Jun 122017
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New London is an up and coming town in coastal Connecticut. I’ve driven through it a million times, but never got off the highway to explore all that it had to offer – until recently.  My husband and I spent a weekend in the area and were super impressed by all the great food we ate in New London.  There are lots of great places to eat in New London, but here are some of the places we loved eating at and highly recommend checking out:

Have Breakfast at Breakfast at Muddy Waters

Whether you want a cup of strong locally roasted coffee, a chai latte, or a hearty breakfast of oatmeal and a banana, Muddy Waters makes sure you start your morning off right. Pick up a paper or catch the local gossip. Baristas whip up a full menu of coffee beverages while you drool over the pastries and cookies in the display cases. Lunch offerings include sandwiches, grinders, tomato soup, and the famous “Love and Lust” salads. Enjoy the deck overlooking the river or relax in Muddy Waters’ comfortable, eclectically furnished interior.

Chris and I split a warm cinnamon bun and an Egg, Tomato, Baby Spinach And Cheese breakfast sandwich outside on the back deck.

The breakfast sandwiches are served on your choice of bagel, croissant, or multi-grain bread or grilled hard roll. We got ours on an Asiago bagel and it was absolutely perfect.  What a great way to start the day!

Muddy Waters is located at 42 Bank Street, New London!  Try it, you’ll like it. I promise.

Brunch at Fatboy’s Bar + Kitchen

Leading the Culinary Team at Fatboy’s Bar + Kitchen is Chef/Co-Owner Ronald Dutes, whose deep appreciation for the culinary arts was developed at a young age in New York City. Following high school, Chef Ron attended Johnson and Wales University in Providence and landed his first gig as a cook at Legal Seafoods in Warwick, Rhode Island. Now at Fatboy’s, Chef Ron hopes to bring flavorful and creative, out of the box dishes, to the New London waterfront.

While Fatboy’s has a full menu, Chris and I stopped in for brunch. We heard their brunch selection was phenomenal and we were not disappointed at all.

I ended up deciding on the Avocado Toast, which came topped with a Fried Egg and Housemade Guacamole.

Chris got Two Eggs Any Style (he got fried) and it came with his choice of Bacon or Sausage, Home Fries or Side Salad.

We walked out stuffed and very happy!  The food was amazing and we loved being able to sit outside on the back deck to eat.

Fatboy’s Bar + Kitchen is located at 194 Bank Street, New London.  Stop in for brunch and thank me later.

Dine at Tony D’s Italian Restaurant

Owner, Tony D’Angelo, has created a rustic Italian gem on the corner of Huntington Street and Broad Street in downtown New London. Tony D’s Italian Restaurant has been a New London favorite for the past 10 years – loved by couples, friends, families and singles, alike. More than just a place to eat, Tony D’s is a gathering place where you and your friends and family can slow down, enjoy a homemade meal and reconnect. With three large dining rooms and a separate bar area playing live music Friday and Saturday evenings, there is something for everyone at Tony D’s.

Some of the restaurant’s remarkable signature dishes include Veal Marsala, spicy Zuppa Di Pesce, Chicken Genovese and Sole Florentine. Tony D’s Restaurant, of course, serves some of the finest pasta dishes…including Tortellini in a creamy alfredo pesto sauce, homemade Ravioli with fresh ricotta, and Linguine Marinara. All recipes have been passed down from generation to generation in the D’Angelo family. In addition to placing the quality of food and service on the highest priority, Tony has always tried to maintain the family-oriented feel a customer experiences when dining there.

Chris and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Tony D’s!  I got the White Truffle Fettuccini (Fettuccini tossed with white truffle cream sauce, parmigano regiano, shitake mushrooms, and crispy pancetta).

Chris got the Tortellini (In an Alfredo pesto sauce with grilled chicken).

Both meals came with a house salad and the dressing was fantastic.  They should really bottle it and sell it!!

And let’s not forget dessert….

We rolled out of there with very full tummies! Tony D’s Italian Restaurant is located at 92 Huntington Street, New London

Which of these places would you like to try?

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  80 Responses to “Where to Eat in New London, Connecticut”

  1. This blog just made me gain like 10 lbs….lol!! The food looks so amazing!! The cinnamon bun from Muddy Waters looks delicious!! I’m drooling on my computer!!

  2. Wow – those meals look delicious! I love eggs and bacon and could eat that at any time of the day!

  3. What a great list of places to eat. That Asiago bagel looks especially appealing to me!

  4. New London sounds like a hopping place for some crazy good food! I’ll be sure to stop into all of these places if I’m ever in the area.

