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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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Niantic, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Linaka85
Norwich, Connecticut
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

It's one of those non-pretentious, mainly fried / sort of fast food / seafood restaurants. Definitely casual. Being gluten intolerant - had a caesar salad with lobster ( hold the croutons)...and man oh man - loaded with lobster and flavor. Rich without all the butter. Took care of my lobster craving for the month.( $19.28) I will say that I... More 

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Thank Just G
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a great place with seating inside now that the cooler weather has arrived. I LOVE whole belly fried clams, and on this visit they were perfectly cooked. I had a small side order which was more than enough and a Caesar salad with dressing that actually had the aroma and taste of anchovies. Others in the party had... More 

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Thank janiceo245
Vernon, Connecticut
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116 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Stopped here for whole belly clams as I have over the last several years. Have always gotten very good food here.Fried fish,clams,burgers or chowders. Beautiful view of the ocean from their patio.You won't be disappointed.I consider it a little over priced,but that might just be me,I am old-fashioned and everything seems expensive these days.

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Thank steven s
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

There is multitude of this type of seafood restaurant along the Connecticut shoreline. This one is nothing special. The salad was small and expensive with the added shrimp. The shrimp was over done. My kids had a burger and hot dog which the both enjoyed. The view of Niantic bay was nice, but the overall experience is just average.

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Thank Andrew W
Windsor, Connecticut
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Service was quick, just before a rush. Fish sandwich was fresh, hot and very good & cole slaw, extensive menu, soups, dinners, burgers, chowder. Eat in or outside. Offered ice cream also.

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Thank Sharon M
150 Great Wolf Drive
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Skippers is a family favorite for us. I always get the Fisherman's Platter. It consists of scallops, shrimp, white fish, clams, fries, coleslaw, and more. Always hot, fresh, and enough food to share with my 11 year old. My husband doesn't do seafood, and he swears by the fried chicken. My son prefers the bacon cheeseburger. All in all, nice... More 

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Thank MamaKels
Sherman, Texas
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I wasn't expecting it to be like "fast food" because the prices were not fast food. It was just ok nothing memorable! Not some place we would go back.

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Thank Kathleen T
Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I both had the fish sandwich and fries at Skippers. The lunch was delicious and the fish was very fresh and perfectly prepared. We ate outside and had an beautiful water view.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?