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Skipper's Restaurant

167 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3208
860-739-3230
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Ranked #4 of 39 Restaurants in Niantic
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Clare, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Nice tasting fish and chips. Very fresh tasting and nicely fried. The coleslaw was different but very good, more of a vinagar dressing instead of a mayo based dressing. Tarter sauce was good and plentiful and malt vinagar was available for fries. Nice veiw from the outside picnic tables.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A great little spot overlooking Niantic Bay. Fabulous Fish & Chips.....fresh fish, fried perfectly. A simple place that does a great job with their fresh seafood. Can sit indoors or out on their deck.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you love fish&chips, clam strips or bellies , fried oysters, calamari... Skippers has a very light and crispy coating very generous portions we usually share fish and chips and get half fries and onion rings so delicious..

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Waterford, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We bought lobster rolls here several times this summer. They are packed with just lobster meat and a little bit of good mayonnaise--no fillers. They also come with chips and delicious coleslaw. AND the best part is they are several dollars cheaper than most other restaurants in the area! The view is also quite beautiful.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

cuz that's all you're going to get. Prices are as expected for a 'tourist' area, the plates come full, and you can sit INSIDE if the weather is bad - unlike other places in the area. Oh - all these seafood places are counter service only. You place your order and then wait. And wait. And wait... No wine or... More

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Farmington, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I am a Niantic native and I have been coming to Skippers Restaurant since I moved down here. The food is absolutely delicious, and never disappoints. The fish is always fresh, and the service is great! Your food will literally come out minutes after ordering! My most favorite meal to order is the fish sandwich. It is nothing like I've... More

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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208 reviews 208 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a place with a "million dollar view" if you sit out front, as one of the newspaper blurbs posted inside says, although the railroad tracks run between the front porch and the Long Island Sound. Nonetheless, if you want an authentic clam shack experience, this is the place to come. It is not inexpensive: we ordered a small... More

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Bethel, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I read a lot of reviews and talked to locals before deciding to choose this for dinner Friday night. I was not disappointed. My mom & daughter got big salads that were awesome, my husband and son got burgers which they said were very good and I had fried clams. I had not had any in so long and they... More

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EastCoast
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100 reviews 100 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There is no atmosphere, but the lobster roll was amazing. This is a typical seafood lunch spot, but we were fine with the food.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Don't overlook this place! Very casual spot. Eat on the deck or takeout to the beach! We brout it back to eat on the patio of the Inn. The fish and chips, scallop dinner and lobster roll were favorites for us. Highly recommend it!

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