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Rowayton Seafood Restaurant

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89 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton, Norwalk, CT 06853-1634
+1 203-866-4488
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Westport, Connecticut
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Rowayton Seafood exceeded my high expectations. The food was delicious as was the presentation. To begin the restaurant served generous portions of cocktails and wines far above the skimpy wines that some restaurants are now serving. For appetizers we started with two variations of flatbreads. One was clams casino and the other was mushrooms and goat cheese combination. They... More 

Thank Marty L
Wilmington, Delaware
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a spectacular lunch on a sunny day while visiting family in Rowayton! The water-front view at this quintessentially New England restaurant is gorgeous. The service was friendly and efficient. The cocktails were fun and the oysters were fresh. The field greens salad with goat cheese was perfectly dressed and delicious. I had the best lobster roll I've had in... More 

Thank lovestotravel013
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful, relaxed, laid back place. Delicious seafood. Oysters were too die for. Spicey tuna cooked to perfection. A must visit in Connecticut.

Thank William L
Stamford, Connecticut
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142 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've eaten here many times over the years, with my wife, kids, grandkids and business associates. There is always a fun bar scene, usually filled with Rowayton neighbors. The bar is small so you've got to get there early to get a seat at the bar, or even approach it. We always make a reservation so we can get a... More 

Thank GWHconnecticut
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Fresh, fresh, fresh and so full of flavor! Now I was treated so i did not see the bill- probably a good thing. :) The oysters on the half shell were so yummy, we could have just stopped there. Each of us has the lobster roll, one hot with butter the other cold with diced celery and mayo. Both were... More 

Thank MaineMomof3
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Excellent food. My lobster roll was amazing! Portion sizes are pretty big, so if you go with an appetizer you might want to split the meal. Half the roll and half fries were plenty. Beautiful restaurant with a beautiful view. Perfect weekend kick off!

Thank Tamara M
Lake Placid, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The service was excellent. The staff was attentive to our group (of 4) and they did it with a smile on their face, I found this restaurant doing a trip advisor search. Everyone enjoyed the food . My daughter ordered the steak and thought it had a 'farm taste' to it. Not sure what that means but the steak had... More 

Thank Susan E
Stamford, Connecticut
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

An excellent seafood restaurant. The view on the water doesn't hurt either. I had crab croquettes for an appetizer, with swordfish for my main course. Both were prepared in an excellent manner. The crab cocktail is also excellent. The service was very good and attentive, plus the bartender is a great guy. Parking is tight, but the restaurant has valet... More 

Thank Joseph L
Norwalk, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food is good. Lobster was done perfectly. It's a seafood house and can be noisy. it is an expensive restaurant

Thank blondeew113
Johns Creek, Georgia
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247 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Love this little restaurant right on the bay. The food is excellent. I had oysters which were plump and briny and the seafood stew. It was a huge portion. My husband and friends had the swordfish and it was cooked perfectly. We were there on a Weds. Night and the place was packed. Service is a little harried but still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton, Norwalk, CT 06853-1634
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk  >  Rowayton
  • Phone Number: +1 203-866-4488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?