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The 12 Best Seafood Shacks Outside New England

The 12 Best Seafood Shacks Outside New England


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It is hard to deny the charm of a dockside shack with red and white tablecloths, Styrofoam plates, and the sound of your name being called before you dig into some unapologetically decadent fried food. There’s a not-unreasonable conviction that the best place to experience this is New England, where items like fried clams, Maine lobster, and New England clam chowder are ostensibly at home. However, there are some pretty amazing seafood joints outside New England, too; here are 12 of them.

The 12 Best Seafood Shacks Outside New England (Slideshow)

Based on the popularity of our previous article, America’s 40 Best Seafood Shacks, we decided to give the seafood shacks that aren’t located in New England their moment in the sun. Sure, the Maine lobster might not be caught in their backyards, but items like Louisiana crawfish, Hawaiian ahi, and Maryland crab certainly taste better closer to home.

Due to various criteria and personal tastes, we opted not to rank our list, but to instead select fantastic seaside establishments that each offer a unique experience. While conducting our research, we looked at various shacks across the country that are highly rated among diners, are a go-to spot for locals, and have won awards and earned spots on various “best of” and “top” lists.

So before summer ends, make sure you visit at least one casual seafood joint. Remember: Think outside the New England box.

Big John’s Seafood Patio, Erath, La.

Smack dab in Cajun country and surrounded by crawfish ponds, Big John’s Seafood Patio sells boiled crawfish in three- to 10-pound lots — but they are only open, of course, during crawfish season, which typically begins in March and ends in June (though in 2015, warmer-than-average weather extended the season through July).

Bowen Island Restaurant, Charleston, S.C.

Set among the marshes at the tip of a 13-acre island, Bowen’s was recognized by the James Beard House as an “American Classic.” This legendary restaurant — where customers are encouraged to write on the walls — is famous for its fried shrimp and roasted oysters. Bowen’s opened in 1946, and through the decades has made a name for itself in the world of seafood shacks, even after a devastating fire in 2006 shuttered it temporarily.


Groton Guide to Seafood Shacks

Summer in New England means one thing: seafood shack season! Luckily the Groton area is home to a number of open air, delicious seafood joints. I’m talking the good, the greasy, the hard-to-find-because-they’re-located-in-a-dilapidated boatyard-kind of place.

*As of May 20, Connecticut restaurants with outdoor seating were allowed to reopen. I encourage you to contact restaurants before visiting, as the restrictions may change over time. At the time of publication, these restaurants were at least open for curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

If you haven’t already, make sure you add a seafood shack outing to your summer list:

Tucked away on the shores of the Mystic River, Abbott’s is a local legend. Since 1947 the seafood shack has celebrated the best of New England seafood, acclaimed by food writers worldwide. Hunker down on a picnic table and enjoy everything from clams and oysters on the half shell to steamers, stuffed clams and of course, lobster rolls. Abbott’s offers a full line of soft drinks, but you can BYOB (bring your own beer) or BYOW (bring your own wine).

A New London legend, Captain Scott’s is a beloved seafood shack right along the Thames River. Plan ahead and come early – this place is notorious for long lines, for good reason. Their most popular items are the piping hot lobster rolls, hand-crafted clam fritters and the choice of New England Clam Chowder (cream loaded) or Rhode Island Chowder (broth-loaded). Order up at the counter and enjoy their generous portions at nearby picnic tables.

I have so many good memories here, as it was one of the first places my husband and I discovered when we moved to Groton. Costello’s is located just down the road from Abbott’s, tucked away next to a boatyard. Don’t let the lines fool you – it is absolutely worth it. Costello’s offers wonderful outdoor dining with classic New England seafood – fresh and fried. Their menu offers fried clams, fish tacos, scallops, oysters, steamed lobsters and so much more. Like many fellow seafood shacks, they do not sell alcohol and encourage BYOB!

Ford’s Lobsters is a charming little seafood restaurant housed on the site of a historic, family-ran small gas dock, bait and tackle shop from the mid 1950s. The menu celebrates local seafood with dishes ranging from chowders and salmon salads to crab cakes and lobster bomb sandwiches. They are currently offering a Spring 2020 Take-Out Menu.

Johnny’s is a veteran, family-owned and operated business that’s all about seafood, all year round. Their menu offers fresh, local seafood ranging from lobster bisque and scallop tacos to whole belly clams and classic fish and chips. Mark your calendar for Thursday nights – steak and lobster night. The restaurant is currently offering online ordering for pick-up.

