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Best lobster roll along 95

shoeman May 24, 2013 02:11 PM

Going from Mass to NY. Where would be a good place for a lobster roll near 95?

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  1. bagelman01 RE: shoeman May 24, 2013 05:26 PM

    Mass style--cold sald with mayo-no clue, don't like em
    CT style-hot cooked with butter--Stowes in West Haven, CT

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      shoeman RE: bagelman01 May 25, 2013 12:54 PM

      Better then Lenny's?

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        bagelman01 RE: shoeman May 25, 2013 03:51 PM

        I hate Lenny and Joe's especially the new location in New Haven. I've posted earlier about this.

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          ajh05004 RE: bagelman01 May 25, 2013 04:33 PM

          Agreed. I've tried most of the well regarded places along the I-95 corridor and Stowes is first with Captain Scott's in New London a solid second choice.

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            ML PAVACT RE: ajh05004 Jun 5, 2013 09:30 AM

            I like Captian Scott's. Had a hot roll special last year and thought it was yummy. And I am not a big lobster fan, I prefer crab myself.

      2. re: bagelman01
        MacshashRIP RE: bagelman01 Jun 5, 2013 06:12 AM

        cold with JUST mayo and a little seasoning, squeeze of lemon, is best in my opinion. I think it best enhances the flavor of the lobster, which on its own warm with butter is sort of plain jane, this taster feels.

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          kattyeyes RE: MacshashRIP Jun 5, 2013 06:16 AM

          You must not be from CT! ;)

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        Scargoe RE: shoeman May 25, 2013 03:41 PM

        Whether they are the best is an unending debate. But, for your trip assuming it's down 91 to 95, a good option is Lenny and Joes Fishtale right on the water side as soon as you hit I-95 in New Haven. Large indoor restaurant with a view and hot buttered lobster rolls for 15.95. Stowes as mentioned is very good but they have very little inside room so it's limited pretty much to a nice day or eat in the car. Will take some navigating to find although it's probably only about 10 minutes from 95. Lenny's is living on past glories and isn't worth the effort to find it.

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          madisoneats RE: shoeman May 25, 2013 04:00 PM

          If you don't need fancy we love Lobster Landing.


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            madisoneats RE: madisoneats May 25, 2013 04:05 PM

            As an aside, this is a great place for subs and others if you have non lobster lovers in the crowd. About 3 minutes from lobster landing.


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            few RE: shoeman May 25, 2013 06:43 PM

            Nice day as it is eating outside only is ABBOTS in Niantic - a little bit of meandering the south side of 95 - but right on the marina and always a good lobster roll

            now for a good lobster roll but Only sell them on Fridays ...and its take it out kind of cold lobster roll - but its a good deal ....hate to say it

            BIG Y - one off 95 in Old Lyme then again in Guilford -
            then you can go down the road to a beach in either town and enjoy

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              ajh05004 RE: few May 25, 2013 08:10 PM

              Please don't get a lobster roll at Big Y if you're only going to have one in CT...

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              jdgall RE: shoeman May 26, 2013 08:25 AM

              Second Lobster Landing in Clinton CT

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                plien69 RE: jdgall May 26, 2013 03:19 PM

                Another vote for Lobster Landing; their roll is more substantial than a regular New England style hot dog roll, and won't get soggy with butter. And the lobster is nice, fresh, and sweet.

                I don't like Abbott's. Something about serving a lobster roll on a hamburger bun takes something away from the sum of its parts.

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                  DonShirer RE: jdgall May 26, 2013 04:16 PM

                  Either Lobster Landing in Clinton (outside), or Lenny & Joes FishTale in Westbrook (inside) offers a delish L.R. Edd's Place (Westbrook-in or out) has been heavily advertising L.R.s recently, but haven't tried theirs yet.

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                  coldduck RE: shoeman May 27, 2013 02:21 PM

                  Capt. Scott's in New London, Lobster Landing in Clinton, Abbott's in Noank, Lenny & Joe's, Stowe's - there's really nothing much to choose among these. All good. Ranking them as if there's a difference has more to do with imagination than reality.

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                    kattyeyes RE: coldduck May 28, 2013 05:27 AM

                    Says YOU! :P

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                      bagelman01 RE: kattyeyes May 28, 2013 07:31 AM

                      you and I are well aware that a lobster roll is not an interchangeable machine made item, stamped out of a mold and all identical.

                      The rolls vary, the grilling varies. The mix of lobster meat varies: knuckle, claw, tail, percentage of each. Even the butter varies.

                      For years, Jimmie's in West Haven (considered as a favorite my most in the area) mixed langostino in with the lobster to cut cost....

                      so, the ranking or favorites one chooses is not imagination, but one's perception of greatness.

                      Coldduck may like Andre's, but I'll take Veuve....................

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                        kattyeyes RE: bagelman01 May 28, 2013 07:34 AM

                        CLINQUE & CENT'ANN'! I'll drink to all the above (esp. the Veuve!)!

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                    Bkeats RE: shoeman May 28, 2013 08:15 AM

                    Prior threads have covered the topic


                    I will reiterate Lobster Shack in Branford.

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