Restaurants near Essex Island Marina

Restaurants in this area are known for Contemporary American, American, Italian, Seafood and Steakhouse cuisines.

Some of the popular local menu items include Lobster Roll, New England Clam Chowder, Lobster Mac And Cheese, Bone-in Ribeye and Goat Cheese Tart.

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73 restaurants available nearby

A photo of The Griswold Inn restaurant
1. The Griswold Inn
4.6
Exceptional(80)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Essex
Booked 3 times today

This place was EPIC !!! Standing Piano performances were a nice touch and added to the already historic charm. Lots of friendly patrons and the drinks and eats were fairly priced. Also had a majestic fireplace.

A photo of The Wine Bar & Bistro at The Griswold Inn restaurant

Valentine’s Day dinner-table was ready, service was attentive and food was great. Tough to find a more charming spot; though a bit noisy (I wear hearing aids so I am particularly sensitive). Not objectionable, conversation was possible but whispers were not. Wine selection is impressive; I tried...

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3. The Essex
4.8
Exceptional(284)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Centerbrook

OMG!! Valentine’s pre-fix menu was to die for. Great wine pairings, even pave on the courses, just the right portions and amazing changes in tastes/flavors from course to course. Started with a few craft cocktails up stairs (works of art, really) seated prompt/y on time. Could not have had a...

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4. Los Charros Cantina
4.7
Exceptional(190)
  • $$$$
  • Mexican
  • Centerbrook
Booked 8 times today

We had a BLAST! The food was incredible. We all had tacos of different kinds and every single person was blown away. The guacamole was so good we ordered a second order half way through our meal. The server was fast and knowledgeable, drinks came fast and were delicious. The open kitchen is a...

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5. Scotch Plains Tavern
4.4
Awesome(245)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Essex
Booked 3 times today

Great food, great band and great service!

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6. La Marea
4.8
Exceptional(913)
  • $$$$
  • Italian
  • Old Saybrook
Booked 10 times today

Fantastic food with a wide variety of drink options. Staff is friendly, efficient and knowledgeable.

Top special
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7. The Copper Beech Inn
4.4
Awesome(653)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Essex
Booked 1 time today

We had a great time. All was good,

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8. Bee and Thistle Inn
4.7
Exceptional(352)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Old Lyme

This is a great place to share a special dinner. In our case, it was a delayed Valentine's Day dinner. This Inn has such a romantic warmth and feel. The food is exquisite. And the service makes you feel very special.

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9. Old Lyme Inn
4.4
Awesome(374)
  • $$$$
  • American
  • Old Lyme
Booked 2 times today

Jazzy Brunch was absolutely fabulous! Our server, Laura, was just the best. Music was terrific and fireplace was lovely on a cold New England morning.

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10. Aspen Restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(904)
  • $$$$
  • Contemporary American
  • Old Saybrook
Booked 5 times today

The meal was delicious! Grilled Romsine Caesar salad was extraordinary! Loved the salmon, cooked perfectly. Delightful waitstaff and just really wonderful meal!

Dining around Essex Island Marina Hot Spots