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Skipper's Restaurant

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The sweetest fried clams!

My sister and I decided to go on a Sunday Drive from Feeding Hills, MA, to the shore and headed South. We wanted a nice fresh seafood lunch. I wanted whole bellied clams. We liked the inviting appearance of Skipper's and decided to go in. We were offered the choice of dining in or out on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Bevi22
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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My sister and I decided to go on a Sunday Drive from Feeding Hills, MA, to the shore and headed South. We wanted a nice fresh seafood lunch. I wanted whole bellied clams. We liked the inviting appearance of Skipper's and decided to go in. We were offered the choice of dining in or out on the patio. We chose... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love the food here! They use zero cholesterol oil and the food tastes lighter,. everything is super fresh and always available. They eclipse the other restaurant in town of a similar venue. I have been singing their praises since they opened, and am so glad they have the outdoor patio now, and are open year round.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Outside dining with excellent seafood.Easy walking distance to The Inn at Harbor Hill. BYOB. This area is quaint.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Food wasn't bad. I had a side order of fried scallops & a bowl of clam chowder for $24. A bit over priced for what you get in my opinion.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a very casual restaurant right on the main road. The fish and chips are some of the best I've ever eaten.

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Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This appears to be a popular place. Many people stop by to order seafood and enjoy with the family.. This is the seafood version of the fast food places that serve burgers. A disappointment if you enjoy seafood.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Skipper's has a nice location on the Niantic waterfront. You have a nice view while you enjoy your meal. Seating is quite limited though. We got a seat but I think our timing was just lucky. The whole belly clams were good. The clam fritters were ok - not nearly up to those offered at other locations in New England.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very Good fried seafood resturant with a view of the Niantic Bay if you sit outsideor you can sit indoors in a beachscene decor. Order an pick up your food at the counter indoors Staff was friendly and personable.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I had the fish & chips for dinner. The food was average; hot and tasty. But, $20 for 8oz fish & chips and a drink is a bit high by my book. I will say that it was very busy, but I received my meal quickly.

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Canton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I always get the fried clam strips dinner and husband gets the fish and chips. Great price for excellent food! Sit outside under the blue awning and feel the sea breeze while watching the trains roll by.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?