Located along Harbor One Marina, Liv’s Shack is a destination all its own. From what originated from weekend stands at Connecticut Farmer’s Markets, Liv’s Shack has grown into a New England institution with hot buttered lobster rolls, fish tacos, hand-ground burgers and more.

Just down the street from the Mystic Seaport Museum is the storied, family-owned Sea View Snack Bar. Housed inside a turquoise shack, the counter-serve establishment has been serving up New England delights since 1976. Enjoy local favorites like lobster rolls, clam chowder, freshly handmade burgers, long dogs, shrimp, clam fritters and shakes.

Sea Swirl is a family-owned and operated seafood shack located at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 in Mystic. The roadside stand serves up a full roster of expertly fried seafood including scallops shrimp and fish. Other menu items include hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, ice cream cones and much more.

OK – now who wants a lobster roll? You’re welcome. Did I miss any? Comment below and we’ll add to our list!


Groton Guide to Seafood Shacks

Summer in New England means one thing: seafood shack season! Luckily the Groton area is home to a number of open air, delicious seafood joints. I’m talking the good, the greasy, the hard-to-find-because-they’re-located-in-a-dilapidated boatyard-kind of place.

*As of May 20, Connecticut restaurants with outdoor seating were allowed to reopen. I encourage you to contact restaurants before visiting, as the restrictions may change over time. At the time of publication, these restaurants were at least open for curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

If you haven’t already, make sure you add a seafood shack outing to your summer list:

Tucked away on the shores of the Mystic River, Abbott’s is a local legend. Since 1947 the seafood shack has celebrated the best of New England seafood, acclaimed by food writers worldwide. Hunker down on a picnic table and enjoy everything from clams and oysters on the half shell to steamers, stuffed clams and of course, lobster rolls. Abbott’s offers a full line of soft drinks, but you can BYOB (bring your own beer) or BYOW (bring your own wine).

A New London legend, Captain Scott’s is a beloved seafood shack right along the Thames River. Plan ahead and come early – this place is notorious for long lines, for good reason. Their most popular items are the piping hot lobster rolls, hand-crafted clam fritters and the choice of New England Clam Chowder (cream loaded) or Rhode Island Chowder (broth-loaded). Order up at the counter and enjoy their generous portions at nearby picnic tables.

I have so many good memories here, as it was one of the first places my husband and I discovered when we moved to Groton. Costello’s is located just down the road from Abbott’s, tucked away next to a boatyard. Don’t let the lines fool you – it is absolutely worth it. Costello’s offers wonderful outdoor dining with classic New England seafood – fresh and fried. Their menu offers fried clams, fish tacos, scallops, oysters, steamed lobsters and so much more. Like many fellow seafood shacks, they do not sell alcohol and encourage BYOB!

Ford’s Lobsters is a charming little seafood restaurant housed on the site of a historic, family-ran small gas dock, bait and tackle shop from the mid 1950s. The menu celebrates local seafood with dishes ranging from chowders and salmon salads to crab cakes and lobster bomb sandwiches. They are currently offering a Spring 2020 Take-Out Menu.

Johnny’s is a veteran, family-owned and operated business that’s all about seafood, all year round. Their menu offers fresh, local seafood ranging from lobster bisque and scallop tacos to whole belly clams and classic fish and chips. Mark your calendar for Thursday nights – steak and lobster night. The restaurant is currently offering online ordering for pick-up.

Located along Harbor One Marina, Liv’s Shack is a destination all its own. From what originated from weekend stands at Connecticut Farmer’s Markets, Liv’s Shack has grown into a New England institution with hot buttered lobster rolls, fish tacos, hand-ground burgers and more.

Just down the street from the Mystic Seaport Museum is the storied, family-owned Sea View Snack Bar. Housed inside a turquoise shack, the counter-serve establishment has been serving up New England delights since 1976. Enjoy local favorites like lobster rolls, clam chowder, freshly handmade burgers, long dogs, shrimp, clam fritters and shakes.

Sea Swirl is a family-owned and operated seafood shack located at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 in Mystic. The roadside stand serves up a full roster of expertly fried seafood including scallops shrimp and fish. Other menu items include hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, ice cream cones and much more.

OK – now who wants a lobster roll? You’re welcome. Did I miss any? Comment below and we’ll add to our list!


Groton Guide to Seafood Shacks

Summer in New England means one thing: seafood shack season! Luckily the Groton area is home to a number of open air, delicious seafood joints. I’m talking the good, the greasy, the hard-to-find-because-they’re-located-in-a-dilapidated boatyard-kind of place.

