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Ocean Pizza, New London, Connecticut

Updated on August 7, 2013

The serving portion is enough for two adults!

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Ocean Pizza, Home of the best Chicken Caesar Salad!

Dining at Ocean Pizza in New London, Connecticut, is a new favorite tradition for my family. However, my mother took me for pizza there when I was a child. I also used to go for gyros, soup, and delicious menu choices during my lunch break at work.

Ocean Pizza has been owned by the same family since it opened in 1962.

In an article written by the New York Times in 2002, Ocean Pizza was recommended as the place to go for pizza in New London, Connecticut.


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Recommended by New York Times!
"New England-style pizza -- with a thicker crust that's crispy on the bottom"
Source: New York Times, May 31, 2002

What's different about Ocean Pizza?

Here in Connecticut, we have many top picks for dining out. When it comes to pizza, Ocean Pizza is a fair contender. Their full menu includes seafood, pizza, grinders, wraps, steaks, Greek food, and Italian food.

They are known to local residents for huge portions and low prices!

The classic Chicken Caesar Salad is loaded with strips of tender grilled chicken in a secret sauce over a bed of lettuce, croutons, and served with fresh rolls and butter when you dine in.

At a price of under $9, you cannot go wrong if you order the Chicken Caesar Salad. Regardless if gyros or pizza are your thing, the Chicken Caesar Salad will delight the most pickiest of eaters.


Fresh bread made with grandmothers's recipe!

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You must ask for the bread when you order a salad!
The secret is in the fresh baked grandmother’s bread rolls! Yummy!

Ocean Pizza offers unique wrap style sandwiches!

Type of wrap
Ingredients
Chicken Finger Wrap
Chicken fingers, lettuce, tomato, honey mustard dressing
Buffalo Chicken Caesar Wrap
Grilled chicken, lettuce, buffalo sauce, Caesar dressing
Greek Wrap
Grilled chicken, lettuce, red onion, cucumber garlic sauce
Hawaiian Fish Wrap
Fried fish, pineapple, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, parmesan peppercorn dressing
Portobella Veggie Wrap
Grilled portobella mushrooms marinated in balsamic vinaigrette, red peppers, grilled onions, zucchini, melted mozzarella, Dijon mustard dressing.

Fish Grinder

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Ocean Pizza offers true Connecticut-style Grinders!

In the grinder section of the lunch and dinner menu, customary favorites include:

  • Veggie
  • Eggplant
  • Tuna
  • Genoa
  • Regular (salami)
  • Meatball
  • Sausage
  • Roast Beef
  • Turkey
  • Hamburger
  • Italian Combo

A special seafood selection of grinders includes:

  • Squid
  • Fish
  • Clam
  • Scallop
  • Shrimp

This list is not a conclusive list of grinders Ocean Pizza has to offer. These are just some of the most popular ordered by local residents.

Ocean Pizza offers unique grinders!

Specialty Grinders
Ingredients
Portobella Mushroom
Portobella mushrooms, grilled onions and peppers, melted cheese, and dijon mustard.
Grilled pork
Marinated grilled pork, cucumber garlic sauce, melted cheese, red onions, and other spices.
Kielbasa
Kielbasa, marinara sauce, provolone cheese, parmesan cheese, and spices.
Prosciutto
Prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes roasted red peppers, basil, and olive oil.
Grilled Chicken
Chicken strips, cucumber garlic sauce, melted cheese, and red onions.

Ocean Pizza is a community restaurant.

After serving up specialty dishes and favorites to locals for over 50 years, how could Ocean Pizza not be on the top of my radar when it comes time for lunch!

My family enjoys the Chicken Caesar Salad every few weeks as we dine in or take it to go.

The food is priced to enjoy. The other day I went to a local pizza restaurant while I was in town running errands. For my daughter and I to enjoy one small plain cheese pizza and two soft drinks, it cost us $15.

For that price, we could have had a pizza and a Chicken Caesar Salad at Ocean Pizza.

For less than $20, my husband and I order the salad with fresh bread, a pizza, and two canned drinks to go! It's date night on a budget at our house!

I can't speakly highly enough of Ocean Pizza.

Extensive Menu

Ocean Pizza's extensive menu goes beyond ordinary restaurant menu items that anyone can get anywhere.

