Where to Celebrate National Lobster Day in Connecticut

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National Lobster Day is here, so you have an excuse to enjoy the tasty crustacean in case you really needed one.

Whether you like your lobster with nothing on it, served with a side of melted butter, cut up and served in a lobster roll or turned into a bisque, today’s the day to indulge.

Here are just some places to enjoy lobster in Connecticut:

Abbott’s Lobster, on the Mystic River in Noank, has been serving lobster since 1947 and the web site has a countdown to when they will serve the last lobster.

Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough is located at 117 Pearl Street in Noank: 860-536-7719. You only have 16 weeks and four days!

If you’re in New London, head to Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock, at 80 Hamilton St., in New London: 860-439-1741. The hot lobster roll is one of the best sellers.

The Guilford Lobster Pound sells freshly caught lobster and boasts the freshest lobster rolls around. It is located at 505A Whitfield Street in Guilford. (203) 245-7208

The Lazy Lobster, located at 6 Broadway in Milford, serves Maine lobster during the season and lobster rolls. It also caters off-premise lobster bakes and barbecues all year long. Call them at 203-283-1864

Lenny and Joe’s serves lobster in several forms: lobster rolls, lobster casserole, lobster and crab casserole, lobster and shrimp casserole and the super lobster mac & cheese.

Lenny & Joe’s is located in Westbrook, Madison and New Haven.

If you’re near Branford, head to the Lobster Shack for a lobster roll.  It’s located at 7 Indian Neck Ave. in Branford. (203) 483-8414

The Place in Guilford is a one-of-a-kind place to enjoy lobster. Their motto is “Put Your Rump on a Stump,” and you sit outside on seats made of tree stumps. Choose from the 1-1/8-pound, 1-¼-pound or 1-1/2-pound lobster. We recommend the roasted corn with it.

The Place is located at 901 Boston Post Road in Guilford. 203-453-9276

If you live near Rocky Hill, head to Shad Row at Ferry Landing and enjoy a hot or cold lobster roll. Shad Row is located at 277 Meadow Road in Rock Hill: 860-571-0535

If you don’t have a favorite place for lobster rolls, Sally Lerman, of Hartford, can help you.

Her “Lobster Gal” blog gives a thorough review of lobster rolls around New England. She is also the author of “Lobster Rolls of New England.”

Comment below and let us know your favorite place for lobster in Connecticut.

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