what the options are to eat elsewhere nearby, as we simply docked and walked up the stairs to a place my companions knew about. Long lines to order at the window, longer wait to get your food, and not an inexpensive meal by any means. That said, I enjoyed my fried scallops platter (plenty of fries and... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Walk up windows to order ice cream or food. Friendly staff and outdoor seating providing scenic view of the Thames River. Usually windy and umbrellas are provided on some tables to shield the summer sun. Today I ordered a long dog with that delicious grilled dog and roll and onion rings. Dog never disappoints; onion rings were greasy and too... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I really do not like it when a restaurant or any other place states it is famous. Maybe for the local area but certainly not nationwide. Food is just average and overpriced. You can get better fish and chips at a local pizzeria. The one good value is the soft serve ice cream. The people are very nice.

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New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Hotdogs! Did anyone say hotdog! This place has great dogs and gets good wifi, too. It is a great place to sit and troll on the internet while eating a dog and fries. This is a walk-to place, so walk to it and you won't be complaining about parking. And bring your laptop or phone and wifi away the evening.

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Address: 272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320
Phone Number: (860) 447-1301
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London

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  • Address: 272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: (860) 447-1301

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