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Fred's Shanty

272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320
(860) 447-1301
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Ranked #14 of 123 restaurants in New London
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English first
Cheshire, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is just as the name describes - you go up to a window, order your food and then eat at picnic tables. Be aware there are no bathroom facilities at this location. The food was very good, large portions and reasonable prices. Nice to just sit back and relax by the water while eating some whole belly clams, clam... More

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seminole, fl
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had fried clams strips..they were good but were not served hot...they were cooked to order so I am not sure why they were not hot...you sit outside...pick up your order at the window...look out over the water....only thing I have ever eaten there...prices were reasonable compared to one other place we stopped at and decided not to stay to eat... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place!! Whenever I'm in Connecticut, it's one of the first places I visit and can't get enough of their delicious clam strips, either solo or the clam strip dinner.

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orlando
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Cool atmosphere at Fred's. Found by accident but glad we stopped in for a quick lunch beside the water.

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Groton, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If you want fresh seafood,burgers or dogs. this the place. It has a great view of the Thames River looking toward Groton. And the people and service is the best. Seating is outdoors or take out. I have been coming here since I was little. And I will never stop.

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Jewett City
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I have been going here for a long time and their seafood is great. There is limited seating and parking.

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New London, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you're looking for a very casual outdoor seafood dinner, this is the place. Parking can be difficult, and the tables aren't always the cleanest, but the food is delicious and reasonably priced. They have some of the best fish sandwiches around, and I miss them in the off season!

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Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

A must visit every year. Especially when you want seafood outside. A place for great food and great views. Always miss them is the offseason. Parking can be hard at dinnertime, but is worth it.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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113 reviews 113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Yes Great burgers, dogs & fried clans and seafood , just the way you like it ... Delicious and fresh.. Great location and views.. Nothing fancy just great food and at a great price..It's just too bad they close for the Fall and Winter...I'll be back in the spring !

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The clam bellies are heaven! Great chowder full of clams. Husband loved his scallops. Great value moneywise.

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