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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.

Hours of Operation

Through Labor Day (weather permitting)

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

Friday and Saturday 11:00 am-9:00 pm

Breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at the end of June. Check back for the date!


Non-alcoholic beverage options 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. 

Fresh lobster tacos at Shanks at Harborside in Clinton, CT

Best of the Month

Lobster Tacos

BRAND NEW to our 2018 menu! House-made corn tortilla chips, melted Cheddar cheese, topped with fresh lobster, avocado, grape tomatoes, and Mango Pico de Gallo. Definitely a must try!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 21

Live Music w/ Paul Shlien 6-8pm

Tuesday, June 26

Live Music w/ Eric Fresia 6-8pm

Thursday, June 28

Live Music w/ Paul Shlien 6-8pm

Shanks Parking Map


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Question? Comment? Recipe Idea? We'd love to hear from you!

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


11:30 am – 8:00 pm


11:00 am – 9:00 pm


11:00 am – 9:00 pm


11:00 am – 8:00 pm

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