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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 am - 9:00 pm
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Right on the river with spectacular river views of boats half a click from the entry point into Norwalk Sound. With bulging reefers on the dock full of fresh catch and chilled oysters on the half shell, great craft beer a deep stocked bar and upscale service - should be written into the Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald. A local... More 

Thank david s
New York City, New York
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220 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Try to get a table by the windows. Can be a tight fit. Can be noisy. A popular after-work crowd as there aren't a lot of choices in Rowayton. Food is worth it. Any of the seafood is very good.

Thank VacaCouple2014
Cambridge, Canada
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333 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017

This waterfront restaurant certainly has the location going for it, and we could only imagine how enjoyable it would be on the patio in the summer months. Our lunch entrees were generous in portions, and good value. Quality and presentation of the food was average. Service was efficient but rather unfriendly and abrupt. Watching your car being valet parked was... More 

Thank MandB56
Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Rowayton Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MandB56, Were happy you chose The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood as your waterfront destination. We’re sorry to hear that the presentation of your meals as well as the service wasn’t the best. We strive to provide excellence and apologize for not providing that for your experience. Our valets have been with us for more than 20 years and have... More 

Ajaccio, France
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2016

You feel comfortable here. It could be noisy when busy at dinner, but our lunch was quiet. Many seats have a view of the river. The porch is more scenic than inside. Crowd is a mix of mostly crusty local regulars and a few tourists passing through. Low key but solid service. Oysters are excellent from many east coast providers.... More 

Thank Harry_Redknapp
Westport, Connecticut
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016 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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145 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016 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
Andover, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016 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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153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 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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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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?