La Plage

For a beach town, you’d think we would have more restaurants right on the water. La Plage has filled that void with a gorgeous restaurant and patio bar at the Inn at Longshore. The views and the rosé make for a fantastic evening with friends. For food, I recommend their oysters, lobster roll, and any of the Pinsas.

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Match Burger Lobster

Per the name they have great burgers and great lobster rolls but the secret best thing on the menu are their thin and crispy onion rings. And randomly their Caesar salad. We pick up food to go from here all the time because the entire family loves it. If you go in person, sit outside and be sure to walk across the street to Saugatuck Sweets for ice cream.

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Fjord Fish Market

Fjord is our go-to fishmonger because everything is always fresh and incredible. Pro tip: Pick up their sushi to-go for the best sushi in town. They also cater parties so you can order a sushi platter ahead of time which we often do for big group dinners at the beach. Their lobster rolls don’t suck either. Just sayin’.

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Grace Farms

Part museum, part café, part tourist attraction, part library, part non-profit? It’s hard to pin down what Grace Farms is exactly but it’s a beautiful property with a stunning café encased in glass. It’s modern and cool, fun to walk around, and great to work in. I try to make it out there at least once a month to work in the library followed by lunch. On weekends, it’s fun to bring kids here to just hang out or for one of their art classes.

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The Pantry

I have never had a pastry or meal from The Pantry that was less than a 10. They are a bakery, gourmet food shop, and catering service that makes the most delicious food. If you’re planning a party or event, I recommend them for catering. Or just go for a sandwich and their addictive cookies, cakes, or pies.

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Studio Café

Nestled inside The Tailored Home, a high-end decor shop, Studio Café is Westport’s best kept secret. This coffee shop/lunch spot is designed to perfection and makes you feel like you’re on vacation in Europe. The food is outstanding and I find myself constantly going back for more. Get the tortilla Española and thank me later. The baked goods are also out of this worl.

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