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“Delicious and HUGE soft shell crab”

Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale
Ranked #35 of 613 Restaurants in New Haven
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale at Long Wharf is a fresh, fun and casual family restaurant going strong since 1979! As we enter our 35th year of business let us show your why our promise to our customers is still our number one commitment - • to serve only the finest, freshest seafood available • to give generous portions • to provide prompt friendly service • to keep our prices reasonable. Come check out our newest location which features a large outdoor deck with the finest waterfront dining in New Haven with breathtaking views of Long Island Sound! We also have a huge bar which features scenic views. Our main dining rooms have floor to ceiling windows so no one ever has to worry about having an obstructed view! Here at Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale ever view is a water view! Come visit our bar Monday-Friday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM for the best happy hour specials on Long Wharf and in New Haven! Are you planning an event or a private party, don't forget to ask about our private upstairs banquet room available for all of your party planning needs! We look forward to seeing you soon!! From Everyone at Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale at Long Wharf New Haven
Reviewed July 7, 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a Tuesday and the place was busy. Our server arrived promptly to take drink orders and returned quickly with our drinks and a tasty loaf of freshly baked bread. If you are a fan of soft shell crabs, this is THE place to order them in my opinion. The menu says they serve only "whales" and they mean it! I ordered a soft shell crab roll and the crab was very big, about 6-7" across. No flavor is sacrificed from being so large either - the crab was sweet and succulent and well cleaned. Yes, it is fried but the coating is very light and any fried food here is well drained before serving, no pools of oil on the plate and no greasy taste. The lobster bisque was really tasty too - the mug was filled with tender chunks of lobster meat. My husband enjoyed his lobster roll.

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Reviewed July 3, 2016

We visited their food truck at the Buckland Hills Mall. Paid $20 for whole belly clams and received not even a half pound. Menu said every meal comes with coleslaw, but when I asked were mine was I was told they ran out. They also ran out of tater sauce and didn't tell you that until they took my money. Never offered any money back for not getting what they ran out of.

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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Breaded cod was very fresh and tasty. Would recommend if looking for a tasty fish meal. Would certainly come back.
Prices were reasonable and the food came promptly and piping hot. It didn't feel like some restaurants where it seems that they have food pre-done and re-heated or kept under a warming light.

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Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch/dinner on a Sunday. Not impressed. Mostly greasy fish and chips fare, decent prices. Service was good and servers were attentive but overall not the best seafood around. Crab cakes were very bland. Bread was good
Probably won't be back

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Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a place with a great view of the water, this is it. We did not have any of their fried fish, but that might have been a good choice. The bread was fine, the better helps. Watching them prepare the oysters on the half shell was Sad; One person used gloves, another person didn't and then handled other non-food items. The lobster roll was delicious as was the lobster macaroni and cheese. BTW, they do not have honey mustard dressing. The kids meals portions were huge. The fried zucchini sticks and onion rings were good, but lacked salt. Overall, this place was above average. I might go again just for the lobster rolls.

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