*As of May 20, Connecticut restaurants with outdoor seating were allowed to reopen. I encourage you to contact restaurants before visiting, as the restrictions may change over time. At the time of publication, these restaurants were at least open for curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

If you haven’t already, make sure you add a seafood shack outing to your summer list:

Tucked away on the shores of the Mystic River, Abbott’s is a local legend. Since 1947 the seafood shack has celebrated the best of New England seafood, acclaimed by food writers worldwide. Hunker down on a picnic table and enjoy everything from clams and oysters on the half shell to steamers, stuffed clams and of course, lobster rolls. Abbott’s offers a full line of soft drinks, but you can BYOB (bring your own beer) or BYOW (bring your own wine).

A New London legend, Captain Scott’s is a beloved seafood shack right along the Thames River. Plan ahead and come early – this place is notorious for long lines, for good reason. Their most popular items are the piping hot lobster rolls, hand-crafted clam fritters and the choice of New England Clam Chowder (cream loaded) or Rhode Island Chowder (broth-loaded). Order up at the counter and enjoy their generous portions at nearby picnic tables.

I have so many good memories here, as it was one of the first places my husband and I discovered when we moved to Groton. Costello’s is located just down the road from Abbott’s, tucked away next to a boatyard. Don’t let the lines fool you – it is absolutely worth it. Costello’s offers wonderful outdoor dining with classic New England seafood – fresh and fried. Their menu offers fried clams, fish tacos, scallops, oysters, steamed lobsters and so much more. Like many fellow seafood shacks, they do not sell alcohol and encourage BYOB!

Ford’s Lobsters is a charming little seafood restaurant housed on the site of a historic, family-ran small gas dock, bait and tackle shop from the mid 1950s. The menu celebrates local seafood with dishes ranging from chowders and salmon salads to crab cakes and lobster bomb sandwiches. They are currently offering a Spring 2020 Take-Out Menu.

Johnny’s is a veteran, family-owned and operated business that’s all about seafood, all year round. Their menu offers fresh, local seafood ranging from lobster bisque and scallop tacos to whole belly clams and classic fish and chips. Mark your calendar for Thursday nights – steak and lobster night. The restaurant is currently offering online ordering for pick-up.

Located along Harbor One Marina, Liv’s Shack is a destination all its own. From what originated from weekend stands at Connecticut Farmer’s Markets, Liv’s Shack has grown into a New England institution with hot buttered lobster rolls, fish tacos, hand-ground burgers and more.

Just down the street from the Mystic Seaport Museum is the storied, family-owned Sea View Snack Bar. Housed inside a turquoise shack, the counter-serve establishment has been serving up New England delights since 1976. Enjoy local favorites like lobster rolls, clam chowder, freshly handmade burgers, long dogs, shrimp, clam fritters and shakes.

Sea Swirl is a family-owned and operated seafood shack located at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 in Mystic. The roadside stand serves up a full roster of expertly fried seafood including scallops shrimp and fish. Other menu items include hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, ice cream cones and much more.

OK – now who wants a lobster roll? You’re welcome. Did I miss any? Comment below and we’ll add to our list!


Groton Guide to Seafood Shacks

Summer in New England means one thing: seafood shack season! Luckily the Groton area is home to a number of open air, delicious seafood joints. I’m talking the good, the greasy, the hard-to-find-because-they’re-located-in-a-dilapidated boatyard-kind of place.

*As of May 20, Connecticut restaurants with outdoor seating were allowed to reopen. I encourage you to contact restaurants before visiting, as the restrictions may change over time. At the time of publication, these restaurants were at least open for curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

If you haven’t already, make sure you add a seafood shack outing to your summer list:

Tucked away on the shores of the Mystic River, Abbott’s is a local legend. Since 1947 the seafood shack has celebrated the best of New England seafood, acclaimed by food writers worldwide. Hunker down on a picnic table and enjoy everything from clams and oysters on the half shell to steamers, stuffed clams and of course, lobster rolls. Abbott’s offers a full line of soft drinks, but you can BYOB (bring your own beer) or BYOW (bring your own wine).

A New London legend, Captain Scott’s is a beloved seafood shack right along the Thames River. Plan ahead and come early – this place is notorious for long lines, for good reason. Their most popular items are the piping hot lobster rolls, hand-crafted clam fritters and the choice of New England Clam Chowder (cream loaded) or Rhode Island Chowder (broth-loaded). Order up at the counter and enjoy their generous portions at nearby picnic tables.

