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On the Waterfront

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250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
(860) 444-2800
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for dinner and had the cod dinner. It was really good, my friend had the seafood lasagna and he liked it. If you don't mind the calories its a good dish as it has a rich white alfredo type sauce. Reservations were recommended but we gave it a shot and walked in. We were greeted and seated promptly with... More 

Thank denise2004
New London, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place, if you are lucky or make reservations you can get a water view. Parking can be tough, but there is a public parking lot on the hill just past the restaurant. Worth the walk.

Thank c0llegehill
Norwich, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm always looking for a new restaurant to try and boy did I get this one right! I ordered the Seafood Paella, clams, scallops, mussels and jumbo shrimp! Excellent! My wife tried the Baked Fisherman Platter. A more than generous portion of Haddock, Stonington Sea Scallops and two jumbo Stuffed Shrimp! Another big hit! Add a nice view of the... More 

Thank FoodCriticNorwich_CT
Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, what a great place. Judging from the outside, I thought it was going to be expensive, but the menu was completely reasonable, and a range of delicious - and large - servings. I had a lightly fried fish sandwich, and my colleague had a huge plate of calamari. Wait staff was extremely attentive and friendly. The view is beautiful.... More 

Thank Ben P
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice cozy place. Pretty interior design. Open space and good view of the water and marina. However, we were quite disappointed with the meal. Our fried clams were not fresh and french fry were soggy although the menu says fresh… freshly frozen? Actually all of items seemed to be made from freezen products. My codfish which I like and prefer... More 

Thank Elena P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing to look at from the street and old school 60's styling décor. BUT great view over the marina and you can watch the ferries come and go. Best of all the service was friendly, efficient and accommodating. Request for table switch was quickly provided. Honest review of the tune entrée was appreciated. The sesame encrusted tuna with wasabi mashed... More 

Thank dierenarts
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Steamed Lobster was the special for the evening which they ran out of immediately before our 6:30 PM reserved seating. My alternate choice of Shrimp Scampi was good with perfectly cooked large shrimp. My husband declared his Lobster Bisque and Fried Jumbo Shrimp excellent. Pass on the nonhouse-made bakery-made Pistachio Cake.

Thank MCBW5875
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was seated within 5 minutes even though we didn't have a reservation. Great food. The wait staff was friendly and view spectacular overlooking the river.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New London, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch at On the Waterfront on July 15, 2016. I arrived around 12:15 pm, but I had to wait a few minutes to get seated, because the hostess was on the phone. My server was Alan who was friendly and informative. The menu consists of an ample selection of American food, including seafood, at reasonable prices. As an... More 

Thank William S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This the the picture from our table. Great meal. Scallops were done perfect and the mussels were very tender. Parking is on street but we had no issue finding a close spot.

Thank Paul J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: (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?