  5. That food all looks so good! One of my favorite parts of traveling is hitting up all the delicious restaurants. Om nom nom.

  6. I’ve heard many great things about New London, mainly from a military base kind of point of view though. The food looks amazing!

  7. That cinnamon bun at Muddy Waters! Think I need to take a road trip soon! Beautiful photos, I’m starving now.

  8. We’ve driven through Connecticut but never stopped. If there’s a next time I’ll stop at these places! Yum.

  9. I am thinking of doing a road trip down south this summer or autumn. If I ever pass by new London, I would probably try Tony D’s pasta. My family is a huge pasta fan.

  10. Brunch at Fatboy’s sounds and looks amazing! I think I would have to eat at all of these places if I’m ever in New London.

  11. Does anyone else see eclectically decorated restaurants and suddenly feel the need for a kitchen makeover? I want to be the person that picks up all those random items. Also, the eggs at Fatboys look perfect, might be time for a road trip!

  12. Everything look so amazing. I love finding new breakfast places and there is something so special going out to breakfast since it is so rare that I do it.

  13. I have not had a bagel in EONS …. And that bagel up there – SPEAKS TO ME!

  14. Fabulous photos and they certainly are making me hungry! It sounds like there are a lot of choices for great meals in New London. The places also look quaint and homey, which is also a nice touch when wanting to enjoy a good ‘home cooked’ style meal.

  15. Looks delicious… looks like I need to cure my bagel craving NOW. And I love your photos! You’ve got a knack for this.

  16. I love finding good coffee shops that has variety and outdoor seating! You’re lunch sounds awesome and that dessert looks so good!

  17. Uh oh. We could stop at al of those places on our drive to Rhode Island this Summer! We go roundtrip three times for our son’s camp!

  18. That cinnamon bun looks amazing! I’ll have to stop in New London if I’m ever passing through Connecticut.

  19. I am such a breakfast person so Breakfast at Muddy Waters is SO a place I would visit. The dishes look great! I’d especially go for that bagel meal!

  20. Oh my goodness, all of that food looks divine! Although I live in the land of cinnamon buns (Sweden), the one in your photo literally made me drool! And don’t even get me started on the bacon and eggs! One day, I will make it to the US, and this is just the kind of place I want to visit!

  21. I don’t live in the right country so it might be difficult for me to get there but this is really informative! If I ever travel there, i’ll know where to go. xx corinne

  22. Oh yum these sound like some awesome places to grab a bite, I personally love the look of that breakfast roll, it looks delicious.

  23. I love Connecticut – it’s such a pretty place. I would love to visit this area and these restaurants! Looks so good.

  24. Connecticut is on my to-travel list. That lunch bar looks so tasty. I love the outside patio, I wonder if it’s dog-friendly??/

  25. I would love to go on a gastronomic journey and visit each and every restaurant you featured here. The brunch your husband had (the one with lots of bacon) made me drool! Tony D’s pasta dish is the real deal. This post made me really hungry!

  26. Oh my goodness! That cinnamon roll looks like a bit of Heaven. I could definitely enjoy that.

  27. I have never been to London, Connecticut however these places look amazing! I would love to go out there and enjoy these places!

  28. I am drooling all over. All these places look amazing. I’d LOVE that last dessert.

  29. What a great post!! So many memories for me because we used to live in Groton and often visited New London. We’re headed back for a visit this summer (We were going to head to Mystic) but, I’ll definitely add New London to the list. Also- We’ve been to Fatboys and I can agree that the food is GOOD!!!!!!

  30. These all look like great options for food. I will keep them in mind if I am ever in the area.

  31. I am in love with the interior of Muddy Waters! I would be totally down for eating breakfast on the deck!

  32. I wish just one of these places had a store near me in Colorado, I’d be a regular in a heartbeat. Love the decor in Muddy Waters!

  33. So many amazing eats!! That cinnamon roll is calling my name!

    Thanks for this awesome post.

  34. Muddy Water looks awesome. Love the food and the decor of the place is fantanstic. I wish we had places like this in the UK!

  35. I think if I had to pick one, I would love to visit Muddy water. These dishes all loo amazing though!

  36. Man I love me a good brunch restaurant so I would say Muddy Water. That said, that cannoli is very very tempting so maybe Tony D’s? Why do I have to choose lol

  37. Everything looks fantastic. I would love that breakfast and lunch, especially. I am an egg fan!

  38. What quaint little spots to eat at. I love discovering new spots to eat myself.

  39. There’s so much to check out in New London! I haven’t been there for a while now. I think it’s nice to just explore and let your tastebuds enjoy all of these places. I love the street art too! So awesome!

