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Waterfront dining in Connecticut serves seafood with a lovely view

Connecticut's shoreline is home to many excellent restaurants, from formal to casual, that provide a lovely view of harbors, marinas, boats, or lighthouses. If you are yearning for some fresh seafood, where could you find better choices? You might be dining on excellent shellfish caught right off the Connecticut shoreline, or from neighboring New England states' ports. And waterfront dining can be so ... what's the word? Romantic! Salty breezes, toasty sunshine, and flutter of the wind in the awnings. Make it happen!

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Half Shell Clams - Stonington Borough Merchants - Stonington, CT
Stonington Borough Connecticut

Harbor views are part of the charm of these restaurants with welcoming, casual vibes

One of the delights of Stonington Borough, Connecticut’s oldest village, is the exceptional view provided by so many businesses and restaurants of the village’s lively and scenic harbor. At Breakwater at Stonington Harbor, enjoy fresh seafood while you marvel at stunning sunsets over the harbor. Dog Watch Cafe also overlooks the harbor and has a casual, family-friendly vibe as well as the outdoor Dog Pound bar. But, really, none of the casual eateries in this friendly village are too far from the water. Grab a great Mexican meal (and margarita) at the Milagro Cafe, a super specialty pizza at the Stonington Pizza Palace or local seafood (check out the oyster bar) at the Water Street Cafe.
Outdoor Dining Saybrook Point Inn & Spa Old Saybrook Connecticut
Saybrook Point Resort & Marina

Two Bridge Street Old Saybrook, CT, 06475 Phone: 860-395-2000 Toll-Free: 800-243-0212

Waterfront ambiance, scrumptious seasonal menus on tap at resort restaurant

Breathtaking views of Long Island Sound are served up, along with delicious dining, at Fresh Salt, the charming waterfront restaurant at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina. A calming waterfront ambiance perfectly complements the restaurant’s menu based on fresh, seasonal ingredients and beautifully inspired dishes. Come by for breakfast, lunch or dinner or for light bites and handcrafted cocktails in the evening. Guest favorites include a generous lobster roll and clam chowder, but seasonal menus may feature everything from cioppino to Wild Boar Bolognese. There’s also a raw bar and a selection of fresh salads. On Sunday, a prix-fixe brunch includes taste treats from seafood samplers to sliced Angus sirloin and fried chicken and waffles. Check the website for details of the Stay Safe at Saybrook program.
Paddy's Beach Club Outdoor Lounge Misquamicut RI
Paddy's Beach Club

159 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut, RI, 02891 Phone: 401-596-2610

Beach front dining at its succulent and savory best

Paddy's Beach Club offers an unforgettable ocean view, salt air and warm breezes along with a no-smoking dining area to enjoy a great assortment of food and spirits. Starters include calamari, quesadillas, stuffies and more. Paddy’s famous burgers are always made from 100% certified Angus beef and cooked the way you like them. There's also the Chicken Popper and Porky Mac burgers, as well as our lobster rolls - a New England standard! If a salad is to your liking, try our Tuna Tartar with a wonderful asian-style salad featuring seaweed, ginger and soy. And as always there's great seafood, including fish & chips, fried clam bellies and strips, and our Kids Menu!