Instagrammable Connecticut: Lobster Shacks Last Updated: February 2022
In Connecticut, we take our seafood very seriously. As the home of the lobster roll, you can be sure we’ve got lots of places to savor some of the best New England seafood around, from fine dining to shoreline shacks. With our Instagrammable Connecticut series, we’re inviting Instagrammers to share their pictures — and their photo tips! Check back often for new topics. Or if you have some photos to share, tag your photos with #CTvisit!
Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale, Madison
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale in Madison.
“I believe it was mid-late afternoon, let’s call it 4pm. I used my iPhone. No filter but I always use the editing tools in Instagram to get the photo how I like it. I visited that restaurant as part of a series of stories I was doing about lobster rolls on the east coast. I live in New York city, a friend of mine who grew up in Clinton told me about the spot.” — Andrew Z.
Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock, New London
Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock in New London.
“The overall experience was 9.5/10! The food was great quality. It did not disappoint and the travel from New York was definitely worth the visit!” – Freddy T.
Stowe’s Seafood, West Haven
Stowe's Seafood in West Haven.
“I took this back in April 2016 while having lunch with my boyfriend and his mom at Stowe’s. I had never actually had a lobster roll before, so I felt that this was a perfect chance to capture a memorable moment. Being from California, it was great to have some real east coast seafood right on the beach overlooking the sound. I took this on my iPhone 6 and used an Instagram filter when I posted it.” — Olivia G.
Johnny Ad’s, Old Saybrook
Johnny Ad’s in Old Saybrook.
“It was my first experience there and it was excellent! Exactly the vibe I was looking for to kick off summer – a small local shack with delicious New England seafood.” – PJ D.
Costello’s Clam Shack, Noank
Costello's Clam Shack in Noank.
“This was shot last summer around dinner time late July, on my iPhone 6! I used VSCO to get the filter. My friends and I live out on Fishers Island during the summer so we will boat over to Costello's for Lobster! I'm originally from Redding CT though.” — Wanna Spoon
Ford’s Lobster, Noank
Ford’s Lobster in Noank.
“Sitting outside at Ford’s on a nice summer day is like New England punching you in the face, in a good way! You know where you are and there isn’t anywhere else you’d rather be at that moment, especially when the lobster bomb shows up. Bring a friend and share it!” – Matthew W.
Lobster Landing, Clinton
Lobster Landing in Clinton.
“The first thing you will notice when the plate is placed at your table is the size. There is nothing fancy or dainty about the sub roll wrapped in aluminum. This is a classic CT Roll, where every bite is one to cherish.” – @soundshoresliving