Find dining restaurants in the area

Best Dining Options in the Area

Find the best East Haddam, CT Restaurants. Whether you are looking for New England seafood staples like lobster rolls, clam chowder or our favorite restaurant and the area’s hottest spot, our custom restaurant guide will provide you with an overview of some of the best restaurants in the area.

Our guide contains several noteworthy restaurants that we think you will love, each perfect for your specifics tastes or occasion. Our central location in The Lower Connecticut River Valley means every restaurant is only minutes away. Feel free to consult us to find your best dining experience in the area, we are happy to assist.


River Tavern

Located in the cozy small town of Chester, River Tavern has been serving guests since 2001 in an inviting modern atmosphere. River Tavern takes great pride in serving innovative farm fresh cuisine supplied by local farms, fishermen and cheese mongers. We are proud to be members of and counted among the early organizers of the Department of Agriculture’s Farm-to-Chef program.Staying true to the ingredients, our menu changes daily focusing on the current harvest of Connecticut purveyors and preparing them simply and thoughtfully. Our cocktail, beer and wine menus change often and are influenced by our current menu and the changing seasons.


Grano Arso

Located on Main Street in quaint town of Chester.

Grano Arso Restaurant establishes its roots in the old savings bank built 1902.

Chef Joel Gargano’s scratch kitchen focuses on local products with a modern yet familiar approach to traditional Italian cooking.  At the heart of Grano Arso,

Chef Joel mills native New England grains in house to create an old-world approach to his pastas and breads. Coupled with warm and knowledgeable hospitality, Grano Arso is the neighborhood go-to eatery for wholesome cooking, Italian wine, local beers, and specialty cocktails.



Rustica is committed to sourcing locally. Eggs and meats come from local providers whenever possible and lots of love is blended into every dish. Vicente, Andres and Conchi collaborate on the daily specials, as well as, the permanent menu items. Conchi prepares the homemade dessert selections, while our bartenders will mix your favorite cocktails, and even entice you with a few creative ideas of their own.



The Brushmill serves classic-American cuisine with a twist in an elegant setting overlooking a romantic waterfall in picturesque Chester, Connecticut. Come and enjoy the rustic antique chestnut structure while enjoying live music, exceptional fare presented with first class service.


Thai Riverside

Thai Riverside opened in August 2016 and is located in the middles of the Chester town, Connecticut, serving traditional recipes in a relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere. Thai food is fun and flavorful, and we elevate it to another level at Thai Riverside by making all of our dishes with fresh, healthy ingredients. Whether you’re in the mood for a familiar favorite such as Pad Thai or Green Curry, or you’re looking for something more adventurous like Drunken Lemongrass Chicken, there’s something for everyone at Thai Riverside. We know that Thai food can have temper, so we carefully prepare dishes that are mild, slightly spicy or very hot based on your preference.


Gelston House

Gelston House offers Fine Dining with a spectacular setting with a view of the Connecticut River. Exquisite Cuisine and excellent service.

Boardman House Inn Bed & Breakfast

Boardman House Inn Bed & Breakfast | 8 Norwich Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423 | Phone: (860) 873-9233

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