A tasty whole belly clam platter at SoNo Seaport.

Boating and fishing in the Norwalk Islands can leave one with a craving for seafood, so if you can’t wait to get home and cook your catch, set a course for Sono Seaport Seafood, a dock-and-dine establishment of the old-fashioned kind, hard on the gritty Norwalk Harbor waterfront.

The venerable (since 1984) eatery and fish market offers slips for boaters in small to midsized craft, although larger vessels can dock at the nearby Norwalk Visitor’s Dock (for a fee) and either walk to the restaurant or take their dinghy over.

SoNo Seaport offers indoor and outdoor “family-style” dining under covered picnic tables, and serves the typical seafood fare, ranging from boiled lobster dinners to delectable whole-belly fried clams. Other popular items include fresh local oysters, shrimp, calamari, steamers, chowder, lobster rolls, king crab legs, fish & chips, hamburgers, sandwiches and more. Entrée prices range from $17 to $25.

For more information, visit the restaurant’s website.

Watch the full episode of New England Boating TV featuring Norwalk Harbor.

About the author