Excellent | Worth a Detour
Westbrook Lobster House
Review by: Jane & Michael Stern
Billing its fare as “fine casual dining for the whole family,” Westbrook Lobster is a year-around source for excellent Yankee seafood — ready to take home and cook or ready to sit down and eat. In the summer, you can come for top-notch fried clams (strips or whole bellies) and masterfully-made lobster rolls (hot or cold); and in cold weather months, the big draws are chowder (Rhode Island brothy or New England creamy), and big dinners of baked and grilled seafood from scrod and sole to Salmon a la Westbrook topped with spinach cream sauce.
As the restaurant’s name suggests, lobsters are the specialty of the house; and in addition to fine lobster rolls (hot or cold), you can get yours stuffed or steamed, as lobster and shrimp alfredo, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese, or lobster pot pie. Among the “lobster-tizers” are lobster croquettes, lobster flatbread, and a lobster quesadilla. Whole live lobsters are available to go; and Westbrook Lobster is set up to next-day-air ship them anywhere in the U.S.
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|