Now taking reservations for clinton fireworks at shanks buffet dinner: Saturday, August 25

Chris Craft featured in front of Shanks Waterfront Dining in Clinton, CT

Welcome Back for our Third season

This is Shanks...

  • We are a food boat!
  • Orders are placed on the boat.
  • We have restrooms on the lower level only.
  • We are BYOB.
  • All food is freshly prepared. Please look for appropriate wait times at sign on boat.
  • When we are busy, we do table sharing.
  • Please speak to a manager before leaving if you have any comments or are not 100% happy.
  • Most of our staff are high-school and college students. They do work for tips. After you order and pick out a table, we do the rest for you. Please ask one of our crew members walking around for anything you need.
  • We love pets here. So please bring them along with you! Pet seating is on the lower level only. Please pick up after your pet.
  • Transient Slips Available- Just give us a call when you're coming

Hours of Operation

Through Labor Day (weather permitting)

Monday-Thursday 11:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Sunday 8:00am-8:00pm

Breakfast now available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday


Non-alcoholic beverage options available

Upper Deck Closed:

Saturday, 8/18: 4pm-close

Pier seating (lower deck) still available

Shanks Clinton's kitchen, custom designed to fit into our 42-foot decommissioned Lobster boat

Welcome to our Kitchen

Here is a peek at where all of your food is prepared.


Our kitchen was custom designed for Shanks to fit the specifications of "Sounder," our 42-foot decommissioned Lobster Boat we acquired from The Sound School in New Haven, CT. 

Best of the Month

Whale of a Tail & Maple BBQ Sweet Potato Fries

Lobster roll with fresh, hot claw & knuckle meat (4 oz., 6 oz., 8 oz., 16 oz.)

Upcoming Events

Monday's: 4pm-close

Wing Night & MYO Sundae w/ Topping Bar

Tuesday's & Thursday's: 6-8pm

Live Music w/ a variety of local artists

Saturday, August 25

Clinton Fireworks Buffet Dinner at Shanks

*reservations required- call to reserve*

Shanks Parking Map


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Shanks Clinton Waterfront Dining

131 Grove Street, Clinton, Connecticut 06413, United States

(860) 669-4224



11:00 am – 8:00 pm


11:00 am – 8:00 pm


11:00 am – 8:00 pm


11:00 am – 8:00 pm


11:00 am – 9:00 pm


8:00 am – 9:00 pm


8:00 am – 8:00 pm

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