A true family owned single unit restaurant, not part of a local group or national chain, Elmo’s Dockside is a rare and refreshing throwback to a time when owner operated restaurants prepared meals in-house, from scratch.

At Elmo’s, we like to know our customers personally. Here you’re not served by a corporate “system”, but by a member of the owner’s family and what may be the longest tenured waitstaff of any restaurant in CT – our average server has been at Elmo’s almost 15 years! In our kitchen, it’s even longer – 17 years!

Our restaurant has a casual, beachfront vibe that belies the incredible quality of our meals – you won’t find pretentious “black tie” service or fancy tablecloths, and our meals aren’t adorned with unidentifiable herbs – but our food quality is the equal of any restaurant on Earth! With no corners cut on our ingredients and professional chefs taking time to prepare them to order, you can have a superb meal without dressing up.

Choose to dine in one of our quaint & quiet dinning rooms, or relax in our Pub Room with its fireplace, full bar, plenty of HDTVs & free Wi-Fi, of course.

A true “Scratch Kitchen”, where our chefs prepare food from basic ingredients
Fresh local seafood, delivered daily
USDA High Choice beef and steaks, hand cut in-house
French Cut Heirloom Pork Chops, fully marbled
Fresh poultry and pasta dishes
Homemade soups slow simmered every day
The BEST New England Clam Chowder and Lobster Bisque
French Fries, Sweet Potato Wedges, Twice Baked Potatoes, Cole Slaw made in house
Salads cut daily with Homemade dressings
Bread and Lavash baked daily from scratch
Slow Roasted Certified Black Angus USDA Choice Prime Rib of Beef every Friday & Saturday night

All in a casual setting making you think your dining at the beach!

Elmo’s Dockside Restaurant – Real seaside dining. Away from the seashore.