Seafood Restaurants in Bristol

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Confetti's Mediterranean cuisine reflects the local area's coastal geography. The culinary team whips up a lot of fish dishes, like baked salmon, mussels over linguini, and steaming bowls of lobster bisque, to name a few. But seafood isn't the only draw here. Other gourmet dishes include filet mignon with gorgonzola fondue and the house chicken Confetti with spinach and cheese. The eatery also hosts a Sunday Brunch buffet with egg and omelet stations, a carving station, Mediterranean salads, Belgium waffles, peel and eat shrimp and more.

393 Farmington Ave.
Plainville,
CT
US

Pumpkin-orange walls radiate cozy, autumnal vibes at Fiore’s IV Italian Restaurant as servers deliver warm bowls of mussels and comforting slices of lasagna. As crisp as a freshly ironed lettuce leaf, white linens lend tables an air of elegance, which extends to signature dishes such as lobster ravioli with sun-dried tomatoes and pink vodka sauce. Salads and house-baked rolls accompany each entree, accenting chicken, veal, and sole with verdant hues and crunchy textures.

17 Whiting St
Plainville,
CT
US

Mainely Seafood sources fresh fish, shrimp, and lobster from seaside towns in Maine, Rhode Island, and elsewhere along the New England coast. Chefs turn these oceanic harvests into salmon cakes and tuna fillets along with traditional crab dishes and fried, whole-belly clams. They also grill steaks—wet-aged in house to lock in maximum flavor—along with other turfy entrees that didn't spend their childhood being bullied by a kraken.

142 Center St
Southington,
CT
US

The Blue Lobster is a family-owned restaurant that has been serving since 1990. We strive on good food, and a very friendly atmosphere. If your in the mood for a Lobster Dinner or even a Chicken Sandwich we are sure to have what your looking for, so stop by and try one of our world famous lobster rolls or chowder.

376 Berlin Tpke
Berlin,
CT
US

Singled out for having the state's best clam chowder in Connecticut magazine's Best of Connecticut feature, Close Harbour hooks customers with a menu anchored in mouth-watering seafood. Start with crab-and-parmesan-stuffed mushrooms ($7) or pull out your scrimshaw spoon for New England, Manhattan, or Rhode Island clam chowder ($4/cup). Filet of sole stuffed with lump blue-crab meat ($18) reconciles the sea's two most notorious enemies, and swordfish cipolla parries a seasoned swordfish steak with a heaping helping of caramelized onions ($17). Resist flatware hegemony by getting your hands on a toasted roll topped with butter-sautéed lobster (market price), or give in to the powerful lettuce lobby with a pan-seared sea-scallop salad ($14). Any fish in the joint can also be baked, grilled, broiled, fried, or seared and plated with stir-fried veggies for $15.

959 Meriden Waterbury Tpke
Plantsville,
CT
US

Years ago, the building now occupied by O'Porto Restaurant built bicycles. Today, the converted factory still carries an industrial-themed appearance and echoes with the distant dings of ghost bikes. But the space now churns out traditional Portuguese cuisine—a service that earned O'Porto the honor of "Best Portuguese Restaurant" from CT.com for 2013. Executive chef Adelino de Sousa relies on many of the ingredients from Portugal's former colonies: rice from Asia, hot peppers from Africa, and cinnamon from India, just to name a few. He transforms those elements into artfully presented dishes, including seafood-based entrees, such as baked salmon stuffed with shrimp and crab and grilled filet of sole.

2074 Park St
Hartford,
CT
US