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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dining with a view !

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
88Janice1964
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Niantic, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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Niantic, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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
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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 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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
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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?