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Fun, seafood, and drinks in CT?

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vanderac Jun 8, 2014 03:47 PM

Hi, I'm new to central CT and I'm looking for a casual, fun place for drinks and great seafood. I'm thinking a beachy type dive bar that you can post up at for drinks all afternoon and get some whole belly clams or lobster rolls. Maybe even listen to live music on a patio? Is there such a place within an hour or two of Hartford?

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    GatorMan RE: vanderac Jun 8, 2014 04:30 PM

    That's a pretty wide net to cast. Within two hours, you could be out on the Cape, enjoying the Bay State bounty. Or at one of many great eateries in Rhode Island. Do you want to stay instate?

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      vanderac RE: GatorMan Jun 8, 2014 04:36 PM

      I would say the closer, the better, but if I need to go out of state to get to a really awesome place, I'm willing to drive!

    2. kattyeyes RE: vanderac Jun 8, 2014 05:58 PM

      It's not a dive bar, but you could drink, eat clams or a lobster roll and listen to music outside at The Back Porch in Old Saybrook--all overlooking the water.
      http://www.backporcholdsaybrook.com/r...

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        Clams047 RE: vanderac Jun 9, 2014 03:51 AM

        Bill's Seafood in Westbrook seems to fit your request (about an hour).

        http://www.billsseafood.com/

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          vanderac RE: vanderac Jun 9, 2014 07:47 PM

          Thanks for the great recommendations! I'll definitely be trying these places this summer!

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            Clams047 RE: vanderac Jun 10, 2014 03:25 AM

            never been there, but http://mattabesettcanoeclub.com/ might be of interest and a lot closer to home (Middletown).

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              JayCT RE: vanderac Jun 10, 2014 10:21 AM

              Costello's in Noank has entertainment some nights. Check their website for the nights. The location is beautiful overlooking the water not far from Mystic.

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                hotwing RE: vanderac Jun 11, 2014 04:12 AM

                Sunset Ribs in Waterford is a great place to sit on the deck and watch the boats come in and out of the Niantic river. They also have entertainment.

                http://sunsetribs.com/home/

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