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Close Harbour Seafood

959 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2009
+1 860-621-7334
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (35 reviews)
“chowder” (9 reviews)
“scallops” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 19:30All hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
959 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2009
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On a rainy dreary Connecticut day this was just what we needed! The New England style Clam Chowder was a hit. Just the right amount of cream, potatoes and whole fresh clams. We also split a mixed fried platter of fresh cod, shrimp and scallops....More

Thank kand1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Close Harbour for lunch and had a great grilled cheese and lobster sandwich. The food was excellent and the service was great. They also have a seafood store where you can buy various types of home made items and lobsters. We are...More

Thank Ira K
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Choose indoor or outdoor seating for excellent seafood recipes prepared with original touches. New England standards such as chowders and shellfish are great to take out or dine inside the chic dining room; full-bar service, very accommodating service, and a friendly, on-premise owner make a...More

Thank Donald D B
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I do no not give out 5 circles ever. This restaurant surprised me by the fact that it has the freshest seafood I have ever had so far from the shore. I'm from New Bedford and moved to CT about 13 years ago. The one...More

1  Thank Playwright69
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The fish is so fresh and presented well, service is average, my only dislike it the martini glass is not filled to top, if they don't want to fill to top they should use smaller glasses, to me this is a turn off.

Thank Mary Anne Z
Reviewed 11 August 2017

How can you not go wrong ordering seafood when you have the seafood market on the other side of the dining room. My girlfriend and I went for lunch. She had the clam strips, very light and crispy and huge onion rings. I was uncertain...More

2  Thank bilasi
Reviewed 9 August 2017

In town visiting family and thought we'd try the "new" restaurant. We had last visited prior to the rebuild. What a surprise. The vibe is casual elegance with outdoor patio dining.The menu was a bit more refined also. Wanting to start with some oysters on...More

Thank BattenBell
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

First time visit… Read positive reviews and fortunately food and service were on point. Nice outdoor patio! Had the blend of clam chowder which was excellent. Perfect espresso martini just as promised by our friendly server Alyssa! She made all the difference in our experience!...More

Thank AnnaSimeonidis
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Clam strips best from here to the Cape. Lobster roll, bisque were both top notch. Also had the tuna done 3 ways (they call it "Tuna tuna tuna") - very nice. Salads were good size & done up fresh. Vinaigrette a little too sweet for...More

3  Thank DrewC_CT
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Pricey place for the portion size. Highly recommend the cod, it was excellent! The mussels had no flavor and only half of them were open! The sea bass special was okay nothing great, a small portion for the money. The service was very rushed, we...More

Thank coppola3
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Questions & Answers
Doris D
25 August 2016|
Response from MeridenTravelers | Reviewed this property |
I would ask for Bill Close. He is the owner and is almost always present at the restaurant and the seafood shop.
Brenda L
29 October 2015|
Response from Townz |
Brenda, I was at the restaurant this past Sunday and my friends wife ordered the fried whole belly clams. She loved them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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