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On the Waterfront

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$$ - $$$
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250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
+1 860-444-2800
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 15:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived a bit after 5PM without a reservation and they had no tables! Wow, early on a Saturday and the place is rocking. They offered us a seat on their patio as they had installed heaters. It was rainy and quite cool but the patio was comfortable as it was sheathed in plastic. By the time we left 1/2... More 

Thank joycelia
englewood nj
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this area restaurant for my wife's birthday and couldn't have been any happier!! Service was spot on and food was delicious. Our waitress, Libby, was very sweet and extremely attentive to our entire party's every need. Their zuppa de pesce was not only huge but was extremely flavorful over a nice bed of linguine. The lobster bisque is... More 

Thank ronald c
Moosup, Connecticut
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Planned an early dinner with friends we hadn't seen in awhile. Made reservations at 4:00pm to avoid the dinner rush since we wanted to visit and didn't want to be rushed during the prime dinner time. Ordered drinks and chatted and had the waitress keep stopping by to see if we were ready to order apps and/or dinner. After 3... More 

Thank Paul393
Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Late lunch on a cold, wet Friday. We couldn't eat meat as it was Lent. On the Waterfront came to the rescue with hot French Onion soup and Fettucine Alfredo for out teen daughter while Mom had beer-battered shrimp and I picked the baked seafood platter (cod, scallops and stuffed shrimp). All were delicious and the portions large. We ordered... More 

Thank Tom C
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the Waterford Has great service and the food is spectacular. If you like authentic Italian food this is the place to go me and my friend had spaghetti and meatballs and the sauce was like at home made at home. The way to with fast friendly and efficient. The views of the river or spectacular. I just love the... More 

Thank djraid76
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very enjoyable. Great drinks, lobster bisque and view. Mashed potatoes were cold but sent them back and they came back steaming.

Thank skypilotb
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Showed up a bit before opening time and was graciously welcomed to sit and enjoy and amazing meal. The owner visited and made us feel welcomed. Crab cakes were delicious and the meal was amazing.

Thank dadg27
Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I set out for a favorite restaurant for my birthday dinner only to find it closed! A quick search of the area brought us to On the Waterfront- what luck. James sat us at the window overlooking the water in a small, side room. We opted for the Tuesday Wine & Dine special- who doesn't like free... More 

Thank Denise C
Pembroke, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This old Coastie visited New London to see the CG Academy and CG Museum. We found On the Waterfront on line and had to check it out. We knew it was likely we found a gem when we had difficulty finding a place to park. It seems there is only street parking. No matter. It was well worth the walk!... More 

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Monroe, Connecticut
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We visited with a party of 7 for my mother's 83'rd birthday dinner. Lisa, our server, did a fabulous job. She took care of the secret cake. She helped my mom out of her chair (I was pinned in a corner booth). The views were great. Everyone's meal was excellent. I had the sesame tuna dinner. My nephew had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Pequot Ave, New London, CT 06320-4619
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 860-444-2800

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?