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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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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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Mattituck, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were rather early to catch the Cross Sound Ferry and GPSed a nearby restaurant, were directed to On the Waterfront, and got high season food in the off season. Very fair prices for very savory, very fresh seafood, and terrific service -- great views. We'll definitely get to the ferry early the next time just to be able to... More 

Thank 727jun727
new haven, ct
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good seafood at reasonable prices. Nice boat slip views. Service was quick and friendly. Would recommend for someone looking for a nice varied menu.

Thank ctbeachbum131
Canandaigua, United States
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339 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very busy place directly on the water. We loved everything about this place. (Although a bit pricey) the view of the marina is breathtaking. Our server was funny, friendly and attentive. We had lobster ravioli, medallions and shrimp and the baked captains platter. All were delicious with full sized portions. Total cost for four with two drinks... More 

Thank William S
Milford, Delaware
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a waterfront restaurant after the Lighthouse cruise where we could enjoy a Lobster Dinner and found the perfect place. The meal and the service was great.

Thank Taowalker239
Oakdale, Connecticut
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247 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge kudos for hiring John Spinnato as the Maitre D - loved working with him at MJ's and he is still a great guy. Yes parking is a pain as the lot is up the hill but you can get lucky and get one on the street, esp. in fall and winter. Dined mid-week and surprised to find the place... More 

Thank Oakdale29
salem ct
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our daughter’s Bridal Shower at the restaurant on a Sunday afternoon two weekends ago. The venue, food and service were perfect .The view from the restaurant of the Thames River was spectacular on a bright shiny day.. The food was very good and when we told our 40 guests that they could take leftovers, the food was gone... More 

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Syosset, New York
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place offers a nice waterfront view and the has great menu with excellent seafood choices. The service also was very friendly. I would recommend this place to anyone going that way. Since it was a midweek lunch time it was not crowded.

Thank ZachariahN
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was professionally run and the food quality was great. The prices are the norm for the dinner served. We enjoyed our dinner and cocktails. If there was background music playing it would of been a better atmosphere. Parking up on the hill was not the greatest.Overall it is a very good place to eat and I would recommend... More 

Thank Deervalley42
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On Friday, we were married at eastern point beach and had our dinner at, On the Waterfront. What a fabulous meal from the lobster bisque to the steaks, to the shrimp , to the fish and chips etc...Everyone of us loved our meal. We had excellent service from the married couple. Not one complaint from anyone, in fact I'm still... More 

Thank rdroy4604
Vienna, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were two couples having dinner during the week after Labor Day but the restates the was still very busy. Everything that each of us ordered was excellent, including fresh fish, lobster, scallops and appetizers. The view is pleasant and it is not at all pretentious. A must try in New London.

Thank dbrown46

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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
American, Seafood, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
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?