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Captain Scott's Lobster Dock

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80 Hamilton St, New London, CT 06320-5543
+1 860-439-1741
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love Captain Scott's. Local restaurant that's always packed in the summer. Sometimes with long lines but well worth the wait. After you've ordered, your quickly called. Lobster rolls both cold and hot.

Thank Debbie B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a party of 8 and had an awesome time. Lobster was very fresh and drinks were reasonable. Clam plates were market price on the high side but still large bellies and very nicely cooked. Great time.

Thank Steve T
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited for the first time a few days ago after reviewing New London restaurants on Trip Advisor. Now we know why Captain Scotts is rated no. 1. We each had the lobster roll and some French fries and agree the lobster roll was outstanding. It was flavorful, served on a grilled hot dog roll, and was... More 

Thank 53pelicans
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A buffet near the Marina crowded with tourists sitting on benches on a Fall's caress sun. Self service buffet, you order in the hatch and they call you when it's prepare. Authentic tasty sea food , I ordered Lobster roll and my wife Fish )and chips all was very good (but not cheap. Enjoy

Thank GadiB69
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Nothing fancy at all, but wouldn't have missed it when traveling through this area (coming from Mystic). Gave Maine lobster pounds a run for their money. Prices were competitive, service good, outdoor seating, self-serve utensils, condiments, etc. But the lobster dinner my husband had was yum! I had a smaller lobster roll and they were generous with the lobster and... More 

Thank Alto 1
Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Their seafood is sooo good! You won't be sorry you stopped there. My son found this restaurant when he lived in New London.

Thank jaka801
Tempe, Arizona
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I stopped here to get some authentic seafood; ordered a lobster roll (which, if you've never had one, is decently expensive). The roll is served with coleslaw on the side, and the lobster roll was worth the trip. There's outdoor seating right on the water, and the ambiance is great for lunch. Worth your time. (They're not open during the... More 

Thank amanners
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fish market on the docks that has evolved into a restaurant. Needless to say the seafood is fresh ! Has the chowder both New England and lobster bisque both hot and tasty. Fish sandwich was white fish lightly breaded and very tasty! You have to look for the address as it is off the main road at... More 

Thank Gregory K
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

ok so we stopped at this place on our drive to New Canaan because my hubby is a Casey Neistat mega-fan and apparently Casey raves about the lobster rolls at this joint. So of course we ordered lobster rolls, plus calamari and clam chowder. Everything was yumm. I only wish someone would have recommended ordering extra butter because that seems... More 

Thank TravelHaze16
New York
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Sandwiched between Amtrak and all the boats in Shaw's Cove, Capt. Scott's delights. Great steamers, lobster rolls, chowder and bisque and even something for the landlubber. Couple sunshine, seafood and an ice cream parlor, and what's not to like? The crowd is only 10-20% tourist, which tells you that the good food and ambiance keeps the repeat customers coming.

Thank Peter R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Hamilton St, New London, CT 06320-5543
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 860-439-1741

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