The Search for Connecticut’s Best Lobster Roll

by | Jun 15, 2021 | Community | 0 comments

Hold the Mayo Connecticut, because it’s National Lobster Day!

June marks warm weather, beach gatherings, and of course, seafood on the Connecticut Shoreline. And what’s better than a Connecticut-style lobster roll?

Connecticut’s Best Lobster Roll

One + Company is back for Season 2 of Hold the Mayo, a show dedicated to finding Connecticut’s best lobster roll (served HOT with butter!). 

Last year, we visited 19 different restaurants to try out their lobster rolls – and there are so many delicious ones out there! But the search isn’t over just yet, which is why we’ve extended into Season 2.

If you’re interested in seeing last year’s scores, see this post!

Support Local 

We’re fortunate to have access to unbelievable seafood in Connecticut, served by some of the most talented and hardest working people in the restaurant industry. Last year, we started Hold the Mayo as a way to highlight some of the area’s most beloved restaurants and food stands during a challenging time for all. 

This year, we’re headed to a different batch of restaurants, which have all worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic. Let’s continue to show the restaurant industry some love all summer long!

Here’s a list of some of the local restaurants where you can get a hot lobster roll this summer!

Middlesex County 

Lobster Landing, Clinton

Liv’s Shack, Old Saybrook

The Essex, Essex

Bill’s Seafood, Westbrook

Westbrook Lobster, Clinton

Johnny Ad’s, Old Saybrook

New London County

Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough, Noank

Ford’s Lobsters, Noank

Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock, New London

Red36, Mystic

Costello’s Clam Shack, Noank

Oyster Club, Mystic (currently undergoing renovations – check back this summer!)

New Haven County

Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale, Westbrook, Madison, New Haven

Lobster Shack, East Haven

Citrus, Milford

The Lazy Lobster, Milford

Seven Seas, Milford

Guilford Lobster Pound, Guilford

Clam Castle, Madison

Lobster Hut, Milford

Shell & Bones, New Haven

Seven Seas, Milford

Stowe’s Seafood, West Haven

Westbrook Lobster, Wallingford

Dockside Seafood and Grill, Branford

What’s YOUR favorite lobster roll in Connecticut? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned to see how we rank this year’s lobster rolls.