I have so many good memories here, as it was one of the first places my husband and I discovered when we moved to Groton. Costello’s is located just down the road from Abbott’s, tucked away next to a boatyard. Don’t let the lines fool you – it is absolutely worth it. Costello’s offers wonderful outdoor dining with classic New England seafood – fresh and fried. Their menu offers fried clams, fish tacos, scallops, oysters, steamed lobsters and so much more. Like many fellow seafood shacks, they do not sell alcohol and encourage BYOB!

Ford’s Lobsters is a charming little seafood restaurant housed on the site of a historic, family-ran small gas dock, bait and tackle shop from the mid 1950s. The menu celebrates local seafood with dishes ranging from chowders and salmon salads to crab cakes and lobster bomb sandwiches. They are currently offering a Spring 2020 Take-Out Menu.

Johnny’s is a veteran, family-owned and operated business that’s all about seafood, all year round. Their menu offers fresh, local seafood ranging from lobster bisque and scallop tacos to whole belly clams and classic fish and chips. Mark your calendar for Thursday nights – steak and lobster night. The restaurant is currently offering online ordering for pick-up.

Located along Harbor One Marina, Liv’s Shack is a destination all its own. From what originated from weekend stands at Connecticut Farmer’s Markets, Liv’s Shack has grown into a New England institution with hot buttered lobster rolls, fish tacos, hand-ground burgers and more.

Just down the street from the Mystic Seaport Museum is the storied, family-owned Sea View Snack Bar. Housed inside a turquoise shack, the counter-serve establishment has been serving up New England delights since 1976. Enjoy local favorites like lobster rolls, clam chowder, freshly handmade burgers, long dogs, shrimp, clam fritters and shakes.

Sea Swirl is a family-owned and operated seafood shack located at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 in Mystic. The roadside stand serves up a full roster of expertly fried seafood including scallops shrimp and fish. Other menu items include hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, ice cream cones and much more.

OK – now who wants a lobster roll? You’re welcome. Did I miss any? Comment below and we’ll add to our list!


Groton Guide to Seafood Shacks

Summer in New England means one thing: seafood shack season! Luckily the Groton area is home to a number of open air, delicious seafood joints. I’m talking the good, the greasy, the hard-to-find-because-they’re-located-in-a-dilapidated boatyard-kind of place.

*As of May 20, Connecticut restaurants with outdoor seating were allowed to reopen. I encourage you to contact restaurants before visiting, as the restrictions may change over time. At the time of publication, these restaurants were at least open for curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

If you haven’t already, make sure you add a seafood shack outing to your summer list:

Tucked away on the shores of the Mystic River, Abbott’s is a local legend. Since 1947 the seafood shack has celebrated the best of New England seafood, acclaimed by food writers worldwide. Hunker down on a picnic table and enjoy everything from clams and oysters on the half shell to steamers, stuffed clams and of course, lobster rolls. Abbott’s offers a full line of soft drinks, but you can BYOB (bring your own beer) or BYOW (bring your own wine).

A New London legend, Captain Scott’s is a beloved seafood shack right along the Thames River. Plan ahead and come early – this place is notorious for long lines, for good reason. Their most popular items are the piping hot lobster rolls, hand-crafted clam fritters and the choice of New England Clam Chowder (cream loaded) or Rhode Island Chowder (broth-loaded). Order up at the counter and enjoy their generous portions at nearby picnic tables.

I have so many good memories here, as it was one of the first places my husband and I discovered when we moved to Groton. Costello’s is located just down the road from Abbott’s, tucked away next to a boatyard. Don’t let the lines fool you – it is absolutely worth it. Costello’s offers wonderful outdoor dining with classic New England seafood – fresh and fried. Their menu offers fried clams, fish tacos, scallops, oysters, steamed lobsters and so much more. Like many fellow seafood shacks, they do not sell alcohol and encourage BYOB!

Ford’s Lobsters is a charming little seafood restaurant housed on the site of a historic, family-ran small gas dock, bait and tackle shop from the mid 1950s. The menu celebrates local seafood with dishes ranging from chowders and salmon salads to crab cakes and lobster bomb sandwiches. They are currently offering a Spring 2020 Take-Out Menu.

Johnny’s is a veteran, family-owned and operated business that’s all about seafood, all year round. Their menu offers fresh, local seafood ranging from lobster bisque and scallop tacos to whole belly clams and classic fish and chips. Mark your calendar for Thursday nights – steak and lobster night. The restaurant is currently offering online ordering for pick-up.

