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Apr 15, 2009 01:21 PM

Lobster Rolls and Whole Belly Clams

Fairfield County and freah and not an arm and a leg, But willing to go as far as New Haven, tell me how they prepart them mayo or butter, what yummy rolls and rate it from 1- 10 10 being the highest. So tell me your secrets.......

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  1. Good luck on this request! I think you'll have to make it yourself. Or, head to Pearl's in NYC or head to Cape Cod. I've yet to have a good lobster roll in Fairfield County. And "not and arm and leg" HA!

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    1. re: Ora

      Where in the Cape do you suggest because I want to take a drive within the next mont but don't know it that well, so what suggestions for lunch and dinner, again clean and not expensive? Thank you

      1. re: nbermas

        As for lobster rolls, I think the best bet is to make them at home, Ferraro's in New haven often sells lobster meat for $12.00/13 oz can frozen.
        Whole belly clams are pretty good at Westfair Fish in Westport, though you are eating in a parking lot.. Westville Fish in New Haven just opened and my one experience with the whole bellies was quite good, but again low on the atmosphere scale. Further north in Madison Lenny and Joe's clams are great.

        1. re: nbermas

          Brax Landing on Route 28 in Harwich has the best and biggest lobster roll on the cape for $19 with excellent fries. wash it down with a pint of sam adams on the patio overlooking the harbor. nothing better!!!

          1. re: biga290

            Harwich NY? I think it is too far , I need someplace close by Fairfield County CT as I would spend my whole eating out budget just to get there but thanks.

            1. re: nbermas

              no hawich ma on cape cod. i was responding to your query about the cape.

            2. re: biga290

              brax landing brings back great memories of the cape biga. great clams. And there was that other enormous place near there that overlooked the harbor until about 1993. and while there the onion rings at nauset are still the best OR's jfood has ever tasted.

              1. re: jfood

                how about arnold's way out on route 6 next to the cemetery lower cape?

                1. re: biga290

                  as jfood said memories. Been a couple of years. m&M may head outthere with another couple this summer. the 4 of us are kidless so a 2 bedroom overlooking water is within economic reach.

                2. re: jfood

                  I think it was Thompson's Clam Bar in Harwichport?

                  1. re: jfood

                    The Sagamore Inn under the Bourne Bridge - fried lobster tails, oysters, whole belly clams in a worn but friendly old inn. Love the place, it's family style with close seating in captain's chairs. Reasonable prices, very fresh local fish, so if they're out, they're out. You won't get stuff pulled from the freezer as far as I can tell. Closed Tuesdays.

            3. Lennie & Joes for the lobster rolls (butter, no mayo) and Westfair Fish & Chips in Westport for the Belly clams

              1. I've alway thought Brendan's 101 in Rowayton, just before Rowayton Seafood had a very good lobster roll, surprisingly enough. Butter, no mayo if i recall (haven't had one since last summer).

                Also, Noroton Yacht Club's snack bar makes a nice one, similar, but with touch of mayo, (again, if memory was a long winter.). But the club is private, not public, so that doesn't help you.

                1. Mckenzie and donovan's in sono surprisingly has a decent lobster roll. big chunks of lobster with butter and no filler. all for about 15 bucks about a month ago. who would have thunk it...

                  1. Maybe too far up the coast...but I really like the Lobster rolls at Champlains in Galilee, Rhode ISland - just a few blocks down from the Block ISland Ferry. They butter and grill the buns, and put nice big chunks of lobster meat in with minced celery for crunch and just enough mayo. Never tried their whole belly clams but they have the best steamers I have ever had.