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Bill's Seafood Restaurant

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548 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498-4801
860-399-7224
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Solid food, service, music.

We go here often for solid reasonably-priced seafood. There's often a good band on weekends to boot. Especially when you're lucky enough to catch one of the excellent local jazz bands. Otherwise, it's pretty standard standards. Service is usually great too. It's a totally unpretentious place with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
J S
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Essex, Connecticut
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Essex, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We go here often for solid reasonably-priced seafood. There's often a good band on weekends to boot. Especially when you're lucky enough to catch one of the excellent local jazz bands. Otherwise, it's pretty standard standards. Service is usually great too. It's a totally unpretentious place with a spunky older crowd of regulars except in the summer, when everyone goes.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I rely on TripAdvisor all the time and found Bill's when I was planning my trip to Westbrook. We went for lunch the first time, for lunch & drinks the next day and for drinks the next day after that! Detecting a pattern! I had the hot buttered lobster roll two days in a row it was that good, no... More 

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Brevard County, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small but nifty gift shop which had exactly what I had been searching for all weekend on the shoreline in Southern Connecticut.

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Thank Rita S
Guilford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You can get some really reasonable eats for happy hour, like a two dollar giant hot dog. Wonderful place also to sit outdoors and have some chowder.

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Thank Julia2005Southbury
Essex, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Bill's is on a river, next to a bridge on Route ! and surrounded by marinas. It has a view out over the salt marshes and a deck. In the winter the building is outlined in Christmas lights and in the summer the bright sun umbrellas on the deck set the scene. It's a standard roadside attraction with seafood and... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We enjoyed both the New England and Rhode Island chowders for a delicious and filling lunch! To top it off, we had a cup of ice cream at their shop too! Definitely put Bill's on your list when in the area.

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Goshen, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Sat outside and had a nice meal with friends. Seafood excellent very casual atmosphere. Prices reasonable. Very busy but not a long wait.

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Trumbull
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Nice atmosphere. Cozy and warm, old comfortable. The lobster bisque is the best I've had. Everyone elses' dinner looked good too. Portions are generous. Service was great. I would make it a point to go there again.

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Went there for dinner and got the sword fish special, way over cooked with broccoli that was way under cooked, it could have been on a raw veg platter. There known for there fried food and I have that before and it was ok. There was a jazz band there on the weekend and they are very loud so you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I was traveling with family, and my sister HAD to have whole belly clams. No clam strips for her. So one of our missions for the trip was to get those clams! Bill's was one of two restaurants recommended to us for the whole bellies and it did not disappoint her. She had the whole belly fried clams and she... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 548 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498-4801
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westbrook
  • Phone Number: 860-399-7224

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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