Most Popular American food in Clinton, Connecticut, United States

December 13, 2019 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Discover Restaurants offering the best American food in Clinton, Connecticut, United States. Clinton is a town Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. The town center along the shore line was listed as a census-designated place (CDP) by the U.S. Census Bureau in the 2000 census.
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10. SHANKS Waterfront Dining

131 Grove St Harborside Marina, Clinton, CT 06413-1951 American, Seafood, Healthy Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available, Waterfront, BYOB [email protected] +1 860-669-4224 http://www.shanksclinton.com/
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4 based on 100 reviews

SHANKS Waterfront Dining

SHANKS is the greatest new waterfront dining experience on the CT Shoreline, located in Clinton Harbor right at Harborside Marina in Clinton, CT. Our glorified "Food Boat" was created from a 1974 Bruno & Stillman 42 foot Commercial Lobster Boat, completel

Reviewed By Handsomejim

Lobster Salad Sandwich & Medium Lobster Roll and 2 soft drinks over $70 with tip.We then found a table in the tent. Then the very loud band started and blasted us out of the tent.Now the foodLobster Roll was all claw meat that had no taste because it was over cooked. My wife only ate half of it.The lobster salad was different in a negative way. Onions and tomatoes do not go well with lobster. The lobster mostly claw meat was also over cookedSo if you like loud music and over priced tasteless food then Shanks would work for you. We only tried Shanks because Lobster Landing was closed for the night.

9. Donahue's Madison Beach Grille

1320 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443-3454 American, Irish, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music +1 203-318-8362 http://donahuesmadisonbeachgrille.com
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4 based on 132 reviews

Donahue's Madison Beach Grille

Reviewed By CATTSAR

We had eaten here before and found it to be good. We met here before heading over to spend the afternoon  at Hammonasette State Park, it is conveniently located a short distance from the park.We shared the fried avocado appetizer, then all ordered the Reuben which we enjoyed very much. The food is good and reasonably priced. The service is OK. 

8. Coffee Break

27 E Main St, Clinton, CT 06413-2018 American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Takeout, Seating, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible +1 860-664-0808 https://www.facebook.com/flamingoandfriends/
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4 based on 69 reviews

Coffee Break

Reviewed By El S

First time here. Maybe last time here as there are other places that put out much better food. I ordered 2 eggs scrambled with sausage with home fries. Home fries were dry .. very little flavor .... eggs must have been small eggs as the serving size was tiny. service was very good. That's about it !! Nothing special here as far as I'm concerned.

7. Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale

86 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498-1671 American, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 860-669-0767 http://ljfishtale.com/
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4 based on 388 reviews

Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale

Reviewed By hbhakh

We went to Lenny and Joe's while traveling through Westbrook. We were looking for a lobster roll and this restaurant delivered. The roll was very good with an adequate amount of lobster meat. It came with homemade cole slaw and fried zucchini, both of which were very good.Service was good. This restaurant is busy and a little noisy but we didn't mind. They had exactly what we were looking for.We recommend

6. Chow Food and Beverage Company

36 Killingworth Tpke Route 81, Clinton, CT 06413 American, Pizza, Bar Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible [email protected] +1 860-669-6200 http://chowfoodandbeverage.com
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4 based on 85 reviews

Chow Food and Beverage Company

Reviewed By ottersRus

Chow!!!!This place is awesome. I’ve heard about it. I’ve driven by it and today was the day to try it. Definitely stood up to the word going around town on how this little resturant is rocking the food waves. The wonton and burnt end apps... delish. Half rack of dry rub ribs with Brussel sprouts... delish. Oh yea, they also produce some pretty good looking pizza pie. We’ll try that next time. Parking, indoor and outdoors seating. Bar seating. To go orders seemed to be slamming busy. So, I’d say give Chow a try either eat in or take out.

5. Chamard Vineyards Bistro

115 Cow Hill Rd, Clinton, CT 06413-1346 Wine Bar, American Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +1 860-664-0299 http://chamard.com/the-bistro/
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4 based on 159 reviews

Chamard Vineyards Bistro

Reviewed By deanp1995

First time there and it didn’t disappoint. Very good fresh food,many choices. 2015 Syrah was excellent with my burger. The service was outstanding!! Next time we’ll do a tasting first. Recommend using open table to reserve a seat. Could be busy at times.

