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Ships Restaurant Westport, CT (back in the day)....

tjd241 Feb 16, 2011 11:16 AM

Dating myself here (granted), but does anyone remember the restaurant in Westport Center ( CT )... Called Ships?? I'm talkin during the 80's, it was there on the Post Rd right smack in the center of town. Now its Tiffany & Co... before that it was Eddie Bauer. WAS a great place. Had friends who tended bar there and waited tables... good times cocktailing.

SOMEWHERE I have seen at another restaurant recently where the menu had a reference to their Seafood Bisque being the very same recipe from the now closed Ships. I cannot for the life of me remember where I saw this but it was someplace in Greater Ffld County. Can anyone be of help here finding it perhaps?

thx folks... tjd

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    sibeats RE: tjd241 Feb 16, 2011 11:36 AM

    Oh Ships...they had a great shrimp salad sandwich! I cannot help you out regarding the Seafood Bisque, but I will keep my eyes open whenever I am out and looking at a menu!

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      signeroyal RE: sibeats Aug 20, 2013 01:21 PM

      Was not salad, it was the shrimp Supreme, suateed in sherry with swiss and chives?

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      mpd2012 RE: tjd241 Jan 15, 2012 06:49 AM

      I know it's almost a year later but just read your post. I was one of the original operators of Ships. Was there from 76 through 79. A great place with a lot of great memories. Used to make the Bisque every day, those were the days.

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        Elizzie RE: mpd2012 May 31, 2012 09:41 AM

        LOVED Ships!

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          artychokeasana RE: mpd2012 Jun 19, 2012 01:48 PM

          I truly lamented Ships passing. What caused it to close?

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          ekgzeid RE: tjd241 Jun 1, 2012 09:41 AM

          You saw that tidbit on the menu for Little Pub in Ridgefield. Nothing comes close to Ships, sadly.

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            greguar RE: tjd241 Jun 6, 2012 09:35 AM

            Great memories of Ship's, escpecially their Seafood bisque. Tucker's in Fairfield has the closest version.

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              diakon RE: greguar Jun 6, 2012 11:06 AM

              Sorry, I know this is somewhat unrelated but anyone remember The Clam Box? I worked there a gazillion years ago, granted in it's waning years. But they had the most extensive list of fish i had and have ever seen At least 10 to 15 different varieties daily.

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                harrie RE: diakon Jun 6, 2012 11:41 AM

                I loved The Clam Box . (And Ship's, too.)

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                  artychokeasana RE: diakon Jun 19, 2012 01:50 PM

                  Of course! Up on the Post Road near to exit 18. Another restaurant I was sad to see go. though I have more memories of Allen's Clam House between Old Mill and Compo. Does anyone remember that?

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                  tjd241 RE: greguar Jun 6, 2012 04:43 PM

                  I loved ships too. I knew a bartender there who basically worked there to meet girls. Great bartender though and he made a damn good Bombay Gimlet. God I miss those times.

                  Once again dating myself... 1978 I hade my highschool graduation dinner at the Clambox. Ruby Red Colossal Baked Stuffed Shrimp. Awesome.

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                    jillian RE: tjd241 Jun 11, 2012 10:53 AM

                    Used to eat at Ship's all the time late 70's. I remember they had a giant burger with all kinds of toppings, including a fried egg! Delish.

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                      cheereeo RE: jillian Jun 15, 2012 07:35 AM

                      Way back before a fried egg on a burger was trendy!

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                      artychokeasana RE: tjd241 Jun 19, 2012 01:53 PM

                      I'm not that far behind you. I had my graduation from Staples in 1984. I thought everyone went to the bar @ Ships to meet girls.

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