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Waterfront Dining at The Club

ECYC Executive Chef

ECYC's amazing Chef Lori Daley oversees galley operations at the Essex Corinthian Yacht Club. Chef Daley has a long history of experience in the restaurant business that has its origin when she ran the ECYC Galley in the 1980s!


Lori has worked at many locations in the food services industry, including the Old Lyme Inn, the Copper Beech Inn, and the Inn at Mystic. She has overseen many large kitchen operations and has a wealth of catering experience. More recently, Chef Daley has been the chef behind the delicious prepared meals offered by Coffee's Country Store in Old Lyme. She is renowned for her delicious comfort meals as well as fantastic pastries and desserts.


The ECYC motto is stewardship of an “environment of fellowship for yachtsmen and women at a modest price,” which includes a sustainable galley operation offering quality food and service at a reasonable price. Chef Lori and her staff provide us with a variety of tried and true favorites, periodic specials, as well as catering for our club events. Please join Chef Daley and her staff at our club and sample her delicious food. You will not be disappointed!


The ECYC Galley is also available to provide on- and off-site catering to our members.

For more information, contact the ECYC Office.

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About Our Dining Area:

The dining area is located on the second floor of the clubhouse. The building features a stair lift, but does not have wheelchair accessible ramps. Please contact us if you need assistance!

Did You Know?

The River Room and the main dining area, with its decks, can be rented out for events on days when there is no regular galley service or scheduled club event (Mondays excluded).

Please contact ECYC for the terms & conditions of rental, rental and insurance fees, and other considerations. Our in-house Chef is the primary caterer for events held at ECYC.

For additional information, please contact


Please note that ECYC does not permit the use of balloons as decorations at any time in or around the building, the dock area, or in the parking lot.


The Essex Corinthian Yacht Club is a SMOKE-FREE FACILITY!

Smoking is not permitted in the clubhouse, on the upper and lower decks, or on the docks and surrounding areas.

Pets are not permitted in the clubhouse and dining areas.

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