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Black Seal Seafood Grille

) #5 of 11 Restaurants in Essex $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
15 Main St Ste C, Essex, CT 06426
+1 860-767-0233
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (8 reviews)
“burger” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
15 Main St Ste C, Essex, CT 06426
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is a good place to go for several rounds of drinks followed by a meal. When you get to the food you may not notice that it's only so-so. The bar appears to have plenty of regulars and a some lively conversations going on....More

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Interesting place but seems more of a bar scene than restaurant these days. Menu changes are not that appealing and staff seems disinterested in serving patrons. Won't rush back.

Thank Charles_Schuchert
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We really enjoy this restaurant, we live near by and go at least twice a month, they never disappoint.

Thank Antonio R
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is our "go to" place when we want to eat locally. The food is consistantly good and the wait staff are pleasant.

Thank Mellicent H
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here for years and I still love it. Best onion Soup, stuffed clams, burgers, chicken wings, and nachos. Not going to find them better anywhere!!!

Thank IsabelSal
Reviewed 7 January 2016

My first time here. Walked in the smell of the septic tank was thru out the place. But we were determent to make the best of it . Ordered one drink and two burgers and two desserts... total bill $45.00. Wait staff was good tho....More

Thank El S
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Not only seafood but excellent burgers and the best fried zucchinis. Great seatings and excellent service with very good values.

Thank Eastportme
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Food was good and so was the service. Went there by chance after riding the North Pole Express/Essex Steam train. Cute little area, wish it was earlier so we could have walked around. Restaurant had a cozy feel, felt like an old whaling bar. Would...More

Thank Ctfury
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Fresh seafood (as expected) and locally produced beers. Cozy place, full of locals, which is always a good sign.

Thank Paulo L
Reviewed 16 October 2015

At first we were wondering if we were ever going to get our order placed, but finally the server came and everything started to move. We had a large appetizer of zucchini fries, very tasty and fed 5 of us easily. My husband had a...More

Thank travelqueen10151
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Main St Ste C, Essex, CT 06426
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-0233
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