Take for example, the list of gourmet Caesar Salads Ocean Pizza cooks up daily for customers:

  • Caesar Salad
  • with chicken
  • with barbecued chicken
  • with buffalo chicken
  • with feta
  • with chicken and feta
  • with bacon
  • with feta and bacon
  • with scallops
  • with squid
  • with shrimp
  • with grilled marinated pork loin
  • with gyro
  • with grilled fish
  • with kielbasa
  • with steak strips
  • with portabella

Beyond Caesar Salads

Some of the other salads Ocean Pizza serves up are:

  • Tossed salad with lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers
  • Chef salad with lettuce, ham, turkey, boiled eggs, and provolone cheese
  • Grilled chicken salad
  • Grilled chicken salad with feta
  • Greek salad with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, grape leaves, feta, and scallions
  • Greek salad with grilled chicken or bacon
  • Gourmet tuna salad
  • Antipasto salad

Basics

If its basic food you are after, try one of these delightful dishes that will fulfill your need for something more classic:

  • Cheeseburger
  • Baconburger
  • Foot Long Hotdog, add melted cheese and bacon
  • Fried Chickenburger
  • Mushroom Burger
  • Chicken wing plate
  • Buffalo wing plate
  • Chicken finger plate

Fine selection of seafood

If you are visiting New London, Connecticut, and want to try some local seafood dishes, Ocean Pizza offers a variety of fried and broiled dinners to satisfy all appetites:

  • lobster roll
  • fish and chips
  • fried clams
  • fried whole clams
  • fried scallops
  • seafood platter (clams, scallops, fish, shrimp)
  • fried squid
  • clam strip dinner

All served in a heaping portion with steak fries and coleslaw!

For lighter fare, tried Ocean Pizza's broiled selection of the finest seafood:

  • Haddock
  • Swordfish
  • Scallops
  • Broiled dinner (clams, strips, scallops, fish, and shrimp)

Club Sandwiches

Not only does Ocean Pizza serve up customary local cuisine, but they have something on the menu for everyone. Try these triple decker club sandwiches for a light but filling alternative:

  • Turkey
  • Roast Beef
  • Ham
  • Tuna
  • Bacon
  • Cheeseburger
  • Chicken
  • Steak

All triple decker clubs are served on white, rye or whole wheat with lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and fries!


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Where in Connecticut is Ocean Pizza Located?

Ocean Pizza is located on Ocean Avenue in New London, Connecticut.

Located a short distance from Ocean Beach, surrounding towns include Waterford, Niantic, Groton and Mystic.

They have parking in the rear of the building as well as first-come first serve street parking out front.

Hours

Ocean Pizza is open 7 days a week.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


Features
Indoor pool and fitness room
Laundry facilities
Continential breakfast
Coffee maker in each room
Free Wi-Fi and Cable TV
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Accommodations near Ocean Pizza, New London, CT

Connecticut is home to amazing beaches. Rocky Neck in Niantic and Ocean Beach in New London are two beaches close by to Ocean Pizza.

There are a few hotel choices near Ocean Pizza. I recommend Sleep Inn & Suites if your travel plans include a tour of both beaches mentioned above.

Located off of I-95, it's centrally located to New London.

The hotel features an indoor pool and fitness room.

Sleep Inn & Suites of Niantic, Connecticut is close to nearby attractions:

  • Cedar Ridge Golf Course (5 minutes away)
  • Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut in Niantic, CT (8 minutes away)
  • Rocky Neck Beach (6 miles away)

Approximately 12 minutes from Ocean Pizza.

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Conclusion

Whether traveling to Connecticut for business or pleasure, Ocean Pizza will offer you a big satisfying meal for a reasonable price!

Ocean Pizza is one of my favorite restaurants in New London County.

I simply cannot get enough of their Chicken Caesar Salad that will top your plate but leave your wallet fat at a price of less than $9!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I'm from Long Island and we used to go to CT a bit, but now we moved to Vegas so I won't get to experience this wonderful place. Thanks for sharing it in case I ever do get there!

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      The food is absolutely delicious. Friday nights are almost impossible to get in there. Saturday afternoons are usually when we find it's not all that packed (around 4 ish).

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Ocean Pizza, New London, Connecticut great hub and the pizzas are so scrumptious

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Hi DDE! This is one of my absolute favorite places to eat. Two adults can order a pizza, Caesar salad, and two soft drinks for less than $20 with tip. It's an incredibly cheap place to eat. The food is outstanding.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      I'll never get there but it sure sounds good. Love Caesar salad and it sounds even better with chicken. Voted up.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Thank you Moonlake! It's the best value around. For under $9, it comes with homemade bread from their family secret recipe upon request.

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