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37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
+1 860-767-0560
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Essex, Connecticut
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

food is quite good, but very slow. however i've heard that this has been corrected. during summer is has open porch which looks over the marina. winter a bit confined

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Thank 1960duke
Stamford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

One block off the main street, on a hill above the shipyard, you'll find Abby's Place, where the views are terrific and the food is excellent. We had breakfast on the sunny deck and watched the birds above the marshlands around the cove and the river waters. Breakfasts are large. Corned beef hash came with eggs, toast and a fruit... More 

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Thank Julie B
Norwalk, Connecticut
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had just left the Essex Steam Train, and were looking for a casual place to have a late lunch. We went past a few high end restaurants, which we weren't dressed for, and when we were just about to leave, we drove past the marina and saw the sign for this restaurant. We decided to give it a try,... More 

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Thank carla-ct-2015
Essex, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This lovely restaurant sits overlooking boats at anchor and at the dock and affords the only panoramic view of the section of the Connecticut River I consider the most beautiful. The fare is American and the preparation is beautifully done ranging from full breakfast meals to complete dinners. There is also a choice of Glutin free meals you don't see... More 

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Thank Larry K
CT
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134 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stopped here because the Black Seal had too long of a wait, Cute little place with outdoor seating, The service was good but slow...it wasn't very crowded and we had a wait quite a while for our lunch. The clam chowder was mostly potatoes....not what you would expect from a place on the water. The crab melt was good... More 

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Thank lisanap
Essex, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Abby is the lovely chef/owner who aims to please and serves a tasty variety of house prepared dishes. The atmosphere is airy and casual, overlooking the shipyard with delightful little details like fresh flowers and bright colors. Service staff is polite and well trained.

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Thank Allhoney
east coast
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185 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy here. We went with family and we're able to get a nice burger and fish and chips. The cup of chowder was worth a second order. Nice location and good prices for the town.

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Thank climberchica
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

My wife and I went there for lunch. There were only four tables with customers and three or four young women as wait staff. We ordered our food and waited quite a while. We never saw our 'server' again.When it arrived it was delivered by another young woman who then disappeared into a back room. The other servers stood at... More 

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Thank CaptSteve W
Raleigh, NC
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We ended up here because every other restaurant seemed to be closed. How fortunate for us! The chowder was to die for! Both the grilled crab sandwich and the crab salad sandwich were very good. We could not have asked for a better lunch.

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Thank RamsFan27
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very nice selection of unique sandwiches for lunch. Great location. Back deck to sit outside and watch the boats.

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Thank Marti M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-0560
Description
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?