Even though summer has faded away, you may be left longing for views of the water. These riverfront restaurants will satisfy your thirst, minus the sandy shores. So whether you’re looking for a new lunch spot or a romantic evening, you’re sure to find a place you love. Check out these riverfront restaurants now:
1. Abby's Place
37 Pratt Street, Essex, CT 06426
Located alongside the Dauntless Boatyard, this laid back restaurant has panoramic views of the Connecticut River. Not to mention the fact that locally sourced food means you're supporting your community while you eat.
2. Bill's Seafood Restaurant
548 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498
Located at the edge of the Patchogue River, this seafood stop is open year round. Revisit in the summer months for excellent outdoor seating.
3. Rive Bistro
299 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT 06880
Overlooking the Saugatuck River, the interior is nothing but cozy and romantic. It's french cuisine with a view!
1593 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032
Enjoy the Farmington River like never before at this exquisite locale. Try the Lust dessert and prepare to be truly impressed.
77 West Street, Simsbury, CT 06070
This mill on Hop Brook is basically waterfall dining on the Farmington River. You'll love the vibrant plates and relaxed atmosphere.
6. S & P Oyster
1 Holmes Street, Mystic, CT 06355
Mystic River has long been a tourist hot spot, no doubt because of its scenic attractions. New England dining at its finest!
7. Gelston House
8 Main Street, East Haddam, CT 06423
Whether its burger and beer or pasta and salad, this place is guaranteed to leave you satisfied. It's a long time Connecticut River favorite.
8. G W Tavern
20 Bee Brook Road, Washington Depot, CT 06794
This rustic hidden gem sits along the Shepaug River and is great for a romantic outing. You'll find some unique options you can't find anywhere else on the menu.
9. Nellie Green's
50 Maple Street, Branford Marina, Branford, CT 06405
This spot on the Branford River just might be the best place in America to enjoy wine with friends. There's just something in the air (and the food is great too)!
10. Mattabessett Canoe Club
80 Harbor Drive, Middletown, CT 06457
Sweet potato fries to die for! This historic canoe club was built in 1915 and has a prime spot on the Connecticut River.
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