Abby's Place, Brewer's Dauntless Shipyard, Essex
Published: 10/05/2011 by
You can't ask for more than this from a lunch spot. Simple and honest food, cheerful waitstaff and a stunning view from Abby's deck perched over the river. I whiled away a misty afternoon on the covered porch with my friend, Ellen, and we tasted our way through the menu. The chowder here is a briny blend of New England and Rhode Island: hunks of clams, new potatoes and celery in a tasty, milky broth. We said yes to a basket of fried macaroni and cheese triangles (you read it right, the ultimate meal one should never eat), but if you're resisting fat on fat, go for this fresh take on a lobster salad loaded up with fruits and veggies and a pile of unadorned lobster meat. Classic sandwiches, burgers, paninis and salads are offered, too. Abby serves breakfast, lunch and brunch.