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Captain Scott's Lobster Dock

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$$ - $$$
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80 Hamilton St, New London, CT 06320-5543
+1 860-439-1741
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I get the lobster roll every time because I am a creature of habit! It is amazing! Reasonable pricing and great menu options. I have tried the shrimp, clams and always get onion rings. BYOB and great spot for dinner in the summer!

Thank corcorans11
Clemmons, North Carolina
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302 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Scott's Lobster Dock is aptly named. It is situated on a dock lined with dozens of boats and has ample outdoor seating so you can enjoy your meal and watch the boats. It has both a restaurant and fish market, so you can take fresh seafood home with you to cook as well! I came here for a late... More 

Thank Andrei S
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

A great little package this place has. Music views and taste. There can be a wait on your order and byob.

Thank Steven W
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lobster rolls(hot or cold), clam strips, hushpuppies and coleslaw what's not to absolutely love. Located right off of a marina, the ambiance is just perfect for an outdoor picnic. It is byob, so make sure you pack accordingly. Staff are all friendly and place stays hoppin. Love Cap'n Scott's!

Thank Sleepingbeautyanr
New Haven, Connecticut
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband said the line for food wraps around the dock in the summer, but there were only two other people here for lunch the winter day we went. We had the best warm lobster rolls I've had in years, definitely since living in Maine. Winter has a shortened menu, but worth going out of the way for.

Thank MOC26
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Step up to the window...order...go back to your picnic table on the dock...wait for your order to be called while sipping on the beverage of choice that you can bring with you...then pick it up and soak it all in...great fast seafood...the shoreline atmosphere...with and occasional Amtrak train passing by. Great for kids and groups.

Thank Mike J
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Love Captain Scott's. Local restaurant that's always packed in the summer. Sometimes with long lines but well worth the wait. After you've ordered, your quickly called. Lobster rolls both cold and hot.

Thank Debbie B
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Went here with a party of 8 and had an awesome time. Lobster was very fresh and drinks were reasonable. Clam plates were market price on the high side but still large bellies and very nicely cooked. Great time.

Thank Steve T
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited for the first time a few days ago after reviewing New London restaurants on Trip Advisor. Now we know why Captain Scotts is rated no. 1. We each had the lobster roll and some French fries and agree the lobster roll was outstanding. It was flavorful, served on a grilled hot dog roll, and was... More 

Thank 53pelicans
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

A buffet near the Marina crowded with tourists sitting on benches on a Fall's caress sun. Self service buffet, you order in the hatch and they call you when it's prepare. Authentic tasty sea food , I ordered Lobster roll and my wife Fish )and chips all was very good (but not cheap. Enjoy

Thank GadiB69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Hamilton St, New London, CT 06320-5543
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 860-439-1741

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