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The Restaurant at Water's Edge

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1525 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498 (Ripley Hill Road)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for a birthday as I thought this was a special occasion type place. The food was ok-I ordered a whole snapper, and my sister ordered a branzino. After about an hour wait, we both ended up with branzino. The waiter disappeared. The fish was very good but there was served with sweet potato, which was a bit odd. Dinner... More 

Thank GuilfordCommuter
Madison, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fun dancing, awful food.! A few years ago a stellar menu for casual outside dining. Now, overpriced, sad food. Too spicy, liquid cheese nachos, soggy fish tacos and $15. For 5 clams- and 5 muscles steamed. For a shoreline restaurant, unacceptable.

Thank jschieren
Paradise Coast, Florida
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let me start out saying the venue is a beautiful location, and has great potential. Over the years they have NEVER been consistent...sometime good, mostly unacceptable. We decided to give them a try again. We were celebrating a Birthday and went for appetizers and drinks. We we seated in the pub. Our first waitress came ...took our drink orders and... More 

Thank happy t
Wallingford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a delightful lunch at the restaurant. The crab cakes were delish! Finish with some luscious Tiramisu. I have heard from many that their weekend brunch is the best-looking forward to trying that soon.

Thank Bernadette S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We suffered through a long wait for overpriced, mediocre food. My daughter enjoyed the (Costco?) chicken tenders, but the tasteless steaks were over cooked. Host staff were pleasant, the wait staff less so. Won't be back.

Thank Splenza
Hinsdale, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently planned a large family gathering here. Although I am from out of town, I had had lunch there two times and knew that the food, service and ambience would be perfect for the occasion. The restaurant desk staff helped me plan it by telephone, with the actual site of the dinner unseen. I was not disappointed. We were... More 

Thank Foodster272
Westbrook, Connecticut
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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were celebrating my moms birthday. We arrived around seven and our food didnt come until 9:15!!!! Insane!!! And the seafood was awful!!! The waitress was nice and obviously not her fault, the kitchen was slow. A friend recently explained of TWO food poisonings from their restaurant. While the views are spectacular, don't be fooled into eating dinner. Stick with... More 

Thank emily a
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They survive because of the captive resort crowd. This place has the ambiance and potential to be excellent , however it falls short on almost every measurement. The service was ok, the food when it finally arrived was a mix of good to really not good. No excuse for steaks cooked incorrectly and served after excuses yet still incorrectly done... More 

Thank yellowpixels
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197 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My parens are timeshare owners and invited me and my husband down for the day. Plenty of parking no fee so that's a plus. We decided to sit at the bar outside the restaurant where you are only offered a minimum drink lost just bc its on the patio. Which made no sense to me. So we brushed it off... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Service was good. But not impressed with the selection of foods. Taste of was just mediocre. Very nice restaurant on the shore with a sea view.

Thank ctmoi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
American, Italian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1525 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498
    (Ripley Hill Road)
  • Public Transportation: 1 Mile from the Westbrook Train Station and on the Shoreline Bus route.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westbrook
  • Phone Number: 888-710-0968
We would be happy to have you dine with us during your visit to our award-winning restaurant filled with a wide variety of many dishes. We are located right on the shoreline and can enjoy the view of the ocean while you dine with is. We have many signature martinis, italian, and seafood entrees.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?