Lobster Hut – Lobster Enjoyed Fresh Off the Boat

Located on Historic Plymouth Harbor

For fresh seafood and succulent local lobster, Lobster Hut is the place to eat!   Located directly on the ocean, this casual eatery offers over 50 menu items from lobster bisque to fried clams, broiled salmon and more!

Lobster Roll anyone?  Choose from a big lobster salad roll and if you’ve worked up an appetite touring Plymouth – you can order an even BIGGER lobster salad roll.  Then,  take it outside and savor every bite of it as you watch the fishing boats bob up and down in the water.    Not a fancy restaurant by any means, you walk up to the counter and order to your tummy’s content!   In minutes, out comes your generous portions.   Dining with landlubbers? Lobster Hut serves burgers and chicken fingers, too.

Why we love it:   It’s fresh and fried seafood heaven! 

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  • Seasonal
  • Reopens in February
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • 25 Town Wharf, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
  • (508) 746-2270






Company of the Cauldron – A Culinary Experience

Intimate Dining, Pre-Fixed Menu 

Tucked away in historic Nantucket Town, dining at Company of the Cauldron is like having a meal prepared by a private chef.    With an intimate dining room seating approximately 45 guests, this highly acclaimed restaurant features an ivy-lined entrance, rich, dark woods, copper and antique furnishings and beautiful brass sconces with flickering candles all adding to the romantic ambience.  Open for dinner only, Company of the Cauldron offers an unforgettable culinary experience.

Dine on Mondays and enjoy Lobster Four Ways.  A sample menu includes Lobster Bisque with Sweet Sherry and Thyme, Baby Arugula Salad with Petite Lobster and Crab Cakes, Steamed and Grilled Half Four Pound Lobster with Two Sauces (Ginger Mustard & Tarragon Butter),  Warm New Potato Salad and Grilled Summer Squash.

Why we love it:   The every Monday menu – of course!  This dining experience sells out quickly so make reservations as soon as possible. 

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Row 34 – Urban Chic Lobster Dining

Let the Good Times Roll in Boston’s Fort Point Neighborhood

The sister restaurant of the popular Island Creek Oysters, Row 34 is a workingman’s oyster bar located in one of Boston’s coolest neighborhoods. A former steel factory, Row 34 offers a sleek decor yet friendly and inviting atmosphere.   Owned by Jeremy Sewall and Garrett Harker – both men know quality seafood.  Jeremy grew up in a multi-generational Maine-based fishing family and his cousin Mark – a lobsterman from New York – supplies the lobsters.

Open for lunch and dinner, Row 34 offers  lobster rolls  overflowing with claw, knuckle and tail meat on a deliciously buttered roll!

Why we love it:  They have an extensive draft beer list.  Great place to bring a date!

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The Barnacle Restaurant – Overlooking the Ocean

Views of the Harbor and Lighthouse!

The oldest family owned restaurant in historic Marblehead, The Barnacle Restaurant overlooks scenic Marblehead Harbor and offers the freshest lobster and seafood around!   Once a clam shack, The Barnacle now offers a variety of surf and turf dining options for lunch and dinner –  with lobster rolls and boiled lobster topping the “yum” list!  Deck dining is available but seating is limited.   Visiting with kids? Ask for the Children’s menu.

Why we love it:  It’s Trap to Plate!  They own a lobster boat.  Plus, this is where the locals go for good food and plenty of cheer!

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Joe’s On A Roll – Fine and Fresh Street Food!

A Food Truck Loaded with Lobster Rolls

On your way to the beach?  Stop at Joe’s On A Roll – a food truck loaded with fresh lobster rolls, chowder and home-made cookies and have yourself a picnic!  With lobsters caught from the Massachusetts Bay – Joe’s On A Roll is a local favorite!

Food trucks are all the rage and we can see why visitors and locals are thrilled.  You can find Joe’s On A Roll on Water Street on Thursday-Sunday!

Why we love it:   The lobster rolls are packed with sweet meat!  

