What is New England's ultimate lobster dining experience? The finalists for this New England Travel Readers' Choice Award ranged from the Maine Windjammer Association's famous island lobster bakes to the elegant splurge of a lobster dinner at North America's largest casino.
The winner and runners-up for Best Place to Eat Lobster in New England are...
Abbott's Lobster in the Rough in Noank, Connecticut, is known for its lobster dinners and hot-buttered lobster rolls, its BYOB policy and its picturesque waterside setting. Long lines at this seasonal seafood shack are testament to its popularity.
For many travelers who venture aboard one of the 13 sailing vessels that make up the Maine Windjammer Association fleet, a highlight of their voyage is an authentic Maine lobster bake. Captains treat their guests to a memorable dinner on an island featuring all-you-can-eat lobster, steamed in a pit.
Located near Acadia National Park in Bernard, Maine, Thurston's is the quintessential New England lobster pound, where you can watch lobstermen unloading the day's fresh catch, choose your dinner from a tank and enjoy a memorable lobster feast overlooking the harbor.