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New England Traveler

Lobster Bake with boat tour of Little Swan Island

Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm Space Limited: First 50 peopleFee: $35Bring the family out for some time on the water viewing Little Swan Island and then stop at the campground for a traditional lobster bake! Clams, lobster, corn, potato, salad, and desert. Dress for the weather, as it can be cooler

Maine Food Trail: Lobster Rolls

New England Today

Maine Food Trail: Lobster Rolls

A lobster roll is a simple thing: basically, cold lobster meat stuffed into a warm bun. It’s the street food of the rocky Maine coast–a vernacular masterpiece served high and low, at lobster pounds, cookhouses, and seafood shacks, at supermarkets and gas stations, at fast-food chains and in home kitchens.

Taste of the Seaport

New England Traveler

Taste of the Seaport

Treat yourself to the tastes of our neighborhood’s finest restaurants. Enjoy music and a lunchtime sampling unique dishes from some of Boston’s premier dining destinations!

Proceeds from Taste of the Seaport benefit future public programming at the South Boston Maritime Park.

Participating restaurants include; 75 on Liberty Wharf, Boulevard Tacos, Del Frisco’s

New England Today

How The Story Happened: Judith Gaines

Judith Gaines moved to Lubec, Maine, because she “loved being part of a fishing community.” A longtime foodie, she joined six chefs aboard a lobster boat (“After the Catch”). “They were surprised at how labor-intensive lobstering is,” she says. “We all learned what makes lobster so expensive.”

New England Traveler

Lobster Bake with boat tour of Little Swan Island

Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm Space Limited: First 50 peopleFee: $35Bring the family out for some time on the water viewing Little Swan Island and then stop at the campground for a traditional lobster bake! Clams, lobster, corn, potato, salad, and desert. Dress for the weather, as it can be cooler

New England Today

Inside Yankee: Finding Summer

We wait so patiently, don’t we? We find all sorts of ways to enjoy winter–snow sports, cozy inns, reading by the fire, bragging about snow tires and wood piles–because we either do that or be miserable, or join the snowbirds. So we wait. And spring comes. Café tables appear like

New England Traveler

5th Annual Mashpee Summer Arts and Craft Festival

The Mashpee Summer Arts and Craft Festival will be held at Public Library Commons on Steeple Street in Mashpee, MA on August 6 & 7, 2016.Over 100 Juried craftspeople and artisans display and sell their American made works including fine jewelry, original watercolors, one a kind handbags, blown glass, lace,

New England Today

Massachusetts Dining by the Water

Through some magic of architecture, the dining room at The Red Inn promotes the illusion of floating, like the many boats just outside in Provincetown Harbor–or maybe we were seeing things after our pre-lunch bike ride through the dunes to one of the lighthouses. The sea-level view here seems never-ending;

New England Traveler

Annual Harbor-Fest

The Wells Rotary Club and the Wells Chamber of Commerce partner to present the Annual Harbor-Fest at Harbor Park. A full day of games and activities for the whole family. Activities start at noon and include a kids fishing tournament, kayak races, paddle board demos, world championship lobster

Lobster Bake with boat tour of Little Swan Island

Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm Space Limited: First 50 peopleFee: $35Bring the family out for some time on the water viewing Little Swan Island and then stop at the campground for a traditional lobster bake! Clams, lobster, corn, potato, salad, and desert. Dress for the weather, as it can be cooler

61st Annual Arts Festival

For over 60 years, Cohasset’s historic town common has been the site of South Shore Art Center’s annual arts festival, attracting over 9,000 guests to the three-day festival. Held on Father’s Day weekend, a sprawling eight-pole tent housing art exhibitions, 90+ exhibitor booths, food booths, and a performance stage transform

Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough

Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough

Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough, 117 Pearl Street, Noank CT 06340, 860-536-7719, abbotts-lobster.com A legendary seaside restaurant visited by 100,000+ lobster lovers every summer. Abbott’s is open for 2011: Weekends Only: (Fri/Sat/Sun, noon-7 pm) , May 6- Memorial Day. Open Daily: Memorial Day through Labor Day, noon-9 pm. Back to


Whether lunching on the harbor-hugging deck or dining inside at a white-clothed table, distant Isle au Haut is the backdrop for lobster boats toing-and-froing among spruce-fringed islands. Savor that view along with chef Devin Finigan’s farm-to-table fare—perhaps local oysters, beet salad, and her signature Stonington lobster ravioli. BEST HARBORSIDE DINING.

