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The Shack Restaurant

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441 Long Hill Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4149
+1 860-445-5500
06:00 - 13:00
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Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Rockaway Park, New York
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed overnight in Groton, heading for the Foxwoods casino on Sunday, and needed a hearty breakfast. After research on Trip Advisor, we discovered rave reviews about "The Shack", and decided to give it a try. Boy, were we glad we did!! They were busy (Sunday brunch crowd), but we found seats at the counter - they have seating in... More 

1 Thank RXJCA
West Hartford, Connecticut
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we are down in the area we try to make it a point to have breakfast at the shack. The breakfast entrées are great the portions are filling and the home fries & service are awesome. So if you're in the area you must check it out, definitely worth the stop.

1 Thank Paul D
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's crowded but we went two mornings in a row and didn't have to wait long. The food is excellent and the portions are big; given the quality and the quantity, the prices are a good value. Service is very friendly. The tables for two are small, and the bowl of half and half tubs takes up needed space, but... More 

1 Thank Jason R
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Coffee flows like water ( I run on coffee ). Meals always hot . Love the blueberry muffins. Fair price great food !

1 Thank Tim H
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Cornbread should be able to come out with the coffee instead of always coming out late with the rest of your food

Thank N A
Groton, Connecticut
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This restaurant is well known in the New London area. The first restaurant started in Niantic. Later they moved to Waterford, and then opened another one in Groton. Both restaurants are always busy. Every time I went to either restaurant their was a waiting line. Weekends are the worst for waiting for a booth. The last time I was in... More 

Thank Pat H
Groton, Connecticut
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The shack is an american restaurant, which means a diner that does not seem to be run by Greeks. There is a full menu, but I have only gone here for breakfast. Full is done correctly, and service is fast. The tables are close to each other, and it isn't very private. Of course there is a counter, and they... More 

1 Thank GrotonThames
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The food at breakfast is always consistent and very good. The service is friendlly and fast although you may have to wait a bit for a table.

1 Thank raincrl
Groton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Well, what can you say about a restaurant that has everything--well, almost everything. The quality and quantity of the fare is better than excellent. The service is always attentive and friendly with experienced waitresses (and a princess) at the helm! The prices are reasonable when you consider both the quality and quantity of food. I do wish, however, that the... More 

2 Thank daveycrocket12345
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Wow. Cabbage kielbasa soup with cornbread--some of the best cornbread ever. We tried the lobster roll!!! Hello? If this place were in Mystic it would be double the price. Excellent buttery crispy roll with a ton of lobster. We tried the chicken fingers platter which was some of the freshest chicken with herbed breadcrumbs and some just right. He wolfed... More 

1 Thank Chris S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, 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: 441 Long Hill Rd, Groton, CT 06340-4149
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-445-5500

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