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Mar 20, 2010 05:12 AM

Connecticut scallop rolls: Show & Tell!

Pictures being worth a thousand words, let's share scallop roll shots. Here is round one of the scallop roll smackdown:

Bill's Seafood (Westbrook) vs. Lenny & Joe's (Westbrook & Madison):

Slide 6 is Bill's, slide 7 is L&J's--simply click on the right arrow to view next.

Bill's--your deck is a fun place to hang out on a sunny day, feasting on seafood...but it's no contest in my book. Which scallop roll would you rather eat? Give me Lenny & Joe's any day of the week...not to mention their coleslaw, which is about as good as it gets ANYWHERE!

I also love the fried scallops at Maine Fish Market, but not the roll itself or the sides--only the scallops. And sorry, no photo. Next time I go!

For now, it's your turn. Show me the scallops!

Lenny & Joe's
Westbrook, CT, Westbrook, CT

Maine Fish Market Restaurant
60 Bridge St, East Windsor, CT 06088

Bill's Seafood Restaurant
, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

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  1. Another vote for Lenny & Joe's Scallop Roll (&slaw) I dream of it :)

    Lenny & Joe's
    Westbrook, CT, Westbrook, CT

    1. Love L&J. Try Westfair Fish & Chips in Westport as well - they have the sweetest, juciest sea scallops.

      Westfair Fish & Chips
      1781 Post Rd E, Westport, CT 06880

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      1. re: Ima Foodie

        Just found out Westfair IS CLOSED! Which leads to my next question, WHAT is a good substitute for casual/takeout fresh/fried seafood in lower Fairfield County?

        1. re: Jadelise

          not sure where you heard that -your post had me concerned so I just called and they have not closed.

          1. re: Ima Foodie

            I was jonesing for a clam roll the other day and googled Westfair Fish to phone in my order. The second google result came up "Westfair -CLOSED", so I called the phone number listed and it came up "Disconnected." has no # listed for them. May I ask what number you're calling to get through? If he's open I would like to let the owner know as this is surely losing customers for him-and I'd still like to get that clam roll.

            1. re: Jadelise

              I just googled it and do not see any sites that indicate it's closed. Here is their website:
              Phone: 203.254.0437

              1. re: Ima Foodie

                There website certainly is not encouraging.

                Click on history, get a blank page

                Click on special events and get another blank page.

                Only functioning page is menu

                1. re: bagelman01


                  jfood had several wonderful lunches there a few weeks ago. It just celebrated 25 years at the location. The owner chef is not a techie at all and rarely if ever goes to the internet. He just makes great fried fish and seafood.

                  Story and photos here:


                  1. re: jfood

                    Thanks, Based on your recommendation, I'll stop later in the week when I have to be oin that bloick in Westport...............

                    1. re: bagelman01

                      lol - sorry my recommendation wasn't good enough and you needed jfood to back me up ;)

                      1. re: Ima Foodie

                        HA HA HA, next time, let's hope when Ima Foodie talks, bagelman01 will listen! ;)

              2. re: Jadelise

                According to JFood's recent post and CTBites review, Westfair is certainly alive and kicking ass.


        2. Hi Kttyeyes:

          I have enjoyed scallops at Lenny & Joe's Fishtale and will try Bill's Seafood soon. If you're in Branford try Lenny's Indian Head my favorite place for scallops. In East Haven down by the beach try the Sandpiper my close 2nd favorite (would have tied but the cocktail sauce is a little peppery). My family raves over their fried oysters too. I'll try to photograph soon!

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          1. re: MaureeninCT

            Thank you. My mom is big on fried oysters--very good to know. And Lenny's Indian Head has been on my mental list for a while. Look forward to your photos! I found having photos very handy for this little exercise. :)

          2. Westbrook Lobster (just west of L&J's across the Clinton line) has a Bay Scallop Roll, but I think not quite as good as Lenny&Joes.

            1. My vote for a scallop roll has to go to Lenny & Joe's. LOVE their scallops and shrimp.

              Lenny & Joe's
              Westbrook, CT, Westbrook, CT