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Skipper's Restaurant

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167 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3208
+1 860-739-3230
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered scallop roll, side of fried shrimp, and cup of chowder. 36$ :o.. ok a little steep but what the hell right. Chowder was excellent. Shrimp where good, the scallop roll was sooo greasy it was hard to eat. Onion rings where good.

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Thank Drewlou102
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ordered the crab cakes and cole slaw. The food was very good. The restaurant is overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Great place to stop and eat for lunch.

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Thank Deb H
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food. Had the fried scallop roll. Unbelievably fresh and delicious. Husband got the fried clam roll and it was equally fresh and delicious.

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Thank Roberta H
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149 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a totally typical, yet totally awesome, clam bar that's about way more than clams. Excellent fried shrimp platter and plenty of burger/dog/etc. options for those of you who don't like seafood. Step up and order, then sit down and the food is delivered to your booth. Kitchy decor adds to the overall ambiance, as does the nice view... More 

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Thank ParkerSturbridge
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The food is outstanding. The service is very fast & they usually bring the food to your table. It's a little pricey

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Thank mary lou o
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We are locals who like fresh seafood and Skipper's always delivers-This is not fine dining-it's picnic tables and deli style self service-but its really good food. We love the fish sandwiches and creamy chowda! Sit outside in the summer and enjoy the view of Niantic Bay

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Thank JRR-OLS
Niantic, Connecticut
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Skipper’s serves a lot of fried seafood and it’s all good! This is a very small restaurant, open year round, but in the summer you can sit on the deck and look out at the Niantic Bay. Choose your fried clam strips, whole clams, shrimp, scallops as a dinner, in a roll or as a side order. Not into seafood?... More 

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Thank Essem W
Killingworth, Connecticut
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287 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Spectacular view if you don't mind the trains blasting by. Good simple beach food...fried seafood, burgers and hot dogs. Tasty onion rings and ice cream! Open year round so nice place for a Sunday afternoon.

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Thank Charles_Schuchert
Niantic, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Skipper's clam chowder reflects the overall approach the restaurant uses throughout its menu. The clams are bought daily from local fisherman. The cream and potatoes from local farms. Everything used is natural, local, fresh. No artificial canned goods. This approach permeates the rest of the menu -- Lobster roll, Fish and Chips, Whole Belly Clams, Scallops. Skippers is a treasure... More 

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Thank Barry S
Williamsburg, VA.
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is our grandchildren's favorite place to eat. Great food selections for adults and children. The cold lobster rolls are our favorite as well as the New England clam chowder. Our grandkids love the grill cheese or hotdogs. They also make the best mocha milk shake ever.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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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