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All 125 New London Restaurants

On the Waterfront

250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-2800
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Ranked #8 of 125 Restaurants in New London
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
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for a very early dinner. I had the Italian cod special which was delicious. The fish was tender and the topping and sauce was tasty. My dining companion had the fisherman's platter which was even better. The scallops were the only thing he shared with me and they were very good. He was very happy with his... More 

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New London, Connecticut
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We go to On The Waterfront often. Been with family and friends and as a couple. Service is always great and the food is not too heavy. They have a small area for a semi private party. Not many restaurants with a water view and good food. I have tried many menu items and none have disappointed. Calamari or mussels... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was our second visit to this restaurant. We love this area and returned from out of state for another trip. We chose to this restaurant for my birthday. Even though it was a busy night with several large groups, the owner took the time to stop by our table. He remembered our first visit and could even tell us... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The food was fantastic and our waitress Whitney was fabulous!!! The menu is so varied, anyone could find something they liked. We had the pasta with mixed seafood - Zuppa Di Pesce Fra Diavlo as a main course and the Crusted Tuna as an appetizer. Both were delicious! And the bread was obviously made in house and hot and delicious.... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

As another reviewer said, certainly not a five star restaurant but food was good and location nice but interior needs to be refreshed. Our server was pleasant. We had the chopped salad which had an off putting floral taste but very large portion which enabled one to get used to the taste, I think they should re hydrate their sun... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

There were maybe 5 other duce tables in the restaurant for lunch when a friend and I arrived for lunch yesterday... No one was around, so we walked into the diningroom, then we were told to pick our table.... as we did. The food was excellent and plentiful, but the waitress spent more time talking to the bartender, than being... More 

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Groton, CT
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We have eaten here a few times and never been disappointed. Service is top notch, meals are served hot, and delicious. The garlic butter is fantastic...make sure everyone has some!! Prices are reasonable. There's a view of the Thames River if you are fortunate enough to get there early or reserved a table.

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Groton CT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Visited The Waterfront the on a Tuesday evening in October with another couple, asking for a window seat, we were told that window seats were reserved up to five weeks in advance, thus we were seated at a inner table. My wife's codfish was on the bland side and my baked stuffed shrimp had soggy butter soaked stuffing without a... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

although were a little late it was still busy but we waited for a table over looking the harbour, it worth the wait. The food and service were excellent. Parking can be a little difficult but not enough to to be a problem.

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Groton, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Every time we've gone back these past few months, we've taken someone new along with us. With a fantastic view of the Thames River and boating scene, this is a wonderful place to dine. With a $$-$$$ choice of meals, you'll be definitely treated to wonderful choices with every one a winning choice. The only downside is finding a place... More 

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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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