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Close Harbour Seafood

959 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2009
+1 860-621-7334
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (9 reviews)
“lobster” (13 reviews)
“chowder” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
959 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2009
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to Close Harbour Seafood for many years for the seafood market. I will preface this review by saying that if you are looking for cheap seafood this is NOT the place to go. However, if you are looking for the freshest...More

Thank Meghan F
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I ate here with some co-workers for dinner one Friday evening. The food was mostly good, but not everyone in my group was crazy about it.

Thank Esterina D
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Whether you are looking for a delicious lunch or a romantic dinner, Close Harbor never will disappoint you. Completely redone after a heartbreaking fire destroyed most of the interior, Bill's tradition of excellence carries on. A simple menu offers you a host of choices; if...More

Thank Venard C
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Have now visited the new restaurant five different times since the restoration. Unfortunately our experience has been average at best. The new space was not well thought out and overall ergonomics don’t offer much comfort. We have tried brunch, lunch and dinners all resulting in...More

1  Thank Ourtime582a
Reviewed 19 November 2017 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 14 November 2017

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 15 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.

1  Thank Mary Anne Z
Reviewed 12 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
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Questions & Answers
Doris D
26 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
30 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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