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Best lobster roll/fried clams between New Haven and, oh, Madison?

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mrfinewine Jul 5, 2011 03:28 PM

What's the best seafood spot along that stretch of Connecticut?

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  1. L2k RE: mrfinewine Jul 6, 2011 06:09 AM

    Lobster Landing has a good lobster roll for $15 in Clinton, right on the water

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    Lobster Landing
    152 Commerce St, Clinton, CT

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      chowmensch RE: L2k Jul 6, 2011 10:39 AM

      Does the Lobster Landing do both a cold lobster salad roll AND a warm buttered lobster roll?

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      Lobster Landing
      152 Commerce St, Clinton, CT

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        L2k RE: chowmensch Jul 14, 2011 07:40 AM

        We got warm/buttered, I didn't ask if they'd do it cold

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      benbenberi RE: mrfinewine Jul 6, 2011 06:31 AM

      I like Lenny and Joe's for both, on Rte 1 in Madison, and the Clam Castle right across the street is pretty good too.

      Lenny's Indian Head Inn in Branford has excellent fried clams & whole lobsters but doesn't do a proper lobster roll (just cold lobster salad roll sometimes).

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      Clam Castle
      1324 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443

      Lenny's Indian Head Inn
      RR 146, Branford, CT 06405

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        junescook RE: benbenberi Jul 6, 2011 07:35 AM

        +1 with benben. Lenny's is our favorite for seafood. I love their fried clams and oysters. DW usually gets broiled fish. My sister will alternate clams with the cold lobster roll.

        http://www.lennysnow.com/menu.htm

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          linguist RE: benbenberi Jul 15, 2011 05:16 AM

          Actually, Lenny's will often make you a (hot) lobster roll, even though it's not usually on the menu, if you ask and they have enough lobster on hand. I don't think it's quite as good as the lobster rolls at some other places, but still quite acceptable if that's what you just have to have.

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          mmalmad RE: mrfinewine Jul 6, 2011 06:40 AM

          I had some excellent whole belly clams at The Glenwood on Whitney Ave in Hamden

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            mrfinewine RE: mrfinewine Jul 6, 2011 08:06 AM

            Thanks, everybody. Very helpful.

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              mrfinewine RE: mrfinewine Jul 14, 2011 03:39 PM

              Ended up having excellent lobster rolls at Lobster Landing and equally excellent fried whole clams at Clam Castle.

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              Lobster Landing
              152 Commerce St, Clinton, CT

              Clam Castle
              1324 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443

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                RC51Mike RE: mrfinewine Jul 18, 2011 04:45 AM

                Just got back from RI and stopped at Lobster Landing. Very good lobster roll, I had a good sausage sandwich with onions and peppers and the view is great.

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                Lobster Landing
                152 Commerce St, Clinton, CT

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                sailrgirl RE: mrfinewine Jul 18, 2011 08:48 AM

                Lenny and Joe's either location. The lobster landing has long waits and workers who are rude to customers

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                  RC51Mike RE: sailrgirl Jul 18, 2011 10:49 AM

                  Maybe so, but our experience yesterday was quite the opposite.

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                    Ima Foodie RE: sailrgirl Jul 18, 2011 10:50 AM

                    Really? I find service to be very nice and speedy That said, they do not have fried clams that the OP is looking for.

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                      mrfinewine RE: Ima Foodie Jul 18, 2011 05:32 PM

                      Yes, but the clams are just a few minutes' drive away at the Clam Castle! I didn't find the staff at Lobster Landing to be particularly charming, but they weren't at all rude. And even though it was a busy beach Sunday, there was no line.

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                      Lobster Landing
                      152 Commerce St, Clinton, CT

                      Clam Castle
                      1324 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443

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