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Costello's Clam Shack

) #9 of 100 Restaurants in Groton ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood
145 Pearl St, Groton, CT 06340-5773
+1 860-572-2779
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“fried seafood” (12 reviews)
“lobster roll” (21 reviews)
“fries” (32 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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145 Pearl St, Groton, CT 06340-5773
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came on Sunday busy but able to park and quick service. Had the hot lobster roll and mom had clam strips both yummy! Also very nice view of little town of Noank!! Will go again!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Looked for a place on way home from Mohegan. Partner loves fried food - had the scallops, fish and whole bellies. Fish and whole bellies were good- scallops heavily breaded and not sweet. Clam fritters were over cooked - needed a knife to cut one...More

Thank Izzyb61
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great seafood shack for fresh whole lobster and assortment of fried seafood and ice cream. Wish they offered different sizes for their hot lobster rolls though. Located right on the dock so you eat outside with a great view.

Thank nchaos
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is fantastic right on the water with boats passing by. Have been looking forward to coming here for a while. I ordered the Creamy Clam Chowder which wasn't creamy at all and was lacking in clams as were the clam fritters. I had...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Costellos Clam Shack came highly recommended but was a disappointment. Merely average seafood. Expensive, inefficient service. I've had better New England seafood in...Orlando!

Thank JRog777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A counter service restaurant serving generous portions of delicious seafood. We arrived at their 11:30 am opening and beat the crowd.

Thank zudee820
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While having gone to their sister restaurant Abbott's over the years, this was our first visit to Costello's. It was Fourth of July weekend and we expected a crowd. The line moved quickly although use of the second window would have even helped more. The...More

Thank Historiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the brother restaurant to Abbotts. You can get same food but with fried options too. We go often enough, what I liked this time was a few new options including the fish tacos! Had the fried version which were good but next time...More

Thank Christina V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't miss spot as we're heading along the CT coast. Nice picnic-like atmosphere to take the kids as well.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best clams, oysters and muscles I have had. The French fries were extra thin and crispy with just the right amount of salt. Nice scenery with an ocean view.

Thank FrannyDe
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25 July 2016|
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Response from Macball50 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Pearl St, Groton, CT 06340-5773
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-572-2779
Costello's is closed for the season and will reopen Friday of Memorial Day weekend at 11:30.
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