Welcome to Hot Rod Cafe. We’re a fun, eclectic place for all people that enjoy wings, beer & atmosphere. Enjoy wings and beers on the beautiful deck overlooking the Thames River. Hot Rod Cafe is downtown New London’s premier place to enjoy great food awesome service and fun people.
Hot Rod Cafe has private dining areas serving 30 to 200 people (including our Thames Riverview Roof Bar which accommodates 50) with a variety of food and drink pricing. Call Rod directly to book your next event 860-287-2524. Chef Carlos and his team can prepare whatever you like from wing buffets to prime rib and lobster and everything in between.
Hot Rod Cafe is an eight year in a row First Place Winner for Best Wings in The Day Readers poll as well as a trophy winner in The National Buffalo Wing Festival Contest. Hot Rods has also ben featured on Food Network and won many local food contests.
Hot Rods is currently closed as we make some updates and changes. Sorry for any inconvenience. We will keep you updated.
Please be sure visit our other spot, Charlies Place Restaurant, 26 W Main St in Niantic for delicious food including many Hot Rod’s wing flavors! Open at 11am daily for lunch and dinner.