Aunt Carrie’s

It’s been 95 years since Ulysses and Carrie Cooper opened a restaurant to meet the demand for her deep-fried invention: clam cakes. Aunt Carrie’s descendants still turn out these amorphous, golden-crisp, doughnut-type balls filled with tender clam bits. They’re Rhode Island’s number-one comfort food: a meal in their own right

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce

There is no better place in Maine for strolls down historic streets and hikes on historic trails, people watching and whale watching, spring festivals and summer celebrations, lobster bakes and gourmet dining. Bar Harbor is the heart of coastal Maine and Acadia National Park. For more information visit

Bearskin Neck

Bearskin Neck

At Bearskin Neck, you can always find something to do. Sweeping out to protect the harbor of Rockport, Massachusetts, Bearskin Neck is both a place where you will find fishermen and artists. Rustic shops dot the landscape selling everything from seafood to jewelry. Stop in at Bearskin Neck Leathers (7

Black Cat Tavern

This harborfront restaurant is known for its massive sandwich featuring the meat of a large lobster, nicely chopped and spilling out of a roll, with only a modicum of dressing to hold it together. BEST GIANT LOBSTER ROLL.

Blount Clam Shack & Soup Store

Blount’s Fine Foods claims to be the largest producer of lobster bisque in the country and the biggest producer of clam chowder in New England. Those two are just the beginning, though. Blount’s butternut squash and apple soup, scallop-and-bacon chowder, and fire-roasted vegetable soup are equally impressive. BEST SOUPS.

Bristol House

Best BreakfastGuests rave about breakfast at this three-room Cape Cod-style inn owned by a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Awaken to a table of homemade jams, granolas, and breads, from scones to Nana’s sticky buns. A three-course breakfast might include lobster eggs benedict, and ingredients are foraged from

CANOE- A Restaurant & Tavern

This restaurant/tavern’s lobster mac-and-cheese and hand-cut steaks are stiff competition for the soothing view of Lake Winnipesaukee. Be forewarned: The hand-cut chips with blue-cheese sauce are frighteningly addictive.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010

Corea Wharf Gallery & Galley

Order a lobster roll or lobster grilled-cheese sandwich at the window, peruse the historical photos in the fish-shack gallery, settle at a picnic table, and enjoy the dreamy harbor views. BEST LOBSTER WITH A SENSE OF THE PAST.

Dalla Cucina

Best Cape Cod ItalianChef Michael Ceraldi presents a Cape Cod-infused menu, using lobster and fennel in a sweet risotto or serving local striped bass Sicilian-style with olives, tomatoes, rosemary, and capers. Even the gorgonzola on the dessert list is drizzled with Cape Cod honey.

Diamond’s Edge Restaurant & Marina

One of many historic islands in Casco Bay, Great Diamond’s story includes many years as an artists’ refuge as well as a military base (Fort McKinley housed more than 1,000 soldiers during the Spanish-American War). Come for the Continental menu or go native with a lobster bake.

Dolphin Chowder House

Dolphin Chowder House

At the Dolphin Marina and Restaurant, you can dine on Maine coastal fare, including Maine lobster dinners, fresh, local seafood, and hand-cut steaks. The waterfront location offers outstanding views of Casco Bay and its many islands. Located on the tip of Basin Point, South Harpswell, and at the water’s edge

El El Frijoles

Best Mexi-Cali-MaineThat’s “L.L. Beans” to you gringos. This take-out restaurant, with outdoor dining area, prepares made-from-scratch California-style empanadas, burritos, and tacos with a Maine accent. Try the spicy lobster burritos.

