Westport train station
Want to impress your Westport friends? When visiting by train, tell them you would like to be picked up at the “Saugatuck station.” Although all the signs on the station platform read “Westport,” the locals all know it as the Saugatuck station, named after the neighborhood the station is located in.
By far, the locals and out-of-towners all agree: visit the South Beach section at Westport’s Compo Beach for the best sunset in Westport, and possibly in all of Connecticut.
Most authentic Italian restaurant
If you are looking for authentic Italian food, you will absolutely love Via Sforza, located on Post Road West. The restaurant is located in a beautiful, free-standing, brick-and-fieldstone building where you will feel as if you’ve wandered off the streets of Italy. As you enter, you will hear Italian music piped into the restaurant, and will soon be served a sumptuous meal that has received excellent ratings from the New York Times, Zagat, Westport Magazine and Connecticut Magazine.
Best Fish and Chips
If you are looking for the best New England fish and chips, look no further. Westport’s Westfair Fish and Chips, located on Post Road East, has won numerous awards for having the best fish and chips in Fairfield County, and it is my favorite go-to place. My advice is to call in your order in advance, then pick it up when it’s ready. Although the restaurant is known for its take-out, there are a few tables if you decide to stay.
If you just have to have the best donut and cup of coffee while reading your Sunday New York Times, then visit Coffee An’ Donut Shop on Main Street, just north of downtown Westport. Known for their donuts, this restaurant also serves delicious muffins, as well as breakfast dishes and lunch fare.