The Saybrook Fish House

4.6
108 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Saybrook Fish House is the spot to go to in the area when craving seafood and great wine. The venue uses quality ingredients that really make their dishes standout. The seafood used comes from the New England coast. Saybrook Fish House is open for business seven days a week. It's a great eatery for celebrations and for fun date nights.

From the raw bar, diners can dig into jumbo shrimp cocktail and oysters on the half shell. For appetizers, the restaurant offers everything from fried mozzarella and mussels in white wine, to baked mushrooms and crab cakes. Clam lovers must try the fried whole belly clam entrée, which is fried to perfection. Another seafood favorite is the king crab legs served with decadent drawn butter.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 108 people are saying
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Nicy
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food l, clean place, and the waiter very friendly.

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LenB
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on a Monday which was our anniversary and thought it would be a slow night there, but we were pleasantly surprised that there was a good crowd there, but not overwhelming. Our waitress was excellent and very attentive, even though she was serving quite a few tables. The menu of specials was outstanding and picking our meal was quite a challenge. The regular menu was also very extensive with many of our favorites to choose from. The drinks were great and well portioned and they didn't skimp on the glass of wine my wife ordered. We enjoyed the bread, and appetizer we ordered as well as a huge family style EXTREMELY fresh salad. The food came out well presented and at the correct temperature. The size of the portions of our entrees was large and we could only finish 1/2, so we took home a lot of food for another nice leftover meal. The evening ended with our waitress taking our picture and giving us a nice surprise desert to share on the house. Last but not least, we also got a small fruit platter to take home, which is a normal part of the post entree dinner. It was a great evening, without any rush and the food and service was outstanding. Will definitely return in the very near future. Highly recommended.

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edwardw
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite place & always delicious food & great service!

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BarbaraH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I always forget how much I like the dining experience at Saybrook Fish House. I just love that the dinner comes with a basket of bread, a family style mixed salad (with your choice of 2 dressings), a cooked vegetable as well as a fruit basket. It makes a nice, properly balanced meal. Not crazy enormous servings with out of control caloric content. It teaches us good nutrition and is very tasty to boot!

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Qwerty
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Excellent quality food. Very large portions. A high value experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious throwback to seafood restaurants of my childhood. Great service, extensive menu and terrific value. All appetizers & entrees were fresh and flavorful. Salad served with every entree was immense. Complimentary fruit bowl for dessert consisted of watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, strawberries & grapes. WOW!!

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Jess
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! I recommend this place!

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CarrieA
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and service. My family had a lovely meal.

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edwardw
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't have to look @ the menu because I always get the Pecan Crusted Snapper, it never disappoints! Maryann is a wonderful server and we always request her. It is nice to see Bob back. Sean was always a pleasant host as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, fresh and portions were big! We had leftovers. Service was excellent!

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GourmetFoodieSandy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Our server, Joanne was right there with whatever we needed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. The entrees have terrific flavor and large portions. The salad was not a simple small side salad, lots of variety and plenty of it and great dressings. I had shrimp scampi and my husband had the Poseidon entree and both were great!
Our waiter, Jim, was fabulous. Perfect service and lots of fun. We will definitely return.

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JKing
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and awesome service. Customer at table behind us was loud and a little obnoxious, no fault of the restaurant. We would definitely go back. The pecan crusted snapper was amazing!

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vipJeriT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Anniversary dinner. Food and service was great! Ambiance was low. I’d go again but for everyday dining as opposed to a special event.

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Michael
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We tried this restaurant on a whim based on the high review score and it was certainly an experience. Entering the restaurant we noticed we were the youngest diners by quite an age gap, but figured maybe we were just early. By the end of the meal we had only seen two other young couples.. both were joining their already seated parents.

Salad came out in a shared bowl of ingredients and a couple of dressings. Everything tasted fresh and the dressing was delicious.

Main courses were disappointing. Ordered a medium steak that came out well done and bland. Tasted like no one even bothered to add some salt before cooking. Bouillabaisse was also bland and had barely any seafood. Neither was worth the price tag.

The fruit basket at the end struck us as.. different.. but was fine.

Our interpretation was the price tag reflected the quantity of the food, not the quality. A lot of people seem to enjoy this place but it wasn't for us.

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ThomasR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family style salad with great dressings, fruit basket to take home and hot wash cloths at the end. Main courses were very good. Cocktails were good too.

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JudithG
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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ErinR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my husband's first time here and mine in a very long time. We just moved to Wethersfield and it's so close! Food was incredible. We will definitely be back for dinner and to the lounge for drinks and appetizers next time!

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DebbieK
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good meal although a little on the expensive side. Server was great to give us time to catch up a bit before having to order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal and our server, Rachel, was great! We loved the salad and each entree was delicious. We left with a fruit basket which was also fantastic. Thanks for a nice night out.

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Mike
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks for a very nice evening!

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LBee
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice meal. Salmon special was good but over priced.
Always a nice experience.

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vipHappyDiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't dined at Saybrook Fish House in years, and couldn't be happier that we returned. The food was second to none, including the salad and fruit bowl that comes with every dinner. Service was excellent. Overall, a delightful evening. Will return sooner than later!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together with 2 children was great. Our waitress made sure we had Everything we needed. Food was excellent.

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DanielaV
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious seafood and good service, nice place to go with family and friends

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DaisyW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent as usual. Each entry included salad. Salad had variety of vegetables and it was so crispy and fresh. The complementary bread was so soft and delicious.
We ordered seafood combo and stuffed sole. The portion was generous and we had leftover for dinner.
The tables were arranged with safety distance in mind. The waitress was attentive without being overly pushy.
We decided that we should visit once per month at least.

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Strong
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was so good, our waitress was attentive and excellent. I highly recommend Saybrook Fish House!

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is outstanding. This is probably our fifth time going, and we have never been disappointed. Our waitress was super attentive, brought our drinks and appetizers out right away, and even put our daughters food order in before everyone else's so she would be able to be fed while we chatted. The specials were delicious, and if you're a swordfish fan, and they have the charbroiled swordfish, do yourself a favor and order it. The only complaint I have isn't with the restaurant but sometimes it does get a little loud in there. Otherwise, 10 out of 10 stars

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great to eat there

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire staff was fabulous! Timing of bread, to apps, to soup, to salad, to main course was PERFECT! Portions were substantial! You will bring some home!

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Looking forward to coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Party of 9 and everyone really enjoyed their dinner. Service was great. I would definitely go back

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LBee
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a nice meal and great service.

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jamie
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic plans to grab a bite to eat. Our server Emily was fantastic can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, amazing food

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Nicy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very nice people, and service was excellent!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The Food was 2.5 out of 10. They need a new chef. Service was great. Tipped waitress because of her effort.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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StephanieG
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived early for my reservation but they were able to immediately seat us. The wait person was very personable and extremely helpful. The food was so good and portions very generous. This was our second visit and will definetly be back again.

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vipScottR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant with a wonderful selection of food. And the salad at the start of the meal is fabulous. Then you get a whole basket of fruit to take home, and towels with almond scent to clean your hands. Wonderful!

FAQs

The Saybrook Fish House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 721-9188.

The Saybrook Fish House is rated 4.6 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.