4. Log Cabin The

232 E Main St, Clinton, CT 06413-2230 Italian, American Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations +1 860-669-6253 http://thelogcabinct.com
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4 based on 208 reviews

Log Cabin The

Reviewed By Chickieboomboom

My daughter and I stopped for dinner on a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant wasn’t to crowded and we were seated immediately. we had Rosie as our waitress, she must have thought we were crazy because we ordered three appetizers ,garlic bread and each had a dinner. By the time all our food was delivered we had no room left on our table. The portions are huge, the bowl of pasta that they bring as family style could have fed four people. The people around us were laughing because of all the food we had . It was the first time for my daughter and I hadn’t been there in years so I forgot that the portion were so big. Rosie was such a great waitress she packed everything up so we could take it home. We had a lot of laughs and said we would be back.thanks again Rosie

3. Rocky's Aqua

34 Riverside Dr Cedar Island Marina, Clinton, CT 06413-2625 American, Bar, Seafood Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Acce [email protected] +1 860-664-3788 http://www.rockysaqua.com
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4 based on 350 reviews

Rocky's Aqua

Rocky's is located in Cedar Island Marina overlooking Clinton Harbor, Cedar Island and Long Island Sound. Enjoy the never ending activity with the constant boat traffic, the southwesterly trade winds on one of our two beautiful decks.

Reviewed By Frank G

Rocky's Aqua in Clinton has the best lobster rolls on the east coast! Hands down, it was the best in every way. We tried several different places up and down the coast, but nothing compared to Rocky's Aqua. The photos really do not do it justice. The lobster roll was packed with biggest chunks of lobster meat (see photos), while the other restaurants simply shredded little pieces of lobster meat and then added filler to it. Rocky's was the only one that gave you big bites and nothing else. The staff was amazing, and i must say, more than just a little attentive...they were right there for your every need. The place was packed, and yet the staff never faltered. We liked the place so much that we came back again the next day and tried different things on the menu--including the best seared Ahi Tuna steak, Lobster Ravioli, and Swordfish--which i hadn't tried for 35yrs--and it was cooked to perfection! But wait! It got better...they serve homemade ice cream on a beautiful patio as well. And they offered several flavors of homemade ice cream. It's the best! The restaurant overlooks the water. Everything was superb, and the staff was excellent in every way. I cannot recommend this place enough.Frank,It was our pleasure to host you while you were traveling! We'll catch up again soon! Thanks for the kind words!

2. Lobster Landing

152 Commerce St, Clinton, CT 06413-2042 American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront, BYOB +1 860-669-2005 http://www.facebook.com/LobsterLandingLLC?ref=bookmarks
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4 based on 398 reviews

Lobster Landing

Live lobsters, steamers, clams, oysters and mussels to take home and cook. Hot lobster rolls, all beef skinless hot dogs and sausage peppers & onions, gluten free clam chowder, coleslaw and garden salad to dine in or take out. Soft drinks, snack bags, and

Reviewed By jeanblair

We were driving to Lenny & Joe’s but someone said Lobster Landing was better. We were so disappointed. It was a shack, porto potties - dump...and more expensive. Lobster meat was scraps, not big chunks.

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1. KC's Restaurant and Pub

725 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2736 American, Bar, Pub Dinner Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +1 203-453-0771 http://www.kcspub.com
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4 based on 89 reviews

KC's Restaurant and Pub

With one of the Connecticut shoreline's largest selections of craft beers on rotation (13 taps and counting), delicious food, and a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere, KC's Pub is a local gem not to be missed! Located in a convenient yet quiet spot right of

Reviewed By JMoffat03

We have been going here for years. The meals here have always been well portioned, consistently great, and the staff has always been friendly. Highly recommended! Our favorites are the Irish nachos (waffle fries with corned beef, cheese, jalapeños), the homemade chips with house made aioli dip, the cheeseburger wrap, and California panini. Also you MUST try their house made honey mustard and also the house made hot sauce. They also have Sam & Oliver sauces, made by a company based right here in Guilford. Awesome beer selection is always rotating and can be viewed on the BeerMenus app! Great for families with kids too.

Where to Eat in Clinton: The Best Restaurants and Bars

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