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Abby's Place

37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
+1 860-767-0560
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
“french toast” (9 reviews)
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37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Terrific veggie burger with pesto. The crab soup was very good and the chicken sandwich was tasty. Our waitress was very accommodating as was the owner. Unfortunately the waiter had an issue when we arrived and asked not to be seated next to the door...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remain impressed with Abby's Went for lunch and every meal is perfectly prepared and is excellent. Always. Servings were large and service was very pleasant and professional.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 827staciew
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We finally had a nice, sunny Saturday. I decided to walk In downtown Essex. It was lunch time, and I gave myself 2 choices: Olive Oyl’s or Abby’s Place, I picked Abby’s Place and made the wrong choice. When I arrived around noon there wasn’t...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Abby's has been a favorite with us in the past. On this last visit we found the place less than clean. The bathroom overdue for steam and Clorox. Service was a might slow, but that is not new. French toast as good as ever. Good...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Howarth B
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Very friendly staff and great food. Nice atmosphere too. All the food coming out looked fantastic. I want to try their fish sandwich and their burger. Both looked like a meal, not a sandwich! The onion rings looked good too.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank markK8179TU
Reviewed 27 July 2018

I was in town for a wedding and we ate lunch here. The place is right near the water, and has outdoor seating. My lunch was fine, I had a turkey wrap with sweet potato fries. My friends had drinks and one had the lobster...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Dogmom11236
Abby M, Owner at Abby's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thank you for coming in for lunch.

Reviewed 14 July 2018

Driving around in the morning and decided to pick a new breakfast spot. Small tucked away place on the water. The eggs, sausage, toast and homefries and coffee was delish. The only downside is the 1 bathroom but it was very clean. Definitely going back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kipn0te
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Nice setting, good food, nice menu.... service was kind of slow but overall enjoyed this place... we had the crab sandwich with sweet potato fries and also the French pastrami sandwich- both sandwiches were very good...

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JJFlash7
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Hidden in a marina a block north of Essex’s busy Main Street, Abby’s is now my favorite spot along the shore for summer breakfast. The outdoor deck overlooks the marina and CT River. The menu is not extensive but but what is on t is...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank TGMerrill
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Driving up from New Haven to Cape Cod, I discovered this hidden gem in the Brewer Dauntless Marina along the Connecticut River. Abby's place serves a delicious variety of breakfasts, light lunches, full dinners, seafood, wine, and classic New England fare. The eponymous chef and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank buckritler
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Wendy E
1 March 2018|
Response from L M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Wendy E - you posed your question on the tripadvisor website not Abby's Place website- you may want to call them directly..I remember the food was delicious but I can't recall if anything on the menu was gluten free..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 22
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-0560
  • E-mail
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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