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“Oyster stew heaven!”

Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in East Lyme
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Flanders Fish Market is Connecticut's largest full-service Restaurant and Award-Winning Fresh Seafood Marketplace, recently inducted into the CT Hospitality Hall of Fame and voted 'Best Seafood' 2017 runner-up in Connecticut Magazine. Seafood is our specialty, but we offer our guests something for every taste, as taking care of our patrons is why we've been in the business since 1983. Whether you'd like us cater your special event on our custom clambake trailer, order take-out, or dine with us in either of our dining rooms, outdoor patio, at our bar, or enjoy an intimate private dining experience at our Chef's Table, we keep it FRESH. Period. 7 days a week. And with our recent renovation... we look pretty fresh, too.
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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“Oyster stew heaven!”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

My wife and I love this place, a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Not fancy, just good seafood oriented menu. We stop here a few times a year so my wife can have the best oyster stew ever (except her own), excellent lobster bisque, and a fish or hot lobster roll lunch special. Beer batter fish and chips for under $9 is delicious and a great value. We have tried the Sunday buffet and feel it is average. Service is always good and friendly. This is just off of Rte. 95 at exit 74 (Flanders) so its an easy place to stop on the way to or from someplace else, if you aren't a local. Highly recommended!

  • Visited May 2013
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Newport, RI
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Overrated Buffet”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I found the all you can eat buffet on Sundays overrated....they offered 4 white fish all cooked slightly different, peel and eat shrimp, a seafood type newberg, mussells but no scallops or any other seafood. The prime rib was average and the turkey the same......all for $20.00.....I should have ordered off the menu

  • Visited April 2013
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Virginia Beach
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67 reviews
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“Seafood and Service: first class”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Flanders Fish Market features a full menu of seafood and fish, as well as other items for "land-lubbers". We had a party of 9 there last night for a family gathering. We've been there a number of times over the past 10 years and once again it was just what we were hoping for. Everyone from 2 years old to those of us in our 7th decade had great meals and left satisfied. Part of that is they do a good job of providing excellent food prepared properly. But just as important last night was excellent service from Alisha and Lisa who cared for our large party well.

Whether for an individual just wanting some chowder and steamers or for a business meal or family outing, this place fits the bill.

Visited April 2013
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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Awesome seafood and beer!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you are looking for a low-key fresh seafood place with a decent selection of beer, this is your place. I am a beer snob, so they met my expectations with a nice Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA on draught. The seafood was excellent. I had the clam fritters as an appetizer. I had their cream clam chowder, which was brilliant. They also have a clear. My main meal was Cappy's Combo platter, blackened and hot spice level. Some nice heat. WAY too much food. Couldn't finish. Took a piece of Cappy's chocolate cake for later......great choice.

  • Visited April 2013
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“Quality seafood, simply prepared”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is the local go to place for fresh seafood, well prepared. The service is very good. The ambiance is nothing to be remarked on, but it's neat and clean. They usually have a nice selection of oysters. I would recommend it.

  • Visited February 2013
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