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Yankee Lobster Company – In Boston Since 1950

Small Restaurant, Big Flavors

For ridiculously fresh lobster, stop at Yankee Lobster Fish Market on Northern Avenue in Boston.   Featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Yankee Lobster offers lobster rolls that make your mouth water.  Try the lobster bisque, the steamed lobsters or even the Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese.   You’ll go back for more!

Why we love it.  It’s so “un-fancy”!   Come as you are and bring an appetite for delicious seafood and craft brews.

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Beauport Princess – Cruise Gloucester Harbor

See Buoys and Boats in the Harbor

Cruise Gloucester Harbor aboard the elegantly appointed Beauport Princess and enjoy a traditional New England Lobster Bake luncheon with fresh steamed lobster, BBQ Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Coleslaw and much more!   Lobster dinners are available on select evenings with lively music from Beauport’s own DJ.

As you enjoy your culinary experience at sea, see historic Gloucester Harbor sites with extraordinary views of the city’s downtown, Rocky Neck, Eastern Point, Ten Pound Island, Stage Fort Park, and Hammond Castle.

Why we love it:  You’ll glide out of Gloucester’s working waterfront taking in the salty air! 

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  • Lunch, dinner and concert cruises
  • Seating for 25 to 300 guests
  • Two luxurious dining floors; Third Floor outdoor deck lounge; Three full service bars
  • Free parking for Guests
  • 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester, MA 01930
  • (978) 865-3210


The Black Whale – “Just Caught” Seafood

A New Bedford Favorite

With scrumptious seafood right off the fishing boats, a raw bar featuring locally sourced oysters, outstanding views of a  busy working waterfront and lively deck dining with ocean breezes washing over you, The Black Whale is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner and a wonderful lobster restaurant in Massachusetts.

Located on Fisherman’s Wharf on Pier 3 in New Bedford, The Black Whale offers a New England Lobster Roll expertly prepared with fresh, hard shell lobster tossed with lemony-mayo on a toasted bun and the Black Whale Lobster Roll made with hard shell lobster tossed will dill mayo on a toasted brioche.  For dinner,  The Black Whale adds a 1.25 lb. steamed hard shell lobster to its menu.  Lobster pure and simple!

Why we love it:   It’s in America’s #1 Fishing Port.  See tall, rusty fishing vessels and lobster boats just steps away.  An authentic experience!

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Finz Seafood – Overlooking Salem Harbor

A Meal with a View

An airy open space concept restaurant located North of Boston, FINZ Seafood and Grill is surrounded by windows on all three sides so that you can look and out enjoy Salem Harbor as you indulge in seasonal, fresh, lobster and creative seafood preparations.  During the warmer months, dine on the patio as the salty air washes over you!

Try the delicious Lobster Ravioli tossed in a sherry cream sauce served with lobster meat and asparagus tips, the 1.5 pound New England style steamed lobster or the Lobster Roll made with with celery and mayo on a brioche hot dog roll, or smothered in warm butter on a brioche hot dog roll.

The raw bar serves the freshest local oysters, clams, chilled lobster, colossal crab, and shrimp and it’s available until closing.     Children’s menus are available.

Why we love it:   The waterfront dining experience on Pickering Wharf lined with shops!  

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Victoria Station & Vic’s Boathouse – On the Wharf

Lively Spot in Salem 

Victoria Station & Vic’s Boathouse is popular on the North Shore and stands above the rest for their panoramic waterfront dining, historic ambiance and tempting menu items.  Nationally famous for their slow roasted Angus prime rib, the menu includes classic American comfort cuisine, fresh seafood and an unlimited salad bar.

Vic’s Boathouse offers an incredible Lobster Quesadilla and delicious Lobster Mac n’ Cheese made with trottole pasta, five cheese blend and fresh lobster meat topped with cornbread-shallot breadcrumbs and truffle oil.  Yum!

Why we love it:  Scenic spot with outdoor seating!  Perfect for a Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese and a craft brew!    

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Turner’s Seafood – A Dock to Table Experience

Fresh, Locally Sourced Seafood

Located in Salem in the iconic, historic Lyceum Hall, Turner’s Seafood  offers its guests an authentic New England seafood experience where the catch-of-the-day becomes classic appetizers, entrees and daily creative specials – defining the region’s culinary heritage.

