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Fred's Shanty

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272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
(860) 447-1301
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have the best chili cheese dogs anywhere and my kids say the same about their fries. Very reasonably priced and always busy, but you can call ahead and order

Thank Al A
New London, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to eat during the summer when craving typical summer foods (hotdogs, burgers, chicken, ice cream etc..). Nice atmosphere and prices are reasonable.

Thank Joannie333
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where you find the true American rich or poor. You will never know if the guy in line in front of you is worth 10million or ten dollars. It does not matter, it is were to go to get a tasty meal and a view of the river.

Thank Victor B
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was designated as lunch run guy while the family was waiting nearby after doing yard work and helping out family in the area. Fred's Shanty was recommended for burgers, dogs and fries and it was a great choice. Because I was ordering for 5, they gave me a box to go and everyone seems friendly as you watch the... More 

Thank toddc177
Uncasville, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious fried seafood, foot long hot dogs, shakes and fries! Served hot and fast at a decent price! This is the place the locals go!

Thank cconstantine72
New London, Connecticut
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locals love this place and lots of our friends have worked there. On the waterfront and busy. Outside seating. Parking is tough, but people in and out with take out.

Thank c0llegehill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are few food places on the waterfront lane. You can have a choice to seat indoors at some restaurant or stay outside at this pleasant local place with good window service. Fred’s is your classic New England fried flish joint with excellent fresh food. The menu is kind of fast foodish, but with a few daily specials and everything... More 

Thank Elena P
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The food was good, the atmosphere was classic summer by the sea relaxedness, the service was a little slow but who cared?!

Thank Travelwonder24
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

While it doesn't appear to be much in looking at it, the food was good, great atmosphere along the river and the prices reasonable.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

So glad we found this funky and fun little place. Loved the clam strips, cole slaw, and burger. Oh, and fried pickles! Friendly folks, too.

Thank W.H. D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: (860) 447-1301

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