Located along Harbor One Marina, Liv’s Shack is a destination all its own. From what originated from weekend stands at Connecticut Farmer’s Markets, Liv’s Shack has grown into a New England institution with hot buttered lobster rolls, fish tacos, hand-ground burgers and more.

Just down the street from the Mystic Seaport Museum is the storied, family-owned Sea View Snack Bar. Housed inside a turquoise shack, the counter-serve establishment has been serving up New England delights since 1976. Enjoy local favorites like lobster rolls, clam chowder, freshly handmade burgers, long dogs, shrimp, clam fritters and shakes.

Sea Swirl is a family-owned and operated seafood shack located at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 in Mystic. The roadside stand serves up a full roster of expertly fried seafood including scallops shrimp and fish. Other menu items include hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, ice cream cones and much more.

OK – now who wants a lobster roll? You’re welcome. Did I miss any? Comment below and we’ll add to our list!


Groton Guide to Seafood Shacks

Summer in New England means one thing: seafood shack season! Luckily the Groton area is home to a number of open air, delicious seafood joints. I’m talking the good, the greasy, the hard-to-find-because-they’re-located-in-a-dilapidated boatyard-kind of place.

*As of May 20, Connecticut restaurants with outdoor seating were allowed to reopen. I encourage you to contact restaurants before visiting, as the restrictions may change over time. At the time of publication, these restaurants were at least open for curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

If you haven’t already, make sure you add a seafood shack outing to your summer list:

Tucked away on the shores of the Mystic River, Abbott’s is a local legend. Since 1947 the seafood shack has celebrated the best of New England seafood, acclaimed by food writers worldwide. Hunker down on a picnic table and enjoy everything from clams and oysters on the half shell to steamers, stuffed clams and of course, lobster rolls. Abbott’s offers a full line of soft drinks, but you can BYOB (bring your own beer) or BYOW (bring your own wine).

A New London legend, Captain Scott’s is a beloved seafood shack right along the Thames River. Plan ahead and come early – this place is notorious for long lines, for good reason. Their most popular items are the piping hot lobster rolls, hand-crafted clam fritters and the choice of New England Clam Chowder (cream loaded) or Rhode Island Chowder (broth-loaded). Order up at the counter and enjoy their generous portions at nearby picnic tables.

I have so many good memories here, as it was one of the first places my husband and I discovered when we moved to Groton. Costello’s is located just down the road from Abbott’s, tucked away next to a boatyard. Don’t let the lines fool you – it is absolutely worth it. Costello’s offers wonderful outdoor dining with classic New England seafood – fresh and fried. Their menu offers fried clams, fish tacos, scallops, oysters, steamed lobsters and so much more. Like many fellow seafood shacks, they do not sell alcohol and encourage BYOB!

Ford’s Lobsters is a charming little seafood restaurant housed on the site of a historic, family-ran small gas dock, bait and tackle shop from the mid 1950s. The menu celebrates local seafood with dishes ranging from chowders and salmon salads to crab cakes and lobster bomb sandwiches. They are currently offering a Spring 2020 Take-Out Menu.

Johnny’s is a veteran, family-owned and operated business that’s all about seafood, all year round. Their menu offers fresh, local seafood ranging from lobster bisque and scallop tacos to whole belly clams and classic fish and chips. Mark your calendar for Thursday nights – steak and lobster night. The restaurant is currently offering online ordering for pick-up.

Located along Harbor One Marina, Liv’s Shack is a destination all its own. From what originated from weekend stands at Connecticut Farmer’s Markets, Liv’s Shack has grown into a New England institution with hot buttered lobster rolls, fish tacos, hand-ground burgers and more.

Just down the street from the Mystic Seaport Museum is the storied, family-owned Sea View Snack Bar. Housed inside a turquoise shack, the counter-serve establishment has been serving up New England delights since 1976. Enjoy local favorites like lobster rolls, clam chowder, freshly handmade burgers, long dogs, shrimp, clam fritters and shakes.

Sea Swirl is a family-owned and operated seafood shack located at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 in Mystic. The roadside stand serves up a full roster of expertly fried seafood including scallops shrimp and fish. Other menu items include hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, ice cream cones and much more.

OK – now who wants a lobster roll? You’re welcome. Did I miss any? Comment below and we’ll add to our list!


