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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nothing says summer like fried seafood

Fred's Shanty is a casual seafood shack ... very casual. Read the menu board posted above the ordering window, place your order, wait a bit, pick it up, and take a seat overlooking New London harbor. The view is terrific and there's plenty of seating. The fish sandwich was 2 pieces of fried seafood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Essem W
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Niantic, Connecticut
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Niantic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Fred's Shanty is a casual seafood shack ... very casual. Read the menu board posted above the ordering window, place your order, wait a bit, pick it up, and take a seat overlooking New London harbor. The view is terrific and there's plenty of seating. The fish sandwich was 2 pieces of fried seafood on a decent burger bun with... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Good dogs, great fries (actually the best I've had!), good scallops and fish. Everything fresh, sit outside. Perfect spot for after the beach or an early evening jaunt. Inexpensive, delivers exactly what they advertise. And ALWAYS busy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great Summer Seafood Shack! Whole belly clams, hot dogs and ice cream Could not ask for a more New England summer eatery! Tables outside, some views of the marina and city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Back in town after moving south 2 years ago, looking for a good New England-style hot dog. Fred's long dog was okay, but the bun wasn't buttered before grilling. Oh well, the quest continues. My companion enjoyed her burger, and the onion rings are hand-battered. Nice location on a nice day.

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Clinton, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My son's hotdog was good, however clam strips were nothing special. Will be my first and last visit. However on the plus side prices were very reasonable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Had dinner last Friday with family and friends. Lobster roll was very average. Pulverized into tiny bits with too much celery and not enough mayo. Daughters hot dog was very good. Clam chowder was good. Mozzarella sticks were very average as well. View and ambiance was very good.

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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

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