CT Summer Seafood
I LOVE seafood… as a child, I eschewed the kids menu at restaurants and instead went for the mussels appetizer. Now that summer is here, I can enjoy fresh seasonal seafood in all its glory!
New England has some of the best the sea has to offer… from oysters on the half-shell to steamed mussels to the classic lobster roll! We’ve rounded up some CT restaurants where the chefs make delicious dishes with the marine bounty.
For more on the CT restaurant scene, click here.
Rowayton Seafood is more than just a market! "The Restaurant" offers traditional seafood as well as twists on the classics.
Crabshell in Stamford has its own outdoor seafood bar known as the "Crab Shack."
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Enjoy fresh seafood with a side of rum at Stamford's waterfront restaurant Dulce Cubano.
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Eat while overlooking Norwalk Harbor at Sono Seaport Seafood Inc. Here a representative of Sono Seaport Seafood shucks oysters at the annual Oyster Festival in Norwalk.
Elm Street Oyster House in Greenwich constantly comes up with new seafood specials.
The Whelk has a nautical theme as well as some of the best seafood in CT.
Outriggers in Stratford offers grilled tuna, calamri, and more! Its indoor and outdoor dining has beautiful waterfront views.
Westfair Fish & Chips can help you host your next clambake!
Go Fish in Mystic offers fish dishes, sandwiches, and an extensive sushi menu.
Overton's, opened since 1948, has family-style seafood, burgers, dogs, and take out... complete with outside waterfront deck!
Located in the Norwalk Cove Marina, Sunset Grille overlooks the Norwalk Harbor.
Stew Leonard's lobster dinner special is the real deal... grab a picnic table, put on your bib, and get crackin'! Dinners include a whole lobster, fries, and corn on the cob starting at just $9.99.
Splash was recently awarded "Best of" New England waterfront dining by The Food Network.
Chef Matt Storch serves up some delicious seafood at Match in Norwalk- recently reopened with a fresh modern twist.
Rowayton Seafood, Norwalk
Crab Shell, Stamford
Dolce Cubano, Stamford
Sono Seafood, Norwalk
Elm Street Oyster House, Greenwich
The Whelk, Westport
Westfair Fish & Chips, Westport
Go Fish, Mystic
Overtons, East Norwalk
Sunset Grille, Norwalk
Stew Leonard’s, Norwalk
And if you’re looking for outdoor dining options for summer, click here.