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250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-2800
Website
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
Good for:
Bar scene
Special occasions
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of my favorites

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Kathleen P
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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Connecticut
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by how wonderful everything was. The prices aren't crazy, the menu is varied, the food was delicious and the service was good. The bread and spicy butter blend were a notch above the average, and everything else we tasted was really good. The lobster bisque was outstanding: thick and creamy, with balanced flavors and a good... More 

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Groton CT
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This will be our 3rd time with a less than desirable experience at this restaurant. On 2/19/15 we went there for our 26th Anniversary dinner. I had asked the hostess for a "window seat" to which she replied "did you make a reservation?" I said no, but could we please have one because of our Anniversary, she said no. After... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Took a party of 10 out in a snow storm for dinner and this was such a warm and friendly place to do it! The waiter, Tom, was extremely attentive even tho the restaurant was open to other parties. Food was good - no complaints, even a compliment on the size of the appetizer.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband and I received a "Wine and Dine" package while staying at the Inn at Harbor Hill Marina. We heard On the Waterfront had a great selection. When we arrived, it honestly looked like a dive. I was wrong! Once we entered, we were greeted with a warm, friendly smile and taken to a table by the window right... More 

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Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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
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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
Senior Contributor
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
85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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?