The menue board inside Captain Scott's. Photos/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

The menu board outside Captain Scott’s. Photos/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

If you find yourself boating in the New London area, do yourself a favor and tie up at Capt. Scott’s Lobster Dock for a great seafood meal or ice cream. The family-owned restaurant, which has been around for 18 years, is located inside Shaw’s Cove, just south of the New London Custom House Pier. Owner Tom Eshenfelder explained that the restaurant’s namesake, Captain Thomas A. Scott, built the Race Rock and Ledge Light lighthouses.

Location Chart

Location Chart

To access Shaw’s Cove you’ll need to hail the railroad bridge tender, but the wait is generally short. Once inside, you can usually find an open slip in front of the restaurant; look for the clock signs indicating when the slip owners are due back. If unsure of which slip to borrow, just ask the restaurant staff.

Once ashore, place your order at the window and grab a picnic table under the covered dining area. Capt. Scott’s specializes in fried seafood and lobster, of course, and they do a great job of it. We ordered a variety of items, including fried whole-belly clams, lobster rolls, and chowder, and found all of it delicious. The fried food wasn’t overly greasy and the lobster rolls were heavy on the meat, light on the mayo. Capt. Scott’s also serve steamers, salads, chowder, scallops, grilled chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and more, plus the aforementioned ice cream.

Co-Owner Susan Tierney serves up -another feast.

Co-Owner Susan Tierney serves up -another feast.

Capt. Scott’s Lobster Dock is featured in the New England Boating TV episode on New London. You can check out the New London episode and others previously viewed on NESN by CLICKING HERE.

To get more information got to Capt. Scott’s website by CLICKING HERE or call (860-439-1741)

New England Boating TV, sponsored by GMC and Boston Whaler and their network of New England dealers. The show airs Monday, at 7:00 p.m. on NESN

Clock signs let you know when the slip owner will return.

Clock signs let you know when the slip owner will return.

Awesome  fish 'n chips.

Awesome fish ‘n chips.



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