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167 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3208
860-739-3230
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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, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This is the SEAFOOD place we keep coming back to!

Very casual coastal dining, yet they have the BEST whole fried clams (not to be confused with whole belly Ipswich clams) and freshest fried codfish. Their tartar sauce is also excellent with its bits of pickles and onions. Competitive prices: $20. to $25. per above entrees, which included fries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very casual coastal dining, yet they have the BEST whole fried clams (not to be confused with whole belly Ipswich clams) and freshest fried codfish. Their tartar sauce is also excellent with its bits of pickles and onions. Competitive prices: $20. to $25. per above entrees, which included fries. You can BYO beer, wine or cider, and eat inside, or... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Super fresh seafood! The seafood salad sandwich was amazing, the fish sandwich was large and so juicy which was great because sometimes fish sandwiches can be dry. The onion rings where excellent and more than the two of us could eat. Out of our trips to Cape Cod, Nantucket, Baltimore and Myrtle Beach these were the BEST clam strips we... More 

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Denton, Texas
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158 reviews 158 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Skippers has a pretty good menu, large portions of food, fair prices and decent service. The fish and chips knock it out of the park. Burgers are tasty, worth the visit. Enjoy

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Niantic, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Very reasonable...mostly fried food with a view of Niantic Bay ! We go quite often.. the food is fresh and good...little ones love it too. You eat outside (if you prefer), on picnic tables, it is shaded with canopy in the summer, and have a beautiful view AND the bonus of seeing a train go by...little ones love it !... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

very casual, eat outside if you can. Love the scallop roll, always fresh and never over cooked. Not the best meal I ever had in a restaurant, but the best seafood. Good Fish and chips. Give it a try.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Good fresh, deep fried classics. They have good homemade onion rings. Pretty standard fare, but it always hits the spot. Limited indoor seating, and a large enclosed front deck. Love that they are open all year, since all the other clam shacks close up when the tourists go home.

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Kansas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great whole belly as well as clam strips. Enjoyed sitting outside at picnic table. Place order at the counter and wait for your number to be called. Worth the short wait. Will return!

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Clare, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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6 reviews 6 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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7 reviews 7 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 167 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3208
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: 860-739-3230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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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