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May 12, 2008 12:56 PM

Best Lobster rolls like Maine in Fairfield County

Where and how much? Why do you like them and how much meat do you get?

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    1. I don't recall the cost (I gues around $11-12), but the best lobster roll I've had in the area is at Brendan's 101 in Rowayton (The ice cream place just on the other side of the boatyard from Rowayton seafood. They also do a lunch business with sandwiches) Lightly toasted top-loader bun, light drizzle of butter, little or no mayo.

      Not sure how well it might live up to your scrupulous standards for cleanliness, although I understand the place is currently closed for a remodel, and will open by Memorial day...If you get there right when they reopen, it should still be spotless! ;-)

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      1. re: ChefBoyAreMe

        I always wondered about this place, do thye have thing else that is worthwhile? I also love steamers, where do I get these although we disagree about Tigin and the burger. The deli in Rowayton is opening on there outside dining area a burger bar so I am happy.

        1. re: nbermas

          Never had anything there but lobster rolls and ice cream...

        2. re: ChefBoyAreMe

          Sunset Grill at Calf's Pasture does the same as Brendan's. No extra stuff, just a pretty good load of lobster in a warmed "top-loader" bun. It'll cost you around 14 bucks, but worth every bite.

        3. Quirky fact: an authentic Ct. lobster roll is pure lobster and butter, but no mayo/celery, etc. such as you get in Maine.

          The quintessntial example of this can be ordered at scenic Knapps Landing in Stratford, on the Sound. Over a third of a pound of buttery lobster overflowing a grilled soft bun. I've taken countless friends there over the years and get nothing but raves for the roll, the view, and the price (14.50) ... in that order.

          As for lobster salad rolls, Stewies has a great deal in their seafood dept. Two buns piled with Lobster salad (mayo, etc) for under 10 dollars. Take them home, zap or steam. Amazingly tasty.

          1. Loouuuu Where is Knapps Landing in Stratford?

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            1. re: nbermas

              the approach is disconcerting because you go through some abandoned factories and the signage is not great. But worth it, because you pull into their parking lot and find yourself right on the water, at the spectacular mouth of the Houstonic and Long Island Sound.

              directions from their website

              Coming from I-95 Northbound take Exit 30 "Lordship Boulevard". At the end of the ramp bear to the right and continue on Lordship Boulevard. Bear to the left at the intersection with Access Rd (Rt 113) and continue until you reach Main Street. Make a right at Main Street (Rt 113) and take the next left onto Sniffens Lane. Our restaurant is located on the left

              1. re: louuuuu

                I've been wanting to try Knapps Landing. Has anyone else been? Luu - how's their chowder?

                1. re: Ima Foodie

                  Ok. But not in the same league as the LR.

                2. re: louuuuu

                  I grew up in Stratford, and am embarassed that I haven't been here yet. Do I dare ask if it's kid friendly (ages 8 and 12)?

                  1. re: cthound

                    family friendly, easy going. lots of boats to watch, sailing, fishing, etc.