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250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-2800
Website
Today
3:00 pm - 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    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
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:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Warwick, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Connecticut
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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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: Special occasions, Bar scene
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?