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Fred's Shanty

272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
+1 860-447-1301
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (17 reviews)
“clam strips” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Fast food
272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were disappointed with the food. The whole belly clams were OK, but for the price the portion was small. The fried shrimp dinner was a bust. They were frozen and small. I would not go to Fred's again. There was no bathroom facilities.

Thank WestbrookRobert321
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here - lobster salad sandwich and a fried shrimp dinner. Nice portions and good tasting. Picnic tables overlook a small boat dock. They also serve ice cream. It's a good place for a quick bite.

Thank Y0ungSter
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

You need to do this! You drive up, you walk up, you order everything on the menu. Grab a table by the marina and enjoy. The cheeseburgers are great, the french fries are shoestring and the hot dogs are Epic. This place looks like a...More

Thank Emilyblueeyes19
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I've had just an ice-cream at Fred's Shanty, but the taste was ok and the price is very convenient. It is possible to have a seat while waiting for your order.

Thank LNC74
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Reminiscent of seaside eateries of the 50's- nothing fancy about the place or the fare, Fred's offers a variety of choices- hamburgs, dog, seafood, sides, and ice cream. Picnic tables on either side comprise the only seating and provide a view of the Thames. Prices...More

Thank readthis2015
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great place! We enjoyed sitting on the water dining on chowder, clams, burgers, chili fries, and fried dough. Yum!

Thank Gris115
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I went to Fred 's. after a meeting I got a lobster salad roll all I can say is YUMMY !!! also got a chocolate shake loved it I'm never disappointed when I go to Fred's. Highly recommend it !!!!!

Thank sandrapV4218SS
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Generous portions, great tasting fries, pretty good flounder (a bit on the oily side). Prices for tourist area were reasonable. Long Hot Dog was under $4 and Flounder dinner with fries and boat load of coleslaw was $10. View of the bay is excellent. Tables...More

Thank Voy A
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Arrived just before 11am and we were one of a few customers waiting for them to open. Ordered a cheeseburger, fries, flounder sandwich and fried pickles. The burger was thin, but not overcooked, and was decent. The shoestring fries are very thin, but okay. Fried...More

Thank NHAnimator
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Patricia W
20 September 2017|
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Response from LNC74 | Reviewed this property |
Outdoor it will be fine. Inside it is a little bit narrow.
14 March 2015|
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Response from Brian L | Reviewed this property |
no on Monday 16th opening
14 March 2015|
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Response from Brian L | Reviewed this property |
march 16th monday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
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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