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Seafood Restaurants in Connecticut

Why do we have a list of Seafood Restaurants in Connecticut?

If we had a choice of going to a steak house or eating seafood, we would go for the seafood every time.

Living in New England has it's benefits. Seafood is really big around here.

The seafood restaurants are usually located in places that are scenic too.

My husband likes to get lobster, and I like the already shelled crab dishes myself. At the bottom of the page is a list of Connecticut Clam Shacks.

New England Clam Chowder

USS Chowder PotOnce when we went to a restaurant, and I ordered clam chowder, and the waitress said, "What kind of chowder would you like?" I said, "What kind of chowder do you have?" And she said, "We have red, white, and clear." I ordered the white, because it is my favorite. The red clam chowder, is the Manhattan Style, and the clear clam chowder is a Rhode Island style.

Fisherman's Platter

Sometimes we share a Fisherman's Platter which has a variety of fried seafood plus French fries, and we love large fried scallops. The main thing to remember is not to over order, because portions are usually large. We have a tendency to order too much, and then we can't eat it all.

There's a lot of seafood restaurants below, listed in alphabetical order by city for your convenience, and linked the websites I could find. You might want to call the restaurant to see if you need reservations, then ask them for directions how to get there.

Avon - Carmen Anthony Fish House - 51 East Main St.
Bloomfield - Bloomfield Seafood - 8 Mountain Ave.
Branford - USS Chowder Pot III Family Restaurant - 560 E Main St. (popular)
Branford - Lenny's Indian Head Inn - 205 S. Montowese (Rt. 146)
Branford - Sam's Dockside - Block Island Rd.
Bridgeport - Ankor Thom Restaurant - 1374 Park Ave.
Bridgeport - Boston Fish & Chips - 794 Boston Ave.
Bridgeport - Bridgeport Seafood Restaurant - 300 Putnam St.
Bridgeport - Captains Cove Restaurant - 1 Bostwick Ave.
Bridgeport - Park Ave Seafood - 382 Park Ave.
Bristol CT - Boston Seafood - 123 Farmington Ave.

Chester - Fiddler's Restaurant - 4 Water St.
Chester - Sage American Grill & Oyster Bar - 129 W. Main St. Phone: 860-526-9898
Clinton - Aqua Restaurant - 34 Riverside Dr. (popular)

Danbury - Abes Seafood & Steak House - 83 Lake Ave.
Danbury - Red Lobster Restaurant - 34 Backus Ave.
Darien - Red Lobster Restaurant - 154 Post Rd.
Derby - Ellen's Place - 90 Pershing Dr. (exit 16 from RT 8 north)

East Granby - Dry Dock Restaurant - 3-D Turkey Hill Rd.
East Haddam - The Blue Oar - 16 Snyder Rd. (popular)
East Haddam - Beer Garden w/Riverview Patio - 8 Main St. (popular)
East Haven - The Sandpiper Restaurant - 161 Cosey Beach Ave.
East Haven - Beachhead Restaurant - 3 Cosey Beach Ave. (popular)
East Lyme - Flander's Fish Market and Restaurant - 22 Chesterfield Rd. (Rte 161)
Note: If your ever driving up or down I-95 you have got to make a pitstop at exit 75 to where about 1/4 mile ok Flanders Road (161 North) you will be introduced to one of New England's best seafood restaurants. You may have seen this restaurant on the Food Network on tv. Lunch is the best time to make a stop, dinner there will be a line.

East Windsor - Maine Fish Market - 60 Bridge St.
East Windsor - Danny's Place - 238 So. Main St.
Essex - Black Seal Seafood Grille - 15c Main St.

Fairfield - O' Bar - 52 Sanford St.
Greenwich - Elm Street Oyster House - 11 W. Elm St.
Groton - Sea Roamer Cafe' - 110 Poquonnock Rd.

Hamden - Saybrook Fish House - 4137 Whitney Ave.
Hamden - Sea Breeze - 2323 Whitney Ave.
Hamden - Seafood Peddler - 1950 Dixwell Ave.
Hartford - USS Chowder Pot IV - 165 Brainard Rd. (Exit 27 off I-91)

Madison - The Wharf - 94 W. Wharf Rd. (popular)
Manchester - Chowdertown Market & Restaurant - 1141 Tolland Tpke.
Milford - Belair Seafood - 406 Bridgeport Ave.
Milford - Captain's Galley - 258 Broad St. (popular)
Milford - Milford Seafood Restaurant - 50 Daniel St.
Milford - Scribner's - 31 Village Rd.
Milford - Seven Seas Restaurant - 16 New Haven Ave. Phone: 203-877-7327 (great fish and chips)
Milford - Warner's Harborview Restaurant - 56 S Broad St.
Mystic - Flood Tide Restaurant - Rt. 1
Mystic - Go Fish - Olde Mistick Village on Coogan Blvd.
Mystic - S & P Oyster Co - 1 Holmes St.
Mystic - The Mystic Lobster Hut - 13 Water St.

