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Captain Scott's Lobster Dock

80 Hamilton Street, New London, CT - (860) 439-1741
Posted By Cliff Stehle on 5/23/2001 7:35:00 AM
Captain Scott's, tucked into a small strip of land between the cove that services Crocker's Boatyard and the AMTRAK Mainline, is not easy to find for locals much less for out of towners. But is the search ever worthwhile! Currently opened for its sixth season, Captain Scott's provides delightful atmosphere, leisurely dining, and the highest quality and most reasonably priced seafood in Southeastern CT. And since you can bring your own beer or wine, a superb dinner for two can easily be had for less than $20. The best bargain on the menu is undoubtedly the Fish & Chips. At $6.95 (this season) it is almost too much for one person to eat. The fish is tender, flaky, and succulent; the fries crisp and hot; and, when you pass the melted butter and the malt vinegar you feel as though you are in Sea Food Heaven. Also not to be missed is the hot (or cold) Lobster Roll. Voted best in New London County several years in a row, it is packed with tender pieces of lobster and served on a fresh hot dog type roll with a side of cole slaw. Sharing an order of Fish & Chips and the Hot Lobster Roll is more than enough for two people. Especially since an order of Clam Fritters (continuosly hot from the deep fry process and available when placing your order) and a bowl of clam chowder to have with that glass of wine while waiting for your order to be called will usually seem too good to pass up (and they are!). One hint is to get there early or a little later in the evening since the dinner time crowd (especially on a hot summer evening) can cause quite a backlog. But the reward of excellent food is well worth the time involved in finding your way to Captain Scott's and for the slight wait that sometime occurs in taking and filling orders. And that glass of wine or bottle of beer does wonders to pass the time while you enjoy the boats or the occasional passing by of an Acela Express on the AMTRAK line.

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Specialties of the house: A Fish & Chips portion that can be split between two people and a Hot Lobster Roll (voted best in New London County).  cole slaw, melted butter, malt vinegar, and cocktail sauce round out the order.
"Specialties of the house: A Fish & Chips portion that can be split between two people and a Hot Lobster Roll (voted best in New London County). cole slaw, melted butter, malt vinegar, and cocktail sauce round out the order."
Cliff Stehle





A starter portion to munch on while the main order is being prepared (can be gotten at the time your order is placed; since fritters are always hot and constantly being cooked).
"A starter portion to munch on while the main order is being prepared (can be gotten at the time your order is placed; since fritters are always hot and constantly being cooked)."
Cliff Stehle


A view of the order counter at Captain Scott's (the menu is on the sign over the counter)
"A view of the order counter at Captain Scott's (the menu is on the sign over the counter)"
Cliff Stehle


A view of Capatin Scott's from the adjacent marina
"A view of Capatin Scott's from the adjacent marina"
Cliff Stehle



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