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Abby's Place

37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
+1 860-767-0560
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (15 reviews)
“chowder” (15 reviews)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have only eaten lunch here, but have done this on numerous occasions. Favorite spot in the area! Good value, creative menu items, all freshly made. The sweet potato fries are an added bonus! Sandwiches on the grainy bread are delicious, as are the soups. Share...More

Thank trughouse
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived just as it opened. The server was just brewing a fresh pot of coffee. Great way to start. We each had an omelette. Both were winners. They were perfectly cooked and served neatly with diced potatoes, toast of choice and fruit. I also...More

Thank FranP1216
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks like our experience here two weeks ago was not unlike some other recent reviewers'. Entered at 1130. The waitress?hostess? told us it would be a 5 minute wait as she needed to swap the menus from breakfast to lunch as they were just making...More

Thank ABGinCT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were traveling with another couple from Philadelphia to Newport and Boston. It was a goal to try lobster rolls from various locations to see if we agreed on the winner. Abbey's beat the others we tried in Newport and Boston hands...More

Thank Melinda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We don't go to Abby's much now because they don't serve breakfast after 11AM. Church let out at 11 AM so we now go to Mirsina's in Old Saybrook, CT

Thank Marj A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat on the deck, has a great view, our server was very personable. The food was absolutely delicious. 3 of us had the toasted crab sandwich and all of us enjoyed every bite. Would totally recommend & go back.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Be prepared to wait. We arrived at around 1:30 in the afternoon. The place was fairly crowded, but the staff appeared to be somewhat disorganized and was very slow. As with us (a party of 3), everyone waiting to get in was told "20 minutes",...More

Thank Bob33Y
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Abby's has an amazing view of the CT River! it was quite busy, the staff are attentive and friendly. Great place to go for good food and a relaxing evening. Thank you Abby!

Thank Antonio R
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We had a weekend lunch at Abby's. The weather was nice so we sat outside and had great views of the marina and Connecticut River. Beers were served in cold frosted glasses, which was nice, but otherwise the meal was quite ordinary. We had to...More

Thank JohnS24_12
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Came in to find the restaurant nearly full. It took a while to get served and it appeared that they had more wait staff than people so I was unsure why the slow service. The food was average. I had the tuna sandwich which was...More

Thank MrPudly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-0560
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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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