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On the Waterfront

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$$ - $$$
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250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
+1 860-444-2800
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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New London, Connecticut
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They serve some killer drinks and are wonderful entertainment to watch. Plenty of characters here. Never ate the food but heard it's great. Good views.

Thank Steven W
New London, Connecticut
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167 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always had a great time at on the waterfront. The bread with fresh garlic butter is always something to look forward to, I stuck with my normal chicken parm over rigatoni but most importantly my pistachio cake! YUM!!! Thank you Stash for an always amazing dinner. (Took the cake to go)

Thank Unclesogg
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the tuna, was delicious. Liked the two sauces and the wasabi mashed potatoes. Great server, told us about tha wine and dine special.

Thank DreyahB
Warwick, ri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Stash & staff were very accommodating to our special needs. Arrived at 3 stayed til 6:45. We sat in the best table in the house, knowing we had to vacate at 6 for another party. This was our choice, and they moved us to another table in the lounge for us to finish up our visit with old friends.

1 Thank mikehackett
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

The food was great, they give you a lot. They have a mixed menu, Greek, American, and Italian. I got the bacon hamburger and French fries. Other people in our group chose the fish and chips. They stated their food was also delicious.

Thank Mailman69
Rockville Centre, New York
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104 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to waste time. We had some beer and a plate of calamari. We enjoyed our short stay. The menu looked awesome. We will have to come back when we have more time. Enjoy

Thank Ricky35345
Waterford, CT.
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

This is my second review and once again 'On the Waterfront ' is worth a visit. Great staff! Our favorites are Lisa and K.O. Those two waitresses are TOPS. Get down here!!

Thank K9-Cop
Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on recommendation of friend of a friend. Went there on Thanksgiving eve. Staff was very friendly and prompt. My spouse had the fried shrimp which were huge and cooked just right. The flavor was outstanding even tho the batter was a little on the thick/heavy side. The accompanying fries were perfect. I had the stuffed baked... More 

Thank GeneGracey
Corpus Christi, Texas
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Our son graduated from OCS (NOAA) at the Coast Guard Academy and after 17 weeks of hard training wanted a seafood dinner and lobster. The other 7 family and guests had varying degrees of interest and appetites. This cozy, fun, quaint place had a menu for everybody. Service was great and tolerant of us enjoying the evening. All meals were... More 

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Waterford, Connecticut
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

While the dinner at the Waterfront was very good.....nothing could beat the pistachio cake I had for dessert...after many weeks I am still dreaming about that cake!

Thank Susan G G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 860-444-2800

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