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Best Restaurants in New London

Best Restaurants in New London

Struggling to pick a restaurant in New London, CT? Let us help you choose! We’re locals – when you come to visit, you want to eat like a local! We’ve got you covered!

On the Waterfront Restaurant 

On The Waterfront features a robust menu and stunning views of the Thames River. Family run by Stash Schiavone and Chef Anthony Schiavone, On The Waterfront is dedicated to bringing you the best New London has to offer. The restaurant is a combination of casual elegance, and features a large dining room with waterfront views, a full bar, and an outdoor patio in warmer months. Between the fresh seafood, delicious steaks, and Italian dishes, there’s something for everyone. 

Tony D’s

Family-run Italian restaurant with amber & brick walls, landscape murals & a bar with live music. This rustic Italian gem on the corner of Huntington and Broad Street is the perfect place to host a family dinner, bring a date, or enjoy a treat yo’self night on your own! Tony D’s is a gathering place where guests can slow down, enjoy a homemade meal, and reconnect. We should tell you that all recipes have been passed down from generation to generation in the D’Angelo family so you’re getting the best of the best Italian food!

Muddy Water’s Cafe

This beloved coffeehouse with a deck serves locally roasted coffee, wraps, soups & salads for breakfast & lunch. Perfect spot for a coffee or lunch date with a friend. Or bring your laptop and some headphones and get some work done. They have a great variety of delicious coffees, baked goods, and breakfast or lunch options. Home of the famous Love Salad! The shop is divided into three main areas. The front area, where you order, has the area to order and a variety of cafe-style tables. The backroom has some comfy armchairs, a fireplace, and a piano if you feel like playing. And in the warmer months, look for a spot on the deck for a fantastic view of the Thames River.

Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock

A local favorite, Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock is where it’s at! Lobster rolls & other casual seafood are served from a take-out window and enjoyed at casual picnic tables. Some of their most popular items on the menu are the hot lobster roll meat, their creamy New England clam chowder in a bread bowl, and their famous clam fritters. Love seafood? Get to Captain Scotts! They’ve been around since 1996 so they know what they’re doing for sure!

Fatboy Kitchen & Bar

This relaxed eatery offers a new and interesting take on familiar and delicious comfort food in a polished atmosphere with outdoor tables. The perfect place to take a date or have a family dinner. Something for everyone. We’d recommend their nachos, any of the tacos, or the yard bird sandwich. Yum!

The Social Bar + Kitchen

Since opening in July 2016, the Social Bar +Kitchen has changed New London’s restaurant and bar scene by offering the largest selection of craft beers on draft in Southeastern Connecticut (50 to be exact!), a modern gastropub-style menu incorporating handcrafted burgers, entrees, apps and more with many options for vegetarians and vegans, and a fresh approach to craft cocktails – all in one of New London’s most beautiful restaurant spaces.

Hot Rod Cafe

Love wings? Then Hot Rod Cafe is the place for you!! This fun bar & grill offers 20+ chicken wing flavors, craft beers, billiards & live music. It’s a great place to be on a Friday or Saturday night! Or really any time you just want to have a good time. It’s a fun, eclectic place for all people that enjoy wings, beer & atmosphere.

Daddy Jack’s

In 2014, Daddy Jack’s moved to 181 Bank Street, bringing the Texas-based franchise, Daddy Jack’s, to New London. In the last six years, they’ve grown their menu, bar selections, and their Cooking with the Blues YouTube channel.  A family-run business, Daddy Jack’s specializes in fresh seafood, delicious chicken and pork dishes, artisan pastas, specialty cocktails, and more.

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