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Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale

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501 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven CT, New Haven, CT 06511-5902
+1 203-691-6619
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's on the water, but also close to I-95, so some waterside tables are bestttsr than others. Many indoor tables as well. Not a fancy restaurant, and they don't take reservations, so there can be a bit of a wait sometimes, but the service is friendly and prompt, the raw oysters are very good and very reasonably priced (shame on... More 

Thank KIt322
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent experience all around! Great, friendly waiter, great food! We had the clam chowder, delish! I had the fried Oyster dinner with fries..Perfection! Excellent tartar sauce and Cole slaw. All 4 of us had a great dinner .. can't wait to go back and sit outside in warmer weather! Nicely decorated.

Thank arabrabnosnaws
Jackson, Wyoming
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice views from New Haven's Long Wharf, with HUGE variety of fish dishes and HUGE portions. Popular specialties include fried clams (with their proprietary batter -- and choice of strips or bellies; most restaurants only serve strips and don't know the succulent difference), super fish and chips, and a variety of casseroles (scallops, lobster, etc.), and a wide array of... More 

Thank sweneyw
New Haven, Connecticut
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Think Denny's with decent seafood. Lot's of fried things, all tasty. Spacious and relaxed with nice water views. Great for kids. If you want fried clams or an acceptable lobster roll, this is a good bet.

Thank ButIRamble
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something fast when we arrived late evening. Our hotel recommended this place and it was fun! Great for kids, although don't expect any vegetables with the kids meals. Nice view over the water.

Thank Caroline W
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife grew up going to Lenny and Joe's in Westbrook, so we decided to hop off 95 and try the New Haven version on a cold, rainy Saturday. Located on Long Wharf, this is much more of a sit down restaurant than the legendary shoreline joint. Since the place was far from crowded, we got a table with a... More 

Thank Kevin M
New Haven, Connecticut
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

disappointed with the menu as a lot of fried food. And although they had other choices the fish meals were not that tasty or kind of skimpy.

Thank tpwolf
Mantorville, Minnesota
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were travelling through the area and saw the high recommendation for the restaurant on TripAdvisor so we stopped. It was very easy to get to from I-95. It's located on the harbor and has a large parking lot and outdoor seating (too cold for us though). The restaurant is unique and fun. Seating allows for views of the water... More 

Thank rmpeterson2
Bronx, New York
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148 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to eat with a view. It was winter trip coming home from Mystic Seaport. We try to break up our trips so they become two short trips rather than one long one. Well we sat by the windows looking out over the water but too far to the land side to have a good view. Try to make... More 

Thank Thomas S
South Jersey
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm from this area, living in NJ, and I head to the shore for fried seafood when i'm here. The whole clams were good. Fries not great. Cole slaw had a weird taste. Portion size is what I expect in NJ, which is to say not a good value. $76 for three people, no cocktails, very pricey for this meal.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven CT, New Haven, CT 06511-5902
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-691-6619
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale at Long Wharf is a fresh, fun and casual family restaurant going strong since 1979! As we enter our 35th year of business let us show your why our promise to our customers is still our number one commitment - • to serve only the finest, freshest seafood available • to give generous portions • to provide prompt friendly service • to keep our prices reasonable. Come check out our newest location which features a large outdoor deck with the finest waterfront dining in New Haven with breathtaking views of Long Island Sound! We also have a huge bar which features scenic views. Our main dining rooms have floor to ceiling windows so no one ever has to worry about having an obstructed view! Here at Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale ever view is a water view! Come visit our bar Monday-Friday from 4:00PM to 7:00PM for the best happy hour specials on Long Wharf and in New Haven! Are you planning an event or a private party, don't forget to ask about our private upstairs banquet room available for all of your party planning needs! We look forward to seeing you soon!! From Everyone at Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale at Long Wharf New Haven

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