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Fred's Shanty

272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
+1 860-447-1301
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (29 reviews)
“clam strips” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Fast food
272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great little seafood plus burgers etc. very busy but worth the wait. Picnic tables over looking the marina

Thank meloniep82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the freshest and best filet of sole sandwich I have ever eaten! While I did not get the fried scallops they looked great as well. Nice views, good service. Had to park a bit down the street but well worth it!

Thank italianfoodfan100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going to Fred's for over twenty years since out son went to Mitchell College. Great inexpensive food and kooky fun, on the water atmosphere. We never miss a chance to visit every summer when we come to visit our son and his family!

Thank Steffenino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a visitor from overseas and I wanted to give him the basic New England clamshack kind of atmosphere as I took him on a tour of SE Conn. I've been to Fred's a billion times and it is nice to get a table...More

Thank biztrav123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fred's Shanty is a great place to come for a good fried clam strip dinner and lobster roll. We sat at the water's edge and enjoyed the view. Reasonable prices but the parking is a bit of a challenge and a hike when it is...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Ordered the clam strip dinner, fish sandwich, chili fries and chili hot dogs. All were delicious. The strips tender and the thin fries crispy and most importantly both non greasy. Great coleslaw. The fish in the sandwich was crispy and tender. A whole fillet folded...More

Thank Nallan62
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I know they’re not the most nutritious but I get cravings for Fred’s Shanty hotdogs with sauerkraut every spring. Delicious! The burgers and fish sandwiches are also good. It’s a nice place to relax by the river on a sunny day.

Thank nllaw
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Quick, authentic, delicious roadside/marina-side stand. Been there forever, crowded, because it's good food and a great local experience. The fish and fries were delicious, generous portion for lunch. I will definitely go back.

Thank melpga
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We went on Memorial Day weekend and had ice cream and a delicious hot dog it was fun just to relax by the water and enjoying old-time hot dog stand

Thank David G
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Love their hotdogs and fries! Sitting at a picnic table looking out at a small marina on a nice day seems to really help slow life down a bit. The only thing I don't love is that sometimes it can be hard to find a...More

Thank MSA719
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Jack L
18 March 2018|
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Response from nllaw | Reviewed this property |
If There aren’t any spots left out front you can park in the parking lot across the street. There’s a driveway leading to it right across from the establishment. Wow! You really plan ahead👏
Patricia W
20 September 2017|
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Response from nllaw | Reviewed this property |
Yes! I bring mine and they always give her a bowl of water!
14 March 2015|
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Response from Brian L | Reviewed this property |
no on Monday 16th opening
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 860-447-1301
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