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Close Harbour Seafood

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959 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2009
+1 860-621-7334
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 20:30
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Southington, Connecticut
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried them on several occasions. Not overly impressed. I still MUCH prefer City Fish in Wethersfield. Sorry, but just not my cup of tea.

Thank Jim K
Southington, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Good happy hour menu and good food. Don't love the atmosphere.. more on the quiet side. Overall a good restaurant

Thank Melrocco
Plantsville, Connecticut
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have not tried the restaurant. I do use the market. The seafood is always fresh and the selection is huge. Never had a problem either just stopping in to pick up or placing an order at holiday times. Very organized and wait time was reasonable for a holiday.

Thank debbieg1230
Meriden, Connecticut
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I get it that it's Christmas and they're busy, but the need to work on their customer service. Placed an order over 2 weeks ago for seafood...couldn't find the order and did nothing to rectify the situation. I will be taking my business elsewhere permanently.

1 Thank suzyb61
Waterbury, Connecticut
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40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

There may not be an ocean close to Southington, CT. But the seafood tastes as fresh as if you caught it yourself. This was my first time back to Close Harbor Seafood after the long awaited re-opening from the devastating fire. It was well worth the wait. Going from a basic fish market with a few dining tables to a... More 

Thank Townz
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76 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times and each time it seems worse. So on Black Friday when I received an email advertising a lobster roll special and oysters for $1 I thought that I would try again for lunch. When we arrived no one was greeting patrons at the door and several parties were waiting for someone to... More 

1 Thank DocPT1
dcala412, Owner at Close Harbour Seafood, responded to this review

Hi there, You are correct we had a bad day at Close Harbour. We had several employees who called out sick and a rush of business that was not expected. Over 35 years of business this happens every so often. We are sorry and feel horrible about your experience. We are "real" very nice people, and if you would have... More 

Hamden, Connecticut
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204 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Close Harbor 959 Meriden-Waterbury Take Plantsville, CT. Like the mythical Phoenix, Close Harbor has risen from its own ashes to surpass the original concept. It evolved from a lobster and quality fish market to include a few tables for inside, and seasonal, outside dining. It suffered a severe fire and has come back better than ever. It now has increased... More 

Thank Realtor44
Prospect CT
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Our first time back since the reopen. The new decor is very nice - comfortable atmosphere. Started with a Caesar salad which was very good. My wife had the Pancetta Crusted Cod which was cooked perfectly and was delicious. I had the seafood special which consisted of shrimp, scallops, chunks of swordfish with mushroom- sun dried tomato-garlic- basil- olive oil... More 

Thank scott m
Cheshire, CT
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I've only recently been to Close Harbour but the food and service have been excellent. The lobster rolls are perfect. Melted butter on a toasted hotdog bun with butter. Everyone who had one (including myself) loved it. I also tried the fish and chip and it was cooked perfectly. Truffle fries are fantastic. Service is also very good.

Thank dbkusa
Pasadena, Maryland
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I went to Close Harbour after seeing the reviews on Trip Adviser and wasn't disappointed. I had the New England style clam chowder and lobster roll. The chowder was great with a lot of clams and the lobster in the roll melted in your mouth.

Thank Mark21122

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 959 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2009
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southington  >  Plantsville
  • Phone Number: +1 860-621-7334

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