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The CT Ambassadors are on the hunt for seafood destinations in the state. Here's a list from the fanatic foodies at CTEatsOut.com.
When you live in Connecticut, summer and seafood shacks go hand in hand. A day at one of the many state beaches can come to the perfect end with a stop for a hot, buttered, Connecticut style lobster roll, a fried seafood platter and an ice cream cone. Here are a handful of my favorite Connecticut seafood shacks.
Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Bill's Seafood Restaurant | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Clam Castle | Ford's Lobsters | Lobster Landing | Lobster Shack | Oyster Club | The Place
The American lobster has likely been a dietary staple along the Connecticut shoreline for as long as the area has been populated. Although lobster is generally viewed as a luxury food around the world, in the American colonies its abundance may have led to its initial perception as poor man’s food. There are tales of prisoners/servants/apprentices/etc. petitioning for respite from the cruelty of having to consume lobster more than twice a week. A far cry from today’s Nutmeggers, who consume lobster morning, noon and night at restaurants—from seafood shacks to gourmet palaces—that turn the daily catch into dishes anything but ordinary.
Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Arethusa al tavolo | Bill's Seafood Restaurant | City of Stamford | Costello's Clam Shack | Geronimo Bar & Grill | Gold Roc Diner | Jack Rabbit's Gourmet Burgers & Dogs | Kitchen Little at the Mystic River Marina | LobsterCraft | Lucibello's Bakery | Mystic River Marina | Town of Derby | Town of Newtown | Town of Old Saybrook
Overview: August in Connecticut is the perfect time for fresh New England lobster. So we asked our friends at CTEatsOut to share their favorite places for lobster rolls, whole lobsters, lobster bisque … plus clams, oysters and more!
Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Adventure Park at Storrs | Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum | Bantam Lake | Bashan Lake Mansion | Bill's Seafood Restaurant | Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park | Bruce Museum | Burr Pond State Park | By the Lake Lodge | Candlewood Lake Town Park | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | Clam Castle | Connecticut Art Trail | Empower Adventure Park at Nomads | Escape 101 | Florence Griswold Museum | Ford's Lobsters | Hopkins Inn | IT Adventure Ropes Course | Indianfield Campgrounds | Interlaken Inn, Resort & Conference Center | Ireland's Great Hunger Museum | Lake Compounce Theme Park | Lake McDonough | Lake Waramaug State Park | Lake Waramaug State Park Campground | Lake Williams Campground | Lake Wintergreen | Laurel Island Cottages | Lobster Landing | Lobster Shack | Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (c.1864) | Lyman Allyn Art Museum | Lyme Art Association | Mansfield Hollow State Park | Mattatuck Museum | Mystic Seaport Museum | Mystified Escape Rooms | Odetah Camping Resort | Oxoboxo Lake Cottage | Oyster Club | Prime Climb Mountain Fun | Pursue the Clues | Quassy Amusement & Waterpark | Squantz Pond State Park | The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village | The Glass House | The Place | Town of Simsbury | Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | Wangumbaug Lake | Wilderness Lake Campground & RV Resort | Yale Center for British Art
Overview: You’ll find delicious fresh clams, lobsters, oysters and much more at Connecticut’s famous seafood shacks, drive-ins and joints all along the shoreline.
Featuring: Abbott's Lobster in the Rough | Bill's Seafood Restaurant | Captain Scott's Lobster Dock | City of Milford | City of New Haven | City of Norwalk | Clam Castle | Ford's Lobsters | Good News Restaurant & Bar | Litchfield Saltwater Grille | Lobster Landing | Lobster Shack | LobsterCraft | Macdaddy's Macaroni & Cheese Bar | Max's Oyster Bar | Oyster Club | Ripka's Beach Cafe | S&P Oyster Co. | Shell & Bones Oyster Bar & Grill | The Lazy Lobster Restaurant | The Place | Town of Chester | Town of Mystic | Town of Westport | Water Street Cafe | Westbrook Lobster Restaurant & Bar - Wallingford