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131 Boston Post Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-2839
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Huntington, Vermont
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best family restaurants in the Waterford, CT area. The food is prepared to order so there is a little wait - but it's fresh and worth it. Their pies are home-made and delicious.

Thank IrishLassie358
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my family, and everyone was very happy with the items that they ordered. This place is low-key, but the food is on point.

Thank Douglas M
Waterford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The shack has been around for decades and always serves up delicious and well portioned foods. They offer lunch and dinner, however I have not had it. This is my go to for breakfast when I want to bring my family out because there have delicious breakfasts and are always consistent!

Thank Familyman818
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been ordering food here for a couple years since I moved here. I have to say , that their food is great and the prices are fair.

Thank Wood L
Port Orchard, Washington
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156 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We are visiting the area and found this place while looking for a place to eat breakfast. It was interesting to just stand in line to be seated. We waited about 20-30mns to be seated but it ended up being well worth the Wait! The food was great. My boyfriend got the mess and I got the classic breakfast (I... More 

Thank Curby22
Shack R, Front Office Manager at The Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review. We are glad you found us and look forward to your next visit! More 

Kinderhook, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Quick service,very good staff. Lumberjack breakfast was packed with meat...not made for a vegan. Place was nicely decorated.

Thank crimetek
Shack R, Manager at The Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your Lumberjack breakfast! More 

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74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

When I think of going out for breakfast, it is the Shack that tops my list. Expect to run into friends that you have not seen in years. Lunch and dinner are always available and don't forget the dessert.

Thank Victor B
Shack R, Manager at The Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Desserts are definitely tasty. More 

Waterford, Connecticut
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I have eaten at this restaurant many times. Not a big breakfast eater myself.....the pancakes are okay and the fruit salad in the summer is a good bet! For lunch the soups are the best bet along with a sandwich,,,,tuna or chicken salad are my favorites. The staff is usually friendly very efficient

Thank Susan G G
New Milford, Connecticut
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has such nice people working here!! They are always crowded, but they do a great job moving the line along in an organized way. The food is always delicious!!

Thank JC1090
Shack R, Manager at The Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review. We are glad you love The Shack! More 

Mandeville, Louisiana
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142 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

We have been here many times while visiting family in the New London, Waterford area. Great for breakfast, however you might find a back up around 8 AM. Also wonderful pies.

Thank meyerla
Shack R, Manager at The Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope you join us for a meal again when you are in the area! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 Boston Post Rd, Waterford, CT 06385-2839
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: 18604426660

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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?