Groton Guide to Seafood Shacks

Summer in New England means one thing: seafood shack season! Luckily the Groton area is home to a number of open air, delicious seafood joints. I’m talking the good, the greasy, the hard-to-find-because-they’re-located-in-a-dilapidated boatyard-kind of place.

*As of May 20, Connecticut restaurants with outdoor seating were allowed to reopen. I encourage you to contact restaurants before visiting, as the restrictions may change over time. At the time of publication, these restaurants were at least open for curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

If you haven’t already, make sure you add a seafood shack outing to your summer list:

Tucked away on the shores of the Mystic River, Abbott’s is a local legend. Since 1947 the seafood shack has celebrated the best of New England seafood, acclaimed by food writers worldwide. Hunker down on a picnic table and enjoy everything from clams and oysters on the half shell to steamers, stuffed clams and of course, lobster rolls. Abbott’s offers a full line of soft drinks, but you can BYOB (bring your own beer) or BYOW (bring your own wine).

A New London legend, Captain Scott’s is a beloved seafood shack right along the Thames River. Plan ahead and come early – this place is notorious for long lines, for good reason. Their most popular items are the piping hot lobster rolls, hand-crafted clam fritters and the choice of New England Clam Chowder (cream loaded) or Rhode Island Chowder (broth-loaded). Order up at the counter and enjoy their generous portions at nearby picnic tables.

I have so many good memories here, as it was one of the first places my husband and I discovered when we moved to Groton. Costello’s is located just down the road from Abbott’s, tucked away next to a boatyard. Don’t let the lines fool you – it is absolutely worth it. Costello’s offers wonderful outdoor dining with classic New England seafood – fresh and fried. Their menu offers fried clams, fish tacos, scallops, oysters, steamed lobsters and so much more. Like many fellow seafood shacks, they do not sell alcohol and encourage BYOB!

Ford’s Lobsters is a charming little seafood restaurant housed on the site of a historic, family-ran small gas dock, bait and tackle shop from the mid 1950s. The menu celebrates local seafood with dishes ranging from chowders and salmon salads to crab cakes and lobster bomb sandwiches. They are currently offering a Spring 2020 Take-Out Menu.

Johnny’s is a veteran, family-owned and operated business that’s all about seafood, all year round. Their menu offers fresh, local seafood ranging from lobster bisque and scallop tacos to whole belly clams and classic fish and chips. Mark your calendar for Thursday nights – steak and lobster night. The restaurant is currently offering online ordering for pick-up.

Located along Harbor One Marina, Liv’s Shack is a destination all its own. From what originated from weekend stands at Connecticut Farmer’s Markets, Liv’s Shack has grown into a New England institution with hot buttered lobster rolls, fish tacos, hand-ground burgers and more.

Just down the street from the Mystic Seaport Museum is the storied, family-owned Sea View Snack Bar. Housed inside a turquoise shack, the counter-serve establishment has been serving up New England delights since 1976. Enjoy local favorites like lobster rolls, clam chowder, freshly handmade burgers, long dogs, shrimp, clam fritters and shakes.

Sea Swirl is a family-owned and operated seafood shack located at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 in Mystic. The roadside stand serves up a full roster of expertly fried seafood including scallops shrimp and fish. Other menu items include hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, ice cream cones and much more.

OK – now who wants a lobster roll? You’re welcome. Did I miss any? Comment below and we’ll add to our list!


Groton Guide to Seafood Shacks

Summer in New England means one thing: seafood shack season! Luckily the Groton area is home to a number of open air, delicious seafood joints. I’m talking the good, the greasy, the hard-to-find-because-they’re-located-in-a-dilapidated boatyard-kind of place.

*As of May 20, Connecticut restaurants with outdoor seating were allowed to reopen. I encourage you to contact restaurants before visiting, as the restrictions may change over time. At the time of publication, these restaurants were at least open for curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

If you haven’t already, make sure you add a seafood shack outing to your summer list:

Tucked away on the shores of the Mystic River, Abbott’s is a local legend. Since 1947 the seafood shack has celebrated the best of New England seafood, acclaimed by food writers worldwide. Hunker down on a picnic table and enjoy everything from clams and oysters on the half shell to steamers, stuffed clams and of course, lobster rolls. Abbott’s offers a full line of soft drinks, but you can BYOB (bring your own beer) or BYOW (bring your own wine).

A New London legend, Captain Scott’s is a beloved seafood shack right along the Thames River. Plan ahead and come early – this place is notorious for long lines, for good reason. Their most popular items are the piping hot lobster rolls, hand-crafted clam fritters and the choice of New England Clam Chowder (cream loaded) or Rhode Island Chowder (broth-loaded). Order up at the counter and enjoy their generous portions at nearby picnic tables.

