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Black Seal Seafood Grille

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
15 Main St Ste C, Essex, CT 06426-1173
+1 860-767-0233
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (9 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
15 Main St Ste C, Essex, CT 06426-1173
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31 - 40 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 10 August 2016

Good service. Gets very crowded on weekend afternoon/evenings as all the boat people come in. Food is decent. I really like the seafood chowder.

Thank JohnSF8
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Although sitting in the bar was very noisy we were seated immediately. The food was very good and of good diner quality. We especially liked the onion soup. Next time I would choose to sit in the loft to avoid some of the noise.

Thank Jerry16
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to have lunch with our son while visiting him in CT. The food was good, even the burger if seafood is not your thing. If you like seafood, you must try the seafood stew. It was one of the bet I ever...More

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food is consistently good and fairly priced. I love their burgers and also the brunch menu. The drinks are always perfect and the service great and friendly......

Reviewed 14 July 2016

Very popular with the lunch crowd it appears. We got a table right away at noon, but by the time we finished our meal there was a bit of a wait for a table. I was very pleased with the fried cod sandwich, and my...More

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Right in the heart of beautiful Essex, this place offers a classic menu of old school favorites. Don't expect experimental dishes here, just proven, delicious stuff. We tried it out and were not disappointed. The service was friendly, the food was well-prepared, and the prices...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 29 May 2016

While touring areas of Connecticut over a Memorial Day Holiday afternoon, we stopped in the small and beautiful community of Essex. After strolling around the blocks of shops, we decided to have a lite meal at Black Seal and oh, how glad we were that...More

Thank joe_derrick
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

In town for the Annual "Burning of the Ships" Parade, we were a bit surprised that our post parade timing for lunch turned out to be great. Our party of six including two grandkids found terrific choices for our tastes, including a couple of outstanding...More

Thank MeridenTW
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Very friendly informal setting with a nautical motif. The food is good and the prices are moderate with a large variety of food.

Thank Beacon137
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Great dinner on a busy Saturday evening. No wait, dining room was crowded and tight. The hostess handed us our menus and pointed to the table so as to avoid her having to negotiate the obstacle course. My wife had Mahi Mahi, I had Tuna....More

Thank MMouseMD
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Main St Ste C, Essex, CT 06426-1173
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-0233
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