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Jun 1, 2011 07:47 PM

Best Soft Shell Crab spot on Ct Shoreline betw New Haven and RI

So, CH's! Tell me your fav spot to scarf down those lovely soft shell crabs that are in season!

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  1. Lenny's in Branford-- the double, for sure! This year I made a mistake and ordered them at Scoozi's in downtown New Haven. Yuck.

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    1. re: JackNH

      Had Lenny's last week and I can't recommend them as their batter has changed over time as they are not the crunchy golden brown of old but a much soggier coating and really their prices are no bargain. Better off across the street at the Blue cottage. Further west, the Westbrook Lenny and Joes Fish Tale has been consistently good. Not the Madison one, as they have batter problems on most of thr fried food...occasionally ok but not dependable.
      Bills in Westbrook usually does a good job with the crabs.

      Fish Tale Restaurant
      86 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498

    2. I have not had them yet this year, but the Glenwood in Hamden is usually very good, I did have whole belly clams the other day that were excellent

      Glenwood Cafe
      420 Springfield St, Springfield, MA 01107