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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Choice between: New England Clam Chowder or Chef's Soup of the Day
Cup $5.0
Bowl $7.0
New England Clam Chowder
Cup $5.0
Bowl $7.0
Chef's Soup of the Day
Bowl $9.5
Sourdough Bread
Add To Your Salad: Pan Roasted Salmon $9.50, Seared Tuna $8.50, Steak $9.50, Lobster Salad $16, Grilled Shrimp (3) $6, Grilled Stonington Sea Scallops (4 oz) $14, Chicken (6 oz) $6
Wedge of Caesar Salad
Shaved Parmesan, Anchovy, Caesar Dressing, Roasted Garlic Lavosch
Breakwater Salad
Artisan Greens, Pepitas, Sundried Cranberries, Baby Tomatoes, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Balsamic Vinaigrette
Classic Burger
Certified Angus Beef Patty, American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Pickles
Burger of the Day
Certified Angus Beef Patty, Brioche Bun, chef's daily preparation
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Slow Cooked BBQ Pork, Cheddar Jack Cheese, Cole Slaw, Brioche Bun
Brussels Sprouts
Flash Fried, Topped With Applewood Smoked Bacon & Balsamic Reduction
Crispy Fried Calamari
Cherry Peppers, Marinara – or – Thai Chili Sauce & Green Onions
Truffle Fries
Truffle Oil, Parmesan Cheese, Parsley, Garlic Basil Aioli Dipping Sauce
Hummus Plate
Basil Pesto, Feta Cheese, Olive Salad, Crusty Bread
Breakwater Tacos
Fried Atlantic Cod – or – Grilled Shrimp – or – Blackened Chicken; Cabbage Slaw, Cheddar Jack Cheese, Pico de Gallo & Cilantro Lime Crema
Margherita Flatbread
Tomato, Basil, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese & Balsamic Reduction
Flatbread of the Day
chef's daily preparation
Oysters on the 1/2 Shell
Apple-Shallot Mignonette, Cocktail Sauce
3 Oysters $10.0
6 Oysters $18.0
Breakwater Oysters
Topped With Tuna Tartare & Wasabiko
Littleneck Clams on the 1/2 Shell
Lemon, Cocktail Sauce
Shrimp Cocktail
Lemon, Cocktail Sauce
Add Lobster $9, Add Pulled Pork $5, Add Blackened Chicken $6
Fish & Chips
Fried Atlantic Cod, French Fries, Malt Vinegar Aioli, House Tartar Sauce
Grilled Medley
Shrimp, Scallops, Calamari & Salmon, Citrus Butter, Coconut-Scallion Rice
Seafood Pasta
Shrimp, Scallops, Calamari & Salmon – Spicy Marinara or Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauce
Pan Roasted Salmon
Coconut-Scallion Rice, Tropical Fruit Salsa, Haricot Vert
Hot Buttered Lobster Roll
Caramelized Sweet Corn, Citrus Butter, House Kettle Chips
Lobster Salad Roll
Mayonnaise, Celery, Scallion, House Kettle Chips
Creamy Macaroni & Cheese
Creamy Parmesan, Cheddar Jack & Mozzarella Cheese, Topped With Citrus Breadcrumbs
BREAKWATER at Stonington Harbor is a waterfront restaurant located on the Connecticut shoreline in the Stonington Borough. BREAKWATER features seafood & more, specialty cocktails, stunning sunsets & views of Stonington Harbor & Fishers Island Sound.
US$8 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Clam Chowder and the swordfish were incredible! My husband had the fish and chips and his was delicious as well. I thoroughly enjoyed my Bloody Mary which came with a yummy piece of shrimp too. We actually shared a dessert also , the ice...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RLS1266
Reviewed 14 December 2018

It was a chilly December day and a close business associate and I ate lunch here based on his recommendation. The hostess was engaging, and we both ordered the NE Clam Chowder (excellent) and Fish and Chips (also excellent). This restaurant has many different items...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MrCottage
Reviewed 13 December 2018

If you like lightly battered fish-the freshest I've had anywhere, this is the place for you. I go every week and have NEVER found better fish and chips here or abroad.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Melissa Z
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

This amazing and you will not be disappointed. Right on the water front so you will have some awesome views in the morning hours.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rrobert349
Reviewed 23 November 2018

I find myself in Stonington borough almost weekly for an overnight business stay. Breakwater has become one of my local favorites. Varied menu, lovely view, good drink/wine menu. Particularly enjoy sunset views and glass of wine. Outside or inside most pleasant, ample parking tho' I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank charleswM4918CM
Reviewed 11 November 2018

We stopped in for lunch. Hadn't been here since it had opened. We enjoyed the menu and settled on the shrimp tacos, fish tacos and some clam chowder. The chowder was ok. Very thick. The tacos were good but they had some pickled element in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JenniferB429
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Having selected the daily special of fish, I was slightly disappointed to find it had been either pre-cooked, or left to dry up on the hot plate. It tasted good, but not as fresh as I woudl have hoped. My wife's pasta with mushrooms was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kevinbjones
Reviewed 21 October 2018

A waterview restaurant that takes reservations. Good New England ambiance. Lived up to expectations on our two visits. The oysters on the half shell, the lobster roll, and the scallops were all excellent as expected with top quality, fresh seafood. Service was erratic. Michael was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beaune
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Wide ranging menu - mostly seafood. On one dinner my wife had a great lobster roll and I scallops in a citrus garlic butter sauce topped with a seafood dressing. Absolutely delicious. We ate inside one night and on the deck another.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank justbill2015
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We have been there a few times and always have the same impression when we leave. Nice views, fair food, and fair service, probably wont be back again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rcthayer
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Response from 3Eagles | Reviewed this property |
recommend you call before putting the dog in the car. Graet restaurant. be a shame to miss out .
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Response from funlover_8 | Reviewed this property |
Not aware of a Happy Hour there.
Craig M
16 July 2015|
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Yes, as far as I know. We were there last week and are planning to meet friends there tomorrow.
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