Ella’s Fine Food & Drink

When Chef Jeanie Roland decided to move closer to her family, South County diners scored. Her restaurant, Ella’s, is a French/Asian hybrid that takes a novel approach to nearly everything, from lobster pho to foie gras with bacon brulee. BEST SOUTH COUNTY ESCAPE.

Federal Hill

Federal Hill, a Rhode Island attraction with a wide variety of fun things to do, including dining and shopping, has been called the “Heartbeat of Providence.” Come down and check it out; you’ll have a great time.Yankee Magazine July 2009Rhode Islanders love this colorful Italian neighborhood west of downtown along

Four Seas Ice Cream

Four Seas Ice Cream

Four Seas Ice Cream on Cape Cod has been serving the finest homemade ice cream since 1934, founded by W. Wells Watson. It’s one of the three oldest ice cream shops in New England and was once a blacksmith shop back in the day. The store was named for part

Frog Rock Rest Stop

The boulder that State Representative T.J. Thurber painted in 1881 was a popular picnic backdrop for generations. But when Route 44 was straightened, Frog Rock was no longer roadside, and the site became overgrown and vandalized. In 2013, new landowner Joe Lernould repainted the quirky attraction and opened an antiques

Gansett Cruises

Board the M/V Gansett, a beautifully rehabbed wooden lobster boat, for a 90-minute narrated tour showcasing the area’s top coastal sites, plus a complimentary taste of Del’s lemonade, a quahog stuffy, or a coffee cabinet. BEST HARBOR TOURS.

Garwoods Restaurant and Pub

BEST WATERSIDE DININGThe next-best thing to drinking up the spectacular view of Lake Winnipesaukee is drinking a martini with a massive, blue cheese-stuffed olive, alongside a bowl of lobster bisque that rivals anything you’ll find on the seacoast.Come for the waterside deck, colorful umbrellas, and terrific Boat House Grill sandwiches.Come

Glenwood Drive-In

Best Birch BeerNo trees were sacrificed to make this cool refreshment, but the birch-beer syrup comes from a local source. Sweet and sassy, it goes perfectly with hot dogs, burgers, and lobster rolls.

Grace Church

Join the happy throngs at the parish hall for stuffed-to-overflowing lobster rolls, prepared to order by church members at a price that can’t be beat. $13.

Grammy’s Country Inn

Best Country Cookin’Locals know that Grammy’s dishes out humongous portions of mighty fine downhome fare, such as hand-cut potatoes, fried everything (including lobster), and two-fisted whoopie pies. Nothing fussy, nothing fancy, and almost everything is less than $12.

Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Classic Maine CoastPLUS A WHOLE LOT MORE!Lighthouses, lobster, history, sophisticated arts, quaint villages, great shopping… it’s all in Greater Portland Casco Bay — everything Maine.For your free Maine Vacation Planning PacketCall, Click or Come InTel. 800-306-7103www.visitcascobay.com

Grey Havens

Take in dreamy views over lobster boats, spruce-fringed islands, and Maine’s craggy coastline from this gently updated oceanfront hotel, a turreted, Shingle-style classic dating from 1904 and located just up the road from Reid State Park. BEST CLASSIC COASTAL MAINE INN.

Guytanno’s Cafe

The sandwiches are excellent: lobster-and-avocado, eggplant parmesan on garlic bread. But chef Guy Gengarella’s seafood dinners, such as crispy calamari over linguine aglio olio, really stand out. Entrees: from $14.

J’s At Nashoba Valley Winery

Best Vineyard DiningSet in the heart of America’s first fruit bowl, J’s reflects a New England take on the country winery restaurants of northern California and parts of France. Dishes like Chardonnay-poached lobster match the venue’s light style. Grilled beef and lamb pair well with the beers, brewed on the


This paragon of unstuffy high-end dining re -interprets comfort-food staples. Top honors go to the mac-and-cheese ($19), laced with fresh lobster and shrimp, tossed with parmesan and sharp cheddar melted into a rich bechamel, and plated with an arugula/watercress salad. Entrees: from $28.

