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Harbor Lights

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82 Seaview Ave, Norwalk, CT 06855-1809 (East Avenue)
+1 203-866-3364
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In my opinion. The only thing this restaurant has going for it? The veiw and location. Good was fair at best.

Thank Derek K
Chonburi, Thailand
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270 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited a friend in Norwalk who took me to Harbor Lights. The restaurant is on the water and the view is very nice. This would be a great place to go especially in the summer. There were only a few customers mid-week so we were seated at the window. My friend had a Mediterranean fish which looked like a... More 

Thank John W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We went there on Friday night. The food was great,the server was very professional and attentive. I highly recommend people to visit and enjoy of the great seafood that they offer.

Thank nico a
Greenwich, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Harbor Lights Restaurants in Norwalk, CT, a water-front restaurant has some nice views indeed. However they do not respect the weekend lunch hours they advertise on their website (11:45 till close) and on the OpenTable site (11:45 am until 5 pm). I called the restaurant and made a reservation for lunch at 3pm, on Saturday and the reservation was accepted.... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

we previously dined at this restuarant in the summer and were impressed. That all changed on a return visit last week…the service was still wonderful and maybe the food was not so wonderful because it is off season. The clams on the half shell were minuscule and pricey, the lobster salad was skimpy with more bacon than lobster. By the... More 

Thank clafoute
Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The weekend we choose to dine at this restaurant was the same weekend as the oyster festival so there was hardly nobody in the restaurant. At 6:00 PM on a Saturday we got in with no problem. We were seated immediately and service was exceptional. There's always somebody to answer questions and direct us as needed. The lobster bisque was... More 

Thank 38andco
Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Impress your date with the gorgeous atmosphere and views, we had lunch in the clean, sunny dining room with a water view. The fish sandwich wrap with avocado and Salmon salad were inventive with creative ingredients and sauce. With a couple of glasses of delicous Chardonnay it was a very pleasant experience and a good value.

Thank Eric H
Milford, CT
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The restaurant is right on the water, you can watch boats dock as you eat. The parking lot is tiny given this restaurant and several ice cream places nearby. Food is good, but don't expect anything light here. As others have mentioned, everything is sauced and buttered. Makes for very yummy tasting food, but don't go here expecting a plain,... More 

Thank dsr1122
Stamford, Connecticut
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The setting for this restaurant on the water in Norwalk is excellent. The service was also very good. The problem was the food, either the number of choices or the method of preparation. Many dishes were prepared with either kale or asparagus, which I do not like. I had the filet of sole which was ok, but not the best.... More 

Thank Joseph L
Westport, Connecticut
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198 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

There is hardly a better place for seafood right on the water than Harbor Lights. In the heat one can sit by picture windows overlooking the harbor; in nice weather a new deck on the dock beckons. Seafood is good but not over the top: Grilled is best as sauces can be a bit heavy. Bar is a pleasant place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
American, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Seaview Ave, Norwalk, CT 06855-1809
    (East Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 10 minute walk from East Norwalk train station
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
  • Phone Number: +1 203-866-3364
Harbor Lights is the premier seafood house located in East Norwalk, CT. Located on the Norwalk Harbor, it offers well-prepared, attractively presented and sophisticated fare. Open year round, the glassed-in terrace allows for a comfortably heated dining experience in the winter without losing the outside dining experience in the summer.

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