***** (2 stars, based on 14 reviews)
605 Broad Street, Stratford, CT 06615
Outriggers Restaurant is a seafood restaurant in Stratford, CT, that Boston's Hidden Restaurants has not yet reviewed, but is considered a restaurant of interest by this Web site. Below is a section where our readers can give us their own reviews of Outriggers Restaurant.
Sample items on the menu at Outriggers Restaurant include wild mushroom risotto, pan-seared diver scallops, horseradish-crusted tilapia, and chicken rollatini.
Cost: moderately expensive
Location: Connecticut seacoast
One Reason to Go: outdoor deck on the Houstatonic River
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*****Jean Lewis from Orange, CT, says:
My friend had I had lunch here 8-7-13. What a rip off it was.I had the smallest piece of swordfish $17 I asked for blue cheese sprinkled on my salad, a few grains were sprinkled and I was charged 1.50 for it My friend ordered fried scallops, asked for a side salad in place of French fries and coleslaw. They added a $5.50 for the side salad.
What a rip off we found this restaurant to be. Never will we go back!!!!!
(Posted on 8/8/13)
*****Ima from Shelton, CT, says:
Great food. Great drinks and waiter
(Posted on 6/20/12)
*****Piobair from Barrow says:
We dined at Outriggers 5/20/12. For starters, several water glasses had obvious lip imprints still on them, clearly visible from across the table. Some of the bread was thoroughly waterlogged on the bottom; the only explanation I can come up with is that it was "recycled" from a breadbasket cleared from a previous diner's table. My wife was served a florescent orange lobster bisque the consistency of pudding; you could almost stand a spoon up in it, in a bowl which was splattered and blackened with baked-on food (I wish I could post a picture; it was so remarkable I photographed it). My salad was gritty, suggesting that the salad was sandy and hadn't been properly washed. One of our party was served a shrimp Caesar salad where at least 1/3 of the shrimp were still translucent and obviously raw. Another was served a steak which was so overcooked it was reduced to beef jerky which couldn't be penetrated with a knife and fork. Another's baked potato was shriveled, dried out, and cold; nobody believed that it had been cooked within the last 72 hours; perhaps it was "recycled" from another cleared plate, too. Another, who is fond of chicken Caesar salads, declared his to be the worst he'd ever encountered; the chicken had been literally incinerated into charcoal. The time from being seated to being served this repast was nearly two hours, and the attitude of the wait staff was one of palpable indifference. After searching in vain for someone in charge, we asked if there was a manager on the floor. We were assured that there was, but no one ever revealed themselves to speak with us. Outriggers is quite possibly the worst restaurant I've ever encountered.
(Posted on 5/24/12)
*****anonymous from Shelton, CT, says:
this restaurant has been getting bad reviews because no one ever finds time to post a good one. The food here is excellent and the atmosphere is spectacular. The specials are always good, i had a crab lump appetizer with avocado and their homemade mayo which was really good! the crab cakes are good. They are homemade, too and came with a garlic aioli that was also made by them. They owner was working behind the line and my steak was prepared perfectly (unluck the previous post. That man should have ordered his steak the right way). everything was perfect to me. They've changed a lot of things for the better and i enjoy eating there all the time. cant wait for the outside bar to open on weekends so i can bring my friends!
(Posted on 5/7/12)
*****M Kurt Benjamin from Fairfield, CT, says:
Apparently, this used to be a good restaurant. My Porterhouse (18oz) was ordered medium rare. When I cut it open, it was brown all the way through. It went back. Asked thing the second time. 3rd time was a filet. They said they prepared it closer to rare. It was brown on the outside and a deeper putrid brown on the inside. It, too, went back. The chef came out to berate me as to how I ruined 3 perfectly good steaks. Right. My wife ordered seared tuna. It, as well, came back looking like my filet. Never again. The only plus was the waitstaff.
(Posted on 5/3/12)
I would not eat here again!! Went to hear my favorite band and calamari was terrible and the shrimp salad the shrimp was salty and uncooked. I usually don't have complaints...not good at all and they could have gave us free dessert. Yuck save your money I'm serious!
