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Abby's Place

) #3 of 11 Restaurants in Essex ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, American, Soups
37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
+1 860-767-0560
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (15 reviews)
“crab melt” (5 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00All hours
Seafood, American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had lunch there yesterday. The weather was beautiful, so we got to sit outside overlooking the boats/marina. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals and we were also pleasantly surprised that they now offer gluten-free bread for their sandwiches. The service was great and the...More

Thank rmbobroff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went on a Saturday early afternoon, place was fairly busy, but we wanted a table outside as we enjoy the sun. No problem. Staff apologized for long wait but it really was not long at all. I had a turkey wrap, wife had a crab...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, don't miss the New England clam chowder. Real clam taste and not overly thickened. Menu of varied tasty light and heavier fare. Pleasant water views from inside or outside.

Thank JeffreyGL48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's excellent. Fresh and the food is perfectly prepared. The beer and wine selection is good and you can sit outside. The owner is lovely and the service is fantastic.

Thank 827staciew
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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...More

Thank RBROCK007
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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...More

Thank lkis229
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 12 May 2017 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
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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...More

Thank FrozenInMichigan
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 22
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, 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
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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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