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!

For more great waterfront dining, click here to visit our "Find a Restaurant" section on the VNE Blog, or Dock and Dine at New England Boating.

Paddy's Beach Club Outdoor Lounge Misquamicut RI
Paddy's Beach Club

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

Treat yourself to a great dining experience on a picturesque beach just across the border

Ready for a special dining treat by the beach? Head right across the border into Rhode Island and settle in under an umbrella at Paddy’s Beach Club. The view at Misquamicut Beach is spectacular – and so is the food! Order up some oysters or little necks from the raw bar or Paddy’s famous smoked wings or street tacos. Then go for the gold with a chilled lobster roll, fried scallops, a fresh salad or burger. Paddy’s was named a Top 10 Beach Bar in America by Coastal Living magazine, so you’ll want to sample a Shark Attack or Island Rum Punch. And check the website for the special dinner series featuring wines from Gooseneck Vineyards or beers from Harpoon Brewery.
Half Shell Clams - Stonington Borough Merchants - Stonington, CT
Stonington Borough Connecticut

The views are matched by the service, and the menus, in the restaurants of Stonington

Delicious meals, outstanding service and spectacular water views are all hallmarks of the vibrant dining scene in Stonington Borough. Enjoy the freshest local seafood, stimulating cocktails and other specialties as you watch a spectacular sunset (Stonington is famous for them!). Sit in comfort in a casual cafe overlooking the harbor with with an outdoor bar. The local dining scene includes everything from cozy coffee places to a Mexican restaurant with the best Margarita you’ve ever had. Cafes with oyster bars; fine dining based on fresh, local ingredients; a foodie favorite with farm-raised meat and organic produce; a coffee bar that serves up cafe con leche; a pizza palace that also offers veggie platters: It’s all happening in the restaurants of Stonington.