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seafood shack tour of new england recommendations

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
      203-481-2356

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      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?

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        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...