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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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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Italian

Seafood or Italian... Both good had the Italian real Veal Parm and Lobster Bisque Veal was great the sauce was fresh and tasty with a perfectly cooked pasta The Bisque was fair for a shoreline site

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Kevin O
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connecticut
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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North Stonington, Connecticut
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited on July17th with family for lunch. The service is fantastic, the the view is spectacular and the food was superb. Our group enjoyed the white sangria, cosmos and limoncello Martinis made perfectly for our drinks. Apps included the perfectly prepared Crabcakes and eggplant rotini. Our lunches included the stuffed sole, salad with Crabcakes and the fabulous Rigatoni Vodka to... More 

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connecticut
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Seafood or Italian... Both good had the Italian real Veal Parm and Lobster Bisque Veal was great the sauce was fresh and tasty with a perfectly cooked pasta The Bisque was fair for a shoreline site

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Houston, TX
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is as much for the service as it was for the food. We went here last night on our vacation. We have 2 small children (ages 2 and 4) so meals out can be an adventure. On the Waterfront is a very nice seafood and Italian establishment and one that on first glance probably wouldn't be the best for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Food was delicious and plentiful! Servers timely and responsive. Nice atmosphere will definitely return!

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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?