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A Guide To The Connecticut Coast’s Best Lobster Rolls

August 4, 2011 3:01 PM

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The mouth-watering delectable known as lobster is worth a trip to the Connecticut Coast. Whether you ride the train or rent a car, you’ll enjoy the scenic views. Here are the best lobster rolls on the Connecticut Coast.

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Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough

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117 Pearl St.
Noank, CT 06340
860.536.7719
abbotts-lobster.com

Along the scenic coast, you’ll find Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough. Here in Groton, the lobster rolls have received notable reviews. Plus the alfresco dining overlooks a row of sailboats.

Capt. Scott’s Lobster Dock

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80 Hamilton St.
New London, CT 06320
860.439.1741
captscotts.com

Capt. Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London offers a taste of history along with lobster. The popular restaurant is named after T.A. Scott who arrived in New London in 1871 when his marine construction company, The T.A. Scott Co., Inc. was building Race Rock Lighthouse. Bite into a seafood sandwich while overlooking the dock. Plus, you can shop in the seasonal fish market accompanying the restaurant.

The Dock

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9 First St.
Waterford, CT 06385
860.444.8108
thedockct.com

The Dock in Waterford offers visitors comfort, relaxation and of course classic seafood menu options. These include lobster rolls, clam strips, fried scallops and even coconut shrimp. Hungry guests can even order king crab legs or a monster lobster that sometimes can weigh in at 13 pounds. The restaurant also features two bars, an upper and bottom deck. Two large palm trees frame the upper deck. You’ll also find a large television screen and an ice cream stand serving original flavors such as brownie batter and lobster tracks. The deck also provides a beautiful view of the water and a picture perfect shot of the sunset. For a more private setting, ask to sit on the bottom deck. The highlight here is the large lobster tank.

The Lobster Landing

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152 Commerce St
Clinton, CT 06413
860.669.2005

The Lobster Landing in Clinton provides a glimpse at one of the best ocean scenes of coastal Connecticut. This harbor marina is located right on the water and serves some of the best lobster rolls in the region. Take a bike ride to see beauty and then chow down on these rolls.

The Lobster Shack

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50 Maple St
Branford, CT 06405
203.483.8414

The Lobster Shack in Branford is yet another favorite dining location for lobster. Their other specialty is grilled local clams. Here, one can relax while sitting a picnic table and admire the marina view of Branford River.

Erin Semple is a writer, editor and book author living in the New York City area.
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