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me and my girlfriend are going on a seafood shack tour of new england this week and are looking for recommendations. we are looking for the best local seafood around new england at no frills hole in the walls with excellent lobster rolls, steamer clams, etc...

we would also love to have some reasonable raw bar stuff, anybody know of any good places with a dollar oyster happy hour or something like that? any info would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Google boston globe new england clam and lobster shacks

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    1. re: sakeandgin

      Clam Shacks: The Ultimate Guide and Trip Planner to New England's Most Fantastic Seafood Eateries

      saw this inbarnes and noble published 2011

      1. re: sakeandgin

        I saw it at the Portland Jetport within a few days after it was released. Looks like a good resource!

    2. The Lobster Shack
      50 Maple St # 4, Branford, CT 06405-3583
      (203) 483-8414

      and also in Branford Chowder Pot restaurant has a happy hour with half price raw bar

      USS Chowder Pot III, Branford

      Lobster Shack
      7 Indian Neck Ave, Branford, CT

      1. Its a long coast line. Any specific area that you're planning on visiting or are you starting in CT and heading up to ME? If that's the plan I will second starting at the Lobster Shack in Branford CT and maybe ending at the Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth ME. In between, there's the Clam Castle in Madison. Lots of other choices on the shoreline in CT. So which way are you heading?

        Lobster Shack
        7 Indian Neck Ave, Branford, CT

        Clam Castle
        1324 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443

        1. The Clam Box in Ipswitch, MA can not be missed. It is the quintessential clam shack from the land of clam shacks.

          1. Sesuit Cafe in Dennis..eat in the rough, BYOB and waterviews plus damn good lobstah...

            1. The Dock in Niantic, CT and Captain Scott's Lobster Dock in New London both deserve to be on the list imo.

              Captain Scott's Lobster Dock
              80 Hamilton St, New London, CT 06320

              1. The Clam Castle on Rt. 1 in Madison, CT. Everything is good there. No frills, eat inside or out.

                Clam Castle
                1324 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT 06443

                1. The aptly named Clam Shack at the mouth of Falmouth Harbor on the Cape is quite excellent. Sit outside on wharf picnic tables, and watch the boats come and go with the Vineyard in the distance. Great setting, excellent clams and fish and chips. Prices get a little more down to earth after Labor day.

                  1. Lobster Landing in Clinton is your ultimate lobster roll source. For a raw bar par excellance, try Liv's Oyster Bar in Old Saybrook (not a shack!).

                    Liv's Oyster Bar
                    166 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

                    Lobster Landing
                    152 Commerce St, Clinton, CT