We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Freshly prepared food in a pleasant, if spartan, environment”
Review of Abby's Place

Abby's Place
Ranked #3 of 17 Restaurants in Essex
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$22
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Stamford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Freshly prepared food in a pleasant, if spartan, environment”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Had lunch at Abby's Place today. The food was home-cooked. The clam chowder is simply delicious and has no resemblance to the junk that comes in cans at your local supermarket. The rest of the meal was just average, but that is as I would expect. Everybody working there is very friendly, and Abby really is there (she is the head cook). A nice choice for breakfast or luncheon in Essex.

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Nutmeg06878
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

161 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    69
    54
    14
    14
    10
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great local place”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Love catching breakfast here in the spring and summer with a great view of the marina and CT river. Food taste fresh and not from a box. One of my new favorites.

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank kcor8825
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Marthas Vineyard
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast in Essex”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

I was with a large group of friends for a November weekend in Essex and there are not alot of dining options in this town. We were fortunate enough to find this restaraunt which is tucked away in the Marina. The food and service was great and the prices were reasonable. I highly reccomend this restaurant for breakfast.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Freckles62
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Concord, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
134 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Return visit!”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

This was our second visit to Abby's Place this year and something has changed that I cannot find the exact words for...is it the daily eclectic menu now replaced with a fairly standard choice of meals? Is it the appearance of the food which was exceptional and is now so-so? The service was still good, there is still no rush to plop the check on your table but somehow the ambiance has changed a little. The prices are acceptable, both food and alcoholic drinks (there is a full bar) and parking is still limited being in a marina but the view is great right on the river. Guess it needs another return visit to reevaluate this special place! During the winter season open for breakfast and lunch only, so plan accordingly.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank cckone
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Walnut Creek, California
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Average in every way except service which is terrible.”
Reviewed 20 September 2013 via mobile

After waiting who knows how long to place our order, then waited well over an hour for 2 crab sandwiches & a Reuben to arrive. We were on the verge of walking out. Food was passable, certainly not worth any wait. The place looks over the Connecticut River marina so at least the view was pleasant. My recommendation , don't go.

  • Visited September 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank pm222
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Abby's Place also viewed

 

Been to Abby's Place? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing