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Captain Scott's Lobster Dock

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80 Hamilton St, New London, CT 06320-5543
+1 860-439-1741
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster roll” (254 reviews)
“clams” (66 reviews)
“seafood” (127 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
80 Hamilton St, New London, CT 06320-5543
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141 - 150 of 688 reviews

Reviewed September 30, 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed eating at Captain Scotts. We shared a Mahi sandwich, cold lobster roll, fried clam bellies, and RI Chowder. All fresh and delicious. Fun to sit on the dock.

Thank YandB_LabLover
Reviewed September 30, 2016

If what you want is fried seafood -- scallops, clams, clam fritters -- this is the place to visit. Situated right on a dock and offering only outdoor dining, Captain Scott's has very good friend clams and tartar sauce and a good fried scallop sandwich....More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The best lobster roll you ever want to eat! It comes in 2 sizes with large chunks of meat in every bite. Dining is outside. They also sell Guifford's ice cream for dessert. Excellent lunch!

Thank BarbRob7
Reviewed September 29, 2016

We decided to finish our crab and lobster tour of New England at Captain Scott's. Note that everything here is ordered separately (meaning you pay for butter, fries, chips, etc.). At least they had all kinds of condiments that other places don't have. That includes...More

Thank WildmanWong
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

My wife and friends and I stopped at Captain Scott's for lunch on our way from New York to Boston. It is a really casual outdoor only restaurant on the waterfront. It was a beautiful afternoon so it was great sitting outdoors on picnic tables....More

Thank Howard C
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Trip Advisor and other sources rated Captain Scott's for the best Lobster Rolls along the Connecticut coastline, and we weren't disappointed. A beautiful afternoon led us through the harbor area of New London to Capt. Scott's where a line of folks queued up for a...More

Thank Gshibb
Reviewed September 28, 2016

I took my Mom for lunch because she likes the place and we happened to be in the area for her Dr. appointment. This was my first time there. The clam fritters I ordered tasted more like spherical pancakes with barely a hint of clam...More

Thank markofmystic
Reviewed September 26, 2016

First time at this shorefront shack. I heard good reviews so we wanted to try it. You sit out on picnic tables looking at the boats docked. No in door restaurant so if it rains they have a overhead shelter with tables. We all got...More

Thank Agent709
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We actually had much better clam strips and lobster rolls in other towns but this is a popular spot in New London so you should probably try it. There is no view and parking is tight but service is fast and friendly. Prices wer higher...More

Thank dbrown46
Reviewed September 24, 2016

People rave about Capt. Scott's, but I'm not one of them. The food is good, but nothing special. The location is interesting, but the views aren't great. The food is typical shorefront shack food. Portions are O.K., but prices are premium. I go when others...More

Thank Jim G
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September 6, 2017|
Response from eccline | Reviewed this property |
The information is on their website.
September 6, 2017|
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Response from dizydean | Reviewed this property |
fries and slaw and it's about $19
Devin H
August 23, 2017|
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Response from mthomp123 | Reviewed this property |
yes totally, picnic benches and a very laid back situation. Children and folks of all ages are fine
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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