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Muddy Waters Cafe

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42 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6053
860-444-2232
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast/lunch in the heart of New London

We're locals who have breakfast every Saturday at Muddy waters. They offer a wonderful selection of baked goods and breakfast sandwiches. Lunches include good sandwiches, salads, etc., all at very reasonable prices. The location is fabulous, next to the train station and the ferry slips... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
PAUL M
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Groton, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Groton, Connecticut
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We're locals who have breakfast every Saturday at Muddy waters. They offer a wonderful selection of baked goods and breakfast sandwiches. Lunches include good sandwiches, salads, etc., all at very reasonable prices. The location is fabulous, next to the train station and the ferry slips, overlooking the busy harbor. Funky furniture, cozy seating and eclectic decorations (ship models, movie posters,... More 

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East Lyme, CT
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Great food overall, but the Love Salad is my favorite!...as long as you like garlic!! Good coffee and very friendly staff.

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Norwich, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This charming homey, eclectic cafe serves up great coffee, muffins (not house made), bagels and wonderful soups and sandwiches for lunch. It's a great spot for locals to gossip and gather. It's the ONLY spot that serves the original Hughies Love Salad complete with garlic.

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hartford
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

I spent over 4 hours here today doing work on the laptop, with a client lunch meeting in the middle. What a gem of a place in downtown New London. The staff were pleasant, happy to please, smiling and willing to serve. Power plugs and wireless available. The owners were also on site and chatted with us. The atmosphere is... More 

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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a great little gem. Warm, friendly, and great atmosphere. Not to mention, great food! The decor is really fun, filled with all kinds of memorabilia and fun pictures.

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Granby, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

went there last week for a casual lunch. recommended by someone who used to live in New London. Got the pot roast sandwich special with their great tomato soup. Perfect lunch on a cold day. Friendly service and cool atmosphere.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Love the atmosphere, the vintage Life magazines to puruse and the semi-interesting menu. Average coffee and pastry. Very popular with the locals, can get a little crowded at times. Altogether, a cute little joint. Service varies.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Well, one of the best sandwich places ever visited. The choices of bread, deli, toppings, etc. will always please everybody and anybody in your party. I hate the fact they close so early as this place could easily satisfy one's dinner hunger.

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New London, Connecticut, Usa
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great place to stop for coffee, breakfast or lunch. Lots of history surrounds you and the Susan & Barry make everyone feel right at home. If you're doing lunch, be sure to try the 'Love Salad'.

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New London, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Very friendly staff, make this cafe a great choice. Not to mention the food, "homelike" atmosphere, prices and view of the river. No drama, just the place to relax with friends and enjoy a good meal with a view. Like sitting in your own living room, except you don't have to dust before they come over!

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Additional Information about Muddy Waters Cafe

Address: 42 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6053
Phone Number: 860-444-2232
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6053
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: 860-444-2232

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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