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“Hot lobster rolls...yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm”

Captain Scott's Lobster Dock
Ranked #1 of 144 Restaurants in New London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
New York,NY
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559 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“Hot lobster rolls...yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Stopped here while in town and I love love love their lobster rolls. Anytime i'm in new London and have a chance to stop here I do. Must try spot!

  • Visited August 2013
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“Unhappy with fried clams”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Been coming here for years. On this visit steamers were excellent but whole belly fried clams were poor. Had stale oil taste & somewhat soggy. Not up to clam shack standards given strong competition in region.

  • Visited August 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Healthy lobsters”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

This is like a giant picnic in a lovely spot. BYOB. Lobster well prepared. We sipped our own wine as the sky turned dark blue and lights reflected on water and sailboats moored beside us.

  • Visited August 2012
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Spokane, Washington
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“Lobster Dinner”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

I grew up in New London but have been living in the west for a long time. Lobster is scarce where I live now and usually frozen and not very good. So, I knew that Lobster would be my first choice at Captain Scott's. I had the lobster shore dinner which included a one and a quarter pound boiled lobster, cole slaw, corn on the cob and a choice between fries or red potatoes. I chose the potatoes. Lobster is at market value which means expensive (this dinner was $18). That's still less expensive than other places. It was absolutely divine. I also had chowder and clam fritters. The fritters were fine but not as good as those that I used to get in my youth at Ocean Beach. There is a choice of Rhode Island (clear) or New England (creamy) clam chowder. I always choose New England. It was excellent and was obviously homemade. The seating is on picnic benches outside. It is always really crowded. I recommend having someone in your party order and someone else find a table.

Visited July 2013
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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“Next time, the cold lobster salad roll?”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We arrived at lunchtime on a Tuesday. The line was long but moved quickly. The wait for the food was short. Service was friendly. The purpose of our visit was to try their hot buttered lobster rolls. We also ordered New England style clam chowder and corn on the cob. The lobster rolls fell a bit short of our expectations. There was plenty of lobster meat but the butter seemed to have run off the meat and settled into the bottom of the hot dog roll leaving it soggy and the lobster meat somewhat dry. It also lacked the sweetness we are accustomed to in a boiled lobster. The chowder had a thin broth/cream base that I like. My husband prefers the thicker base. The chowder had lots of diced red potatoes but the pieces of clam were few and chewy. Corn on the cob was sweet and tender. We finished our meall with creamy Richardson's ice cream available in several flavors. Dining is at picnic tables in the sunny or shaded area of the dock.

  • Visited July 2013
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