The Best Shrimp & Grits Dishes in Fairfield and Westchester Counties

This traditional Southern dish started out as breakfast for coastal fishermen during shrimp season. We found five spots that do it right.

shrimp-grits-2LeFarm (pictured)
The Gulf shrimp and cheddar grits here are served with spicy sausage, jalapeños and fronions, $28.
256 Post Rd. East, Westport, CT
203-557-3701, lefarmwestport.com

BJ Ryan’s Banc House
The jumbo shrimp at this barbecue and crab house is dry-rubbed and grilled, and served over cheddar grits, charred zucchini and red-onion jam, $19.95.
16 River St., Norwalk, CT
203-853-7926, bjryans.com

The Whelk
Gulf shrimp and creamy grits combine with pickled jalapeño, roasted cauliflower butter and country ham for this savory dish, $17.
575 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT
203-557-0902, thewhelkwestport.com

Nola Oyster Bar
Blackened heads-on shrimp are served over creamy grits with smoked ham, pickled jalapeño, and scallions, $22.
68 Washington St., Norwalk, CT
203-957-3352, nolact.com

The Johnson Truck
Look for this creole-style food truck in Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck, NY. The blackened shrimp and grits is served with pepper, kiwi and lemon, $12.
914-488-4369, chefjohnson.com

Photo Credit: Dish by Kyle Norton; Bill Taibe by Devon Fagel