Connecticut, known for its scenic beauty and charming towns, offers an array of outdoor dining spots that promise a delightful culinary experience. From picturesque coastal views to serene countryside settings, these restaurants allow diners to indulge in both delicious dishes and the wonders of nature. Here are some of the best outdoor dining spots in Connecticut.
Boca Grill & Raw Bar – H Smith Richardson Golf Course – Fairfield, CT
Enjoy seafood favorites like lobster rolls, ahi tuna tacos, fresh fish, and raw bar selections. Boca also serves wings, nachos, burgers, sandwiches, and fresh salads. The dinner menu has endless selections to choose from as well as craft beers and a curated wine list. Take the family out for Saturday and Sunday brunch as well as crafted cocktails while overlooking the golf course.
Dog Watch Mystic – Stonington, CT
Specializing in authentic, house smoked BBQ, Dog Watch is the perfect place for families to come and eat. There is a large kids area filled with lawn games and gardens with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.
Scotch Plains Tavern – Essex, CT
Situated just a short distance from Essex Steam Train, Rt. 9, and I-95, visitors can relax and enjoy a drink and delicious wings in our recently renovated upstairs bar. The bar has been redesigned with a modern vintage industrial aesthetic, while still preserving the original bar from Oliver’s Tavern.
Sunset Grille – Norwalk, CT
Immerse yourself in the refreshing waterfront atmosphere and listen to the soothing sounds of the marina as you indulge in a delightful outdoor dining experience at Sunset Grille. Choose to dine on the deck or beneath the outdoor canopy (please note that indoor dining is currently unavailable).
Dockside Brewery – Milford, CT
Experience the charms of Waterfront Brewery & Beer Garden, a brewery and restaurant that opened its doors in 2020. Indulge in the renowned, award-winning beer and explore the diverse food menu, with a special emphasis on New Haven style pizza. Dockside Brewery offers multi-level seating options both indoors and outdoors, providing views of the waterfront. Don’t miss out on the outdoor bar, which adds to the vibrant atmosphere.