Le Petit Cafe

Best Little BistroA warm welcome and prix-fixe perfection with inexhaustible variations; each week’s menu is another four-course eating adventure. Regulars relish the duck cassoulet and rely on chef Roy Ip and his family for special-occasion dining.Four-course country French, loaded with Parisian charm.–Yankee Magazine, March/April 2012Le Petit Cafe is, as its

Liv’s Oyster Bar

Stylish seafood and heirloom veggies in a renovated movie theater.–Yankee Magazine, March/April 2012Here, you can slurp down icy shellfish or sample the fish-centric menu. We quite like the oyster sampler, followed by Stonington scallops with lobster risotto. House-made desserts include Key-lime white-chocolate tart and cafe au lait cheesecake.

Lobster Landing

Situated down a narrow drive, this marina-side shack is tricky to find. Don’t bother searching online; they don’t have a website. What they do have—headlining a menu board that typically features only three items—is toasted sub rolls loaded with a quarter-pound of freshly shelled, lemon-spritzed, butter-slathered lobster. A heated tent


Since the 1800s, Boston’s Locke-Ober restaurant has been serving New England cuisine to well-heeled Bostonians in search of elegance. For years it was a men-only establishment, so the steak au poivre and lobster dishes became a rite of passage for the male graduates of our local colleges and the place

Longnook Beach

I like to arrive at Longnook in the earlymorning, while the fog still casts a hazy glaze over the water. Joined by surfers and dog walkers, I stroll down the sandy path to the soft, white beach. Then I glance back at the towering tan and red dunes, realizing instantly

Lulu Lobster Boat Ride

Why are shedders a little sweeter? What’s the biggest lobster ever caught in Maine’s cold waters? Captain John Nicolai answers these questions plus a whole lot more. Climb aboard the Lulu, a traditional Down East–style lobster boat, for a humor-filled two-hour cruise covering everything you wanted to know about Maine’s

Mac s on the Pier

No matter how long the lines are at the order counter, there’s always a picnic table free on the adjacent sand when your number is called. This is the spot to indulge in steamers, lobster, fried fish, onion rings, or even a fish taco. The sunset is free, and you

Maine Windjammer Association

Maine Windjammer Association

Escape with Maine’s historic Windjammer fleet for an adventure of a lifetime. Great sailing by day, snug harbors each night. See lighthouses, seals and porpoises on every cruise. One night everyone enjoys a sumptuous lobster feast. Explore uninhabited islands and small fishing villages. Twelve ships in the fleet offer three-

McLoon s Lobster

Best Hidden Lobster ShackIt’s a little extra work to find McLoon’s, hidden on causeway-connected Spruce Head Island, but it’s worth it for the ultra-fresh lobster paired with breathtaking views over a working wharf and spruce-fringed islands. Don’t like lobster? Enjoy crab cakes, burgers, hot dogs, and the homemade desserts. Sandwiches:

Menemsha Galley Restaurant

Nestled amid the fishermen’s shacks at the end of the harbor, the Galley is the low-cost alternative for waterfront food. Many regulars favor the lobster roll, but when the local boats are catching swordfish, the sword sandwich can’t be beat. BEST CASUAL DINING.

Migis Lodge

Visiting Migis is like stepping into an L.L. Bean catalog. Cabins and lodge are scattered under pines edging Sebago Lake’s shore. Then there are the beaches and boats, cookouts and cocktails, kids’ programs and family activities. Rates: from $268 per person per night (from $315 mid-July–August), including meals and most

Modern Diner

A 1941 Sterling Streamliner, this was the first diner named to the National Register of Historic Places, in 1978. Go for the weekend brunch specials, such as lobster Benedict (made by Al Roker when he visited for his Food Network special “Diner Destinations”).

