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Fisherman Restaurant, Groton, CT

Fisherman Restaurant

4.4
4.4
498 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
A dining destination on the Connecticut shoreline featuring water views from every seat in our beautifully remodeled facility!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (860) 536-1111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Mystic

  • Parking details

    Our customers are welcome to use our private parking as well as the public lot next door

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

What 498 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Scenic View

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  1. LV

    LeslieV

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I wish I could leave a better review but the truth is we never ate a bite here or spent a penny. We were called in the afternoon to ask if we wanted a table inside or out, which I thought was nice. I replayed that I preferred to sit outside. When we arrived a few minutes early, we said we would wait in the bar, but every table in the bar was set for dinner and there were no seats at the bar. We tried to get the bartenders attention but we’re unable to, so we sat down in the lobby to wait. When we were called, we were sat at an inside table. No wine menu, and the food menu had food particles stuck to it. We waited about 20 minutes - someone came to pour us water and left. Then another wait person - not ours - asked if we had been served. When we said no, she said she would find ours. Finally, someone who I assumed was our waitress came by. She didn’t greet us, give us a name or say anything about being our server, much less apologize for the wait. She just asked if we wanted anything other than water to drink. At this point, it was clear that we were not going to have any sort of good experience, so we decided to leave.
  2. f

    funfoody

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    I have been to the fisherman many times and the food is always very good. This past Saturday we took friends from out of town and the food was on par as always however the service was very surprisingly poor. It took almost 20 mins after the host sat us for a waiter to come over and just take our drink orders. Very upsetting.
  3. N

    Networkingaccountant

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was great, the waitress took the time to understand our food allergies. A few things to note are the reservations don’t mean much - if you want to sit outside there is a separate wait list and inside is very noisy and we were almost 30 minutes past our reservation time before we got a table outside. This was earlier than inside where we actually had the reservation. Overall if you don’t mind waiting it’s good food and experience.
  4. KG

    KnollwoodGuy

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    On a Saturday night in summer, the noise level indoors was deafening. And despite having a reservation, we had to wait at least 10-15 minutes to get our table. The food, on the other hand, was excellent -- both the entrees and smaller things like salad and bread. And the views, as advertised, were memorable. The service lagged at times, which was not surprising given how packed the place was and how many tables each head server oversaw. But our head server, Jason, still made it a personable and rewarding experience. I'll be back. But probably not on a summer weekend.
  5. j

    julier

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    After having reservations I guess and I received it after 30 minutes. My food and my sister-in-law‘s food what is cold in over cooked. After friends of ours told us about their wonderful experiences before we were very disappointed.
  6. PK

    PeggyK

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, great service and delicious meal!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    We left shortly after getting there. The online menu is not up to date and we wanted to try the swordfish. They did not have it. Very disappointing. It looked like a nice restaurant.
  8. V

    Vicky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. My husband and I were celebrating his birthday. We really enjoyed evreything. We had an indoor table next to a window. The view was absolutely amazing and so was the sunset. Food was fresh and delicious.
  9. TC

    TheC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on a sunny day with a beautiful breeze Coming off of Palmer’s Cove. I had a deliciously fresh watermelon salad followed by clams casino which is one of my favorite dishes at this restaurant. Hubby had a huge fisherman’s platter and Mom had tender scallops. Food was excellent as was service. Will visit again soon.
  10. CS

    CharleneS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had the good fortune to sit on the patio so the view was beautiful. We also had a delightful wait staff, Bree, and the food and drinks were fresh and well prepared. It was a very pleasant experience and I would recommend it.
  11. DM

    DonnaM

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    July 29…. Vacation
  12. C

    Cleanplate

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside - beautiful setting right on the water. The food and service were excellent! Great evening!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner after the Esker Point concert on a Thursday night. Our waitress was super efficient with a cheerful demeanor. (I wish I remembered her name) I had the power bowl with salmon and I’ve been craving it since! My hubby had the fish tacos and said they were delicious too. Well done Fisherman!
  14. MB

    MatthewB

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Moderate at best. Food was tasty but overpriced and lacks any creativity. Service was definitely lacking- seems like they did not have enough staff. Blond lady at front desk/host was very rude. I would not rush back.
  15. MT

    MTMZ

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and view outside are fantastic. The service was somewhat slower than usual, but the place seems to be busier than usual at the time we went.
  16. SO

    SusanO

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Long wait for our food Once it arrived it was tasty and innovative
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal, service. Definitely will go back !!
  18. AD

    AngelaD

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and view. We had the crispy chicken sandwich and lobster roll and both were great.
  19. LG

