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Close Harbour Seafood

959 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2009
+1 860-621-7334
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (34 reviews)
“chowder” (9 reviews)
“scallops” (13 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
959 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2009
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

How can you not go wrong ordering seafood when you have the seafood market on the other side of the dining room. My girlfriend and I went for lunch. She had the clam strips, very light and crispy and huge onion rings. I was uncertain...More

1  Thank bilasi
Reviewed 9 August 2017

In town visiting family and thought we'd try the "new" restaurant. We had last visited prior to the rebuild. What a surprise. The vibe is casual elegance with outdoor patio dining.The menu was a bit more refined also. Wanting to start with some oysters on...More

Thank BattenBell
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

First time visit… Read positive reviews and fortunately food and service were on point. Nice outdoor patio! Had the blend of clam chowder which was excellent. Perfect espresso martini just as promised by our friendly server Alyssa! She made all the difference in our experience!...More

Thank AnnaSimeonidis
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Clam strips best from here to the Cape. Lobster roll, bisque were both top notch. Also had the tuna done 3 ways (they call it "Tuna tuna tuna") - very nice. Salads were good size & done up fresh. Vinaigrette a little too sweet for...More

3  Thank DrewC_CT
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Pricey place for the portion size. Highly recommend the cod, it was excellent! The mussels had no flavor and only half of them were open! The sea bass special was okay nothing great, a small portion for the money. The service was very rushed, we...More

Thank coppola3
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Close Harbor's restaurant is on the other side of the fish market so you should expect fresh seafood and that's what you get. The menu has a nice selection of appetizers, salads and seafood dishes both fried and otherwise. The grilled octopus salad was perfect...More

Thank tosca1951
Reviewed 11 July 2017

When we pulled up to Close Harbour Seafood, the outside looked very plain -- just cement block, store-front appearance. BUT, when we walked in we could see that it was modern and inviting. The facility is divided into 2 sides. The bar and restaurant are...More

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We went here after a very long day at work. It was where my husband was going to take me for our anniversary next week but we decided to stop anyway. Boy are we glad we did. He's been wanting whole belly clams and can't...More

Thank kpurvis87
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I was eager to go there..as I have heard and read so many wonderful reviews.. I really wish I had the same experience. I bought a take-out ..lobster roll and clam roll..It was packaged for me when I picked it up. First of all the...More

Thank 33833Marie
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Very good meal. Seafood paella was spicy, could have had more clams mussels scallops shrimp 🍤. Shrimp scampi was very good.

Thank Carl O
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Questions & Answers
Doris D
26 August 2016|
Response from MeridenTravelers | Reviewed this property |
I would ask for Bill Close. He is the owner and is almost always present at the restaurant and the seafood shop.
Brenda L
30 October 2015|
Response from Townz |
Brenda, I was at the restaurant this past Sunday and my friends wife ordered the fried whole belly clams. She loved them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 959 Meriden Waterbury Tpke, Plantsville, Southington, CT 06479-2009
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southington  >  Plantsville
  • Phone Number: +1 860-621-7334
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