Shanks Waterfront Dining

Closed Today: June 13 - due to weather. We will see you all tomorrow!

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

Welcome Back for our FOURTH 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


(weather permitting)

Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Please keep in touch on our hours here or on facebook

WE ARE BYOB ($2 Charge per person)

Non-alcoholic beverage options available


Welcome to our Kitchen

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

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


Fresh Garden Salad

Romaine, Tomato, Avocado, Red onion, Bleu cheese, Cucumber (Gluten Free)

*Add a Protein: (Grilled or Fried) Chicken, Calamari, Fish, Scallops, Shrimp, Salmon, Tuna, Burger, Lobster Meat, Lobster Salad

Upcoming Events


Thursday  June 14 live music Paul Shlein 6-8

Sunday June 16 Happy Father's Day. 6 clams on the half shell for dads

Monday June 17- wing night, make your own sundae night and Full Moon paddle

Tuesday June 18  Adult Paint night

Wednesday June 19  Kids paint night

Full event schedule

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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


11:00 am – 9:00 pm


11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information regarding early closings, specials, and upcoming events.