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Why Markey's Lobster Pool in Seabrook, N.H. is an Essential New England Seafood Shack Destination

Markey's Lobster Pool, Seabrook NH

Markey's Lobster Pool in Seabrook, N.H.

by Eric Hurwitz. Article updated on 11/20/16

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Markey's Lobster Pool in Seabrook, N.H., is a godsend for lobster and seafood lovers. Unlike many other New England seafood shacks, Markey's is open year-round with the quality intact no matter what season.

Markey's -- not too far from popular Hampton Beach and Portsmouth -- features an on-the-premises lobster pool, incredible New England clam chowder (full of clams!), delicious seasonal corn on the cob and some of the best fried clams (and onion rings) on the planet. The lobster roll is packed with Markey's signature lobster in a tasty toasted roll. The indoor-picnic-like atmosphere is unpretentious and brings in everyone from young women with big hair and bigger shoes to senior citizens enjoying the great seafood and fair prices. In the summer, Markey's also offers outside dining on the deck with a nice water and marsh view. It is the perfect place to enjoy scenic New England while the sun goes down. After a beach day, Markey's feels so right -- part of the fabric of an ideal New England summertime day by the sea.

There's something to be said about a place that has been in business since 1971. Markey's definitely got the lobster shack restaurant concept down right since its inception and with no reason to change its format. Many seafood restaurants have come and gone in New England through the years, but Markey's sticks to what the customers like best. What's more Markey's is remarkably consistent, a very important distinction as diners know what they are going to get -- and it's all great!

Markey's Lobster Pool, Route 286, Seabrook, N.H. Tel. (603) 474-2851.
Log onto the Markey's web site for more info including seasonal hours.

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