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All 40 Niantic Restaurants

Skipper's Restaurant

167 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3208
860-739-3230
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Ranked #2 of 40 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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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

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
31 helpful votes 31 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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232 reviews 232 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about Skipper's Restaurant

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

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