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May 14, 2010 10:16 AM

Non Coastal Seafood

Much has been written here and the Globe did an article on the best coastal clam shacks from CT to ME. Everyone has a favorite among those. Hounds for those of us that can't always get to the shore where is your favorite spot along route 91 from Hartford to Montpelier for good fresh fried seafood?

Coastal Seafoods
39 Acre Ln, Ridgefield, CT 06877

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  1. While I am not going to put it in the same league as the better shoreline spots, Mickey's Oceanic in East Hartford is reliable for whole bellies and the like. Nice "shack" atmosphere too.
    Link to Michael Stern's review here.

    Mickey's Oceanic Grill
    119 Pitkin St East, Hartford, CT

    1. I just had a top-notch fish and chips at City Fish in Wethersfield. It's a fish market but has a simple but clean sitting room where you can get a beer or glass of (cheap) wine. They close at 7:00.

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      1. re: Waquoit

        Had purchased fresh fish before at City but never ate there. Today driving 91 back to MA we stopped and had 2 orders of fresh soft shell crab and chips (7.99) and an extra large side of cole slaw. Less than $20.00 and each order had two crabs. Excellent. Thanks.

      2. Big fan of Maine Seafood, just off 91 in E. Windsor (Warehouse Point exit). I typically get the fried oysters (or fried something) and the s/o gets a grilled fish item. Never been disappointed, although the side dishes (especially the veggies) can be a bit boring.

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

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        1. re: edub23

          Is this the seafood restaurant you get to by taking route 6, then turn right by the hotel and another right (pass the indoor soccer bubble on the right) and follow that road thru a small "downtown area" about 1-2 miles until you see the restaurant on the left?

          We pass by this place sometimes on the way to indoor soccer and it's always crowded with folks waiting outside, but I forgot the name. It looks interesting.

        2. For fried seafood in Massachusetts you might want to try Petes Seafood Restaurant in Greenfield, at 160 School Street. Casual dining, order at counter and pick up when name is called, outdoor seating is available

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          1. re: TomHT

            Williamsburg Snack shack a few minutes west of Northampton, Ma on rt 9 has GREAT cheap lobster rolls on weekends, fresh whole bellies and scallops on various days. And it is next door to the best soft ice cream!

            Williamsburg Snack Bar
            93 Main St, Williamsburg, MA 01096

            1. re: magiesmom

              I agree that the lobster rolls are cheap (and nicely portioned) BUT I don't think the lobster is fresh. It has that watered neutral taste of canned lobster. I usually go for the haddock sandwich. I'll try the clams too.