Captain Scott's Lobster Dock Wins Best Outdoor Dining In New London

Hamilton Street eatery gets nearly half the votes in the Readers' Choice poll

By the time these results are posted, the forecast has us right in the middle of another summery spring morning. We wondered , and you put .

had the highest number of nominations and also easily won the voting round, capturing 47 percent of the vote with 31 of the 65 votes cast. Perched on Shaw's Cove at the end of Hamilton Street, the family-owned business specializes in seafood and even has a nearby market to buy fish and lobster by the pound. Picnic tables, both covered and uncovered, offer diners a chance to sit and enjoy views of the marinas, downtown New London, and passing trains.

Two Pequot Ave. restaurants were the runners-up. The came in second both in nominations and in the poll, finishing with 15 votes (23 percent). had seven votes, or 10 percent.

Other restaurants recognized for their decks or patios were (four votes), (three votes), (two votes), (two votes) and (one vote).

Congratulations to Captain Scott's and to all of the other contenders!

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