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Dad's Restaurant of Niantic

147 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3207
+1 860-739-2113
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fried clams” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
“ice cream” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
147 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3207
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had decided to go to Dads over Flanders Fish Market, that was a mistake. It was only the second day open and they already were flustered and couldn't figure out what they were doing. First of all, our number got called so we went...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a disappointment..my first visit since they opened this year. They always had the best fried clams around. Tonight I got a pint of clams to go with an order of fries. Clams were over cooked, tiny, crumbly and gritty and dry , for $20.00...More

Thank Wayfarer38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the fish and chips. Fish appeared and tasted like it came from a package of frozen fish you would buy at the supermarket,not fresh fish like you would expect at a shoreline restaurant..Skimpy portions of fries and they give you 4 onion rings. Potatoes...More

Thank JonnyBGood11
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

As a local, I try Dad's once a season. I'm writing this post first big snow storm of the year, lamenting summer. Admittedly, it's always disappointing. The menu and service and feel of the place is quintessential New England clam shack. The food is just...More

1  Thank FattieCattie
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Large selection of meals, snacks at a pleasant indoor/outdoor spot. Unfortunately the rating above does not allow for good, above average but below very good.

Thank _breinharth
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Have been here a few times.Food is very good.Has a nice view of the ocean.Since they aren't open all year I wish they would open the restaurant to have a patio instead of closed in.Average price for seafood.competitive with other local places.

Thank steven s
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

There were 7 of us, 2 couples celebrating anniversaries so it was a special occasion. I was so disappointed that the only thing on the menu that was Gluten free was the salad. Everyone else enjoyed their meal, the portions were huge. The prices were...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 17 August 2016

The food was good and the portions were huge. Great meal for the price. great views of the train and boardwalk.

Thank Carol Ann P
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We had the whole clams, scallops and onion rings. Clams were very bland. Scallops were just ok. Had clam strips and shrimp earlier in the day at Mystic Seaport and they were great. For the price we expected much better. Will not be going back.

Thank Jeff Y
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Just the right place for a great sandwich, hamburger, or hotdog. Their french fries are excellent as is their friendly service. Our personal favorites are their grilled chicken or salmon sandwich and ice cream.

Thank 88maes
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hello do you allow A small collie dog on your patio Sat or Sunday this week-end
23 May 2015|
Response from Todd P | Reviewed this property |
sorry no animals allowed. unless it is a service animal. sorry. enjoy your weekend.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3207
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-739-2113
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