Searching for the top Deep River, CT restaurants? We are fortunate to have many great dining choices throughout the area, from steak & seafood to Italian and Japanese cuisine. From a casual lunch to fine dining, our area boasts incredible food for all tastes.

Baby back ribs on a plate with fries and a salad

The Red House

A Deep River local and guest favorite, The Red House is just a 5-minute walk from the Inn and offers an innovative take on a variety of dishes, including new American cuisine and modern classics. Enjoy cocktails, craft beers & live bands in a friendly and casual atmosphere. Tuesdays features their famous $5 street tacos and $5 margaritas. Every Friday their famous fried chicken is the highlight of the menu! Word on the street is that The Red House burger is the best in the state! Our all-time favorite dish is the Warm Brussel Sprout Caesar Salad with some added grilled chicken or shrimp – yum!

Wooden table with fresh made ravioli and basil leaves

Dough On Main

Find this gem just a quick 5-minute walk from the inn. Dough On Main made-on-premises pasta, ravioli and sauces, desserts and pastries, savory as well as sweet tarts, delicious sandwiches, warming soups, fine meats, seafood and prepared foods. Great service and small-town friendliness make for an unbeatable experience. Although primarily a take-out shop, there is seating at the communal farm table and at the small table in the front window. Check out the daily specials on their website. All made from scratch and to die for!

Thin crust pizza with basil and pepperoni
Chicken Wraps

Pizzeria DaVinci

Excellent thin crust pizza in Deep River? You bet! Just a 3-minute stroll from the inn gets you great pie and great service. DaVinci offers many unique combinations including white, red, vegetarian, meat pies or pick your own toppings. Dine in their very casual setting or bring a pie back to the Inn. Do not forget their delicious wraps and subs as well.

New England clam chowder in a bread bowl on a striped kitchen towel

Bill’s Seafood

Located on the Patchogue River and a stone’s throw away from Long Island Sound, Bill’s Seafood in Westbrook, CT is an old time Connecticut seafood icon. A 15-minute ride from The Riverwind Inn, Bill’s is well known for their clams, lobster, oysters, burgers and swordfish. There are many outside picnic tables with umbrellas during the summer season as well as an outside bar. Summer crowds love Bill’s so you may have to wait for a seat as they do not take reservations and they only take cash! For inclement weather or during the colder seasons, there is dining inside.

La Marea

Six miles south from the inn in Old Saybrook, CT is La Marea, a family run, authentic Italian restaurant offering Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. We like to sit at a high top table in the bar area but you might choose to sit in the elegant dining room. Their food makes us want to break out in a Rogers & Hammerstein show song!

Garlic and lemon, clam sauce on linguine
Veal scaloppini, handmade fettuccine
Thinly sliced eggplant light breaded and fried
These are a few of the dishes we’ve tried

Don’t even get us started on the delicious wood-fired brick oven pizza – there may be operas!

Lamb chops with roasted peppers, potato, and carrot

River Tavern

Serving guests since 2001, River Tavern is located in the cozy town center of Chester, a five-minute drive from Riverwind Inn. Working with local farms, fishermen, and cheesemongers, River Tavern takes great pride in serving innovative farm-fresh cuisine in an inviting modern atmosphere. Staying true to the ingredients, their menu changes daily focusing on the current harvest of Connecticut purveyors and preparing them simply and thoughtfully. Cocktail, beer, and wine menus change often and are influenced by their current menu and the changing seasons.

fork and salad greens

Additional Restaurants

  • Grano Arso
    A modern approach to traditional Italian cooking
  • Café Routier
    Global cuisine where fusion meets classic technique
  • Rustica
    Classic Italian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Essex
    A Japanese approach to Modern American Cuisine
  • Blue Oar
    Casual dining on the water with boat & car parking!
  • Two Wrasslin’ Cats
    Fresh food, coffee, and unmatched customer service