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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%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
“french toast” (9 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 20:00 Hours
Seafood, American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
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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!!!

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank lisanap
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.

Thank Allhoney
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.

Thank climberchica
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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