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Bill’s Seafood. Photo by Lourdes Rojas

Bill’s Seafood. (Photo by Lourdes Rojas )

Beach Eats on the Shoreline

Published May 31, 2019 • Last Updated 02:34 pm, May 31, 2019

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Casual Waterside Dining

Bight Restaurant at the Guilford Yacht Club

379 Whitfield Street, Guilford, 203-415-3427

Types of Food Offered: Eclectic with vegetarian options

Note: This new restaurant opened May 24


Bill's Seafood

548 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook, 860-399-7224

Types of Food Offered: Traditional New England seafood and comfort food

Known For: Dining along the Patchogue River by the Singing Bridge

Must Try Items: Old Bay Shrimp and mudslides

Note: Live music most nights and a spacious patio keep things lively.


Dockside Seafood & Grill

145 Block Island Rd., Branford, 203-488-3007

Types of Food Offered: Fresh seafood entrees, salads, sandwiches, chicken, steak, and burgers

Known For: Seafood and sunsets

Must Try Item: Honey lemon salmon


Guilford Lobster Pound

505 Old Whitfield St., Guilford, 203-453-6122

Types of Food Offered: Lobster rolls, stuffed clams, clam chowder, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, chips, and gelato

Known For: Beautiful views of Guilford Harbor

Must Try Item: Lobster rolls with fresh-caught lobster meat, homemade clam chowder, and stuffed clams


Guilford Mooring

505 Whitfield St., Guilford, 203-619-2549

Types of Food Offered: Seafood and American fare

Known For: Dockfront location that has been completely renovated


M&J Beach Grille and Seafood

87 Surf Club Road, Madison, 203-458-2921

Types of Food Offered: Seafood and American fare

Known For: Beachside location at the Surf Club in Madison

Note: Park entry fee for non-residents


Rocky's Aqua

34 Riverside Dr., Suite 2, Clinton, 860-664-3788

Types of Food Offered: American-style menu with a concentration on fresh seafood

Known For: Decks overlooking Long Island Sound and Cedar Island

Must Try Item: House-made ice cream, clams casino, fried oysters, filet of beef, and blackened salmon


Shanks Waterfront Dining

131-C Grove St., Clinton, 860-669-4224

Types of Food Offered: Fried and grilled seafood, lobster selections, land-lover selection, and vegetarian and gluten-free options

Known For: Tacos and lobster bisque

Must Try Items: Shanks Combo, lobster taco, and scallops

Note: BYOB; live music on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in mid-June


Water's Edge

1525 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook, 860-399-5901

Types of Food Offered: Italian and casual fare from Seaview Bistro and Sunset Bar & Grill. (see Dattilo Fine Italian page 18)

Known For: Array of options with a waterfront setting

Must Try Item: Signature cocktails


Must-Try Lobster Rolls

Liv's Shack

26 Bridge St., Old Saybrook

Types of Food Offered: Lobster rolls, burgers, tacos, and more

Known For: Lobster rolls

Must Try Item: 8-ounce lobster rolls and truffle fries


Lobster Landing

152 Commerce St., Clinton, 860-669-2005

Types of Food Offered: Lobster rolls, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, coleslaw, Gelato Giuliana

Known For: Lobster rolls

Must Try Item: Lobster roll with ¼-pound of lobster meat on a grinder roll hollowed out, drizzled melted butter, and squeezed lemon

Note: Bring anything not served: wine, beer, salads, desserts


Lobster Shack

3 Cosey Beach Avenue, East Haven (former Beachhead Restaurant), 203-483-8414

Types of Food Offered: Lobster rolls, hot dogs, and chowder Lobster rolls, hot dogs, and chowder

Known For: Seafood al fresco

Must Try Item: The award-winning lobster roll


Westbrook Lobster Eatery and Bar

346 East Main St., Clinton, 860-664-9464

Types of Food Offered: Lobster, seafood, steak, chicken, and sandwiches

Known For: Connecticut lobster roll

Must Try Item: Lobster mac & cheese


Casual Fare

Clam Castle

1324 Boston Post Rd., Madison, 203-245-4911

Types of Food Offered: Fried clams, fresh seafood, burgers,
sandwiches, salads, daily special, gluten-free items, and more

