Connecticut Food & Dining January 10, 2018
The Unassuming Connecticut Restaurant That Serves The Best Seafood You’ve Ever Tried
There are more than a few flashy restaurants that dish up some great seafood dishes in the Nutmeg state and in the coastal community, there are no shortage of seafood shacks near the beach. But in one of the furthest corners of Connecticut lies what looks like a house on a dead end road. If it weren’t for the sign out front you might not know that this restaurant even existed. But I can assure you that the locals know what is hidden behind the plain facade, because they come out in droves to sample Connecticut’s best seafood every chance that they get!
Zack's Bar and Grille is located in Stonington near the Rhode Island border.
Although it looks like an older home, I assure you that this restaurant has quite a few culinary surprises hiding inside. The address for your GPS is 201 North Main St., Stonington, CT 06378
The appetizers are right on point and a fantastic start to your meal. Choose from sumptuous crab cakes, bacon wrapped scallops, fried calamari or the unparalleled sauteed calamari.
I speak from experience when I say you absolutely have to try the sauteed calamari. They are fried with a roasted garlic sauce, pepperoncinis, lemon and grated cheese. I don't how these few ingredients make such a divine dish, but this is one you won't want to miss!
Daily specials like this rosemary skewered shrimp with sweet and spicy peanut sauce add new choices to the tried and true menu.
Chef Adam is a genius in the kitchen and is constantly coming up with new ways to use seasonal ingredients to show off his skill and creativity while making diners very, very happy.
Of course, you can find the signature hot lobster roll overflowing with the sweet lobster that Nutmeggers are known to favor.
The lobster meat is warmed in whole butter, served with a butter broth, and delicious crispy fries that will fill your every craving.
Clam chowder and fish and chips are just one of the perfect pairings at Zack's Bar and Grille.
The food sings with the care that is taken in preparing it. Whether you order fish, shellfish or even a land lover's dish, you will not be disappointed.
Although you can get a mouth-watering burger or french dip, who would want to when you have lobster grilled cheese sandwiches on the menu?
Filled with sweet lobster and gooey melted cheese, this sandwich impresses with every bite.
The scallops at this restaurant are genuine Bomster Scallops and you can taste the authentic flavor.
Bomster Scallops are caught right off the coast. Within an hour of being caught, they are hand shucked and rinsed in sea water. The scallops are then vacuum packed and flash frozen right on the boat. This eliminates the chance for ice crystals on the precious seafood and keeps the taste incredibly fresh.
Although we have called Zack's Bar and Grille a seafood restaurant, they have a lot more to offer.
Duck, steaks and lamb all have their own place on the flavorful menu.
Zack's has quite a reputation for their prime rib.
This juicy, scrumptious dish is only served on Friday and Saturday nights.
Many dishes are served with vegetables and choice of rice, fries or potato of the day. Choose potato of the day, you won't regret it.
During my visit, the potato of the day was apple, blue cheese mashed potatoes. It was the best mashed potatoes I have ever eaten, ever!
If you have any room left, the desserts are absolutely heavenly,
Items like Limoncello Mascarpone cake are the perfect ending to your sublime dining experience at Zack's Bar and Grille.
Behind every splendid meal at Connecticut's best seafood restaurant, you will find a friendly, knowledgeable and caring staff.
From Chef Adam to the servers, the staff at Zack's are proud to serve you. They are happy to answer questions, make suggestions and stop by to check on their diners often. The service is outstanding and complements the cuisine in the best way.
Zack's Bar and Grille has a small dining room and bar area, so make sure you get there early to ensure a seat.
The restaurant is open from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and the restaurant is closed Mondays.
Get special pricing during the Zack Attack hour every day.
The Zack Attack hour is from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. daily where appetizers and soups are half price along with reduced drink prices.
Zack’s Bar and Grille is located at 201 North Main St., Stonington, CT 06378. Have you had the pleasure of sampling Connecticut’s best seafood at this sensational restaurant? Share your experiences in the comments section below.
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