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Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale

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501 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven CT, New Haven, CT 06511-5902
+1 203-691-6619
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lobster bisque is so yummy. It is the best I have ever had. like velvet. My son who is a cheif. loves this place. every time it has been wonderful. Lobster rolls also great. The two big loaf's of bread are so good.

Thank jessicahT3170UD
Hartford CT
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My son and his wife took my wife and I there Sunday afternoon. We've been to their restaurant in Madison and unlike that place, this one is a sit down restaurant with a full staff of waiters who actually take your order and bring the meals to you. The waiter we had was quick and efficient. The portions were large... More 

Thank dustyb46
Ithaca, New York
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered two appetizers. One would be plenty. The two would have worked for 4 or 5 people. The fried jalapenos were twice the quantity I expected. Lobster tail was good. So was the scrod. Service was efficient and friendly. No rushing of guests is obviously their motto. We spent 69.00 out the door and could not finish our dinners.... More 

Thank Brian D
Rye, New York
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109 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having tried the Westbrook restaurant, we were delighted to tried the newer and larger Fish Tale in New Haven. The parking lot by the water is an assets given the difficulty with parking in the city. There are many sitting choices and this is a family friendly place. The menu is all bout fish but there are some meat... More 

Thank Estell S
Litchfield, Connecticut
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you spend the day at the beach, a stop at Lenny s & Joes is a given. You can't just drive by. The only negative is do you get the fish n chips, or the fried clams. Maybe the steamed Lobster. .or the fisherman's platter? ??? The best thing to do is to make up your mind before you... More 

Thank Chefnfly
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lenny and Joe's Lobster is better than ever and now it's jumbo!! Another delicious find was the crab dip!

Thank JWindhorst
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Our waitress was also good. The hostess was nice. Didn't really understand that we wanted to sit outside. When leaving, the host/guy at the hostess both, was very very rude. Wasn't friendly at all. We've been to the other lenny and joes, never had an experience like this. Wouldn't recommend the new haven facility.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Haven, Connecticut
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's on the water, but also close to I-95, so some waterside tables are bestttsr than others. Many indoor tables as well. Not a fancy restaurant, and they don't take reservations, so there can be a bit of a wait sometimes, but the service is friendly and prompt, the raw oysters are very good and very reasonably priced (shame on... More 

Thank KIt322
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience all around! Great, friendly waiter, great food! We had the clam chowder, delish! I had the fried Oyster dinner with fries..Perfection! Excellent tartar sauce and Cole slaw. All 4 of us had a great dinner .. can't wait to go back and sit outside in warmer weather! Nicely decorated.

Thank arabrabnosnaws
Jackson, Wyoming
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Nice views from New Haven's Long Wharf, with HUGE variety of fish dishes and HUGE portions. Popular specialties include fried clams (with their proprietary batter -- and choice of strips or bellies; most restaurants only serve strips and don't know the succulent difference), super fish and chips, and a variety of casseroles (scallops, lobster, etc.), and a wide array of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven CT, New Haven, CT 06511-5902
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-691-6619
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale at Long Wharf is a fresh, fun and casual family restaurant going strong since 1979! As we enter our 35th year of business let us show your why our promise to our customers is still our number one commitment - • to serve only the finest, freshest seafood available • to give generous portions • to provide prompt friendly service • to keep our prices reasonable. Come check out our newest location which features a large outdoor deck with the finest waterfront dining in New Haven with breathtaking views of Long Island Sound! We also have a huge bar which features scenic views. Our main dining rooms have floor to ceiling windows so no one ever has to worry about having an obstructed view! Here at Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale ever view is a water view! Come visit our bar Monday-Friday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM for the best happy hour specials on Long Wharf and in New Haven! Are you planning an event or a private party, don't forget to ask about our private upstairs banquet room available for all of your party planning needs! We look forward to seeing you soon!! From Everyone at Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale at Long Wharf New Haven

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