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.

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 visited Edd’s while filming an episode of New England Boating in 2014, and arrived bearing sea bass and fluke, caught earlier in the day. Edd himself fried and sautéed the fillets to perfection, and we enjoyed them on the picnic tables along the river. 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.


Monday: 8am – 8pm

Tuesday: 8am – 8pm

Wednesday: 8am – 8pm

Thursday:8am – 8pm

Friday: 8am – 8pm

Saturday: 8am – 8pm

Sunday: 8am – 6pm

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