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Captain Scott's Lobster Dock

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80 Hamilton St, New London, CT 06320-5543
860-439-1741
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
2 words... "Oh, YUM!"

I've been here many, many times and have never, ever had a bad meal. It's a great place to grab something quick "to go", or to park at one of the picnic tables and enjoy the sunshine and good food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
JDRandCt
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CT
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  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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English first
CT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've been here many, many times and have never, ever had a bad meal. It's a great place to grab something quick "to go", or to park at one of the picnic tables and enjoy the sunshine and good food.

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CT, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Family and child friendly. Great food. You may bring beverages.restless children delight in feeding ducks!

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Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We go here often - fresh seafood in an order yourself and sit outside setting amid boats, saltwater moorings and seagulls.

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New London
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food and atmosphere! Casual outside eating. Polite service and not too long of a wait for food. Lobster Salad was great!

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New London, CT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The food here is always satisfying and in the mood for dining outdoors on picnic tables. The picnic table area is covered to block sun, rain but not wind!! Sometimes the breezes will blow napkins, almost empty drink and food containers off the table if you don't keep your guard up. I have never been disappointed eating here.

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Pittsburgh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a great place to go for a summer picnic! Bring a tablecloth and some beer or bottle of wine, order your food and enjoy the waterfront scene. Lobster rolls were great, as were the onion rings and we all had ice cream to finish off a lovely summer evening. Seating is outside under cover, great atmosphere.

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This place is kinda tucked away but a real nice spot for seafood. It's all outdoor seating with picnic tables and some of the tables have an overhead to cover you. There are 2 windows one to order and the other to pick up when they call your number. The plates are yummy and plentiful...it's also a BYOB so be... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I was surprised to see current reviews rating Cap't Scott's highly after our most recent visit. At one time we really enjoyed eating here however it seems the quality has gone down. It could be our visit on a Sunday vs. a weeknight may have led to a less than optimal experience so we'll try it again next year.

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New London, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Captain Scott's has the best hot lobster roll around. The steamers are great! Great ambience if you enjoy being outside next to the railroad tracks with beautiful water views and lots of boats to admire

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New London, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is my "go to " place when friends/family visit from in land. When they don't have the fortune of dining on seafood by the sea. Or the river. Along with the boats, seagulls and salty air. Portions are small and prices are "market." You get in line and order your food to bring back to a wood picnic table.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Hamilton St, New London, CT 06320-5543
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: 860-439-1741

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?