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On the Waterfront

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250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-2800
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 61
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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Locals say it's the best seafood in New London,USA

This place is only a short taxi drive from the port. Water views of the marina so be sure to get a window seat. The seafood was very good with lots of local variety. Fish & Lobster are a good choice. Very friendly area of the world

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Jimmy D
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Greater Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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English first
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were a party of 10 and our table was in a beautiful spot at the windows so we could see the marina outside. Even though it was a cold/rainy day, it was still a beautiful back drop for a lovely graduation celebration with friends and family. We all came from different parts of NY and NJ and met there... More 

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Lake Worth, Fl
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

As the name implies you are on the waterfront. The entire real wall is glass and you lookout onto a marina. Enough about the view, let's talk about the best part the food. My wife started with the Rhode Island clam chowder (clear broth). For her main dish she had the stuffed sole over a citrus flavored risotto and asparagus.... More 

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is only a short taxi drive from the port. Water views of the marina so be sure to get a window seat. The seafood was very good with lots of local variety. Fish & Lobster are a good choice. Very friendly area of the world

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Vienna, VA
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107 reviews 107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We've eaten here a few times while visiting relatives in the area. The latest trip was in April 2015. Sat right at the window -- wow what a view. I had stuffed sole -- very tasty. I did think the wines were a bit overpriced and I did not like the way the waitress handled the wine glasses (cold glasses... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband took me on a mystery ride this beautiful spring day. We ended up in New London, CT. I went to Trip Advisor to explore where we should eat and On the Waterfront won the vote. This was a superb choice. The view was beautiful, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. The bread is made daily... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

"On the Waterfront" has drawn me and my palette for numerous years. As a family, there have been celebrations and bereavements in a private room. Socially, I will go there on dates, with friends, and I am happy to venture there by myself! One cannot go wrong at this restaurant. The atmosphere lends itself to an ideal dining experience; cuisine... More 

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Waterford, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We brought a friend from Berkley, CA to on the Waterfront and he said it was the best food he ever had in a restaurant! Need I say more?

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Montgomery, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

And that says a lot about a restaurant. Broiled Stonington scallops were perfect!! As was the bread, wow. Beautiful views of the water from the dining room, surrounded on three sides with windows.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Although a little too noisy to be considered romantic, this is one of my favorite places to come with friends and family. Great views make up for the lack of parking. Lots of tempting choices on menu, and all have been consistently good. They are flexible enough to do half size portions too! There really is something to please everyone... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I've only had drinks and eaten in the bar section, but the food is outstanding and the staff are friendly. A great little place to relax and enjoy some time with friends.

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Additional Information about On the Waterfront

Address: 250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320
Phone Number: (860) 444-2800
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: (860) 444-2800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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