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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
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    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 nice but don't be in a hurry

Went here over Thanksgiving weekend with family (5 total). Food was delish, except one dinner was only OK - no complaints, it was fine, maybe our expectations were too high. Think it was one of the seafood pastas. Fra diavolo was excellent (i am a sucker for seafood stews of all types and have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
ET_Bville
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Syracuse
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Syracuse
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went here over Thanksgiving weekend with family (5 total). Food was delish, except one dinner was only OK - no complaints, it was fine, maybe our expectations were too high. Think it was one of the seafood pastas. Fra diavolo was excellent (i am a sucker for seafood stews of all types and have them a lot). Would recommend this... More 

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Thank ET_Bville
New London
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been in this place twice and both times it was very good, but this one was very disappointing. We ordered mussels specials and they were cold, not cooked at all and had very fishy taste. Then we ordered steak medium and tuna medium rare and we get rare steak and rare tuna😡we asked to cook the meat more,... More 

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1 Thank Valentina M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to On the Waterfront probably 20 times with friends family and ourselves. It has always consistently been a wonderful experience with excellent service & a beautiful setting of Windows looking out on the yacht docks in the Thames River. It has a very comfortable relaxed setting. Quality of the food is always been above average I would... More 

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Thank Chuck P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

My son was home for Christmas and had to report back to the Sub Base. We had driven 15 hours and didn't get to the restaurant until 8:25 p.m. and they were gracious enough to get us right in and allow us to order. They were pleasant and polite. The food was amazing (quality, taste, temp & presentation). We were... More 

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1 Thank Shelley W
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Extremely friendly staff and a good view of the river. The food was fantastic. The lobster bisque was one of the best I have had in a long time. The bread and butter (not sure if it was shallots, garlic/both) was delicious. I had the sausage over penne. I was timid to get sausage, I have had some bad luck... More 

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Thank Sarah M
ADN
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

New to the area...first time here. Initially sat at the bar and have to write that the bartenders Justin and Bobby were personable, provided outstanding service and attentive. We had to send back the salmon but the rest of the food was above average. The service was excellent and the location provided great ambiance. This is what will keep us... More 

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Syracuse
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Food was terrific, portions generous, prices fair for the quality and quantities. All 5 of us had seafood, so can't speak for the pasta or steak, but all 5 loved our dinners. Atmosphere was relaxed and casual. Service friendly and comfortable. They went out of their way to accomodate some special diet requests. You wouldn't be out of place if... More 

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Harrison
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

After a trip to a nearby casino, my friend, I and our two daughters were searching for a restaurant on the waterfront. We meandered into the area and inquired. Luckily, we were directed to this restaurant. We could not have asked for a better evening. We, of course, had not reserved but we were welcomed and seated. The staff was... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We dine at On The Waterfront weekly- why? It's a comfortable place with lovely views of the water, the variety of fish is always fresh and creatively presented- and the courtesy of the staff is outstanding!

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Thank Vivianna94
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

A great neighborhood Italian restaurant located on the New London marina. Our night was spent in a business meeting so we had some dedicated wait staff but I was really impressed by the friendliness of the staff. The good was fresh and the buffet spread colorful and neatly done. Sitting in front of the marina is a great way to... 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: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, 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?