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Abby's Place

37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
+1 860-767-0560
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (43 reviews)
“chowder” (15 reviews)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
08:00 - 15:00All hours
Seafood, American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We don't go to Abby's much now because they don't serve breakfast after 11AM. Church let out at 11 AM so we now go to Mirsina's in Old Saybrook, CT

Thank Marj A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat on the deck, has a great view, our server was very personable. The food was absolutely delicious. 3 of us had the toasted crab sandwich and all of us enjoyed every bite. Would totally recommend & go back.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be prepared to wait. We arrived at around 1:30 in the afternoon. The place was fairly crowded, but the staff appeared to be somewhat disorganized and was very slow. As with us (a party of 3), everyone waiting to get in was told "20 minutes",...More

Thank Bob33Y
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Abby's has an amazing view of the CT River! it was quite busy, the staff are attentive and friendly. Great place to go for good food and a relaxing evening. Thank you Abby!

Thank Antonio R
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We had a weekend lunch at Abby's. The weather was nice so we sat outside and had great views of the marina and Connecticut River. Beers were served in cold frosted glasses, which was nice, but otherwise the meal was quite ordinary. We had to...More

Thank JohnS24_12
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Came in to find the restaurant nearly full. It took a while to get served and it appeared that they had more wait staff than people so I was unsure why the slow service. The food was average. I had the tuna sandwich which was...More

Thank MrPudly
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

It's a little challenging to find if you're from out of town. It's located in the back behind the boatyard - - there are a couple of signs. The views over looking the Connecticut River are real nice & if you're a boater (which I'm...More

Thank Cristito C
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Was looking for another place to eat in Essex, Ct. Abby's Place was new to us. Have to meander around a boat yard. Got a table inside while more diners want the outdoor tables. View is of the water, boats and working boat yard. Busy...More

Thank annieseztoo
Reviewed 21 July 2017

No bar here to kill time at. Great location though and the volume speaks volumes. The staff basically said wait outside or go away. Bye-bye.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We just had lunch there yesterday. The weather was beautiful, so we got to sit outside overlooking the boats/marina. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals and we were also pleasantly surprised that they now offer gluten-free bread for their sandwiches. The service was great and the...More

1  Thank rmbobroff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Pratt St, Essex, CT 06426-1159
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-0560
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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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