Connecticut Food & Dining March 01, 2018
These 8 Nautical Themed Restaurants Serve The Most Scrumptious Seafood In Connecticut
We have some fantastic seafood restaurants in Connecticut. From shoreline shacks to upscale spots, you can find some of the best clams, lobsters, and fish in New England. For a completely immersive experience in all things from the sea, check out these nautical themed restaurants that embrace their love of seafood completely with unique decor and tasty dishes.
1. The Black Seal, 15 C Main St., Essex
From mouth-watering seafood stew to delicious crab cakes, The Black Seal serves plates full of the ocean's finest flavors. Dine in a cozy nautical themed setting accented with antique ship lanterns and portholes.
2. U.S.S. Chowder Pot III, 560 E. Main St., Branford
The U.S.S. Chowder Pot is a casual restaurant decorated with ropes, buoys, ship wheels, and all things nautical. The clam chowder and hot lobster rolls are customer favorites. We love the fresh baked bread and the seafood lasagna.
3. Saybrook Fish House, 2165 Silas Deane Hwy., Rocky Hill
Old Saybrook Fish House is not located on the shore, but that doesn't stop them from creating crave-worthy seafood dishes. This spot is also well known for their family style salad with house dressings. Whale and fish decor bring just the right ambiance to this restaurant.
4. Max's Oyster Bar, 964 Farmington Ave., West Hartford
Enjoy the murals on the walls showing scenes from oystering history while you dine on fresh fish and seafood. Max's Oyster Bar offers a variety of beautiful plates featuring the freshest ingredients around. Be prepared for a truly original meal at this award winning seafood spot.
5. Westbrook Lobster Restaurant, 300 Church St., Wallingford
Sailboats and weather vanes are part of the nautical decor at this land-locked restaurant. Westbrook Lobster Restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating. The oyster appetizer and lobster roll are two of highlights of this seafood packed menu.
6. The Ancient Mariner, 21 W. Main St., Mystic
Decorated from top to bottom with oars hanging from the ceiling and ships lanterns lighting the room, The Ancient Mariner has an inviting atmosphere. The fish and chips with crispy breading and hand cut fries is a winning dish. Located in downtown Mystic, this is a great spot for lunch or dinner after a day exploring the area.
7. Black Duck Cafe, 605 Riverside Ave., Westport
The Black Duck Cafe is a restored antique barge turned restaurant. The nautical theme is enhanced by water views. The bar area is decorated with cheerful buoys and the seafood is as fresh as it can be.
8. The Griswold Inn, 36 Main St., Essex
Start with an ahi tuna appetizer and proceed through your meal with even more succulent seafood choices. The Griswold Inn was established in 1776 and has been serving diners ever since. The decor chronicles the nautical history of Connecticut and takes you back in time.
Have you ever been to visit any of these nautical themed restaurants? Which one was your favorite? Share your experiences in the comments section below.
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