New Haven - Amarante's - 62 Cove St.
New Haven - D'Amato's Seafood II - 423 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511-3009
New Haven - Kevin's Seafood - 17 Kimberly Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519-2411
New Haven - Rusty Scupper - 501 Long Wharf Dr. (popular)
New Haven -Sage American Grill & Oyster Bar - 100 S. Water St. Phone: 203-787-3466
New London - Captain Scott's Lobster Dock - 80 Hamilton St.
New London - Portuguese Fisherman - 255 Broad St.
Niantic - The Yankee Clipper - 157 West Main St. (popular)
Noank -Abbott's Lobster in the Rough- 117 Pearl St. (popular)
Noank - The Fisherman - 937 Groton Long Point Rd.
North Branford - Sunny's Seafood - 285 Foxon Rd.Phone: 203-484-2929
North Branford - Supreme Seafood Restaurant - 999 Foxon Rd.
North Haven - Captain Jimmy's - 37 Broadway
North Stonington - Custy's Lobster - All you can eat buffet.
Norwalk - Harbor Lights Waterfront Dining - 82 Seaview Ave.
Norwalk - Ocean Drive - 128 Washington St., South Norwalk (popular)
Norwalk - Pagano's Seafood - 86 Scribner Ave
Norwalk - Sharky's Fish & Chips - 2 Fort Pt.
Norwalk - Sunset Grille - 92 Calf Pasture Rd. (popular)

Old Saybrook - Boathouse at Ferry Point - River Landing Marina (popular)
Old Saybrook - Dock & Dine - 145 College Street (popular)
Old Saybrook - Saybrook Point Inn - 2 Bridge St. (popular)
Old Saybrook - Sully's Seafood Restaurant - 45 Mill Rock Rd E,
Orange - Captain's Galley Seafood - 200 Boston Post Rd.
Orange - Maxwell's Oyster Bar & Grille - 175 Boston Post Road
Orange - Ocean Grille - 464 Boston Post Road Restaurant and raw bar, wine and piano bar, entertainment comedy and piano players, live bands

Rocky Hill - Saybrook Fish House - 2165 Silas Deane Highway
Rowayton - Rowayton Seafood Restaurant - 89 Rowayton Ave.

Seymour - Suzys Seafood Restaurant - 15 Roosevelt Dr.
Southington CT - Close Harbour Seafood - amazing hot lobster rolls!
Stamford - Crab Shell - 46 Southfield Ave.
Stamford - Onyx Restaurant - 970 High Ridge Rd. (popular)
Stamford - Shore House Tavern & Restaurant - 183 Harbor Dr. (popular)
Stratford - Harborside Bar & Grille - 946 Ferry Blvd. (popular)
Stratford - Knapp's Landing
Stratford - Marnick's Shoreline Restaurant
Stratford - Plouf! French Restaurant - 14 Beach Drive
Stonington - Angie's & Pier 27 of Mystic - 25 Roosevelt Ave.
Stonington - Sea Swirl Seafood Restaurant - 30 Williams Ave.
Stonington - Skipper's Dock - 66 Water St.

Wallingford - Captain Seas - 905 N. Colony Rd.
Wallingford - JJ'S Raw Bar - 728 N. Colony Rd.
Waterbury - Phil's Steak & Lobster House - 1815 Watertown Ave.
Waterbury - Seafood Peddler - 689 Wolcott St,
Westbrook - Bills Seafood Restaurant - 548 Boston Post Rd, (popular)
Westbrook - Lenny & Joe's Fishtale - 86 Boston Post Rd. (popular)
Westbrook - Marty's Seafood Restaurant - 110 Boston Post Rd,
Westbrook - South East Galley - 63 Pilots Point Dr.
West Hartford - Max's Oyster Bar - 964 Farmington Ave.
West Haven - Oyster River - 38 Ocean Ave.
West Haven - Shoreline Restaurants
Westport - Allens Clam & Lobster House - 191 Hillspoint Rd,
Westport - Connollys Seafood Steak - 221unit A Post Rd.
Westport - Conte's Market & Grille - 540 Riverside Ave. (popular)
Wethersfield - Carmen Anthony Fish House - 1770 Berlin Turnpike
Wethersfield - City Fish - 884 Silas Deane Highway
Wilton - Dina! Restaurant - 26 Danbury Rd. (popular)
Woodbury - Carmen Anthony Fish House - 757 Main Street South
Vernon - Acqua Oyster Bar & Grille - 236 Hartford Turnpike (popular)

Clam Shacks in Connecticut

Here is a list of some of the Clam Shacks we found in Connecticut.

Groton - Fun N Food Clam Bar - 283 Route 12
Groton - Costello's Clam Company - 145 Pearl St.
Madison - Clam Castle - 1324 Boston Post Rd.
Stratford - Clam Shack - Washington Ave. by Marnick's and Seawall Overlook (closed)
Westport - Mansion Clam House - 541 Riverside Ave

Emailed Comments: Thank you for the list of seafood restaurants. My husband and I are always in search of great fried clams so we will try some of the places you listed.
We have a few places we enjoy you don't have on your list. You might want to consider adding them to your list.
Thanks, Kathy ( from Woodbury, CT)

Here's the list:
Denmo's Drive in Main Street, Southbury
Glenwood...Hamden ( since 1955)
Clamp's Rt 202 New Milford ( seasonal...been there forever)
Jimmie's of Savin Rock, Beach Street West Haven


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