Lobster lovers indulge!  Chefs Yale Woodson and Jaime Aguilar bring unique twists to New England classics from Lobster Cocktail, award-winning Lobster Bisque, Lobster Roll and Sliders,  Boiled or Baked Stuffed Lobster, Lobster Pie, Lobster Mac & Cheese,  Lobster Salad…and more!

Sourced daily from the docks of Gloucester and Boston, their seafood is transported directly to Turner’s Seafood Gloucester processing facility where it is meticulously inspected,  processed, packaged and delivered same day, within hours, to their restaurants and seafood markets in Salem and in Melrose, Massachusetts.

With full bar service, authentic oyster bar, banquet-high tops and traditional seating, period pressed tin ceilings, fireplaces in both main dining areas, open kitchen and  outdoor dining in a secluded courtyard,  Turner’s Seafood is the place for a true dock to table experience!

Why we love it:    Each year throughout November –  Turner’s celebrates lobster with LobsterFest, a dedicated, limited time, everything lobster menu!

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Longboards Restaurant & Bar – Award Winning Lobster Rolls

Multiple 70″ TV Screens Where You Can Catch A Game!

Located on Pickering Wharf in historic Salem, Massachusetts, this is a great local place to be and be seen. With award winning sandwiches & lobster rolls and new signature flatbreads, you won’t leave hungry!

As for the lobster, they recently won several awards for their lobster rolls! WCVB Channel 5 in Boston has named them “One of The Areas Best Lobster Rolls” and North Shore Magazine has awarded Longboards BONS (Best of North Shore) award for their lobster rolls.  Salem Evening News has even named them the “Best Casual Dining Experience”.

Why we love it: Lobster, beer and sports combination?  What’s better than that!

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Joe’s Barley Neck Inn – Good Food, Large Drinks, Big Fun

Fresh and Local Seafood

Joe’s Barley Neck Inn is a small restaurant based in an old sea captain’s home in the rural village of East Orleans on the elbow of Cape Cod.  Located less then a mile from Nauset Beach, there is a saltwater marina across the street from the restaurant on Meetinghouse Pond and this connects this dining gem to ocean waters.

With great bar space, ample parking, award winning wine list, fresh locally sourced seafood, oyster happy hour daily from 4-6pm at the bar and live music on weekends, Joe’s Barley Neck Inn is a popular dinner restaurant.

This fantastic restaurant was also voted one of the top ten on Cape Cod by Yankee Magazine, applauded by the Boston Globe and by USA Today.  For casual dining and entertainment, check out the original attached barn houses at Joe’s Beach Road Bar & Grille.

Why we love it:    The local lobster specials!

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  • Dinner
  • Open Daily at 4:00 pm
  • Reservations Suggested
  • 5 Beach Road, Orleans, Massachusetts 02643
  • (508) 255-0212


The Galley Grille – Casual Dining in Westport

The Galley Grille

The Galley Grille serves the freshest seafood caught in nearby waters as well as the finest beef, chicken and creative pasta dishes.  Insider’s note, they have a Lobster Shepard’s Pie.  YUM!!

With its casual atmosphere and nightly specials, the Galley Grille is perfect for any occasion.

This location is perfect for pairing with a lobster themed visit to nearby Horseneck Beach. You could watch the sunset and then catch a lobster dinner or grab lobster roll takeout and have a picnic on the beach.

Why we love it:  The Lobsterfest special on the weekends!

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The Back Eddy – Local Food Done Differently!

The Back Eddy

The Back Eddy is a seafood restaurant that does things a little bit differently!    They also have a beautiful waterview and boat access.

Using ultra fresh produce from the many farms of Southeastern Massachusetts and Coastal Rhode Island; the wide variety of fish brought to shore by New England’s Fisherman; wine, beer and cheese from local artisan producers and the mixture of Portuguese influence with the oldest American cooking style, provides the kitchen with an incredibly diverse range to work with. With the concept of thinking coastal and eating local provides guests, with the freshest food from the area.

