Next week my husband and I are taking a drive starting out from Wappinger, New York and headed through Mystic, Connecticut, New Bedford, MA, maybe Provincetown and on up the coast to Portland, Maine. No reservations, no specific plans, no specific route. We are going to try to stick to the coast and avoid the interstate. We're looking for coastline scenery and local foods. Just 5 or 6 days of driving and eating. We are looking for great seafood (and yes -sadly I know lobster season is over, although my husband really wanted to try an authentic lobster roll), the best of the many Portuguese restaurants along the way and any local places that are just too good to miss. Dives are fine. Fancy is fine. It's all good.
So - my questions is - are there any great places that we should really try not to miss?