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On the Waterfront

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250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
+1 860-444-2800
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 15:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great, they give you a lot. They have a mixed menu, Greek, American, and Italian. I got the bacon hamburger and French fries. Other people in our group chose the fish and chips. They stated their food was also delicious.

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Thank Mailman69
Rockville Centre, New York
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in to waste time. We had some beer and a plate of calamari. We enjoyed our short stay. The menu looked awesome. We will have to come back when we have more time. Enjoy

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Thank Ricky35345
Waterford, CT.
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my second review and once again 'On the Waterfront ' is worth a visit. Great staff! Our favorites are Lisa and K.O. Those two waitresses are TOPS. Get down here!!

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Thank K9-Cop
Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on recommendation of friend of a friend. Went there on Thanksgiving eve. Staff was very friendly and prompt. My spouse had the fried shrimp which were huge and cooked just right. The flavor was outstanding even tho the batter was a little on the thick/heavy side. The accompanying fries were perfect. I had the stuffed baked... More 

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Thank GeneGracey
Corpus Christi, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our son graduated from OCS (NOAA) at the Coast Guard Academy and after 17 weeks of hard training wanted a seafood dinner and lobster. The other 7 family and guests had varying degrees of interest and appetites. This cozy, fun, quaint place had a menu for everybody. Service was great and tolerant of us enjoying the evening. All meals were... More 

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Waterford, Connecticut
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the dinner at the Waterfront was very good.....nothing could beat the pistachio cake I had for dessert...after many weeks I am still dreaming about that cake!

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Thank Susan G G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We joined friends for dinner on a Saturday night recently. We made reservations ahead of time which was great because the restaurant was very busy! The food was delicious, particularly the pistachio crusted salmon, calamari and scallops wrapped in bacon. Portions were generous and service was good. Prices were reasonable for the quality of dishes. We will definitely be back... More 

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Thank K-Lee2800
Redding, Connecticut
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

As the name of the restaurant implies, it is on the water at the harbor. Need a reservation during the season and should go early to try to sit along the windows or outside. Great selections on the menu. Norwegian salmon with pistachip crust was outstanding. Lemon cake dessert was yummy. Many other desserts looked very appealing. But, inconsistent service,... More 

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Thank William B
Mattituck, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were rather early to catch the Cross Sound Ferry and GPSed a nearby restaurant, were directed to On the Waterfront, and got high season food in the off season. Very fair prices for very savory, very fresh seafood, and terrific service -- great views. We'll definitely get to the ferry early the next time just to be able to... More 

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new haven, ct
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Good seafood at reasonable prices. Nice boat slip views. Service was quick and friendly. Would recommend for someone looking for a nice varied menu.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 860-444-2800

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?