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Abby's Place

37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
+1 860-767-0560
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
“french toast” (9 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Excellent clam chowder, fish sandwich, BLT, quaint hot cider (seasonal). Homemade desserts, friendly staff, just a little tricky to find-follow the signs. Breakfast and lunch only. Outside tables available.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank CTtoCADon
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We stumbled on this place hidden in the marina. Not fancy, but very cute with a great menu, fresh local sourced ingredients, full bar, some great local craft beers, outside deck and a lot of charm. The staff was super friendly and Abby herself came...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank gnolect
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Went with our teenage granddaughters. Plenty of choices for everyone! The food was wonderful. You must have the clam chowder, awesome! Burgers are yummy...oh, and the onion rings, YES!!!

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Dodie G
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Essex is a picturesque river town and this lovely restaurant has a commanding view of the Connecticut River as it makes its final turn towards Long Island Sound. In the summer especially but anytime during the year you will find wonderful food and casual dining...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Larry K
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We had an extremely large group but the staff handled us well. They were super friendly (7 of our 16 were children), they brought the drinks out quickly and breakfast soon followed. We did not feel rushed and they were great with the kids.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank giaabruzzi
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank 1960duke
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...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Julie B
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...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank carla-ct-2015
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...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Larry K
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...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank lisanap
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Wendy E
28 February 2018|
Response from L M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Wendy E - you posed your question on the tripadvisor website not Abby's Place website- you may want to call them directly..I remember the food was delicious but I can't recall if anything on the menu was gluten free..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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