Located on the Westport River, The Back Eddy’s menu items include Naked Sakonnet Lobster, Fried New Bedford Scallops and locally cultivated oysters.   Almost like a lobster roll but without the mayo   – the lobster sliders are a must!

Why we love it:   Locally sourced food – pure and simple.  During the summer weekends, the place rocks with an outdoor bar and raw bar & grille on the docks.

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Scituate Lobster Pound – Local Seafood For Here or To Go!

Fresh, Local Lobster

A popular seafood market and take-out restaurant, Scituate Lobster Pound has been serving delicious seafood, meat and marinades to hungry visitors for a long time! Choose from mouth watering lobster dishes such as the signature lobster roll – piled high with a half pound of lobster salad, classic steamed lobster, lobster skewers, lobster cerviche, lobster mac and cheese and the all time favorite Lobster Pizza house made with diced tomatoes, artichoke, artisan cheese, and lobster meat, served on top a hand stretched wood fired thin crust.

Family owned and operated, Scituate Lobster Pound offers over 20 years of commercial fishing experience. By harvesting sustainable resources and supporting local fishermen, Scituate Lobster Pound provides the freshest Lobster and Seafood around!

Why we love it:   You can pack a yummy  lobster lunch and head to the beach!

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Wood’s Seafood – A Plymouth Favorite

Local,Fresh Flavors and Clambakes to Go!

Open year round, Wood’s Seafood is a family owned fish market and seafood shack located in the heart of Historic Plymouth Massachusetts overlooking the harbor. The restaurant menu offers a wide range of seafood selection. Fried scallops, whole clams, oysters, and shrimp are just some of the local favorites.  Single or twin Lobster dinners consist of 1 ¼ lb lobsters.  Check out the lobster tanks – and see lobsters weighing up to 6 pounds! Lobster rolls and seafood platters provide a signature taste of New England style seafood.

Wood’s also offers catered clambakes for groups of 50 ore more and Clambakes to Go for parties of 2 or more!   With Clambakes To Go, you don’t have to spend time preparing your meal. All products are cooked and prepared at Wood’s Seafood using your own coolers that you drop off ahead of time. Your coolers will ensure that your savory clambake remains hot for 2-3 hours from the time you pick it up.  Prices start at $24.95 per person.

Why we love it:   You can meet the local lobstermen!  They typically arrive mid-afternoon with their catch of the day.

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Duckworth’s Bistrot – Gourmet Seafood Dining in Gloucester

A Fresh and Fabulous Intimate Dining Experience

Tucked away in the beautiful coastal city of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Duckworth’s Bistrot utilizes the bounty of the local waters and farms. This focus not only ensures the freshest ingredients, but also supports local industry. In fact, Captain Joe & Sons – located right around the corner on East Main Street – provides the restaurant with locally caught lobsters. Duckworth’s Bistrot is an American eatery with creative chef Ken Duckworth expertly preparing every meal. Here you can find a taste for every palate.

Why we love it: The Lobster and Vegetable Risotto is delicious!

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  • Open Year Round
  • Dinner Only
  • Reservations Strongly Suggested
  • 197 East Main Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
  • (978) 282-4426

Old Fashioned Clambakes – An Authentic Clambake Company

Heated Rocks and Seaweed

Old Fashioned Clambakes is ideal for summer company outings, casual weddings and rehearsal dinners.  Clambakes are cooked fresh at your event site by experienced bakemasters. Friendly uniformed staff will set up, serve and clean up, all paper products, flatware, lobster crackers and lobster bibs are provided!

With this local company, clambakes are done the old fashioned way with heated rocks and seaweed. First, they heat a layer of rocks under a pile of burning wood. After three or four hours, when the rocks are hot enough, they put on a layer of seaweed harvested from the shores of the Cape.

Fresh lobsters, clams, sausages, corn and potatoes are placed in wooden boxes in the seaweed bed, and everything is covered with a canvas tarp. After steaming for about three-quarters of an hour, the result is a smoky, briny flavor that is the signature of a traditional Cape Cod clambake.   This is not a clam boil and Old Fashioned Clambake Bakes never serve a lobster with the rubber bands still on the claws!  Old Fashioned Clambakes offers Pig Roasts & Barbecues, too!

