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Fred's Shanty

272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
+1 860-447-1301
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (19 reviews)
“clam strips” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Fast food
272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Quick, authentic, delicious roadside/marina-side stand. Been there forever, crowded, because it's good food and a great local experience. The fish and fries were delicious, generous portion for lunch. I will definitely go back.

Thank melpga
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We went on Memorial Day weekend and had ice cream and a delicious hot dog it was fun just to relax by the water and enjoying old-time hot dog stand

Thank David G
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Love their hotdogs and fries! Sitting at a picnic table looking out at a small marina on a nice day seems to really help slow life down a bit. The only thing I don't love is that sometimes it can be hard to find a...More

Thank MSA719
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We were disappointed with the food. The whole belly clams were OK, but for the price the portion was small. The fried shrimp dinner was a bust. They were frozen and small. I would not go to Fred's again. There was no bathroom facilities.

Thank WestbrookRobert321
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here - lobster salad sandwich and a fried shrimp dinner. Nice portions and good tasting. Picnic tables overlook a small boat dock. They also serve ice cream. It's a good place for a quick bite.

Thank Y0ungSter
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

You need to do this! You drive up, you walk up, you order everything on the menu. Grab a table by the marina and enjoy. The cheeseburgers are great, the french fries are shoestring and the hot dogs are Epic. This place looks like a...More

Thank Emilyblueeyes19
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I've had just an ice-cream at Fred's Shanty, but the taste was ok and the price is very convenient. It is possible to have a seat while waiting for your order.

Thank LNC74
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Reminiscent of seaside eateries of the 50's- nothing fancy about the place or the fare, Fred's offers a variety of choices- hamburgs, dog, seafood, sides, and ice cream. Picnic tables on either side comprise the only seating and provide a view of the Thames. Prices...More

Thank readthis2015
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great place! We enjoyed sitting on the water dining on chowder, clams, burgers, chili fries, and fried dough. Yum!

Thank Gris115
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I went to Fred 's. after a meeting I got a lobster salad roll all I can say is YUMMY !!! also got a chocolate shake loved it I'm never disappointed when I go to Fred's. Highly recommend it !!!!!

Thank Norman P
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Patricia W
21 September 2017|
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Response from LNC74 | Reviewed this property |
Outdoor it will be fine. Inside it is a little bit narrow.
14 March 2015|
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Response from Brian L | Reviewed this property |
no on Monday 16th opening
14 March 2015|
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Response from Brian L | Reviewed this property |
march 16th monday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 860-447-1301
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