Fisherman Restaurant

4.7
144 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
A dining destination on the Connecticut shoreline featuring water views from every seat in our beautifully remodeled facility!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 144 people are saying
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4.6
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4.7
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Glaschowhound
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner after a hike on A beautiful Sunday afternoon. We had 1 buck shucks as in oysters, fish and chips and linguini and clay sauce. The food was delicious. Great draft beer selection to accompany our oysters. Bree was our waitress and she was wonderful.

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vipGina
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the salmon was delicious.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed our first time out in 6 months ( Covid). The food was amazing. Very fast service. The ambiance as beautiful. We enjoyed every minute. Definitely will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Prime rib cooked perfectly, garlic mashed And asparagus , can’t wait to go again !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It took a little time for someone to seat us but once we were seated the experience was perfect from beginning to end. All dishes were delicious (if you are avoiding salt you may want to let them know), best calamari EVER. Special stuffed portobello so good. Prime rib special and ahi tuna, winners! The Pinot Grigio is crisp and smooth. Dessert was sweet, perfectly sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal ! Great raw seafood platter, meals are very good. Loved the unique cocktail I had as well. Oh, we had two excellent desserts as well. Not thrilled with the bread but everything else was very good. Of course the views are wonderful!

JC
vipJohnC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was awesome! The server was over the top. Best calamari I have ever had. Food second to none .

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KSCT
New England
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to get a nice corner table in the bar. Our server Chrissy was prompt, attentive and pleasant. Cocktails were generous and well priced. The menu was broad but not overwhelming. Beet salad was “the best I’ve ever had” per my husband and my arugula salad was great too and not over dressed. We each had the fish and chips served right out of the fryer. We’ll be back soon!

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vipJerome
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary is a fantastic server. We started with the Lobster Rangoon and Oysters Rockefeller, a classic.Entrees were the Fish and Chips and a special of the day Tomahawk Steak, which was massive.Everything was amazing. A couple of Tito's and Grey Sail Drafts made for a memorable Valentine's Day. Thank You

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good seafood restaurant with many land options as well. Staff was excellent and we loved the food. Comfort food, but maybe a couple steps above that. We will definitely be going back.

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Bklyn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Great service. Great food. Great view. We would definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were perfect, everyone wears masks and is careful

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KWinc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Have been 3 times really enjoy visiting. Friendly staff and good food. Would highly recommend .

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, had beet salad with salmon also PEI mussels were amazing !!

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LorraineP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was first impressed by the respect to distancing; so, I could relax about that. Everything that followed was excellent—the menu choices, the food, the presentation, and the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Everything was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I have been to the newly opened restaurant three times and this time for lunch. My only disappointment today was asking for salad and drsg on the side for both of us and that did not happen. The waitress said immediately that the chef did not do this and we could send back but who wants to do that. The lettuce was soggy but most of the rest fine. She should not have brought it to us and had it replaced. Still gave her a good tip because of the difficult times for them.

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SuzanneH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I always like visiting this restaurant great location great feeling when you walk through the door Just a bit pricey for what you get.

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vipJerome
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary is an outstanding server. We started with the Lobster Rangoon and Oysters Rockefeller.Our entrees were Fish & Chips and Zuppa Di Pesce. Dessert was Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte. Everything was AMAZING! A couple of Tito's and Grey Sail Drafts made for a wonderful evening. We'll be back. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fish tacos were delicious - hubby loves the steak sandwich. Good selection of drinks and the wait staff is great!

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cindyb
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere , delicious food . Such a nice place that’s easy , easy parking , beautiful view

JM
vipJaimeM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very safe indoor dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Went for Mystic Restaurant Week so they were very busy!! Really slow service and you could tell the waitress did not have much time for our table! But the food was good and you can’t beat being right on the water!

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vipVicki
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As visitors from New Jersey, we were very impressed with the staff, food and of course the lovely area of Groton Long Point. We told everyone back at home how friendly everyone was! Thank you. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Food was delicious! Brussels as a special app, were amazing. Steamers were another special app were delicious. Bri was our waitress and was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Main entrees were summer berry salad with Salmon which was cooked perfectly. Chicken dish was crispy and moist, a perfect combination . Cobb salad was perfect . Great evening, I will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

One entree was great - Lobster Madeira was excellent.
The other- The Stuffed Chicken Breast - was small, dry and tasteless. The bone was unexpected in a breast as well. Service was great, lights were way too bright for an evening meal. Will go back, but that chicken breast wasn’t the greatest pick on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was questionable

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vipmylyn
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Drinks and food were very tasty

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful spot! I have been a few times now and is always fantastic. We had the prime rib special and the fried clams which were the best I have had in years ! Keep up the good work, will be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and service.

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vipnewbeefoodie
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time in two weeks. The food and service was spot on. I have one complaint. We ordered the guacamole app. Delish but not enought guacamole for the amount of chips.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We enjoyed our evening however, service was slow. Not sure if the kitchen was overwhelmed or our server. Our server was extremely personable which made the 86’d items tolerable. The bar was out of Jack Daniels. The kitchen was out of lobster.

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vipnewbeefoodie
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and we loved it. Made a reservation which we do most times and sat right down. Our waitress was amazing and fun and funny.
We were able to get a window seat inside . Pretty views.
We ordered the steamers for an appetizer. They were good. The speical scallops were amazing . Light batter with the best fries and dip sauce. My hubby had the steak speical with he said was very good. We did take our desserts to go. I think mine lost something in the travel home. I love peanut butter . This was not very good. The cheese cake was delicious. We cant wait to go back again.

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UpennFoodie
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great new interior with comfortable chairs, low noise, and plenty of space. Nice menu with various choices. Great to see this iconic location back in operation.

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Rick
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Outstanding seafood. Great location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Table was ready promptly, staff was very accommodating. Loved the outside seating with heaters. Service and food was very good.

CB
ChefBill
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our dinner was perfectly prepared, well executed and delicious. The service was beyond great. I only wish I got our servers name as she was excellent and I might have tried to hire her away...lol. We oysters, calamari and prime rib as well as salmon. All were great. We will definitely be back when we are in the area.

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vipOldNick
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable meal. We sat outside on their lovely patio, with propane heaters to ward off the late September chill.
Started with duck fat popcorn and local oysters - delicious. For entrees we had fish & chips, Dukkah Cod and Swordfish piccata. All very fresh and very good.
Service was excellent - attentive and well-paced.

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vipManoja
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Fresh seafood, nice casual place to dine. The bisque bomb is an absolute must!

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MSGJ
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I hadn't been to the Fisherman since its reopening. We went on a Saturday evening after making a reservation that same afternoon. Social distancing was definitely in effect because we were seated at one of 2 tables outside the fenced patio area on the lawn next to the water. It was actually very quaint. It was not near the lighting or outdoor heaters, however, so it got a bit dark and chilly after sundown; luckily we were ready to leave by then. Speaking of leaves, we were seated under a tree, and the occasional leaf did drop on our table. This will likely be a bigger problem as fall progresses, but perhaps by then the two outlying tables won't be needed.

The food was very good (Faroe Island salmon, campanelle pasta with and without salmon), although one of our party did not care for the burrata salad and Mexican street corn she ordered. There are vegetarian dishes, but I did not see vegan or gluten free noted on the menu. We'll likely be back to try something else on the menu.

FAQs

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

Fisherman Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.