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Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale

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$$ - $$$
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1301 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3432
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Madison, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't usually like to stand in line to order a meal but it's definitely worth it here. The menu is varied and has healthy baked and broiled choices in addition to fried. There are gluten free choices, too.

Thank martha0713
West Hartford, Connecticut
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I know Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale is very popular, but my recent visit was not a good one. First, the positive - the steamers were the best that I have ever had!! They were cooked to perfection!! However, the fried clams and onion rings were very greasy. The fried claims were mushy. Although I need to eat glutten-free foods,... More 

Thank bonjovifan_13
Danbury, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is consistently the freshest seafood. The fried seafood platter feeds 2 hungry people. The scallops and whole bellied clams are amazing!

Thank tmmbsmith
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit here for fresh seafood. Not greasy at all. Reasonable prices. We had the clam strip dinner, and the fish sandwich special with lobster bisque. Washed it down with a fabulous vanilla milk shake and Iced tea. Yummy.

Thank jorn09
Meriden, CT
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular, can eat on deck overlooking canal with ducks you can feed. Not fancy but excellent value with excellent food

Thank BobSMeriden_CT
Tiffin, Ohio
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is always my first stop whenever I am in the area. Everything is fresh and delicious. Menu has a wide variety of seafood broiled, sautéed, and fried. Kid friendly with the option of dining at picnic tables outside. My very favorite seafood restaurant.

Thank Florecita_S
Burlington, Connecticut
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We used to come here for years to get a hot lobster roll and ice cream. The lobster has been chewy that last few visits. Also the portion size for ice cream is a joke. The cone can be finished in 5 licks. I asked for more because I thought the girl must have thought I said kiddie size. She... More 

Thank Crystal B
Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch. Lobster rolls and fries. Very good. Right out of streamer. No filler. Yum Good portion. Lightly buttered

Thank Ronpariser
Wallingford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

just went for last of summer fun and stopped here.we do every summer the seafood is great. the staff is very nice there corn on the cob very sweet, when in season. Don't forget the Ice cream and the Carouse for the kids.

Thank mrkrc
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Lenny & Joes for years sometimes almost every weekend during the summer. We never really had any complains until this past weekend. Stopped by before it got really crowded. I always get a lobster roll and honestly I think this was the worst I've ever had. It was very chewy, extremely greasy and not filled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3432
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 203-245-7289

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