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Abby's Place

37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
+1 860-767-0560
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (15 reviews)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
“crab melt” (5 reviews)
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37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great spot for Lunch, has nice outside eating area too right on the water over looking the marina. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Service was pleasant but a bit slow if you are in a rush, I would suggest you go somewhere...More

Thank LCT1219
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Truly great New England clam chowder and delicious sandwiches at this lovely restaurant situated right on the water. The wait staff was a bit overwhelmed during our meal, but when we noted that we were in a rush they prioritized our order and brought our...More

Thank NYTravelerBD
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We have eaten at Abby's many times for both breakfast and lunch over the last couple of years. It's nice to give our patronage to a local restaurant that tries very hard to please! And for the most part they always succeed. Abby is there...More

Thank DRJ1963
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Had lunch at Abby's early spring with my son, great service, great food. Looking forward to going back during the summer

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I had a breakfast meeting, and chose Abby's Place, so glad I did! The food was really good and reasonable, but the restaurant is really well designed. The coffee was excellent and the waitress could not have been more helpful. Abby came over and introduced...More

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

What a charming place with excellent food and service, all the ladies were so sweet and Abby always comes out of the kitchen to say hello. We even took a loaf of the rye bread home!

Thank petetrez
Reviewed 16 March 2016

we has lunch here. the sandwiches were excellent. it is on the water, but no view when we were there as it was still winter and the dock was filled with boats, covered for winter.

Thank aerofig52
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Blue berry pancakes, crispy bacon, scrumptious sausages, happy waitresses.....what's not to like? The view of the water and the homey decor all add to the lovely ambiance of the "hard to find" gem. It is the place to go every Sunday for breakfast if my...More

Thank gypsygirl1212
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Hidden in a boat yard overlooking the river. Great food/atmosphere/waitstaff. Breakfast was wonderful.... lunch as well. Worth the trip!

Thank kitteridge
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We love Abby's, she uses fresh local food, keeps it simple but reasonably priced in a beautiful location.

Thank Antonio R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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