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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: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 32
    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
Water and train whistles with coffee

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Crumbles4u
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Norwich, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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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 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 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 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 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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New London, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A warm November day was perfect for deck seating at the Muddy Waters Cafe recently. A friend and I were there because they advertised Hughies Love Salad, a salad we used to eat once a week at another New London restaurant some 40 years ago that was was reknowned for its original Love Salad. Although it was touted as the... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A family owned café with a wonderful mix of comfortable seating arrangements. An outside deck allows for great viewing of boats, ferries and submarines in the Thames River. I ordered the Herb Roasted Chicken with red peppers and spinach with pesto on rye bread. Absolutely scrumptious and enough to share with another. $7.50 While a wonderful variety of coffees and... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?