I have so many good memories here, as it was one of the first places my husband and I discovered when we moved to Groton. Costello’s is located just down the road from Abbott’s, tucked away next to a boatyard. Don’t let the lines fool you – it is absolutely worth it. Costello’s offers wonderful outdoor dining with classic New England seafood – fresh and fried. Their menu offers fried clams, fish tacos, scallops, oysters, steamed lobsters and so much more. Like many fellow seafood shacks, they do not sell alcohol and encourage BYOB!

Ford’s Lobsters is a charming little seafood restaurant housed on the site of a historic, family-ran small gas dock, bait and tackle shop from the mid 1950s. The menu celebrates local seafood with dishes ranging from chowders and salmon salads to crab cakes and lobster bomb sandwiches. They are currently offering a Spring 2020 Take-Out Menu.

Johnny’s is a veteran, family-owned and operated business that’s all about seafood, all year round. Their menu offers fresh, local seafood ranging from lobster bisque and scallop tacos to whole belly clams and classic fish and chips. Mark your calendar for Thursday nights – steak and lobster night. The restaurant is currently offering online ordering for pick-up.

Located along Harbor One Marina, Liv’s Shack is a destination all its own. From what originated from weekend stands at Connecticut Farmer’s Markets, Liv’s Shack has grown into a New England institution with hot buttered lobster rolls, fish tacos, hand-ground burgers and more.

Just down the street from the Mystic Seaport Museum is the storied, family-owned Sea View Snack Bar. Housed inside a turquoise shack, the counter-serve establishment has been serving up New England delights since 1976. Enjoy local favorites like lobster rolls, clam chowder, freshly handmade burgers, long dogs, shrimp, clam fritters and shakes.

Sea Swirl is a family-owned and operated seafood shack located at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 in Mystic. The roadside stand serves up a full roster of expertly fried seafood including scallops shrimp and fish. Other menu items include hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, ice cream cones and much more.

OK – now who wants a lobster roll? You’re welcome. Did I miss any? Comment below and we’ll add to our list!


Groton Guide to Seafood Shacks

Summer in New England means one thing: seafood shack season! Luckily the Groton area is home to a number of open air, delicious seafood joints. I’m talking the good, the greasy, the hard-to-find-because-they’re-located-in-a-dilapidated boatyard-kind of place.

*As of May 20, Connecticut restaurants with outdoor seating were allowed to reopen. I encourage you to contact restaurants before visiting, as the restrictions may change over time. At the time of publication, these restaurants were at least open for curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

If you haven’t already, make sure you add a seafood shack outing to your summer list:

Tucked away on the shores of the Mystic River, Abbott’s is a local legend. Since 1947 the seafood shack has celebrated the best of New England seafood, acclaimed by food writers worldwide. Hunker down on a picnic table and enjoy everything from clams and oysters on the half shell to steamers, stuffed clams and of course, lobster rolls. Abbott’s offers a full line of soft drinks, but you can BYOB (bring your own beer) or BYOW (bring your own wine).

A New London legend, Captain Scott’s is a beloved seafood shack right along the Thames River. Plan ahead and come early – this place is notorious for long lines, for good reason. Their most popular items are the piping hot lobster rolls, hand-crafted clam fritters and the choice of New England Clam Chowder (cream loaded) or Rhode Island Chowder (broth-loaded). Order up at the counter and enjoy their generous portions at nearby picnic tables.

I have so many good memories here, as it was one of the first places my husband and I discovered when we moved to Groton. Costello’s is located just down the road from Abbott’s, tucked away next to a boatyard. Don’t let the lines fool you – it is absolutely worth it. Costello’s offers wonderful outdoor dining with classic New England seafood – fresh and fried. Their menu offers fried clams, fish tacos, scallops, oysters, steamed lobsters and so much more. Like many fellow seafood shacks, they do not sell alcohol and encourage BYOB!

Ford’s Lobsters is a charming little seafood restaurant housed on the site of a historic, family-ran small gas dock, bait and tackle shop from the mid 1950s. The menu celebrates local seafood with dishes ranging from chowders and salmon salads to crab cakes and lobster bomb sandwiches. They are currently offering a Spring 2020 Take-Out Menu.

Johnny’s is a veteran, family-owned and operated business that’s all about seafood, all year round. Their menu offers fresh, local seafood ranging from lobster bisque and scallop tacos to whole belly clams and classic fish and chips. Mark your calendar for Thursday nights – steak and lobster night. The restaurant is currently offering online ordering for pick-up.

