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Dad's Restaurant of Niantic

147 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3207
+1 860-739-2113
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried clams” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
147 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food. Variety of food, seafood, burgers, hot dogs! Very crowded in season. Water view! In/outdoor seating.

Thank Grammie131
Reviewed 16 February 2018

I had the gyro here, which was really good. The atmosphere is older, but exactly what you would expect of a clam shack.

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Good views of Amtrack and the Sound. Good food a little pricy but their Shrimp Roll is to die for. Best Hot Fudge Sundae I ever had. Wish it was open all year instead of June-Aug.

Thank lydiam99
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Meal is great, get whatever you want and it will be good. staff is friendly. beautiful water view and salty breeze. causal and outside dining

Thank SPIDER60_8
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The only place to buy fried clams is at the shore. Dad's had an excellent variety from sandwiches ot platters. The food was freshly prepared and ti was nice to dine on their proch with a sea breeze coming in the window--it was wonderful. They...More

Thank SoChips
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you're looking for fried food, this is the place. Clam strips, fries, burgers, onion rings - that's the basic fare. The food is a bit expensive but serving sizes can be large. You can eat inside or out on picnic tables or plastic tables....More

Thank jparnell01
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I came here with a friend early for lunch on a Friday. She had clam strips and fries and I, for some crazy reason, ordered a whole dinner plate. Our food took a bit to be ready because we were one of the first orders...More

Thank Mrsteacherlady
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Having moved to VT from CT I really miss the beach and shore food. I was so excited to go to the shore yesterday with my two friends from CT. All the way down my friends spoke about how great Dad's was, so instead of...More

1  Thank Bebbszook
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on a rainy, cool Friday. The place was fairly busy. We had the clam strips, onion rings and fish nuggets (can't remember what they called them). They were all pretty tasty. Staff was very friendly and the food came out...More

Thank catlkh
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Hot lobster rolls at Dad's have become a tradition every time I visit CT in the summer and this year was no exception. I had 3 of them in 5 days and each one was delicious. Sweet chunks of lobster meat nestled in a New...More

Thank KMF855
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23 May 2015|
Response from Todd P | Reviewed this property |
sorry no animals allowed. unless it is a service animal. sorry. enjoy your weekend.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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