Why we love it:   Succulent seafood for the summer party!

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Legal C Bar – Casual Seafood Dining South of Boston

Shop and Dine on Lobster!

Located within the Derby Street Shoppes, Legal C Bar  offers classic ‘C’ fare like clams, cod, crab and calamari as well as custom cocktails provides a contemporary, comfortable experience.

A casual seafood restaurant developed by Legal Sea Foods, you can eat at the bar or in the dining room. Enjoy tried-and-true Legal favorites like Steamed Lobster or indulge in a new creative menu selection.  Oyster lovers will find at least 8 different varieties daily.  Nineteen signature cocktails, 37 wines by-the-glass, 20 beers and 16 super-premium Irish Whiskeys satisfy any thirst for fun.

Why we love it:   This Legal C is off Route 3.   Perfect place for a lobster roll on the way to Cape Cod!

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Legal Sea Foods – Wine & Dine in Boston

Upscale, Casual Seafood Dining

This Legal Sea Foods’ location in Boston’s Theater District, surrounded by hotels and nearby Newbury Street, Copley Square and Boston Common, offers an expanded wine menu – 40 pages in all.  WOW.

Just inside you’ll see a two-story cascading fountain, the center-piece of the restaurant.   A beautiful dining room and comfy lounge, this is a great place to enjoy fabulous seafood with extensive wine pairings.   Their award-winning Wine Cellar, which holds over 10,000 bottles and 800 different labels, is also downstairs.

Those who like to ‘wine and dine’ are in luck because our working Cellar doubles as private dining space for social and corporate functions.

We we love it:  Fancy lobster is always great with wine.  If you call ahead and ask, the wine steward can give a tour.  Fun!  

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Legal Sea Foods Copley Place – Lobster While You Shop!

Fresh Seafood Specials Daily

Perfect spot for a sit down lunch/dinner or grab-and-go.  Either way, they serve up a mean lobster roll as well as an extensive seafood menu. Dining with children? Try the one pound lobster which is Just for Kids!

This restaurant is located on the upper level of Copley Place, with direct indoor access to both the Westin and Marriott hotels as well as to the Prudential Center.   With panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Boston’s historic South End, the city views and the seafood are second to none.

Why we love it: Perfect respite from a day of shopping.  Delicious lobster and a great view!   

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Michael’s Harborside – Deck Dining in Newburyport

A Newburyport Favorite

Michael’s overlooks the Merrimac River, from a vantage point that offers views of the harbor and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. It’s the gathering spot for locals, boaters visiting the marina and tourists alike. You will delight in signature cocktails, while enjoying some of the best seafood and lobster in New England.

Lunch or dinner at Michael’s Harborside can be enjoyed al fresco overlooking the Merrimac River. Spectacular views of the harbor from three outdoor decks complement a menu of fresh seafood, daily specials, and select cocktails.

Insiders Tip:  Great choice for a wonderful lobster roll in a fun and scenic setting.

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  • One Tournament Wharf –  Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • (978) 462-7785
  • Mon-Thur 11:30 am-9:00 pm | Fri-Sat 11:30 am – 10 pm | Sun 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Boston Harbor Cruises – Lobster Bakes on Spectacle Island

A Sweet and Salty Experience

Cruise to Spectacle Island  for a classic New England clambake by Rita’s Catering. Hop on a spacious Boston Harbor Cruises ferry at Long Wharf North, and in less then 20 minutes you will have a front-row seat for one of Boston’s best sunset views. Enjoy the clambake, walk on sandy beaches, and let the ocean breezes transport you.

Clambake dinner includes creamy clam chowder, a steamed lobster, mussels, steamers, orange-honey BBQ chicken skewers, corn on the cob, new potatoes, Rita’s Signature Berry Salad, and a S’mores on the beach. Beer and wine may be purchased separately.   Sunset clambakes are offered every Thursday from late-June to Labor Day. Reservations are required, menu options available. The ferry boards at 6:15 and leaves at 6:30 PM. Return time to Boston is 9:00 PM.

