Where Should You Go for Seafood in Connecticut?
We have some excellent restaurants with great seafood options close to home.
Ask anyone in Connecticut where to get seafood, and typically they’ll direct you to the shoreline joints. Makes sense, you go to the motherland for the fresh stuff. Well, we’re 20-30-40 miles inland, and the seafood doesn’t go bad on the quick trip up Rt. 8 or I-91.
One of my favorite places to eat seafood in Saybrook Fish House on Rt’s 202/44 in Canton, CT. I’ve eaten thousands of whole-belly clams from Kittery, Maine to Cape May, NJ. This place consistently makes the best I’ve ever had.
Another place that is often overlooked is in my hometown of Waterbury. You’ll find The Clam Digger on Wolcott Street in the Brass City. Nothing fancy, just fresh, delicious seafood offerings.
Ok, I guess I can throw a shrimp to a place on the shoreline, Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale is located on Long Wharf Drive in New Haven, and they’re excellent. Mrs. Large and I love this place, beautiful views right out into New Haven harbor add to the experience.
Another place with a great view and some kick-ass seafood is Down the Hatch on Candlewood Lake in Brookfield. Warning, they are seasonal! Open from April to October.
And my final favorite place to go is in an incredible location – Mohegan Sun. Jasper White’s Summer Shack . They make a shrimp dish, the shrimp are boiled in one of those mesh bags with a ton of Old Bay seasoning, fresh lemons, and delicious spices, served with a remoulade sauce to dip them in. OH MY STARS…. I dream about this dish. No BS.
There you go! Happy clamming!