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Stowe's Seafood

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$$ - $$$
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347 Beach St, West Haven, CT 06516-6110
(203) 934-1991
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

They used to be good , but they have gone down hill and the prices went up ! I will not be going there again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
West haven
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is fast and delicious I love the coconut shrimp and sweet potato fries and the col slaw is perfect. Busy on weekends and very accesible in and out week days 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😋

Thank 144paolav
New Haven, Connecticut
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While fried seafood is not my favorite, I'm always game for Stowes. Also has amazing stuffed sole, shrimp, and clams. Just remember to bring cash, no credit cards accepted. You won't be disappointed.

Thank 123itsme2
New Canaan, Connecticut
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for a real, traditional lobster shack serving solid, fresh seafood at reasonable prices? Good luck. There aren't many left. But here's one hidden jewel, located only about five minutes from I-95 in West Haven, CT: Stowe's Seafood on 347 Beach Street. Lots of good stuff here, but make sure to order the lobster roll (hot or cold, your preference).... More 

Thank Randy S
Canton, Mississippi
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The seafood quality was great as well as the portion size. We had fried clams, scallops and the fish sandwich with some onion rings and fries on the side. The fish sandwich portion was huge - two large pieces of fish. Nice breading, good tasting moist fish. I didn't try the clams or scallops but the people who did were... More 

Thank linnilinni2016
North Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This restaurant is a small place. It sits just across the street from the beach. Most all the meals are $12.00. The food is good and plentiful for the price. You can eat there or take it home. There is seat outside under cover, or there are a few tables in door. it is mostly seafood but they do have... More 

Thank DJO626
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

I had the haddock and chips. For $12 I got four pieces of fish - more than I could eat. The quality was actually about average, but this West haven location is cool. You sit across from the beach and enjoy a cool breeze while sitting on a picnic table enjoying your meal. I give it extra points for atmosphere.

Thank Mike M
Reston, Virginia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Stowe's was recommended by our hotel as the best lobster place around so we went. The parking lot was full, which we took as a good sign. We parked around the corner in a residential area. The place is small, few tables inside, most tables outside (covered). I ordered the lobster roll with fries and hubby ordered the swordfish boat... More 

Thank Lynette F
West Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

It doesn't look like much, but the food coming out of their kitchen is delicious. Very light batter on the fried seafood. Very fresh. Sometimes a long wait in the summer. A couple of tables inside. Larger eating area outside with a view of the beach and Long Island Sound. Well known by the locals for many years.

Thank dianekrevolin
West Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Always fresh. Priced right. Old school seafood,done right every time. I've grown up in the area. Stowed hs always been the go to place for seafood done right.

Thank Sean L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 347 Beach St, West Haven, CT 06516-6110
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 934-1991
347 Beach Street West Haven, CT 06516(203) 934-1991

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?