I forgot the Dockside Grill in Branford is only open during the summer so I have to rely on a few reviews from web postings, sounds good and it certainly is in a nice spot.
7/20/12 “We walked in and were seated right away, probably because it was after the Easter lunch rush had already passed. It’s a really clean and brightly lit place, and there’s an outdoor seating area that overlooks the harbor. We were presented with special Easter menus, and of course the lobster risotto immediately caught my attention. Our server was really nice and the food came quickly. The lobster risotto, which consisted of huge chunks of meat on a creamy bed of risotto, was such a pleasant end to a day that had started out badly. Also, the house made Maryland crab cakes we ordered were perfectly seasoned and not the least bit fishy. Afterwards, we walked over to the docks to admire people’s yachts and boats and take pictures of the lovely view. Great meal, great service, and remarkably reasonable prices for fresh seafood.”
4/13/11 “My friend and local native of Branford took me to this place last Saturday. Situated right by the shoreline on Long Island sound, this place has a very friendly vibe and a great view of the water. The portions here are ginormous! I started off with their New England Clam Chowder. Really smooth and definitely lots of clam meat inside. After the chowdery goodness, I got a huge platter of fried cod, fried scallops, fried calamari, and fried shrimp. AMAZING. Like all seafood, it comes with cocktail and tartar sauce.The service is really friendly! I would definitely come here again. If the weather permits, sit outside on the patio.”