    LaurenG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We ate out on the expansive deck alongside Poquonnock Cove. The setting and the view are spectacular. The hostess(es) took awhile to seat us even though we had reservations, but it was worth the wait. Our waitress was fantastic. We ordered two appetizers, roasted oysters and crab cakes. I didn’t like the oysters which were sort of warmed over raw. The crab cakes were the best I’ve ever had: succulent. For entrees, I got something called a Noodle Bowl and my friend got Salmon. The fish was excellent. My bowl however was very disappointing. The description said it was made with glass noodles and veggies with a chili sauce, invoking to me an Asian flair. Instead I think the noodles were angle hair pasta, the veggies chunks of steamed carrot, avocado, and roasted cherry tomatoes. And there was no sauce. When the waitress brought it after we asked, it tasted very much like something from a bottle of Kikkomans at Stop and Shop. The desserts, cremebrole and blueberry crisp, were fantastic. Worth it over all, just be sure if your food choices.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience5
    I don’t mind spending big money on small portions of spectacular tasting cuisine or generous portions of value cuisine. Here I received neither. For $39 there was nothing spectacular about the flavor of this fried fish platter and the portion was super small (see photo). Excessive breading and minimal meat, French fries mostly small bits nothing special. Friends’ dishes were similarly tiny in portion and lacked anything special in flavor. Steamers we’re good but not served with traditional cup of broth for rinsing/dipping. Bottled beers were served too warm and water glasses not kept full. Bay view from dining room was nice, but at sunset patrons had to lower the shades because of the glare. I can afford to indulge at good restaurants and will not return to this one due to underwhelming flavor, portion, and service that left me feeling ripped off. Plenty of other seafood restaurants serving the area.
  21. ST

    SandraT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu variety was excellent. The food was excellent. The wait staff was very attentive. A very positive dining experience.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem tucked away from downtown Mystic. Fantastic food and excellent service! We’ve been dining every summer since 2020 and each time we are WOWED!
  23. TN

    TomN

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food, service and view were all outstanding. The prices were somewhat high.
  24. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fried calamari was excellent and I enjoyed clams in white sauce. My wife had an excellent fish and chip dinner.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local restaurant!!!
  26. SM

    SusanM

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time at fisherman’s restaurant. The food was some of the best seafood we’ve ever eaten. Staff was excellent. We will definitely be returning. We highly recommend!
  27. RV

    RussV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and had Jason as a server. Everything was great.
  28. J

    Jobliss

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised how nice a restaurant in all respects. Traveling from out of state and found a gem.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite places to eat always a welcoming experience every dish I had so far has been better than expected so many great choices simple delicious you can’t miss here
  30. C

    Cathy

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location with lovely water views, excellent staff, and delicious food.
  31. CS

    ChristinaS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We were in town from Buffalo, NY for a dance competition. This was my 3rd time dining at the Fisherman and it was absolutely delicious!!! My kids love the clam chowder! I miss the fish tacos that were previously on the menu but the swordfish tacos were very good!
  32. M

    Martha

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best waitress in the area! Elisha was super observant and had great suggestions. We had a wonderful time! This was my third time coming to the Fisherman and first time indoors. Though noisier inside, we still had a wonderful time and caught a beautiful sunset.
  33. LH

    LisaH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Took about 30 mins after we were seated for a server to come over after we had waited inside at the bar for our table to be ready. Lobster roll was small and dry, had to ask for a side of hot butter when most Automatically come with it.
  34. SR

    SueR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    TERRIBLE waitress she didn’t even smile once very rude no salt pepper or oyster crackers with the chowder that I had to send back bc it was barely warm beautiful restaurant though excellent bread and little necks entrees sub par especially for the price supposed to be a special night celebrating my anniversary but unfortunately our waitress ruined it with her negative energy and overall crusty demeanor strangely she treated another table with friendliness and personality maybe it was bc she saw my husbands long hair and my tattoos she thought we weren’t worth the effort???? I won’t return to this restaurant very disappointed
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good service, nice atmosphere, and tasty food.
  36. KD

    KasualDiner

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience at The Fisherman. Dined outside next to the water. Service was great (thank you Jason!). Food was delicious as always with interesting specials and seasonal cocktails. One of our “go to” spots, particularly in the summer when relaxing by the water with great food and delicious cocktails in the early evening is so enjoyable
  37. W

    Wonderful

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere and well prepared food.
  38. t

    tjje

    New England

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place, nice view, friendly service - the prime rib is awesome!
  39. CE

    ChristineE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal in a great spot! The outside patio is lovely, and inside has a fun vibe. You can't go wrong!
  40. LR

    LaureenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We found Fisherman online while standing in a long line at another venue. We used the online reservation option and were sitting at a table and ordering within 25 minutes of finding the website! The view is beautiful and the food was delicious! Definitely will dine here next time we are in the area!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Fisherman Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 536-1111.

Fisherman Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 498 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Fisherman Restaurant

937 Groton Long Point Rd, Groton, CT 06340

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Mystic

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Our customers are welcome to use our private parking as well as the public lot next door

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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