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SHANKS Waterfront Dining

131 Grove St, Harborside Marina, Clinton, CT 06413-1951
+1 860-669-4224
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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American, Seafood, Healthy, Soups
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131 Grove St, Harborside Marina, Clinton, CT 06413-1951
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

We went here last summer with a group of friends. The location is wonderful and we were looking forward to it. Turns out the location was the best part.

Thank tcabbott
Reviewed 11 November 2017

we were here twice this past season, delicious food, reasonably price and great location, you can't miss by going here!

Thank Antonio R
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Well upon our initial first visit - I was excited to try this place. Its a little confusing since we weren't sure what the procedure was. Apparently you order first at the outside boat and then go find your seat. My husband wanted whole belly...More

1  Thank JoJoAgent
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We are Lobster Landing fans, but saw Shanks and decided to give it a try. The view is wonderful. You are right on the dock or high up overlooking the water. The food however is pretty mediocre. There is a more extensive menu than Lobster...More

2  Thank MeridenTravelers
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great place to grab a meal and watch the activity of the marina. Unique place with a nice menu and the food is good, never had a bad meal and have been several times.

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 2 October 2017

First day of October, late in the afternoon, we decided to stop by the Shanks Waterfront Restaurant. It was windy and the boats filled the marina. The sun was going down providing a beautiful pre-sunset. Ordering the food could be confusing. We had to return...More

Thank Fernando R
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Fronted by Ocean, surrounded with many marinas, this establishment has neater and more comfortable vista than similar genre of eateries near by. First one needs to stop at the ordering station, staffed with bubbly and helpful personality. After placing orders and payments, customers proceed toward...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We went on a picture perfect Labor Day Monday afternoon - sunny, breezy, perfect conditions to enjoy the view or boats and the area from the upper deck. We ordered cheese burgers, fish tacos and grilled cheese. I ordered my burger rare, and it was...More

2  Thank MNLMOM
Reviewed 14 September 2017

First off, this place is BYOB, which is good to know prior to arriving. We did and it helps to keep the prices down. Went for a quiet sunset meal with my wife. She had the Tuna sandwich sans bread, which came out perfectly seared...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The food is always great and so is the service- the nights they have music is so much fun and relaxing.

Thank proctors1990
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 am
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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Now OPEN for the 2017 season! Waterfront "food boat" dining facility and takeout at Harborside Marina. Enjoy your meal overlooking beautiful Cedar Island and the Hammonasset Nature Preserve. We will operate seasonally from May 11th to Columbus Day (weather permitting) and our hours will be Thursday - Sunday through Memorial Day, then 7 days per week until the end of the season. We are also looking forward to introducing our new breakfast menu starting weekends in May.
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