Northeast Seafood Crawl

8 STOPS | 378 MILES | 7 hr 19 min
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For a mouthwatering summer road trip to sleeves-up joints surrounded by magnificent scenery, you can’t beat a seafood-eating expedition along New England’s coast. At waterside picnic tables and roadside drive-ins, in diner booths and vintage shore dinner halls, the good eats include whole lobsters, lobster rolls, and lobster pie, chowders both briny-thin and cream-sweet, and clams either crisp-fried or charcoal-grilled.

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The Place

The Place is a virtual picnic by Route 1 in Guilford, Connecticut. Chairs are tree stumps. Clams, lobsters & roast corn are delicious. BYOB.

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Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough

Abbott’s is a Connecticut shoreline lobster picnic featuring bracing clam chowder, steamers and mussels, and gorgeous steamed lobsters whatever size you like.

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Aunt Carrie’s

Aunt Carrie's, at Point Judith on the ocean, remains one of the few restaurants in Rhode Island that still serves a full shore dinner.

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4

Oxford Creamery

New England summer seafood at its best. Oxford Creamery lobster rolls are legendary; fried clams are superb, too. A Mattapoisett, Massachusetts restaurant gem!

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Clam Box

The Clam Box is the place to eat the best fried clams on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Get them piled high on a platter with French fries & onion rings.

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Maine Diner

The Maine Diner is one of America's best, featuring exemplary Downeast dishes such as lobster pie and seafood chowder, also classic blue-plate specials.

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Sea Basket

Lobster stew is a Sea Basket best-of-Maine dish. Clam chowder is also excellent, as are baskets of fried shrimp, clams, and haddock at this happy roadside café.

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Five Islands Lobster Company

Resilient lobsters fairly burst out of their shell when squeezed with a nutcracker at the unbelievably scenic picnic tables of Maine's Five Islands Lobster Co.