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Dad's Restaurant of Niantic

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147 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3207
+1 860-739-2113
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

As a local, I try Dad's once a season. I'm writing this post first big snow storm of the year, lamenting summer. Admittedly, it's always disappointing. The menu and service and feel of the place is quintessential New England clam shack. The food is just not that great. Lobster fritters (ordered annually) are always a disappointment, the butter they are... More 

Thank FattieCattie
East Meadow, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Large selection of meals, snacks at a pleasant indoor/outdoor spot. Unfortunately the rating above does not allow for good, above average but below very good.

Thank _breinharth
Vernon, Connecticut
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125 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Have been here a few times.Food is very good.Has a nice view of the ocean.Since they aren't open all year I wish they would open the restaurant to have a patio instead of closed in.Average price for seafood.competitive with other local places.

Thank steven s
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

There were 7 of us, 2 couples celebrating anniversaries so it was a special occasion. I was so disappointed that the only thing on the menu that was Gluten free was the salad. Everyone else enjoyed their meal, the portions were huge. The prices were a little steep but for the amount of food you get it was on the... More 

Thank Chris W
Palmer, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The food was good and the portions were huge. Great meal for the price. great views of the train and boardwalk.

Thank Carol Ann P
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We had the whole clams, scallops and onion rings. Clams were very bland. Scallops were just ok. Had clam strips and shrimp earlier in the day at Mystic Seaport and they were great. For the price we expected much better. Will not be going back.

Thank Jeff Y
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Just the right place for a great sandwich, hamburger, or hotdog. Their french fries are excellent as is their friendly service. Our personal favorites are their grilled chicken or salmon sandwich and ice cream.

Thank 88maes
Carlstadt, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

A friendly staff that meets your basic needs. Has your hamburger, hot dog and chicken meals. For the seafood lovers they offer the plates to satisfy you. It's not a fancy sit down place if that's what your looking for. A place where the kids can be loud and reasonably priced. Has beer for the adults and ice scream for... More 

Thank kross701
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Had the fish and chips. I guess I expected more with it being so close to the ocean. The meal was ok, but have had much better fish and chips both in the UK and Canada (Montreal). The batter on the fish is the thick not the crispy type. I prefer the beer style batter. I would go back, but... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Coconut shrimp was delicious. Shrimp basket - shrimp were not cleaned before battered and fried French fries were not great - had a weird taste Chicken strips were ok Fried clam strips were average some of them were cold. Vanilla milk shake was delicious!! Coffee - they brewed a fresh pot just for us!!

Thank Christine S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3207
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-739-2113

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?