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SHANKS Waterfront Dining

131 Grove St, Harborside Marina, Clinton, CT 06413-1951
+1 860-669-4224
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (17 reviews)
“tacos” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Healthy
$$ - $$$
131 Grove St, Harborside Marina, Clinton, CT 06413-1951
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch last weekend, have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while but as summer winded down I thought we would try it next year until last weekend when the weather was perfect, we went down and I am glad we did! Classic...More

Thank luv2vacation
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

When staying with friends in Connecticut, they took us to Shanks. You're supposed to order your meal outside but we went inside to order ours as an enormous storm passed overhead, drenching everyone outside. The staff were really friendly, all really young but naturally good...More

Thank MarkWendover2013
Reviewed 6 September 2018

outstanding and casual setting on the waterfront ! Delicious food I'll drive an hour just to eat there highly recommended

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Beautiful views at this restaurant. I timed it to coincide with the sunset, and it was breathtaking. I ordered the fish tacos which were delicious and fresh. The chicken wings were delicious as well. They were fried and not at all greasy. The service was...More

Thank tripper1NJ
Reviewed 4 September 2018

It was a beautiful hot Labor Day, so my wife and I decided to drive from West Hartford to Clinton to try out a new restaurant we had seen on line, Shanks in Clinton. The harbor was alive with boating activities and the people were...More

1  Thank Ken F
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch with the family and we all had great meals. They will make any fried dish with corn meal making it gluten free. A real treat to have fried clams for anyone who is GF. The coconut shrimp and regular clams were also...More

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Great views, very casual, too bad the food was not as good as the views of the marina plus service was not very good. Maybe the end of the season can't get here fast enough, I will give it another chance however, it's only fair.

1  Thank BillnBarbR
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We stopped in for the first time after shopping. We asked a few questions and were given recommendations before we ordered. We sat upstairs to enjoy the view. We were given a metal bucket with ice so we could chill our wine, I ordered the...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Really enjoyed this place- Angie, the woman who keeps it all running smoothly has the ability to give you the impression that you are her only customer, even when she is swamped with people. The restaurant has beautiful views, is not pretentious, and is flexible...More

Thank expertrippers
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Had an awful dinner. The chicken tenders were so hard I thought my teeth would break The bees made dinner interesting. Kids grilled cheese dry, salad not fresh but the boat ⛵ Was nice. Lobster Roll was also very salty Lobster Landing next door is...More

1  Thank tyac77
Abby B, Public Relations Manager at SHANKS Waterfront Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Please notify the staff, if you do decide to try us again, with any problems and they will make things right for you! If they had known, they would have provided you with a new meal and likely a refund...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Grove St, Harborside Marina, Clinton, CT 06413-1951
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-669-4224
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SHANKS is the greatest new waterfront dining experience on the CT Shoreline, located in Clinton Harbor right at Harborside Marina in Clinton, CT. Our glorified "Food Boat" was created from a 1974 Bruno & Stillman 42 foot Commercial Lobster Boat, completely customized to house a state of the art commercial kitchen, capable of cooking fresh seafood, lobster, burgers, and much more. We offer classic New England fry, healthy choices, and land-lubber options. The view and location is second to none, and all the food is made-to-order. We are NOW OPEN for our 3rd season and operating seasonally until Columbus Day (weather permitting)! Our NEW breakfast menu will be available on Friday-Sunday beginning July 7, 2018.
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