Monhegan Boat Line

Monhegan Boat Line

Monhegan Boat Line is the year round ferry service to Monhegan Island, providing three trips daily during the summer. We also offer three Coastal Discovery Cruises: A Puffin/Nature trip which includes an exciting lobster trap hauling demonstration before you head out to Eastern Egg Rock to see the Puffins, a

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

The candlelit tables surrounded by bins holding 6,500 bottles are undeniably romantic. Food such as lobster–scallop stew and roasted locally farmed venison fit the elegant setting. Gentlemen will want a jacket and ladies will like a wrap, as the wine cellar stays cool all year round. Voted Best Wine Cellar

Mystic Whaler Cruises

Mystic Whaler Cruises

Come aboard! Sail on the windjammer Mystic Whaler for a multi-day vacation, day-sail, or lobster-dinner cruise. For a special trip, enjoy a Whales Tails cruise, a three-day Lighthouse cruise, and a spectacular three-day trip to New York City. Charter the Mystic Whaler for your next event and enjoy a relaxing

Neptune Oyster

In our view, a truly great lobster roll has a few simple but firm requirements: fresh, sweet meat and plenty of it; light mayo or butter (your choice—we like choice); and a properly toasted bun. That’s just what Neptune Oyster offers in a classic bistro space just off the crowded

No Name Restaurant

No Name Restaurant

No Name Restaurant opened in 1917, and the name has been the same from day one. The original owner, Nick Contos, was asked by the local fishermen what he called the place and Nick would answer, “No name, come eat!” Since then, the Contos family has offered fresh seafood at

Old Vines Wine Bar & Tapas Restaurant

Best Wine BarMike Farrell renovated an old barn into an Old World-meets-New World European-style wine bar. Complementing the wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails are nibbles, snacks, and small plates with choices such as lobster panini, broiled Maine shrimp and chorizo, and a white gazpacho that will more than satisfy garlic


Set sail aboard a “gundalow”: a flat-bottomed cargo barge that once dominated the waterways of the Piscataqua region 400 years ago. Help haul lobster traps, trawl for plankton, or just sit back and enjoy the sights. BEST BOAT RIDE.


Best North End ItalianA far cry from hunkering down to a plate of spaghetti. Chef/owner Anthony Caturano’s contemporary pan-Italian dishes range from hearty plates such as roasted meatballs, sausage, and ribs on polenta to wood-grilled lobster tail with a small tart of knuckle meat.

Quito’s Restaurant & Bar

A trio of chowders … a heaping plate of scampi loaded with shrimp, littlenecks, lobster, mussels, or calamari … Fresh seafood meets Italian cooking’s flair for overabundance at this casual, boisterous, seasonal eatery. Whether you’re sittin’ on the dock overlooking the bay or inside by the fireplace on cool evenings,

Quoddy Bay Lobster

Choose from butter, mayo, or Miracle Whip and from three sizes, all made with ultrafresh lobster meat, topped with a claw. This family-owned fish store and take-out operation is located on a working pier, with semi-sheltered seating on the harbor’s edge overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay. BEST LOBSTER ROLL.

Red’s Eats

This teenie spot on the Sheepscot River is a “don’t miss” for lobster rolls and hot dogs.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010

Roy Moore Lobster Company

Roy Moore Lobster cooks its crustaceans continuously throughout the day, so there’s rarely a wait for a fresh-cooked meal.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012

Scotty’s Lobster Pound

Best Triple-HeaderPart seafood market, part butcher shop, part restaurant, Scotty’s is a triple find. The restaurant (Tall Tales Tavern) serves market-fresh fish, lobster, and meats as well as salads made from greens grown in the front garden.207-864-9737 (Tavern), 207-864-2493 (lobster pound & meat market)


The Ocean House resort hotel perches high above the Watch Hill beach, which means diners at Seasons restaurant get a splendid view of the Atlantic with every morsel of fluke crudo with yuzu chili, butter-poached lobster with potato risotto, or ricotta-and-lemon gnocchi with summer vegetables and lobster mushrooms. BEST SPLURGE.

