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Abby's Place

37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
+1 860-767-0560
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (16 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
“sandwiches” (15 reviews)
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
Seafood, American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

My wife and I went there for lunch. There were only four tables with customers and three or four young women as wait staff. We ordered our food and waited quite a while. We never saw our 'server' again.When it arrived it was delivered by...More

Thank CaptSteve W
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We ended up here because every other restaurant seemed to be closed. How fortunate for us! The chowder was to die for! Both the grilled crab sandwich and the crab salad sandwich were very good. We could not have asked for a better lunch.

Thank RamsFan27
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very nice selection of unique sandwiches for lunch. Great location. Back deck to sit outside and watch the boats.

Thank Marti M
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This past weekend was one of the highest humidity days possible in New England. There were few walkers in town and few customers in shops and restaurants. We had reserved a table a few days before our visit and was glad we had done so....More

Thank Dennis P
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Oakland, California
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

It's not spectacular, but it's nice to eat by the water. They are good with kids. The food isn't fabulous, but it's an okay breakfast.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nice, casual breakfast place right in the middle of the Dauntless boatyard overlooking the marina. Great view from the outdoor seating. Food and service are very good. Get there early on the weekend if you want to sit outside.

Thank JohnSF8
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Had a very nice lunch here. It was a very hot day so we decided to eat inside and enjoy the AC. Our young server was very pleasant and efficient. There was a nice selection for lunch. I order the turkey wrap and my wife...More

Thank JEM02882
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Planning a visit to Essex, we checked Abby's Place web site to make sure or the hours. Knowing we would be there a little after 4:00 in the afternoon, we read that yes, they would offer a light fare menu up until the regular dinner...More

Thank PapaLewis13
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Great location overlooking the boatyard at Essex along the Connecticut River. Entertainment was provided by Edgar Allen Crow, a crow, which visited a number of tables for leftovers and especially grape jelly containers. The service was mediocre at best. The server neglected to bring a...More

Thank Jerandnanc
Reviewed 28 June 2016

At this restaurant you can sit out on the deck if yo wish and enjoy the summer breeze and watch the boaters or sit inside in the air conditioned restaurant. They have a variety of burgers, wraps, sandwiches, new england clam chowder and many other...More

1  Thank Cheryl D
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Wendy E
1 March 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
USD 5 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, 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
  • 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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