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37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
+1 860-767-0560
Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Middletown, CT
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just found this place and it was excellent. They have indoor and outdoor seating. It is a quaint place with a nice view of the marina and CT river. Abby makes all the food from scratch. We had the clam chowder which was fantastic. We also had burgers which were a generous size and excellent beef. Deserts looked great and... More 

Thank RBROCK007
Pelham, New Hampshire
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284 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch at this small restaurant and thought their menu was interesting, the service good and the food wonderful. We had some wonderful sandwiches and wished it was warm enough to sit outside on their deck. I would recommend this restaurant and would like to try their breakfast as well.

Thank lkis229
Wading River, New York
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Abby's was suggested to us as a good place to have lunch and we were not dissappointed. This is not a large place so things can get crowded but the food is very good and the service pleasant. This is a small boat yard eatery that has an outside deck in warm weather.

Thank John H
Branford, Connecticut
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246 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was real good. Good service, good good, good view of the Boatyard. All around a god pick and will return.

Thank Squawbrook
Michigan, USA
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for late lunch, by myself. Ordered grilled crab sandwich, very tasty, salad that came with was just lettuce and added $5 instead of fries. Service very slow because 'help' did not show and boat show was in marina. I would eat there again for the sandwich.

Thank FrozenInMichigan
New York City, New York
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86 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We tried Abby's for the first time this weekend. It is a terrific lunch option in Essex. The atmosphere is relaxed and very casual, the food is excellent, and the service is friendly and attentive.

Thank Erastus10
Rohnert Park, CA, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Excellent clam chowder, fish sandwich, BLT, quaint hot cider (seasonal). Homemade desserts, friendly staff, just a little tricky to find-follow the signs. Breakfast and lunch only. Outside tables available.

Thank CTtoCADon
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201 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We stumbled on this place hidden in the marina. Not fancy, but very cute with a great menu, fresh local sourced ingredients, full bar, some great local craft beers, outside deck and a lot of charm. The staff was super friendly and Abby herself came over to check on us. Really nice. It is easy to overlook when it sits... More 

Thank gnolect
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went with our teenage granddaughters. Plenty of choices for everyone! The food was wonderful. You must have the clam chowder, awesome! Burgers are yummy...oh, and the onion rings, YES!!!

Thank Dodie G
Essex, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Essex is a picturesque river town and this lovely restaurant has a commanding view of the Connecticut River as it makes its final turn towards Long Island Sound. In the summer especially but anytime during the year you will find wonderful food and casual dining here and a very friendly (and hard working) wait staff. Abby is the head chef... More 

Thank Larry K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 22
Seafood, American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-0560
Casual waterfront dining located in the Brewer's Dauntless Shipyard. A bit hard to find but defintely worth the effort. Abby's Place serves American cuisine with a flair, specializing in fresh, locally sourced meats and seafood.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?