Can't-Miss Waterfront Dining in Connecticut Last Updated: July 2022

What's even better than a mouthwatering meal? Taking in the flavors with a seaside, lakefront, or riverside view. Here are a few of Connecticut's favorite spots for spectacular waterfront dining.

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Sunset Bar & Grill, Westbrook

Eat, drink, & listen to live music while enjoying spectacular views of Long Island Sound.

 

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Fresh Salt at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina, Old Saybrook

Enjoy upscale casual dining along the Connecticut shoreline at Fresh Salt located in the Saybrook Point Resort. Offereing indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the marina and seaside views.

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The Blue Oar, Haddam

Plan a night to this fun seafood restaurant with beautiful riverside seating.  Park your car, boat, or just your seat at the Blue Oar for a romantic date, a family outing or just a casual night out. Enjoy refreshing food with a cozy local feel and riverside views.

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S&P Oyster Co., Mystic

S & P Oyster Co is the perfect spot for lunch or dinner.  Overlooking Mystic River and the famous Bascule drawbridge located amongst Mystic's quaint and historical shopping district. Chef Cobena’s unique style blends perfectly with the traditions of New England fare.

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River, Wethersfield

This restaurant gives a modern take on traditional Italian dishes that include fresh, house-made pastas, pizzas, prepared in a wood-fired oven, locally sourced seafood, meats, and poultry, and fresh, seasonal vegetables. Eat inside with an outstanding view of the Connecticut River, or outside on the multi-level deck.

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La Plage, Westport

La Plage is a waterfront casual restaurant and oyster bar showcasing a coastal cuisine focused on locally harvested seafood and shellfish, garden fresh produce and sustainable meats, served in a relaxed atmosphere with views of the Saugatuck River and Long Island Sound.

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Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill, New Haven

Enoy award-winning steak and seafood specialties prepared with fresh and sustainable ingredients and served with amazing water views and ocean breezes on the side.

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Red 36, Mystic

Red 36 serves an eclectic American menu that changes seasonally, always offering fresh seafood and an extensive raw bar overlooking the water in historic downtown Mystic.

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Breakwater, Stonington

A waterfront restaurant located on the Connecticut's shoreline in the Stonington Borough. Features seafood, speciality cocktails, stunning sunsets and views of Stonington Harbor and Fishers Island Sound.

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Prime Stamford

Defined by both innovative departures and classic dishes, Prime offers a curated raw bar, world-class sushi and USDA Prime 21-day dry aged beef paired with enhancements as well as classic steakhouse side dishes and fantastic modern creations.

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Abbott's Lobster in the Rough, Noank

Abbott’s Lobster was founded in 1947. Over the decades, they have become as popular for the seafood as for the lobster — and great views.

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On the Waterfront, New London

On The Waterfront features a robust menu and stunning views of the Thames River. The restaurant is dedicated to bringing you the best New London has to offer. The restaurant is a combination of casual elegance and features a large dining room with waterfront views, a full bar, and an outdoor patio in warmer months.