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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The freshest seafood in a casual atmoshere

We have visited this restaurant on several occasions over the years whenever we are in the area. The food is consistently terrific. The seating is outdoors with both covered and uncovered picnic tables. The scenery is fantastic and relaxing as it is located at a marina. It is the secret spot that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
gophertrail
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Arkansas
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  • Local cuisine
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Arkansas
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We have visited this restaurant on several occasions over the years whenever we are in the area. The food is consistently terrific. The seating is outdoors with both covered and uncovered picnic tables. The scenery is fantastic and relaxing as it is located at a marina. It is the secret spot that everyone knows about for a great seafood meal.... More 

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connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great clams….enjoy them , but avoid the truly tasteless hot lobster rolls. There are so many lobster shacks out there, so save yourself from trekking to this out of the way place since the main event isn't up to par.

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Cedarhurst, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My sister and I go to Mohegan Sun every summer and we always try to find a new seafood restaurant to go to. This did not disappoint in the least! Even though the line was long, it moved quickly and ordering was easy. The food came without much of a wait and let me say, even if we did have... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If it wasn't for TA, I wouldn't have known about this place. It is really tucked away and you couldn't stumble upon it. Driving towards it you don't think you are going anywhere good, but then you round a corner and see a lot of cars and a lot of people. It is always a good sign to see a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

7/29/2015 A nice lobster dock in New London. Wait in line, order, they call your name. Simple and efficient. Sell ice cream separately, off to one side. We sat with another couple from PA at a picnic table. Very casual, nice setting simply prepared foods. Lobster roll was very good.

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Guilford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped here after a visit to The Fort Trumbull State Park. We had heard good things on Roadfood.com and it was real close to the state park. As we drove in we wondered if we had made a bad decision. The Dock is wedged between a marina and the Amtrak mainline and the Amtrak right of way is not... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

<<BYOB>> a little tricky to find, off Hamilton St. which looks like an alley way. Better be prepared to wait because they really have a good thing going here and everybody knows it already! While everything was wonderful I highly recommend the Clam fritters.

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Baltimore County, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We met a friend from Rhode Island here for lunch on our trip to Maine. This place consisted of a small building where everyone purchased their food and took it to a picnic table overlooking the water to eat. Both my husband and I had lobster rolls which were very good.

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Shelbyville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Lobster 0 Me 3. Great sea food, super service. All the item on the menu are good. Not enough time to try it all. The items we did try were great, from the New England Clam Chowder, to the clam strips, and also the fritters. Not to forget the Lobster. We can bring our own beverage, and extras. Also our... More 

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connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You'd never know it by looking at it and the way in is crazy BUT... OMG. The road to get to the restaurant is a long bumpy ride over the train tracks and there was a bit of a wait in line. IT WAS WORTH STANDING IN THE SCORCHING HEAT AND HUMIDITY!! My friends and I had a combo platters,... 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?