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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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Naugatuck, Connecticut
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The large lobster rolls have 5 ounces of delicious lobster meat. We order the hot buttered variety. They could have had a tad more butter for our liking but we enjoyed ourselves!

Thank dustieangel
White Plains, New York
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed eating at Captain Scotts. We shared a Mahi sandwich, cold lobster roll, fried clam bellies, and RI Chowder. All fresh and delicious. Fun to sit on the dock.

Thank YandB_LabLover
New York, United States
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

If what you want is fried seafood -- scallops, clams, clam fritters -- this is the place to visit. Situated right on a dock and offering only outdoor dining, Captain Scott's has very good friend clams and tartar sauce and a good fried scallop sandwich. The same can't be said for the clam fritters which were heavy, doughy and inedible.... More 

Thank Susan O
Simsbury, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The best lobster roll you ever want to eat! It comes in 2 sizes with large chunks of meat in every bite. Dining is outside. They also sell Guifford's ice cream for dessert. Excellent lunch!

Thank BarbRob7
Spring, TX
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178 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We decided to finish our crab and lobster tour of New England at Captain Scott's. Note that everything here is ordered separately (meaning you pay for butter, fries, chips, etc.). At least they had all kinds of condiments that other places don't have. That includes old bay seasoning and even siracha sauce. They were generous with their tasty lobster. The... More 

Thank WildmanWong
Amagansett, New York
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and friends and I stopped at Captain Scott's for lunch on our way from New York to Boston. It is a really casual outdoor only restaurant on the waterfront. It was a beautiful afternoon so it was great sitting outdoors on picnic tables. We all had lobster rolls and French fries, 2 cold, 2 hot. Excellent

Thank Howard C
Baltimore, Maryland
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Trip Advisor and other sources rated Captain Scott's for the best Lobster Rolls along the Connecticut coastline, and we weren't disappointed. A beautiful afternoon led us through the harbor area of New London to Capt. Scott's where a line of folks queued up for a tray of goodness. We chose to split a large hot buttered lobster roll, with a... More 

Thank Gshibb
Mystic, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I took my Mom for lunch because she likes the place and we happened to be in the area for her Dr. appointment. This was my first time there. The clam fritters I ordered tasted more like spherical pancakes with barely a hint of clam flavor. I went back for a hot dog and if it weren't for the onions... More 

Thank markofmystic
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

First time at this shorefront shack. I heard good reviews so we wanted to try it. You sit out on picnic tables looking at the boats docked. No in door restaurant so if it rains they have a overhead shelter with tables. We all got seafood, the white chowder was nice and hot, a little watery and not thick like... More 

Thank Agent709
Vienna, VA
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220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We actually had much better clam strips and lobster rolls in other towns but this is a popular spot in New London so you should probably try it. There is no view and parking is tight but service is fast and friendly. Prices wer higher than we had experienced at other places in other nearby towns.

Thank dbrown46

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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, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?