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Best Restaurants in East Lyme & Niantic, CT

Best Restaurants in East Lyme & Niantic, CT

Looking for a good restaurant in the East Lyme / Niantic area? Look no further! We’ve got the best of the best…eat like a local!

Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant

Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant is a family story beginning in 1983. Paul Formica and his wife, Donna, drove past a little house on Chesterfield Road in what was then called Flanders, CT, and thought, “That could be a fresh fish market.” That December, with Donna & Paul expecting their first child, they opened the market with only $41 to their name, which they used in the register to make change.

Today, they drive their refrigerated trucks to the Boston Fish Pier, allowing them to provide their patrons with the freshest and most high-quality ingredients available. You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu but we’d recommend the lobster burger, the crab cakes, and the stuffed trout. But again, EVERYTHING on their menu is DELICIOUS.

Lillian’s Cafe

Lillian’s Café, Niantic’s premier restaurant is an American bistro serving an eclectic menu of fresh, local, organic, and gluten-free ingredients in a bright and comfortable atmosphere. Food is the focus with unique preparations and plate presentations. Raw bar items boasting some of the largest selection of native oyster varieties also available. With a full bar and seasonal patio dining, Lillian’s the perfect spot for a date night or a night out with your girlfriends! So much delicious food and amazing drinks…yum!

La Belle Aurore

This relaxed chef-owned and operated eatery serves eclectic locally-sourced fare such as scallops & duck breast in a warm and inviting environment. This is farm-to-table dining on the southeastern Connecticut shoreline at its finest. Their menu changes monthly, reflecting the freshest local ingredients available so it’s the kind of place that you can just keep coming back to. They currently partner with 12 Connecticut farms, sourcing beef, pork, cheeses, eggs, scallops, fruits, and vegetables.

Taza Grill

This unassuming restaurant has some of the most delicious Middle Eastern food in southeastern Connecticut! Delicious. Can’t go wrong with anything on their menu. Need a recommendation? Can’t go wrong with their falafel, stuffed grape leaves, shwarma or kebab platters…we could go on. It’s all delicious!

il Pomod’Oro Restaurant & Pizzeria

il Pomod’Oro Restaurant & Pizzeria beckons Italian food aficionados old and young with an intoxicating selection of dishes sure to tantalize everyone’s appetite. A charming Italian restaurant, every menu item – from appetizers, soups and salads to specialty pizzas, handmade pasta, calzones, sandwiches, ocean-fresh seafood, entrees and mouth-watering desserts – is lovingly created using only the finest, freshest ingredients and served in a warm, inviting, family-friendly atmosphere that welcomes kids and romantic diners alike.

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