Why drive to a restaurant when you can sail up to one instead?

Dock and Dine

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More and more restaurants in Fairfield County are offering the dock and dine option for their guests. No need to employ a chef on your ship. Instead, sail up to one of these fantastic waterfront restaurants, dock your boat and stay for a while.

Captain’s Cove

The casual atmosphere of this Bridgeport hotspot makes it a great place for the whole family, and the food speaks for itself. The fried clams are yummy, the beer is frosty, and the ice cream at Seaport Sundae School in one of the miniature Victorian house shops is the perfect dessert. Visit captainscoveseaport.com for more information.

Harbor Lights

Harbor Lights caters to all its patrons by offering a unique menu with a Mediterranean flare. Guests will enjoy gazing out at the sunset on the year round waterfront deck, which offers breathtaking views of the Norwalk Harbor and Veterans Memorial Park. Visit harborlights.com for more information.

L’Escale Restaurant Bar

L’Escale prides itself on an outstanding menu that features countless delectable dishes, like pan seared sea bass and steak frites au poivre. Guests love the spacious lounge, as well as the outside terrace and dock. During the week there’s live music, and on Saturday nights you can get your groove on with their personal DJ. Visit lescalerestaurant.com for more information.


This great fish fry shack is located in East Norwalk right on the wharf. The fried clams are to die for, and are best enjoyed while overlooking the sound at one of the many casual tables. It provides a quiet and serene atmosphere, perfect for families of all sizes. Visit overtons.com for more information.

The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood

The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood has a menu that is both fun and mouthwatering. Whether you’re in the mood for upscale entrees such as Lobster and Tagliatelle with cherry tomatoes and English peas in a roasted garlic creme, or down and dirty dishes like beer battered Fried Oysters, Rowayton Seafood will always satisfy your palette.
Visit rowaytonseafood.com for more information.

River House in Westport

Located on the banks of the Saugatuck River, the River House of Westport offers an ever-changing seasonal menu created by acclaimed Chef Raul of The Summerhouse, Cipriani, and Renatos. Only all natural ingredients are used. Their bread is baked fresh at the River House daily, and Chef Raul is looking to start a private garden to grow vegetables on site. Visit riverhousewestport.com for more information about their docking options.

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