Guidebook for Norwalk

Joan
Guidebook for Norwalk

Food Scene

Great restaurant on the water in a marina. It's a little hard to find because it's in the back of a parking for Cove Marina. Ask anyone you see in the parking area & they will direct you.
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Sunset Grille
52 Calf Pasture Beach Rd
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Great restaurant on the water in a marina. It's a little hard to find because it's in the back of a parking for Cove Marina. Ask anyone you see in the parking area & they will direct you.
Lobster, clams, oysters, corn on the cob, ..you get the picture. Typical New England food served by wait-staff at picnic tables outside on a deck overlooking the Norwalk waterways. Closed during colder months.
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Sono Seaport Seafood Inc
100 Water St
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Lobster, clams, oysters, corn on the cob, ..you get the picture. Typical New England food served by wait-staff at picnic tables outside on a deck overlooking the Norwalk waterways. Closed during colder months.
This place is very close by and serves sandwiches, soups, light beverages, good bread, coffee, and various other gourmet-market-wannabe stuff.
Harbor Harvest
7 Cove Ave
This place is very close by and serves sandwiches, soups, light beverages, good bread, coffee, and various other gourmet-market-wannabe stuff.
Closest restaurant to the rental. Good food, kinda cheap, sports games on TV at bar, lunch & dinner.
Partners Cafe & Pizzeria
1 1/2 Cove Ave
Closest restaurant to the rental. Good food, kinda cheap, sports games on TV at bar, lunch & dinner.
Take out only. Inexpensive & tasty.
Westport Chinese Takeout
69 Saugatuck Ave
Take out only. Inexpensive & tasty.
Take out. Sandwiches.
Cove Deli and Cafe
19 1st St
Take out. Sandwiches.
Fried clams and lobster rolls at a walk-up stand. Picnic tables on the harbor out back.
Overton's Seafood
80 Seaview Ave
Fried clams and lobster rolls at a walk-up stand. Picnic tables on the harbor out back.
Seafood restaurant overlooking the harbor. I haven't been here to eat but it's been in business a very long time. I recommend checking out the reviews online.
Harbor Lights
82 Seaview Ave
Seafood restaurant overlooking the harbor. I haven't been here to eat but it's been in business a very long time. I recommend checking out the reviews online.
Very popular walk-up outdoor ice cream place. Picnic tables. Sometimes food trucks hang out here.
Mr. Frosty's Ice Cream Shop
6 1st St
Very popular walk-up outdoor ice cream place. Picnic tables. Sometimes food trucks hang out here.
Ice cream on the corner.
Sweet Ashley's
248 East Ave
Ice cream on the corner.
Will not disappoint. Worth the walk. Lots of baked goods, coffee, teas of all kinds, and possibly breakfast sandwiches. I know they cook in there, I've just never ordered something hot so I can't be sure what's going on in the back. It's located in a narrow sliver of a building on the corner next to West Marine. Seating inside and out.
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The Sono Baking Company & Cafe
101 Water St
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Will not disappoint. Worth the walk. Lots of baked goods, coffee, teas of all kinds, and possibly breakfast sandwiches. I know they cook in there, I've just never ordered something hot so I can't be sure what's going on in the back. It's located in a narrow sliver of a building on the corner next to West Marine. Seating inside and out.
Down home diner with all the usual options.
Penny's Diner & Restaurant III
212 East Ave
Down home diner with all the usual options.

Shopping

Liquor store. Small but packed with all the options.
Wine Basket
11 Cove Ave
Liquor store. Small but packed with all the options.
Closest grocery store to the rental. It mostly caters to Latino & Spanish shoppers so it has imported goods from South/Central America. Big fresh produce section. It's a bit hard to find as the entrance is toward the parking lot (not Washington St). It's across the street from the post office and a little bit up the road.
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CTown Supermarkets
4918 Broadway
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Closest grocery store to the rental. It mostly caters to Latino & Spanish shoppers so it has imported goods from South/Central America. Big fresh produce section. It's a bit hard to find as the entrance is toward the parking lot (not Washington St). It's across the street from the post office and a little bit up the road.
Closest large super market. National chain store so pretty much has everything. This place is equi-distant from the rental as Whole Foods Market and Shop Rite supermarket.
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Super Stop & Shop
1326 W Boston Post Rd
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Closest large super market. National chain store so pretty much has everything. This place is equi-distant from the rental as Whole Foods Market and Shop Rite supermarket.
Closest large organic & gourmet super market. National chain store so pretty much has everything. This place is equi-distant from the rental as Stop and Shop and Shop Rite supermarkets.
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Whole Foods Market
399 Post Rd W
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Closest large organic & gourmet super market. National chain store so pretty much has everything. This place is equi-distant from the rental as Stop and Shop and Shop Rite supermarkets.
Closest large super market. National chain store so pretty much has everything. This place is equi-distant from the rental as Whole Foods Market and Shop Rite supermarket.
ShopRite of Norwalk
360 Connecticut Ave
Closest large super market. National chain store so pretty much has everything. This place is equi-distant from the rental as Whole Foods Market and Shop Rite supermarket.

Everything Else

The Norwalk beach charges a hefty sum for cars to enter the parking area, but you can walk in for free. So I recommend if you want to drive to the beach, park in the area of Cove Marina where my boat is located. The entrance to the beach is at the end of Beach Road. Before the street dead-ends, there are two driveways on the right. Take a right into the first driveway - that is, the second to last driveway before the beach entrance. This is not the driveway next to mini-golf. It's the driveway about 1/10 mile before that. Walk into the beach from there. In summer, there'll be lots of parking. In colder months, many boats come out of the water so no as much parking.
Norwalk Cove Marina Inc
48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd
The Norwalk beach charges a hefty sum for cars to enter the parking area, but you can walk in for free. So I recommend if you want to drive to the beach, park in the area of Cove Marina where my boat is located. The entrance to the beach is at the end of Beach Road. Before the street dead-ends, there are two driveways on the right. Take a right into the first driveway - that is, the second to last driveway before the beach entrance. This is not the driveway next to mini-golf. It's the driveway about 1/10 mile before that. Walk into the beach from there. In summer, there'll be lots of parking. In colder months, many boats come out of the water so no as much parking.

Getting Around

Common Area Destinations for guests/tenants: Metro-North Railroad travels to NYC, Boston, New Haven, Washington DC and points north and south. Shuttle from South Norwalk train station goes to ASML in Wilton. Norwalk Transit bus goes around Norwalk.
East Norwalk Metro North train station. Goes from New Haven to New York City.
East Norwalk Railroad Station
East Norwalk Metro North train station. Goes from New Haven to New York City.
South Norwalk MetroNorth train station. Goes from New Haven to New York City.
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South Norwalk Railroad Station
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South Norwalk MetroNorth train station. Goes from New Haven to New York City.

Parks & Nature

See my notes under "Cove Marina" for a sneak spot for parking near the beach without paying entry fee.
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Calf Pasture Beach
Calf Pasture Beach Road
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See my notes under "Cove Marina" for a sneak spot for parking near the beach without paying entry fee.