Located along Harbor One Marina, Liv’s Shack is a destination all its own. From what originated from weekend stands at Connecticut Farmer’s Markets, Liv’s Shack has grown into a New England institution with hot buttered lobster rolls, fish tacos, hand-ground burgers and more.

Just down the street from the Mystic Seaport Museum is the storied, family-owned Sea View Snack Bar. Housed inside a turquoise shack, the counter-serve establishment has been serving up New England delights since 1976. Enjoy local favorites like lobster rolls, clam chowder, freshly handmade burgers, long dogs, shrimp, clam fritters and shakes.

Sea Swirl is a family-owned and operated seafood shack located at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 in Mystic. The roadside stand serves up a full roster of expertly fried seafood including scallops shrimp and fish. Other menu items include hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, ice cream cones and much more.

OK – now who wants a lobster roll? You’re welcome. Did I miss any? Comment below and we’ll add to our list!


Groton Guide to Seafood Shacks

Summer in New England means one thing: seafood shack season! Luckily the Groton area is home to a number of open air, delicious seafood joints. I’m talking the good, the greasy, the hard-to-find-because-they’re-located-in-a-dilapidated boatyard-kind of place.

*As of May 20, Connecticut restaurants with outdoor seating were allowed to reopen. I encourage you to contact restaurants before visiting, as the restrictions may change over time. At the time of publication, these restaurants were at least open for curbside pick-up and/or delivery.

If you haven’t already, make sure you add a seafood shack outing to your summer list:

Tucked away on the shores of the Mystic River, Abbott’s is a local legend. Since 1947 the seafood shack has celebrated the best of New England seafood, acclaimed by food writers worldwide. Hunker down on a picnic table and enjoy everything from clams and oysters on the half shell to steamers, stuffed clams and of course, lobster rolls. Abbott’s offers a full line of soft drinks, but you can BYOB (bring your own beer) or BYOW (bring your own wine).

A New London legend, Captain Scott’s is a beloved seafood shack right along the Thames River. Plan ahead and come early – this place is notorious for long lines, for good reason. Their most popular items are the piping hot lobster rolls, hand-crafted clam fritters and the choice of New England Clam Chowder (cream loaded) or Rhode Island Chowder (broth-loaded). Order up at the counter and enjoy their generous portions at nearby picnic tables.

I have so many good memories here, as it was one of the first places my husband and I discovered when we moved to Groton. Costello’s is located just down the road from Abbott’s, tucked away next to a boatyard. Don’t let the lines fool you – it is absolutely worth it. Costello’s offers wonderful outdoor dining with classic New England seafood – fresh and fried. Their menu offers fried clams, fish tacos, scallops, oysters, steamed lobsters and so much more. Like many fellow seafood shacks, they do not sell alcohol and encourage BYOB!

Ford’s Lobsters is a charming little seafood restaurant housed on the site of a historic, family-ran small gas dock, bait and tackle shop from the mid 1950s. The menu celebrates local seafood with dishes ranging from chowders and salmon salads to crab cakes and lobster bomb sandwiches. They are currently offering a Spring 2020 Take-Out Menu.

Johnny’s is a veteran, family-owned and operated business that’s all about seafood, all year round. Their menu offers fresh, local seafood ranging from lobster bisque and scallop tacos to whole belly clams and classic fish and chips. Mark your calendar for Thursday nights – steak and lobster night. The restaurant is currently offering online ordering for pick-up.

Located along Harbor One Marina, Liv’s Shack is a destination all its own. From what originated from weekend stands at Connecticut Farmer’s Markets, Liv’s Shack has grown into a New England institution with hot buttered lobster rolls, fish tacos, hand-ground burgers and more.

Just down the street from the Mystic Seaport Museum is the storied, family-owned Sea View Snack Bar. Housed inside a turquoise shack, the counter-serve establishment has been serving up New England delights since 1976. Enjoy local favorites like lobster rolls, clam chowder, freshly handmade burgers, long dogs, shrimp, clam fritters and shakes.

Sea Swirl is a family-owned and operated seafood shack located at the junction of Routes 1 & 27 in Mystic. The roadside stand serves up a full roster of expertly fried seafood including scallops shrimp and fish. Other menu items include hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, ice cream cones and much more.

OK – now who wants a lobster roll? You’re welcome. Did I miss any? Comment below and we’ll add to our list!


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