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Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale

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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

1 Thank mgwis
New York
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76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here for a satisfying, quick lunch. They have a variety of very good seafood and outdoor and indoor seating. It was a beautiful day, so sitting outside under a covering was a nice feature.

Thank Familyof4nyc
Nairobi, Kenya
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164 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever in this neck of the woods, this is a must eat place. Whenever I am in CT I make a point of pulling in here for great seafood. Every year they do a new t-shirt. My daughters Uncle gets the best t-shirts for her from here.

Thank Miotoni
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch here on our way home from our vacation in New England. We have eaten here many times and enjoy their fresh fish. We both ordered the broiled scrod dinner. When I went to the counter to place my order, I asked if I could substitute something for the rice, which I don't really like.... More 

Thank Holly C
Milford, Connecticut
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at the Madison Lenny Joes on our way to Chester CT to see the musical. A Sign Of The Times . I. Had the scallop dinner with fries and Cole slaw and my date had a shrimp platter also with fries and coleslaw. There was plenty on both platters and we were both satisfied with nothing to complain... More 

Thank poppy843
Morristown, New Jersey
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not good at all. Not sure if they ever change the drier oil. Broiled food is good but the prices are disgustingly high. Service staff are very rude.

Thank AntSA K
Lake Santeetlah, North Carolina
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lenny and Joe's is a must stop if you're in Madison or leaving Hammonasset. The fish is always incredibly fresh and they have a great variety of fish, scallops, shrimp and clams. It's best fried, but splurge. You order in line and find a table. It's large, but waiting lines aren't uncommon during peak hours.

Thank Jack M
Princeton, NJ
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a reliable, traditional, big and booming counter-service seafood place, this is it. Deep-frying is the norm, but there are other choices, including very good chowder. No A/C, no view, but they do what they do very well.

Thank wws68
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always go with a big crowd at the most crowded times and everyone is happy with there choices. The service is good and the wait is reasonable. Sitting out back on the picnic tables is the classic summertime experience. The carousel is great for the young ones and the soft serve vice cream great for all ages. The fried... More 

Thank AOFDawg
Bridgewater, NJ
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by this place after driving up to Clinton CT to look at a boat for sale at Ceder Island Marina....a very nice place btw...anyhow at the recommendation of the staff of the marina we stopped here before heading home...the place was jumping so we sort of knew right away that it must be a popular place...we placed our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?