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

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: L2k

      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

      1. re: chowmensch

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

    2. 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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      1. re: benbenberi

        +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

        1. re: benbenberi

          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.

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

          1. Thanks, everybody. Very helpful.

            1. 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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              1. re: mrfinewine

                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

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

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                1. re: sailrgirl

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

                  1. re: sailrgirl

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

                    1. re: Ima Foodie

                      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