It's the summer! So why not take advantage of the great water views, sun and warmth along the shoreline and head out to Rocky's Aqua in Clinton.
Restaurant name: Rocky’s Aqua
Address: 34 Riverside Rd., Clinton
Phone number: 860-664-3788; www.aquaonthewater.com
Cuisine: New England seafood specialties and more.
Price range: $5.95 to $22.95
Take out: Menu items are available to carry out.
Kid-friendly: The children’s menu features grilled cheese, hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken fingers.
Why you should go right now: With the lengthy expanse of shoreline that Connecticut enjoys, it’s surprising more restaurants with water views don’t exist. All the more reason to skip sitting indoors at Rocky’s Aqua. Despite the rich burgundy and gold color scheme and comfortable banquettes in the dining room, the outdoor deck and bar offer scenic views and the chance to drink in the salt air. Aqua’s full menu of appetizers, salads and entrees pays tribute to fish and seafood, although chicken entrees will satisfy landlubbers. The classic hot lobster roll shares billing with a broiled seafood platter of scallops, shrimp and sole, lobster ravioli and Sole Florentine. If you arrive by boat, free docking awaits at Cedar Island Marina while you have a drink and supper at the restaurant, the web site promises.