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Skipper's Restaurant

167 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3208
+1 860-739-3230
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish sandwich” (14 reviews)
“onion rings” (17 reviews)
“clams” (27 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
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167 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3208
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive food, ok quality..... Whole belly clams seemed more like a mix of strip clams and Ipswich..... Scallop roll was fried. Served on Styrofoam...... Soup good but not a lot of clams... Tasted canned..... Limited inside seating....

Thank SueIris
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Stopped on a rainy day for lunch while visiting the area. We ordered our meals and sat outside under the large awning. The place is exceptionally clean and food was prepared quickly. Based on the number of cars in their lot compared to the other...More

Thank dakcabin
Reviewed 1 September 2018

We go here pretty much every summer while visiting the grandparents. We love the casual atmosphere of eating out on the deck while watching the occasional train go by and the waves breaking beyond the train tracks. You can't go wrong with the huge portions...More

Thank jennifertravelsworld
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Had a wonderful seafood lunch with family after fishing across the street. We all had fried clams, fish and scollops and shared ff and onion rings. Everything was delicious. The kids behind the counter taking orders was very helpful.

1  Thank JoAnn089
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We had the fried oysters and they were juicy and sweet . . . fantastic. No trip to NE is complete without having a hot lobster roll so we did. Great chunks of claw meat with more than enough drawn butter. We'll be back.

1  Thank rbitner2016
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Solid local seafood location was highly recommended by staff at the Inn at Harbor Hill. My wife and I both loved our lobster rolls, mine hot and hers cold. Plenty of fresh lobster and a perfectly grilled, butter bun. We also ordered the whole belly...More

1  Thank Chuck R
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Went there for dinner with family. The food was amazing! Everything fresh and hot, and huge portions. We had the fried clam strip dinner with onion rings (yum!!!) and the hot lobster roll served with melted butter. Right across the street from the water, you...More

1  Thank CamelotLady139
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We stopped with local friends at this place across the street from the Amtrak trestle in Niantic because I like and miss those good, fifty cent, fried clams, like I use to get when I was a submarine sailor long, long ago. Obviously, in a...More

Thank Fred W
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Went for a quick snack one night and walked into Skipper's, not much on looks but their lobster rolls are to die for. Loaded with chucks of lobster, freash and tasty

Thank ronald c
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We usually go to another location just up the street but we wanted ti try something different. It was a one shot deal. The only gluten free items they offer are the salads. Several people in our party got the chowder and it was like...More

3  Thank Chris W
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12 August 2017|
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Response from Essem W | Reviewed this property |
No, but you are permitted to byob
Brenda S
22 February 2016|
Response from Tara H | Reviewed this property |
They ore open year round.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 167 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3208
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-739-3230
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