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Costello's Clam Shack

145 Pearl St, Groton, CT 06340-5773
+1 860-572-2779
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“fried seafood” (13 reviews)
“lobster roll” (22 reviews)
“fries” (33 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
145 Pearl St, Groton, CT 06340-5773
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Reviewed yesterday

My son loved his lobster tail and I loved my shrimp taco. I forgot to order the gluten free tortilla and they were kind to replace it for me w/o a problem. Very friendly & helpful staff. Casual and shaded. Great views of the marina.

Thank Lora G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was okay, I enjoyed the oysters. It was a cool evening and not many dining outside downstairs. The food was nothing too special, but it was a very pleasant evening. It was not crowded on this Wednesday evening, but the weather was a...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is ideal right on the docks in Groton, CT. Diners must order food at the window and wait for it to be delivered to the table. But it is fresh and worth the wait. Clam strips are hard to beat, as is their...More

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The parking lot was packed. There was only one ladies room, one men's room. There was a line, at a takeout window, where you needed to put your in your order. The eating area was also,packed.There is only outside dining. You can bring your children,pets,alcohol....More

Thank Jacqueline C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was beautiful and we happened on Costello's on our way back to NY. Everything we ordered was tasty, staff was prompt, and it was a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Would definitely stop by again!

Thank Deb T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The scallops were sweet and fried to perfection. I was able to switch the fries for home made onion rings.The seafood was fresh, and reasonably priced. The view of the harbor was great and you could bring your own beverages. It was a challenge to...More

Thank Joanne207
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came on Sunday busy but able to park and quick service. Had the hot lobster roll and mom had clam strips both yummy! Also very nice view of little town of Noank!! Will go again!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looked for a place on way home from Mohegan. Partner loves fried food - had the scallops, fish and whole bellies. Fish and whole bellies were good- scallops heavily breaded and not sweet. Clam fritters were over cooked - needed a knife to cut one...More

Thank Izzyb61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood shack for fresh whole lobster and assortment of fried seafood and ice cream. Wish they offered different sizes for their hot lobster rolls though. Located right on the dock so you eat outside with a great view.

Thank nchaos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is fantastic right on the water with boats passing by. Have been looking forward to coming here for a while. I ordered the Creamy Clam Chowder which wasn't creamy at all and was lacking in clams as were the clam fritters. I had...More

Thank David S
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Response from Macball50 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Pearl St, Groton, CT 06340-5773
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-572-2779
Costello's is closed for the season and will reopen Friday of Memorial Day weekend at 11:30.
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