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Costello's Clam Shack

145 Pearl St, Groton, CT 06340-5773
+1 860-572-2779
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fried seafood” (13 reviews)
“lobster roll” (24 reviews)
“fries” (35 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
145 Pearl St, Groton, CT 06340-5773
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is priced as you'd expect and the quality is very good. BYOB at the Universal Package Store on Pearl Street a half-mile away! Otherwise you will regret it. The clams and steamers were great. The fries are skinny but tasty, and for those...More

1  Thank Shamachi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Groton Long Point for our annual family get-together. Costello's clams are the best (my wife loves the lobster rolls and/or boiled lobsters). The dining is outdoor over looking the marina, Lots of boat traffic. Always packed.

Thank PeterandJinx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of four went for a late lunch and sat on the upper deck with a great water and Fishers Island view. You place and pay for your order and it is delivered to your table. Service was prompt. All dinners were tasty, not...More

Thank kapaugers
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Great spot to have some fresh seafood while overlooking the beautiful water. Located in a marina the setting is just perfect. Everyone enjoyed their seafood actually I can't say that. My husband had fried oysters and was not 100% happy with them. The rest of...More

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I took forever in line to order (there were 6 of us) and then the food did not come out in a timely manner. It took almost 45 minutes for it all to arrive and one item never showed up. It is an ideal location,...More

Thank bonnetta
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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 11 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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 6 August 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 19:00
Friday
11:30 - 19:00
Saturday
11:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Pearl St, Groton, CT 06340-5773
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-572-2779
Description
Costello’s offers outdoor dining by the sea and classic New England fresh & fried seafood. Fried clams, fish tacos, scallops, oysters, shrimp & steamed lobsters are a few highlights! Be sure to check out our full menu. Just past Abbott’s on Pearl Street, dine dockside on the Mystic River and enjoy our famous three-state water view. Bring your appetite & BYOB!
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