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Captain Scott's Lobster Dock

80 Hamilton St, New London, CT 06320-5543
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Ranked #4 of 123 Restaurants in New London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Fairmont, West Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

While visiting the Groton and New London CT area, my wife searched for a place to have lunch. She saw the reviews for Capt'n Scott's was very good so we decided to search it out and we were not disappointed. Although it is not fancy, it was a great experience. We enjoyed the outside deck, the food was great and... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Maybe it's the batter, the fried food or the ice cream but the clients were mostly people of size. Folks lugged in coolers to guzzle their favorite brew. The fish was fresh but had too much batter. Atmosphere is 5*. Friendly service.

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Hurricane, Utah
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We ate here twice on 9/2, lunch was just my wife and I and at dinner there were four of us. The lobster rolls are the best we have found in the area and the other seafood choices (clam strips and scallop rolls esp.) are also very good to great. If you like lobster, go to Capt. Scott's

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The fish and chips were excellent. The fish was cooked perfectly. Where I am from, fried fish is always over-battered and overcooked, making you sick afterwards. This batter was very light and crispy, with just enough flavor not to overpower the taste of the fish. The fish itself was delicious, moist and tender. The lobster roll was also very tasty,... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wow, now that is a beautiful, fresh, mouth watering meal! The roll is like a hot dog bun which is soft and tasty, topped with a large portion of delectable lobster meat, from the claw, I mean chunks not stringy bits...the lobster bisque was so rich and heavenly, with real lobster pieces n it. So buttery! The scallops had the... More

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Niantic, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the first place we think of for lobster. Very casual, byob.. Enjoy the view of the boats and enjoy fabulous fried clams and lobster in all its' glory. Get there early, the line can be long, and parking limited.

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Farmington, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had a great lobster dinner with friends at Capt Scott's. I am a big fan of Abbott's and I would say that the lobster dinner at Capt Scott's was superior. Great lobster, nice red potatoes and ear of corn- all very fresh and hot. My husband had a lobster roll and was very happy with his meal. My friend... More

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Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were very fortunate to visit on the last day of August when there was live music all day. The food was very good, a shrimp po-boy was one of the best we have ever had, and a cheese burger which was good. The fries were also very good. It was busy with a long line, however the wait was... More

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Norwich, Connecticut, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Always enjoyed going to Captain. Scott's but went last week and had the worst clam dinner I ever had. The clams were very over done and I was burping them up all night. The clam chowder was all potato' s not one little piece of clam. Very disappointed. Don' think I will be going there any more.It was so bad... More

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a regular stop for us when we visit our son at Conn College. The line moves quickly so don't let that scare you. Sitting outside, sharing wonderful food, knowing these moments are fleeting - what could be better? We all had lobster rolls and shared a side of fried clams. The lobster rolls are generously filled with fresh... More

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