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Rocky's Aqua

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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34 Riverside Dr, Cedar Island Marina, Clinton, CT 06413-2625
+1 860-664-3788
12:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent experience, you must come here and ask for Kayla. Make sure to ask about the dessert list. Amazing food +service.

Thank Mauricio S
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent location with a view...impeccable service and super food. They have a great lively bar and the host truly appreciates you choosing Aqua as he walks around thanking people and shaking hands. They have a very good wine by the glass and martini list too!!!

Thank Michele A
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Celebrating with cousins was referred by a friend. Found restaurant to be very inviting. Staff went out of their way to accommodate us ,very friendly and knowledgable. Food was exceptional. Will return with friends

Thank Donald B
Essex, Connecticut
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Made the journey from Essex, looking for dinner with a view. No one I know has ever been here so it was a leap of faith. It is a really nice setting on the water. The service was excellent. No delays, although we did feel slightly rushed. Please don't take plates while anyone at the table is still eating, that's... More 

Thank alisa62
Sam G, Owner at Rocky's Aqua, responded to this review

Alisa we are extremely pleased that you finally took a leap of faith to try our restaurant! I'd have to agree that our service is nothing short of spectacular! All of our servers take great pride in what they do, and it shows through their positive attitudes. I'm sorry that you felt rushed. In the future, please let us know... More 

Miami, Florida
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We love Aqua! Whether for lunch or dinner the food and service are always good! Recently had a very delicious lentil burger-the portion was big enough to take home half! And the Ahi tuna was yum! From sandwiches to lobster ravioli and fresh fish, can't go wrong!

Thank Gail T
Sam G, Owner at Rocky's Aqua, responded to this review

Gail, thank you so much for your kind words! It's truly wonderful for us to read about everyone's positive experiences here at the restaurant! Our staff works extremely hard to ensure that those that enter, leave with a smile on their face! Come back and see us again soon! More 

Clinton, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the View' The people are good too but the food needs to come up to meet that. Service is spotty too Pending whose working.

1 Thank tynriggs
Sam G, Owner at Rocky's Aqua, responded to this review

Tynriggs, thank you so much for your review of the restaurant! Whether we receive 1 star or 5 stars, it's always nice to get honest opinions! I'd love to know why you believe our food product doesn't match our beautiful views. What was it that you had that wasn't up to par? Have you had a poor experience with our... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in likes the location and views are excellent. It's much nicer in side nice bar. The clam chowder was tasty and sweet potatoe fries fish tacos all very good. Like to try some other items next time. We met the owners and one is Rocky they were very welcoming, it's obvious they want to please the customers.

Thank Debra A
Sam G, Owner at Rocky's Aqua, responded to this review

Debra, thanks for taking time to review the restaurant! It's true! We definitely make it a priority to ensure that everyone who comes through our doors, leaves with a smile on their face! Please come back again soon! We'll make sure to continue to provide a place you feel comfortable and look forward to coming to! More 

East Haddam, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Rocky's last night for the first time this season. It was after 8pm on a Saturday night, and as expected, the place was jammed. Had to wait a few minutes for a table on the porch with its great views, but it was so worth the wait! We started with two of our favorites, the Clams Casino... More 

Thank bpnp24
Sam G, Owner at Rocky's Aqua, responded to this review

Once again, you always know how to hit the nail on the head with your words! Thank you for always coming to support us with a smile on your face and a positive attitude! It's truly contagious! I know our staff love when they see you walk through the doors! We'll see you again soon! More 

New England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Rocky's Aqua for Dinner on a Saturday Night. They were busy and the tented outdoor Bar was packed but we were seated promptly at a water view table at our reservation time. Drinks, Food and Service were all top shelf. I had Blackened Ahi which was cooked perfectly. Others had Shrimp Oreganata and Lobster Ravioli. All agreed that their... More 

Thank MC7894
Monroe, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time to Rocky's a party of 4. Although we went for dinner at 4 pm we were greeted by our hostess with a smile and upbeat attitude. We were a little early for our reservation but still seated early. Our waitress Kayla was friendly and helpful with our questions about the menu. Two of the people... More 

Thank fonefixer715
Sam G, Owner at Rocky's Aqua, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant and giving us 5 stars!! Kayla, along with all of our staff, work extremely hard and are an integral part to our continued success here at Rocky's Aqua! They have a passion for making people happy and it shows! Please introduce yourself the next time you are in and ask for Rocky, Evan, or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Riverside Dr, Cedar Island Marina, Clinton, CT 06413-2625
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-664-3788
Rocky's Aqua is located in Cedar Island Marina overlooking Clinton Harbor, Cedar Island and Long Island Sound. Enjoy the never ending activity with the constant boat traffic, the southwesterly trade winds on one of our two beautiful decks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?