Down the Hatch, Candlewood Lake, CT
After a morning of fishing or a day of watersports activities, many Candlewood boaters head for Down the Hatch, the lake’s only dock-and-dine restaurant.
Located on Echo Bay in Brookfield, the casual restaurant opens for lunch at 11:30 a.m., and features plenty of guest slips. That said, be prepared to wait for a space to open up on busy summer weekends.
The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor patio seating, and serves a wide range of menu items, ranging from burgers, sandwiches and wraps to more elaborate entrees, including steak and seafood dishes. It’s the perfect place to wrap up a great day on the water!
(203) 775-6635; downthehatchrestaurant.com