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Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale

501 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven CT, New Haven, CT 06511-5902
+1 203-691-6619
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (47 reviews)
“seafood” (77 reviews)
“coleslaw” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
501 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven CT, New Haven, CT 06511-5902
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I keep trying to like Lenny & Joe's, New Haven, and I heartily recommend their oysters on the half-shell. Buck-a-shuck Fridays are about the tastiest bargain on the shore, and their being on the waterfront adds to the appeal even if the view is more...More

Thank Revlee
Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant is attractive, service was excellent, bread was delicious but the lobster was very disappointing and that is what I came for. I ordered the Lobster Casserole which is basically lobster removed from the shell in drawn butter with bread crumbs on the top....More

Thank ScreaminDemon
Reviewed 4 days ago

a party of three adults for a weeknight dinner. service okay and staff were pleasant. to the food - i had the fried cod / scrod and was pleased. fish was nicely done and the coating lite. the ladies ordered a jumbo shrimp dish and...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Why not leverage this great location and invest in making this a real destination, for locals and those traveling through New England? Instead, it resorts to lousy, ill prepared and boring food. Even the fried food is nothing special. Lousy service to boot. It is...More

Thank CSK389
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was dying for lobster for months and we went and had 1 1/2 lb lobster dinner. the lobster was tough and chewy and did not have much taste and the fries had no taste really. But the worst was the condition of the 2...More

Thank yfufamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service good, fish very fresh. On a rainy cold spring day this seaside restaurant was not the place to be😂.

Thank gwuerdemann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here after reading the reviews and looking at the pics. Was hoping for some good seafood and a great view. After waiting for a half hour we sat in a hole with no view, they screwed up the order then the food was terrible....More

Thank Penelope737
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice view of the mouth of the river, and the food was pretty good. Lobster Mac -n- Cheese not as good as Dogwatch Cafe in Mystic but good none the less.

Thank Jackalcall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We faced a bigger traffic jam on our way back from Cape Cod to New Jersey and decided to stop for a dinner close to the highway and bypass the traffic jam. We found Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale on trip advisor and had a...More

Thank bscharin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lobster bisque is so yummy. It is the best I have ever had. like velvet. My son who is a cheif. loves this place. every time it has been wonderful. Lobster rolls also great. The two big loaf's of bread are so good.

Thank jessicahT3170UD
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Vegas Debbie
Does Lenny & Joe's Long Wharf have a bar?
3 May 2017|
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Response from irishpkc | Reviewed this property |
YES, a great bar......
weekday specials
1 April 2015|
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Response from Brian F | Property representative |
Hello Barbara, Yes, we do have weekday lunch specials that we run from Monday-Saturday from 11am-4pm. We usually have a selection of 4-6 choices that change everyday. We post them on our website daily or you can call to... More
week specials
1 April 2015|
Response from barbara33880 |
weekday specials .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven CT, New Haven, CT 06511-5902
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-691-6619
  • E-mail
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale at Long Wharf is a fresh, fun and casual family restaurant going strong since 1979! As we enter our 35th year of business let us show your why our promise to our customers is still our number one commitment - • to serve only the finest, freshest seafood available • to give generous portions • to provide prompt friendly service • to keep our prices reasonable. Come check out our newest location which features a large outdoor deck with the finest waterfront dining in New Haven with breathtaking views of Long Island Sound! We also have a huge bar which features scenic views. Our main dining rooms have floor to ceiling windows so no one ever has to worry about having an obstructed view! Here at Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale ever view is a water view! Come visit our bar Monday-Friday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM for the best happy hour specials on Long Wharf and in New Haven! Are you planning an event or a private party, don't forget to ask about our private upstairs banquet room available for all of your party planning needs! We look forward to seeing you soon!! From Everyone at Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale at Long Wharf New Haven
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