13 Incredible Waterfront Restaurants Everyone In Connecticut Must Visit

Waterfront restaurants in Connecticut provide some of the best dining experiences out there. But it can be hard to come by if you happen to live in a landlocked state. But lucky for the Constitution State, we’ve got miles of coastline, plus a number of lakes and rivers, which means waterfront restaurants galore! If you’ve been looking for a way to make dining out even better, then look no further than these nice restaurants on the water!

Yum! Definitely treat yourself to one of these joints as the weather begins to warm up! What other waterfront restaurants in Connecticut would you add to this list? Please let us know in the comments.

For even more delicious Connecticut restaurants both on and off the water read about these romantic restaurants in Connecticut.

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Waterfront Restaurants In Connecticut

May 07, 2021

Where can I dine outdoors in Connecticut?

Several restaurants where you can dine outdoors in Connecticut include:

  • Lobster Landing, Clinton, CT
  • Harry's Place, Colchester, CT
  • S&P Oyster Company, Mystic, CT


Unfortunately, we can’t dine outdoors all year long in Connecticut and must wait until the warmer months. But luckily, there are many restaurants with spectacular outdoor dining options. You can read about several such restaurants in our article that feature eight outdoor restaurants in Connecticut.

Where can I find good seafood in Connecticut?

As a coastal state, Connecticut has some of the best seafood in the country. City Fish Market in Wethersfield has been around for over 90 years and there’s a good reason for that - they provide some of the freshest seafood you can find. Here you can get the catch of the day, fresh fish that you can take home and cook yourself. They can also cook for you. Try the fish ‘n’ chips...it’s delicious!

What are some of the best beaches in Connecticut?

Some of the best beaches in Connecticut include:

  • Cove Island Park
  • Sherwood Island State Park
  • Milford Point
  • Walnut Beach
  • Hole-in-the-Wall Beach


There are countless beaches around the Constitution State, but maybe you want to check out some that aren’t overrun with tourists in the summer. From Cove Island Park to Bluff Point, discover some new beaches on our Hidden Beaches Road Trip.