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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 good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“clam strips” (10 reviews)
“hot dog” (25 reviews)
“fries” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Fast food
272 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
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1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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 sandrapV4218SS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generous portions, great tasting fries, pretty good flounder (a bit on the oily side). Prices for tourist area were reasonable. Long Hot Dog was under $4 and Flounder dinner with fries and boat load of coleslaw was $10. View of the bay is excellent. Tables...More

Thank Voy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived just before 11am and we were one of a few customers waiting for them to open. Ordered a cheeseburger, fries, flounder sandwich and fried pickles. The burger was thin, but not overcooked, and was decent. The shoestring fries are very thin, but okay. Fried...More

Thank NHAnimator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for an ice cream. Obviously other folks had a similar idea as there was a line. Tip: if you only want ice cream, you can go to the ice cream window and not have to wait in the food line.

Thank kendalljackson1970
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure why there is a four-star average. The food is only OK, just a grade above McDonald's or any other fast food joint. Fine if you are really hungry, but don't make an event out of it. We had the lobster bisque which was...More

Thank KelliB423
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have not been to freds in 20 years. Went there 4ish today. No hot lobster roll and clam chowder was about a 6 out of 10. Clamstrip dinner was good. Service good.

Thank tblade
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We drive 30 minutes to Fred's for special occasions. Their dogs are great, fries are great, fish is great, chowder too. And nice seating on the water.

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Fried clams and hot dogs. Has been the same for 40 years. Only change is $. View of the Thames River and marinas, sit outside , limited parking.

Thank K720R
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We found Fred's while my son attend Mitchel college. Great little clam shack over looking the water. The fish sandwiches are really good, but so is any thing on the menu board. Service is fast and friendly. The prices can not be beat . Great...More

Thank mmancusi9114
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here by myself after shelling. Prices are fairly high, service quick. Small amount of scallops for the money.

Thank lmixter07
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
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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