Restaurants & Bars 5

Lobster Shack Branford, CT

noreservations | Sep 13, 200908:00 AM

Good golly does this place deserve a thread of their own. Thanks yet again to ChefStu(he's still the man!) for mentioning this on the 'Lobster Roll in Coastal CT' thread. Having been to the Lobster Landing in Clinton for the first time earlier this season I was anxious to compare and I have to say I've found yet another new favorite instead.

To start, I find the bread itself to be much better than all the others in the area. Yeah, I know that isn't the focus but a tastefully done and properly toasted roll can only enhance what it holds(their's is a bit different than the usual suspects found elsewhere). The lobster meat itself comes in more generous chunks and has just the right amount of butter and a touch of lemon. In all, their lobster roll just tastes fresher and is VERY enjoyable.

To seal the deal the Shack also serves grilled local clams which are just wonderful on their own(they do top them with a bit of butter) but there is also a hot sauce and a pepper-infused vinegar for adding a touch of "something-something" yourself if you so choose. Sausage with peppers & onions, chowder, and dogs are offered too but who knows how good those are(found it hard to deviate once we got wowed by their rolls and clams). This is where I'll now be...to enjoy the "cockroach of the sea".

BYOB is a beautiful thing.


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