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Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale

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501 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven CT, New Haven, CT 06511-5902
+1 203-691-6619
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great location on the water. It is a very large building which I feel takes away from the homey atmosphere of the other two locations. The food was very good and our server Krystal was very attentive.

Thank irishpkc
Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here a few times, the food was always great and the price was reasonable. The staff was nice and prompt and the view of the harbor was great.

Thank brentv2015
New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nice location on New Haven Harbor at Longwarf. Try the Lobster roll, the onion rings, the great raw bar........and get a Tee shirt on the way out at a very good price.

Thank ptgram51
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The service was great, from when I entered and greeted by hostess to my waitress, Laurie. I ordered half dozens clams and half dozens oysters. In addition, an order of steamed mussels. Hands down to the first ones, the oysters and clams were so fresh and delicious. I think they were $10.50 each dish, with the exception of the mussels.... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Originally from the New England area I know good seafood. My sister brought me here to enjoy the best of the best, as she put it. I couldn't see much of the area as it was pitch black out, so my mind imagined someone was out back reaching into the ocean plucking out what we all ordered. Two people in... More 

Thank rubynrse3413
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoy eating here. The food and service are great. A good casual restaurant serving fresh seafood. I recommend it to anyone.

Thank Gina C
Stamford, Connecticut
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Heard so much about this restaurant, but was totally unimpressed on our one and only visit. Other than the fact that you are sitting at the sea - especially if you have deck seating - the menu leaves a lot to be desired. Lots of fried seafood but bland and not attractively placed on the plate – Atmosphere more like... More 

Thank tnardi7
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I ordered the lazy man's lobster dinner twice before at Lenny and Joe's in New Haven and the lobster was tough and stringy. Thinking that the third time would be the charm, I ordered it this afternoon. Well, I completely struck out. This time the lobster was even worse than the first two times. Definitely not worth $28. I've learned... More 

Thank Laurie S
Carmel, Indiana
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156 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Excellent restaurant for fish and great service. Full bar and wide range of fish available. Very good specials of the day on a separate sheet; full menu covering almost all fish, seafood, shellfish, oysters, crabmeat, lobster, etc. The full dinners (or super special dinners) come with two or three side dishes but the lobster rolls and crabmeat rolls are both... More 

Thank ralphwilhelm1
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I am at a total loss as to how anyone can rate this restaurant as good. It is way too expensive for the portion sizes. We had a calamari appetizer: greasy and the breading fell right off the calamari. I ordered a scallop and shrimp casserole. Definitely was not a casserole: it was small broiled shrimp and small broiled scallop... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven CT, New Haven, CT 06511-5902
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-691-6619
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

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