Abbott's Lobster in the Rough, extended lobster shack in
peaceful, sleepy Noank, Conn. (part of Groton and minutes from famous
Mystic), comes across more as a rite of passage into the coastal New
England summer than just another restaurant. Lobster reigns here with
the New England Seafood Feast standing out as the ultimate shore meal:
clam chowder, "shrimp in the rough" steamers, mussels, topped off with
an absolutely fresh and delicious steamed lobster. The warm, buttered
lobster roll with ample tender lobster is to die for. We also recommend
ordering the fresh, native corn on the cob and, if possible, saving
enough room for dessert -- including New York-style cheesecake, carrot
cake, strawberry shortcake, apple crisp, brownie sundae and ice
cream. Order-at-the-window service, picnic tables on the lawn,
outside deck dining right at the water and breezy informal indoor
dining round out this grand New England waterfront dining
experience. This is what summer is all about in New England!
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