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Dec 31, 2006 06:25 PM

hot lobster rolls connecticut - october

I've done my lobster roll research for the ME part of our trip; now need CT info - will be spending three days at the Marriott in Mystic, Oct 10-12. What will be open for hot lobster rolls?

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  1. Are you really looking for Oct, or is that a typo?

    My hands down favorite is at Captain Scott's in New London. It's hard to find, off of Shaw Dr? Near the Pfiezer campus. Their onion rings are really good too. Outdoor dining on picnic tables and as far as I know they close for the winter months.

    Another good choice, though pretty far from Mystic is Westbrook Lobster, on Rt. 1.

    1. Your hotel is actually in Groton, so you best bet at that time of year would be Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale in Westbrook.

      1. My friends who are lobster roll connoisseurs highly recommend "The Sea Swirl" in Mystic. Here's their website.

        If you'll be near Boothbay, ME. I recommend Betts for fish and chips in a portable trailer across the street from the Boothbay Baptist Church, unbelievable..........

        and Sea Basket, Route 1 north, Wiscasset for lobster stew.

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        1. re: wintkat

          Sea Swirl closes Columbus Day weekend. Doesn't open until Memorial Day or so.

        2. Try Glenwoods in Hamden. They have great burgers, hotdogs, etc.

          However, they do offer a great lobster roll year round. This maybe out of the way, but, worth it.

          Good luck,

          BTW - I just got back from Glenwoods, great food.


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          1. re: TAP

            I disagree with the above. Though I like Glenwood for other foods, I found the lobster roll to taste overly like fake butter. My palate isn't sophisticated enough to say whether I thought it was margarine or substitute, or simply cheap butter, but it was not as good as others I've had in southern CT.

          2. I can tell you all unequivocably that the best lobster and crab product to be had in the state of Maine is at Larson's Lunch Box in Damariscotta. The place is under new management, and they've raised the bar on lobster rolls and crab rolls, among other great dishes. I drove 30 miles to eat there (after a lobsterman friend of mine in Camden recommended it) and had a great lobster feast. Check it out.