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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 #5 of 121 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Columbia KY
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I ate here recently, and it was very good. One orders at a counter, and there are picnic tables on which to enjoy your meal. My Clam whole belly meal was tops. My wife had the fish and chips. She reported that one piece is adequate due to the size of the serving

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Groton, Connecticut, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great food and great views.Fish n chips in beer batter/clam chowder awesome. add clam fritters. Lobsters fresh and fish to located in a marina with great views as boats go in out of marina while u sit in cover open pavilion. Service is very fast walk up window. Hidden jem if not from area might be difficult to find but... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is one of our favorite places. I love their lobster roll. Always fresh and delicious. It was surprising for us to find a really nice place, hidden well in New London.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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414 reviews 414 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
1,023 helpful votes 1,023 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was a revisit for me to this seasonal outdoor lobster shack in a scenic setting overlooking marinas on Shaw's Cove. See my 2013 review. This was a first time for my friend. Heading home from Pennsylvania after a trip to Washington, DC and Baltimore for the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key’s writing of the lyrics to the “The... More

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Niantic, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A friend and I went spontaneously for fish and chips on Saturday night, and were surprised at the line at 5:30. We voiced surprise that the tourists were still around as we waited for more than a half hour in line, which gave us an opportunity to talk to others waiting. One couple had driven from New Bedford, Ma to... More

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Montville, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Captain Scott's was always one of my favorite places but this summer, the lines every time I have gone have been really long. This past Saturday, we waited for 1 1/2 hours to order. By the time we got up to order, many of the menu items were out. The food we got was okay but not worth the wait.... More

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