(Posted on 7/11/11)
*****Jennifer from Shelton, CT, says:
Food has always been good the half dozen times I have been there. I recommend the pistachio crusted chicken wrap, New England Clam Chowder, sesame chicken strips, jerk chicken, and the buffalo shrimp wrap, & fried mozzarella The view is exceptional. A great place to go to eat overlooking the marina on a nice sunny day.
Service is SLOW, but I never seem to mind, because I love the view and have a drink or two while waiting.
Do not go if you are in a rush to get somewhere, because it could take a while. Otherwise have a drink, sit back and enjoy the view.
Prices are reasonable.
I have witnessed one of the hostesses being a bit grumpy to customers on a couple occasions, but the waitstaff have always been very nice.
Dress is casual.
(Posted on 7/4/11)
*****Joan from Shelton, CT, says:
We were there last night. My husband had a very long black hair in his food and dried tomato seeds in his coffee cup. My creme tasted strongly of fish.
(Posted on 6/27/11)
*****wmbrooks from Stratford, CT, says:
Went for dinner this month (July 2010) and was very disappointed. Like a previous poster (from a few years back) said, the service was very slow. And when the food came it was cold. We were told they were busy with a larger group! That made me feel good! The crab cakes were these deep fried heavily breaded slabs prepared commercially elsewhere and delivered in bulk. If I had known that, I would have settled for some fast food joint. The dining room is extremely noisy, making the bar more desirable. Don't think I'll go back, there are better waterfront places. Tide is out on this place for me.
(Posted on 7/16/10)
*****MB from Oneonta, NY, says:
Our dinner was o.k at best. The lobster and crab stuffed mushroom stuffing was very dry. Our waiter was poor and spent more time talking with my wife then me and did not even make eye contact with me and I was paying the bill. He also added $2.00 extra to his tip. He probably figured since we were from out of town he could get away with it.
(Posted on 7/2/10)
I think the chef needs to taste the food!! We had the crab leg appetizer with the mustard sauce, only the mustard was edible. The crab leg was tough and waterlogged with NO Flavor. Ordered the seared scallops with asparagus risotto, first the risotto was so "gluey tasting" and lacked seasoning, and forget about the scallops, TOUGH AND FLAVORLESS! Also, lack of staff, couldn't even find anyone for water until the end of the meal. Again, the CHEF MUST TASTE HIS OWN FOOD before it leaves his kitchen.
(Posted on 9/6/09)
*****I.M. from Stratford, CT, says:
Yesterday ten of my friends went to the Outrigger for lunch. Four of my friends had the lobster roll and all four had to return them, it was sooo dry and no taste at all. We think it was old lobster. My other friend had the onion soup and it tasted like the sea water outside; it was terrible. And I also think they should use smaller plates; I had the grilled salmon and the portion was very small. I am not a big eater, but I had to go to the Duchess for a sandwich. We were not even treated to dessert or coffee, they charged us for everything. I think it would be proper for the manager to come out and make an offer to treat us to dessert or something for the inconvenience that we had to go through. Sorry, we won't be back....
(Posted on 8/25/09)
*****smd from Stratford, CT, says:
My husband and I had been in the mood for lobster rolls and the restaurant that we usually go to were out of them this evening. We decided to try Outriggers lobster rolls and were very disappointed. There was very little lobster meat (mostly shredded with a few chunks) placed on a toasted (burnt) hot dog bun. There were a few french fries and a tiny cup of coleslaw. We had to ask for some drawn butter to give it some flavor. We've eaten at Outriggers in the past and had some great meals but don't order the lobster rolls. Maybe they should have used a smaller plate so the food didn't get lost on the plate.
(Posted on 4/19/09)
*****K.B. from Monroe, CT, says:
My husband and I went to Outriggers with friends. We had an excellent dinner. The service was excellent, the waiter was VERY informative, he knew all the dishes and helped make our decisions so much easier. I think anything we could have ordered off their menu would have been terrific. We had a wide variety of choices from fish to meat to pasta, we also had appetizers. I had the stuffed portabello and the lobster ravioli. They were both excellent! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the Stratford area looking for a GREAT place to eat.
(Posted on 3/13/09)
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