Seafood is popular all year round and Niantic and East Lyme, CT have seafood restaurants worth trying. Both towns are located along the water and have scenic beauty and beaches.
Flander Fish Market
The Flanders Fish Market, located at 22 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme, is an upscale restaurant and seafood market. In the warm weather, they operate the Crescent Beach Stand that serves breakfast and lunch. Open seven days a week, they serve fried, blackened, broiled, and grilled seafood. On the menu are catfish, codfish, bay scallops, salmon, tilapia, haddock, oysters, shrimp, sea scallops, swordfish, trout, and tuna. Their seafood dinners come with chowder, salad, and coleslaw. Their seafood sliders are made with fresh lobster or tuna steak.
They serve calamari in three different ways; clam fritters and seafood pizza. The beer-battered fish and chips is popular with customers. Customers love their steamed lobster, Alaskan King Crab legs, and fried seafood platters. The seafood market sells fresh seasonal seafood. The full-service bar serves soft drinks, beer, wine, and cocktails. They offer takeout and delivery services too.
The Rustic Cafe
The Rustic Cafe, located at 516 Boston Post Road, is known for delicious fried seafood. It has a limited menu but the fried seafood served is very good. They have stuffed clams with melted butter and fresh lemon served as an appetizer. Their fried sea scallops roll or dinner is very popular with customers. They serve fish and chips too and lobster bisque. It is a small, casual restaurant with outdoor seating in good weather. They serve burgers and desserts too. The full-service bar serves soft drinks, beer, wine, or cocktails. They are open Thursday thru Sunday.
Main Street Grille
The Main Street Grill on 252 Main Street in Niantic is an upscale seafood restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. Their appetizers include fried calamari, garlic mussels, and scallops wrapped in bacon and they serve clam chowder and seafood salads. They serve lobster rolls, lobster BLT, and fried seafood. The baked fisherman’s platter has haddock, scallops, and shrimp with crumb topping. They serve grilled salmon, baked stuffed shrimp, sea scallops and dinner comes with baked potato or rice pilaf and vegetables.
The seafood pasta dishes have lobster mac and cheese and Mediterranean shrimp. Their full-service bar serves wine, sangria, cocktails, beer, and soft drinks. They have dine-in and takeout available.
Skippers Seafood Restaurant located at 167 Main Street in Niantic is a casual fast-food seafood restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. They specialize in fried seafood sandwiches and dinners. The menu has clam rolls, a tuna salad roll, a lobster roll, scallop rolls, and a seafood sandwich. The menu has a tuna salad platter, lobster salad, seafood salad platter. Seafood dinners come with french fries and coleslaw. They have fish and chips, fried shrimp, fried clams, calamari, and scallops. Jumbo crab cakes are a side dish and clam chowder. They serve coffee, soda, juice, water, and ice cream. Takeout and delivery are available.