delicate sweetness of scallops to the rich succulence of lobster, the world of seafood is as diverse as it is delightful. At Breakwater, we invite you to embark on a journey of discovery as we dive into everything you need to know about seafood. Whether you’re a seasoned seafood enthusiast or a curious novice, let’s explore the depths of this oceanic world and unravel its secrets.

1. The Ocean’s Bounty

Seafood encompasses a vast array of aquatic creatures, each offering a unique taste and texture. From fish and shellfish to crustaceans and mollusks, the ocean’s bounty is an endless source of inspiration for culinary creativity. At Breakwater, our commitment to sourcing the finest seafood ensures that every dish celebrates the purity of these marine treasures.

2. Flavor Profiles and Textures

One of the wonders of seafood lies in its diverse flavors and textures. Fish like salmon and tuna can range from delicate and flaky to robust and meaty, offering a spectrum of possibilities for your palate. Shellfish like shrimp and crab offer a succulent bite, while oysters and clams present a briny essence that captures the essence of the sea.

3. Nutritional Riches

Beyond their delectable flavors, seafood is a nutritional powerhouse. Rich in lean protein, essential omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, seafood offers a myriad of health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids, in particular, support heart health, brain function, and overall well-being, making seafood a wise choice for a balanced diet.

4. Sustainability and Sourcing

At Breakwater, we prioritize sustainability and responsible sourcing. We believe in supporting sustainable fishing practices that protect our oceans and preserve the delicate ecosystems that seafood relies on. By choosing sustainably sourced seafood, you’re not only savoring a delicious meal but also contributing to the health of our planet.

5. Culinary Creativity

Seafood’s versatility lends itself to a world of culinary creativity. From grilled fish seasoned with aromatic herbs to seafood pasta infused with rich sauces, the possibilities are endless. Our chefs at Breakwater craft dishes that pay homage to both classic seafood preparations and innovative flavor pairings that surprise and delight.

6. Seafood Etiquette

Appreciating seafood also involves understanding the etiquette that comes with it. From cracking crab legs to delicately shucking oysters, mastering seafood dining etiquette enhances your dining experience. Our knowledgeable staff at Breakwater is here to guide you, ensuring that you enjoy every moment of your seafood feast.

At Breakwater, seafood is more than just a meal—it’s an experience that connects us to the rhythm of the ocean and the wonders of the natural world. From the depths of the sea to your plate, seafood is a journey that invites us to savor life’s simple pleasures. Whether you’re seeking to explore new flavors or indulge in familiar favorites, we invite you to join us at Breakwater to immerse yourself in the world of seafood and discover its captivating allure.

Want to Try Our Fresh Fish & Drink Options!? Come into Breakwater!

BREAKWATER at Stonington Harbor is a waterfront restaurant located on the Connecticut shoreline in the Stonington Borough. BREAKWATER features seafood & more, specialty cocktails, stunning sunsets & views of Stonington Harbor & Fishers Island Sound. We offer gorgeous all season sunsets & a roomy bar to keep you warm in the winter!

OPEN! 5 Days A Week

OPEN Wednesday – Sunday
CLOSED Monday & Tuesday

11:30 – 9:00 for full service dining & our full menu available for takeout!