When it comes to dock-and-dine spots, it doesn’t get more authentic than Edd’s—a Westbrook, CT, institution. In reality, dockage here is limited to skiffs, dinghies and other shallow-draft vessels that can access the skinny water of the Menunketeset River, which flows behind the restaurant, but many local boaters simply walk here from the various marinas in Westbrook. The small, casual eatery features outdoor picnic tables overlooking the river, as well as a covered section in case of inclement weather.

Sea bass and mango. Photo/New Engalnd Boating, Tom Richardson.

Edd’s offers a variety of tasty fare, but what impressed us most was the fact that they will prepare the fish you bring them, any way you like. We arrived with some sea bass and fluke, caught earlier in the day, and Edd himself fried and sautéed the fillets to perfection. The meal was served with fresh salad and french fries. Of course, you can also order clams, lobster, burgers and other items, but we say: BYOF (Bring Your Own Fish)!

For more information call  (860) 399-9498

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Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

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