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Old 05-27-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I'm sorry, i normally don't do this, but............................



Absolutely, HELL NO on that recommendation.


.......Unless, you think large quantities of disgusting fried crap piled on a plate constitutes a great experience.

I'll take quality over quantity.....
Remember Allen's East at the seawall. I heard they built a new place?
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Unfortunately, seafood is one area where we don't do very well, which is odd considering our location. Most people that i've talked to about seafood restaurants seem unanimous about Scribner's in Milford being the most consistent. I went once and thought it was good, but not good enough for the $$$$$. The Shell Station in Stratford is another stalwart that isn't bad overall. Their menu is small and the food is somewhat bland to me though. Let us know if you do find something really good. LOL.
They sell food at a gas station?
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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what about Captain's cove in Bridgeport. It is not fancy but it overlooks the marina and is pretty fresh. I have not been there in years.
If you're going to do Bridgeport, i'd take the food at Dolphin's Cove over Captain's Cove.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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what about Captain's cove in Bridgeport. It is not fancy but it overlooks the marina and is pretty fresh. I have not been there in years.

Conte's in Westport closed a while ago. It relocated from the spot that is now Ruzzutos to the Westport Inn but did not last that long there. Too bad they were once very good. Jay

PS - For decor you can't beat Cobb's Mill Inn.
Oh, Jay...we all love your opinions but I have to say...Capitain's Cove???? the food is horrible. I feel like spitting it when I chew it.

I heard about a place called Jimmie's in West Haven, I think. I have not been there but maybe someone else knows it and can give an opinion.

Or why not drive a bit longer and go to City Island in The Bronx?
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I generally find that you're better off going to a really good restaurant that features seafood than a restaurant specifically dedicated to seafood. Often, restaurants specifically dedicated to seafood are mediocre tourist trap-type places.

I've been to many really good restaurants that have extensive seafood selections. Steakhouse almost always offer shrimp and lobster, and sometimes other types of seafood, and it is often quite good. High end French, Italian and American restaurants also usually have some very good seafood dishes, prepared in innovative ways, as opposed to the piles of fried mediocre stuff offered by the tourist trap seafood places.
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Fairfield
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Thanks to all for your recommendations! We ended up going to The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood. A bit pricey, but the stuffed lobster was very good. Service was great - we were seated within about a minute of showing up (although we would have had to wait if we wanted a water-side table - those are first come first served), and our waitress was on the ball - drinks were quick, and she was always around if we needed her without being obtrusive. Overall - would definitely go back.
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Old 05-29-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Thanks to all for your recommendations! We ended up going to The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood. A bit pricey, but the stuffed lobster was very good. Service was great - we were seated within about a minute of showing up (although we would have had to wait if we wanted a water-side table - those are first come first served), and our waitress was on the ball - drinks were quick, and she was always around if we needed her without being obtrusive. Overall - would definitely go back.
Great. I'm glad you had a good experience. I love eating out at really nice restaurants. I wish I could find a way to make a career of it...
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Oh, Jay...we all love your opinions but I have to say...Capitain's Cove???? the food is horrible. I feel like spitting it when I chew it.
I said I had not been there in a while. Years ago it was pretty good since the seafood was fresh. Not sure about it anymore. It is also kind of casual. Oh well I guess I won't go there. Jay
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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It's not a lobster shack, but Osianna in Fairfield is a wonderful, romantic restaurant with a lot of seafood and shellfish on the menu. I found this thread because I'm looking for more of the "bib-wearing, shell-cracking" type of seafood restaurant, but for a celebration, this place is one of our favorites.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:16 PM
 
Location: SI, NY
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My brother-in-law's family own's Captain's Galley... hmmm, I guess I'll have to tell him what some of you think of it.

Other than the ambiance, I've always thought the food was good, and I'm picky. But I still would have voted for Lenny's in Stony Creek in Branford. Not big on romance and whatnot, but delicious seafood.
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