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Captain Scott's Lobster Dock

80 Hamilton St, New London, CT 06320-5543
860-439-1741
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Ranked #6 of 124 Restaurants in New London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
New London, CT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Captain Scott's is a wonderful little wharf side dive that serves up excellent lobster rolls, fish and chips, chowder, etc. Their menu is limited by the catch of the day, but they always have lobster available. We visited on the last Friday of the season and they said that they would fish on Saturday and then remain open as long... More 

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Miami, FL
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114 reviews 114 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Was traveling through Connecticut an checked trip advisor for a good seafood place an this restaurant came up so decided to give it a try due to good reviews. Well I'm sure glad we did. Great atmosphere on the dock there. Great crowd enjoying their meals,sunshine. I had the large lobster roll with 1 1/2 lbs of awesome lobster. So... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My family and I loved this place! The atmosphere is very casual (outdoor seating overlooking a harbor on the Thames). There are a lot of seafood options (and even a few non-seafood things like chicken tenders and hot dogs if you have picky eaters). BOTH the Connecticut and New England style lobster rolls are available here. We visited in early... More 

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Shorewood, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Captain Scott's is a hidden gem and I mean hidden. It is located on a cove,sandwiched between the dock and railroad tracks. Yes it can be noisy when a train goes by, but the overall feeling is a good meal in a pretty neat alfresco setting. On our most recent visit this summer, we opted for the whole belly fried... More 

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Additional Information about Captain Scott's Lobster Dock

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

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