Known For: Award-winning chowder

Must Try Item: Fish tacos

Note: Indoor and outdoor seating, dog friendly, BYOB


The Deck

359 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook, 860-339-5277

Types of Food Offered: Wings, steaks, burgers, and seafood

Known For: Chicken wings and sports-bar setting

Must Try Item: $12 all-you-can-eat fish & chips on Sundays


Johnny Ad's

910 Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, 860-388-4032

Types of Food Offered: Hot and cold lobster rolls, fried fish,
drive-in style burgers

Known For: Popular Route One spot with a summer vibe year-round

Must Try Item: Fried clam and split hot dogs


Lenny's Indian Head Inn

205 S. Montowese St., Branford, 203-488-1500

Types of Food Offered: New England seafood classics

Known For: Riverfront dining, live music

Must Try Item: The Lenny's fried seafood platter


Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale

86 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook, 860-669-0767

1301 Boston Post Rd., Madison, 203-245-7289

Types of Food Offered: Seafood and American summer classics

Known For: Lobster rolls and the fried seafood platter

Must Try Items: Those in the know say it's the best fried fish you'll find

Note: The Madison Restaurant is the home of Lenny & Joe's Magical Charity Carousel. 100 percent of the ride money goes to local charities and organizations, raising more than $1,070,000 in 19 years.


Sandpiper Restaurant

161 Cosey Beach Ave., East Haven, 203-469-7544

Types of Food Offered: Assortment of seafood

Known For: Convenience to the town beach and seafood options

Must Try Item: Fried shrimp and lobster roll


Upsale Dining

Boom Restaurant

63 Pilots Point Dr., Westbrook, 860-399-2322

Types of Food Offered: Seafood and steak

Known For: Upscale dining on the water

Must Try Item: Lobster risotto


Dattilo Fine Italian

1525 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook, 860-399-5901

Types of Food Offered: Fine Italian food

Known For: Authentic Italian food with water views

Must Try Item: Raw bar


Fresh Salt

2 Bridge St., Old Saybrook, 860-388-1111

Types of Food Offered: Pasta dishes, sandwiches, salads, raw bar, steaks; breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily

Known For: Upscale, fresh, and seasonal seafood dishes

Must Try Items: Grilled Grand Banks swordfish loin; Connecticut lobster roll


Liv's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

166 Main St., Old Saybrook, 860-395-5577

Types of Food Offered: Raw bar, seasonal seafood-centric menu, off-premise catering

Known For: Six different types of oysters nightly

Must Try Item: Fennel and pepper crusted tuna


The Wharf at Madison Beach Hotel

94 West Wharf Rd., Madison, 203-350-0014

Types of Food Offered: Upscale New England classics

Known For: Sweeping views of Long Island Sound from the elegant dining room or covered porch

Must Try Items: Tuna tartare; Prince Edward Island mussels


Local Food Trucks

Bowl'd Creations

Often Found at: New Haven and Madison

Offerings: Acai bowls, smoothies, locally roasted coffee

How to Locate:


Meriano's Cannoli Truck

Often Found at: Throughout CT

Offerings: Cannolis

How to Locate:


The Fire Pizza Company

Often Found at: Throughout CT

Offerings: Brick oven pizza

How to Locate:


Food Extrovert

Often Found at: New Haven

Offerings: Eclectic fare

How to Locate:


Frank Andrews Mobile Kitchen, LLC

Often Found at: Clinton Crossing

Offerings: Pizza

How to Locate:


Melly P's

Often Found at: Branford area

Offerings: Paninis

How to Locate:


Rabbit on the Run

Often Found at: Old Saybrook

Offerings: Burgers, wings, and more

How to Locate:


Shoreline Prime Food Truck

Often Found at: Throughout CT

Offerings: Steak

How to Locate:


Sugar Bakery

Often Found at: Throughout CT

Offerings: Cupcakes

How to Locate:


Taco Pacifico

Often Found at: Clinton Crossing

Offerings: Tacos

How to Locate:


Taqueria Cinco

Often Found at: Guilford and Madison Greens

Offerings: Authentic Mexican food

How to Locate:


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