Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant is a family story beginning in 1983. Paul Formica and his wife, Donna, drove past a little house on Chesterfield Road in what was then called Flanders, CT, and thought, “That could be a fresh fish market.” That December, with Donna & Paul expecting their first child, they opened the Fish Market with only $41 to their name, which they used in the register to make change.
Since that December of 1983, Paul and his late wife now have four children and Flanders Fish has gone from simply a Fresh Fish Market to a Full-Service and Award-Winning Restaurant & Seafood Marketplace, offering our valued guests the freshest seafood in Connecticut! We drive our refrigerated trucks to the Boston Fish Pier, allowing us to provide our patrons with the freshest and most high quality ingredients available. Whether you’d like to dine-in with us in our Dining Room, Bar, Seasonal Outdoor Patio, Banquet Room, or Demonstration Kitchen, order Take-Out, or have us cater your event with a Classic New England-style Clambake, we are here to serve you. We’ve been keeping it FRESH for over 34 years, and we look forward to 30 more! And now with our recently renovated space, we’re looking pretty fresh, too.
visit us today & get FRESH with us!
accolades, awards & honors.
Connecticut Magazine’s Readers Choice: 2018 Best Seafood, Best Fish Market, Best Chowder (runner-up)
Connecticut Magazine‘s Readers Choice: 2017 Best Seafood (runner-up)
The New London Day‘s ‘Best of’ 2015-2018 Finalist – Best Shrimp, Best Seafood, Best Oysters, Best Chowder, Best Kids Menu, Best Locally Owned Seafood Store
Connecticut Restaurant Association ‘Casual Restaurant of the Year’ Finalist 2013 & 2014
‘Best of Connecticut’ Fresh Fish Market 2012
Connecticut Magazine‘s ‘Best Fish Market in the State’ 2011 & 2012
Our Fish & Chips were featured on The Food Network‘s ‘Best of: Finger Lickin’ Favorites’
Proud founder of the Donna Formica Scholarship Fund
22 chesterfield road, east lyme, ct 06333
exit 74 off I-95!
| tel.: 860.739.8866 | tel: 860.739.0306 | toll free in ct: 800.242.6055 | toll free nationwide: 800.638.8189 |
email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday 10AM-8PM | Friday + Saturday 10AM-9PM
Sunday-Thursday 10:30AM-8PM | Friday + Saturday 10:30AM-9PM
Sunday-Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday + Saturday 11AM-10PM