Insider’s Tip: Spectacle Island is 4 miles from Boston. From the island’s tallest hill, you can witness sweeping views of the city and its skyline!

Why we love it:  Steamed lobster – Island Time!  

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Ipswich Clambake – Catering Stellar Events Since 1976

Clambakes All Year Round!  

From the sweet Ipswich steamed clams, the award winning-extra creamy clam chowder, the freshly harvested lobsters, the juicy butter and sugar corn, and the array of innovative sides containing fresh fruits and vegetables from farms around the corner, Ipswich Clambake brings you authentic New England flavors and stellar quality New England fare.

Ipswich Clambake will work with you to plan your clambake, picnic, or BBQ in your backyard, at the beach, your favorite location, or at any one of their event sites.  You may be interested in a casual clambake which is perfect for family gatherings, reunions, corporate events, or special celebrations. Tell Ipswich Clambake what you want and they promise to do everything to accommodate you.      With advance notice, Ipswich Clambake will prepare Clambakes to Go!

Stop by their seasonal restaurant and enjoy a delicious lobster roll or steamed lobster served with butter and a bib!

Why we love it: Whether you’re hosting an informal beach event for formal gathering, they take care of everything!

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Swan River Restaurant – Clam Bakes by the Dozen

Lobster with a View!

Located at the mouth of the Swan River overlooking Nantucket Sound, Swan River Restaurant and Fish Market specializes in fresh, delicious clambakes. Eat in, delivery or take out, there are no minimum orders.   Order 2 or 200!

In addition to offering a traditional Cape Cod clam bake including 1 1/4 pound lobsters,  Swan River has a drool-worthy Lobster Menu including the Lobsta’ Roll and Mac and Cheese! Children’s menus are available.  Lobsters and fish come from the icy Atlantic waters, from Chatham East to George’s Bank.  Local, fresh and delicious!

Why we love it:   The lobster is super fresh and local!

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The Gloucester House – Locally Caught Seafood Since 1958

Overlooking the Working Waterfront

Serving boat to plate seafood, The Gloucester House offers lots of lobster entrees including lobster rolls, baked stuffed, lobster pie and buffet style lobster bakes for special events!  Lobster bakes are served in the  restaurant’s Cafe Seven Seas from April through November.

This is the perfect setting for a casual “dine in the rough” New England style lobster bake. Lenny Linquata, owner and manager of the Gloucester House, will entertain  guests with colorful stories of local history and with a demonstration on how to eat a lobster.  Salty air, the smell of lobsters cooking, a wonderful view, great food and friendly service make The Gloucester House’s a great choice for a lobster feast!    Children’s menus are available.

Why we love it:  Nice views of the working waterfront!

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Why we love it:  They are so close to the water, you can almost touch the lobster boats!

The Friendly Fisherman – At the Tip of Cape Cod

Yummy Lobster Rolls!

Located 1 1/2 miles north of the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center and approximately 20 miles outside of Provincetown sits this cute shack and fish market! With over 25 years in business, their famous lobster rolls are even recommended by Rachael Ray. Complete with the outdoor shaded picnic tables and buoy decorations – you’ll love this place.

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Barking Crab – A Seafood Shack in the City

Lively Spot for Locals and Tourists 

Located on the edge of Boston’s historic Fort Point Channel, The Barking Crab has become one of the city’s best-loved meeting and eating spots.  With a wood-burning stove, this eatery has evolved into a year-round operation.

Not the “typical” Boston seafood restaurant, The Barking Crab offers the casual atmosphere of a coastal clam shack in a funky urban setting, with a marina alongside for easy access by water, and all the exciting resources of Boston only a short walk away.

The menu concentrates on fresh seafood and offers our local take on the urban New England Clam Shack.   Lobster items include boiled, grilled and stuffed and amazing lobster roll including a naked version!    Great place for dining alone or with two dozen of your closest friends!

Why we love it:   A great place for a lobster roll, beer and conversation with visitors from all over the planet!

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Rowes Wharf Sea Grille – On the Harbor!