Best Seafood Restaurants in Hartford

Expert recommended Top 3 Seafood Restaurants in Hartford, Connecticut. All of our seafood restaurants face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


165 Brainard Road, Hartford, CT 06114 Directions

Since 1996

U.S.S. Chowder Pot IV is a casual spot for basic seafood in a big waterfront-themed space, with occasional dinner theater. It is conveniently located off route 91, only minutes from downtown Hartford, XL Center, and Connecticut Convention Center. Hartford's Chowder Pot is a haven for seafood lovers and people who travel from all over Connecticut, up and down the East Coast. Hartford's Chowder Pot has always been the recipient of several reader polls for the freshest seafood and tasty prime rib. Their ballroom on the promenade provides the same great food in their 10,000 square foot banquet space for larger gatherings. For corporate activities, holiday parties, and weddings, they provide excellent service. Their Captain's Lounge features a Raw Bar & Happy Hour, M-F from 4:00 to 6:00, as well as regular lunch and dinner menus that their bar staff serve.

Broiled Scallops, Grilled Chicken Breast, New England Clam Chowder, Baked Stuffed Shrimp, Strip Clams, Fried Oysters, Swordfish Steak, Blackened Tilapia, French Onion Soup, Shrimp Po-Boy, Lobster Bisque, Seafood Imperial, Salmon Filet, Chowder Pot’s Gourmet Fish Sandwich, Lazy Man's Stuffed Crab Casserole, Caesar Salad & Pastrami Reuben

Price: Starts from $3.50

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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri & Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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2074 Park Street, Hartford, CT 06106 Directions

Since 1990

J's Crab Shack is a basic seafood joint with a casual industrial setting, a tank of live eels, murals & a fish market. The restaurant is equipped with a large aquarium, private hall, and game room for the kids. Steak dinners served with french fries and coleslaw, sub baked potato and rice pilaf for $1. In a very relaxed atmosphere that offers the enjoyment of eating at a clam shack without the long drive to the beach, customers will enjoy beautifully cooked, reasonably priced seafood meals. J's Crab Shack, the place to go for all the seafood that you love. King boil includes King crab legs, shrimp, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes, sausage, and crawfish.

Scallop Roll, Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken, Oysters on Half Shell, Wing Dings, Fish Sandwich, Grilled Tuna Steak, Baked Stuff and Fantail Shrimp, New England Clam Chowder, Mussels, Spicy Calamari, Belly Clams, Salmon, Lump Crab Meat Caesar, Haddock, Catfish, Swordfish, Sea Scallops, Fried Lobster Tails, Broil Sole & Captains Platter

Price: Starts from $3


Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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964 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, Hartford, CT 06107 Directions

Since 1999

Max's Oyster Bar is an upscale seafood spot offering raw bar specialties and a lively, sophisticated atmosphere. There is a nice ambiance with an upscale feel. The staff is accommodating in getting checked in/seated and choosing food options. This spot is also very accommodating to food allergies and preferences. Happy hour (Available in the bar only Mon-Sat 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm & Sun 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm): Libations, Max Bloody Shooter, Tuna Tartare Bruschetta, Crab & Artichoke Dip. Their Kid's menu includes Chicken Fingers, Tempura Shrimp, Cheese Quesadilla & Cheese Burger. Max's Oyster Bar is located 6.6 miles from downtown Hartford. Tuna tartare is plated beautifully and chock full of fresh tuna flesh Calamari and lightly breaded and seasoned, fried to perfection.

Chilled Mussels, Hot Buttered Fresh Lobster Roll, the Local Burger, Littleneck Clams, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Maine Lobster Claw, Furikake-Crusted Ahi Tuna, Starlight Gardens Baby Greens, New England Clam Chowder, Asian Calamari and Wakame Seaweed Salad, Grilled Salmon BLT, Fried Pacific Oysters & Tempura Shrimp

Best New Restaurant by Connecticut Magazine in 1999

Price: Starts from $2.35


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Mon - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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