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Dad's Restaurant of Niantic

) #12 of 31 Restaurants in Niantic ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood
147 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3207
+1 860-739-2113
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (20 reviews)
“ice cream” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
147 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3207
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Bebbszook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 11 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
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at Dad's, split one $14.95 fish and chips with onion rings and good cole slaw. Nice local crowd, busy place with real friendly people. Lots of places nearby but this has been open since 1963. A bit worn but food was as promised...More

Thank Chuck T
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is the place you want to go for sea food if you are in Niantic. Just over the bridge, past the Blackhawk. The prices are great. The staff is the best.

Thank Darkcomputerguru
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

My family has been going to Dad's for years. It's a fried clams-type of place that does burgers and dogs too. Kids love it and you can sit outside. Don't expect anything too fancy and you won't be disappointed.

Thank pvannoordennen
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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
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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