Freshly caught fish cooked to perfection, buttery dripping lobsters and big Bomster scallops await Connecticut residents and visitors at many restaurants across the state. Why not take a trip to the Connecticut coast to savor the succulent taste of Connecticut’s finest seafood restaurants?
The Whelk, Westport, CT
The Whelk is a seafood bar that has a large raw bass, with plenty of options to enjoy small necks or chilled shrimp from several anglers located in New England and Eastern Canada. If you prefer your seafood cooked, you have a wide variety of dishes to choose from, including crab toast, lobster, brook trout, mackerel, and squid. Be sure to save room for dessert as their buttercake with butterscotch and a chocolate peanut butter cup are both delicious.
Rowayton Seafood Restaurant, Norwalk, CT
Dive into luxurious waterfront dining at Rowayton Seafood Restaurant. Savor beautifully prepared tender fish, such as pecan-crusted salmon, grilled swordfish steak, and tugarashi-dusted yellowfin tuna. The menu also offers fish and chips, fried oysters, lobster and many sides. Next to the restaurant is a fresh seafood market, so you can cook yourself at home.
S&P Oyster, Mystic, CT
Stop by this traditional New England restaurant to sample fresh seafood. Dine outside on their patio while admiring passing boats and enjoying the view of the Mystic River. S&P Oyster serves a wide range of seafood, including half-shell oysters, New England clam chowder, blue crab ravioli, lobster alfredo, and more.
Ford’s Lobster, Noank, CT
Enjoy the beautiful warm Connecticut days with outdoor seating only in the relaxing atmosphere of Ford’s Lobster. On the menu, diners will find tasty mussels in coconut curry, fried calamari, blueberry and lobster salad, roast cod, and more. Their menu is full of tasty and unique options, and the restaurant comes highly recommended for those looking to spend an evening on the water with friends.
Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough, Noank, CT
Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough has been serving lobster and other fresh seafood dishes to Nutmeggers and those from out of state for 80 years. A local favorite for many, Abbott’s is a casual restaurant with indoor and outdoor picnic benches. Find family favorites such as hot lobster rolls, Rhode Island and New England clam chowder (to please both sides), crab cakes, stuffed clams, lobster dinners, tuna rolls, and more.
The Place Restaurant, Guilford, Connecticut
Open seasonally, Place Restaurant is a casual spot serving roast clams, lobster, steamers, fish and more cooked over an 18-foot-long open fire. Customers relax around a good meal on the tables and tree stump chairs. Bring your own wine or beer to complement your great meal.
Stowe Seafood, West Haven, Connecticut
As a classic Connecticut coastal restaurant, Stowe’s Seafood serves seafood chili, meat-filled seafood rolls, and seafood entrees with your choice of breaded and fried fish. Keep in mind that queues at Stowe’s can sometimes be long due to their popularity!
Supreme Seafood Restaurant, North Branford, CT
Supreme Seafood Restaurant serves a wide variety of classic New England seafood dishes, such as roasted corn with shrimp, creamy clam chowder, clam rolls, scallops and fish sandwiches. Enjoy casual dining with your cooked-to-order meal.
Westville Seafood, New Haven, Connecticut
Arrive on an empty stomach and enjoy a seafood platter served with fries and coleslaw. Savor the delicious fried shrimp, clam strips and calamari, or opt for a smaller side order. They also serve shrimp and tuna salads and clam chowder.
Lobster Hut, Milford, CT
Now open year-round, enjoy a cool, warm lobster roll in winter or summer. The lobster rolls here are huge and filled with tender meat in every bite. Enjoy fries, onion rings or coleslaw with your roll to make it a complete meal. The Lobster Hut also serves cream lobster bisque topped with crunchy oyster crackers.