  40. I love food so I really enjoyed this post. You posted most of my favorite foods. I liked how detailed you were in this post about the different places you went.

  41. Wow that food looks absolutely delicious!!! Sure seems like must check out spots to eat in New London!!

  42. All that food looks so good. I would love to eat at any of those restaurants if I were ever in the area!

  43. We will be traveling to the area next week! I will be sure to try these places. Pictures are making my mouth water

  44. It’s always helpful to know where to find a good meal in an area you haven’t been to. I do enjoy a good brunch and that Chicken Alfredo Tortellini sounds good.

  45. My hubby would say you can’t go wrong with a place called Fat Boy’s!

  46. Well you guys sure seemed to have gotten bang for your bucks. Food looks well prepared and nicely presented

  47. wow all these places look awesome! It is nice to have a lot of option even if you are visiting for a short period of time!

  48. These are awesome suggestions! Thank you so much for these! Will save this just in case we are traveling to New London. 🙂

  49. WOW! All those food pictures made me so hungry. I love that there’s so much good food in New London and it would be so nice to make up your own food tour as you explore the place!

  50. Note to self. When visiting London, Connecticut wear stretchy pants hahah! I want that cinnamon bun and that white truffle pasta!!!

  51. This is such a great restaurant list here. I love all of the different pictures here. They are awesome. And totally making me hungry.

  52. Oh my! Those are such great restaurants! Everything looked amazing! We’ll be sure to try these if we ever go there!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  53. I am starving after reading this blog post! London, CT is now on my list to visit. Thanks you

  54. I’ve never been to CT! We are hoping to go up that way though soon so I will have to keep these delicious looking places in mind!

  55. Now I am getting very hungry! Your pictures are terrific and show very good detail.
    My husband is a fool for croissants and I am sure he would love to check this out as well.

  56. Yum! All of this looks incredible. Should have eaten before looking! Can’t wait to visit Connecticut sometime!

  57. I loved visiting CT when I was there years ago. I think it is time to make another trip to try out some of these tasty spots!

  58. Well this has made me incredibly hungry! All of the food looks amazing! I love the interior of where you went to breakfast. I love that eclectic look 🙂

  59. I could not possibly choose a favorite from the restaurants you featured in this post. All of their food looked great, so I guess I will have to do as you did. Visit each and every restaurant!

  60. My favorite thing about exploring new towns is finding great places to eat. I prefer to try those places that the locals go because you know you are going to enjoy the best the location has to offer.

  61. Brunch is one of my favorite meals so I always love discovering new places to enjoy it. If I’m ever in New London, CT, I know exactly where I will be going.

  62. Everything looks amazing. I love these cute little towns. They always seem to offer so much more than big tourist attraction ones.

  63. That place looks so yummy! I wish I loved closer to it.

  64. A lot of great options here! I would love to visit there and try every single spot.

  65. This post made me SO hungry! I also need a cannoli!

  66. This place is a nice little gem. It would awesome to go to.

  67. New London looks like a beautiful place to visit. All the food looks so tasty, especially the dessert.

  68. I’m a sucker for all things avocado, so I’d probably eat the Avocado Toast for every meal. It all looks so fantastic though. Love to explore new places!

  69. It looks like you found some fab places to eat in New London. I like the look of breakfast at Muddy Waters 🙂

    Louise x

  70. I love me some runny yolks for brunch. You’ve picked great grub, I’m almost famished by just looking at your photos.
    Katja xxx

  71. Oh my goodness these places are so cute, and the food looks wonderful!

  72. All these foods look so goood! Booking a trip soon!

  73. The food at Muddy Waters looks delicious. The decor there is so cute too! Looks like my kind of spot.

  74. Oh my gosh, everything looks so good. I just ate dinner and it still made me hungry reading through this. That avocado toast especially.

  75. Tony D’s looks amazing!!! I travel to CT a few times a year for work, but never make it much farther than the Hartford area. I’ve always wanted to take a longer trip out to visit the coast and this will absolutely be on my list of places to eat!!

  76. These all look Like great places to eat in New London Connecticut. I would love to eat at Tony D’s Italian Restaurant. The White Truffle Fettuccini looks so delicious along with the dessert. Yummy!! Thanks for sharing these awesome places to eat there.

  77. All of it looks great. I’ll gladly eat at any of those places when I visit the area. Yum.

  78. Oh my gosh! All these places serve amazing food! I wonder what the “love and “Lust Salad includes?

  79. When I travel, I am always looking for the best restaurants to have breakfast in with the family. I love that there are so many yummy places to eat here.