Snowvillage Inn

The inn’s chef, Ben Frieden, pulls from local farms for his flavorful cuisine. Fan favorites include lobster corn chowder with pea shoots and cedar-plank salmon with blueberry port glace. BEST NEW MENU.


Sonoma shines in summer, when local field greens, tomatoes, corn, and other garden vegetables share the menu with local lobster and goat cheese. Chef/owner Bill Brady cooks global dishes–everything from a French duck cassoulet to Korean barbecued short ribs–but rarely strays from California for his wine list. BEST FARM-TO-TABLE RESTAURANT.

Spiced Pear

Along Newport’s famed Cliff Walk, the dining room at the Chanler hotel cleaves to the rocks above the dramatic, crashing waves of Easton Bay. Dinner is a gourmet symphony in three, four, six, or nine movements (courses), each available with paired wines.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010With a stunning view of Easton’s

Tall Tales Tavern

An addition to Scotty’s, a local fish and meat market, and a big hit for comfort food and lobster. Open year-round.–Yankee Magazine, January/February 2012

The Cod End

It’s right on a working wharf, with views out to the Muscle Ridge Islands, the bubbly granite shore, and pointed firs: foggy, soggy, and piratey.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2011Super-fresh lobster is boiled up and served with steamers, corn on the cob, boiled potatoes, and freshly made coleslaw.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012

The Barnacle Restaurant

This old-school harborside favorite fairly hangs over the edge of a sea wall, serving countless bowls of creamy, briny chowder and fried-fish platters. A wall of windows looks out on the racing fleets of the town’s world-class sailors and many lobster boats.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010

The Clam Shack

Don’t let the name fool you: There’s plenty of good lobster to be had at The Clam Shack.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012

The Downtown Grocery

Chef Rogan Lechthaler buys locally and cooks globally at this casual fine-dining restaurant. He tosses pasta and lobster with North African harissa (hot-pepper sauce), and fills buns with braised local pork belly topped with Vietnamese fish sauce, scallion, cucumber, and hoisin sauce. BEST PORK BUNS.

The Lawn at Castle Hill

The most scenic place in the state to grab a G&T and watch the water has upped the proverbial ante with the addition of an official moniker and a special al fresco menu. The view is even better when your belly is full of New England favorites such as clam

The Lobster Pool Restaurant

Best Lobster With SunsetThis quintessential seafood-in-the-rough establishment not only offers great fish and shellfish, but also features a fabulous westward view over Folly Cove. That makes it perfect for cracking a crustacean just as the sun goes down. There’s no charge for bringing your own wine or beer. When out-of-towners

The Market Restaurant

Best Fresh Market MealsDockside on Lobster Cove, The Market is the brainchild of two young chefs, Nico Monday and Amelia O’Reilly, who met while working for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. They bring the gospel according to Alice to Annisquam with a select menu of fish from

The Oar House

A seat on the deck looking out to Portsmouth Harbor, with a bowl of corn- and bacon-studded clam chowder (and maybe a lobster spring roll with hoisin dipping sauce), means an afternoon or evening well spent.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010The Oar House offers up good food in an atmosphere of rowing

The Other Brother Darryl’s

It may look small, but this fish market has a deservedly outsized reputation for providing landlocked Berkshirites with exceptionally fresh seafood at wholesale prices. They also do a brisk takeout business. Claim an outdoor table, select a live lobster to be steamed while you wait, and in short order

The Publick House Historic Inn

The Publick House Historic Inn

Offering great food and lodging for over 239 years. Situated on 60 acres of countryside, minutes from I-90 and I-84. Choose from the charm of the Main Inn built in 1771 or rooms in Country Motor Lodge. Savor traditional New England fare, prime rib, lobster pie, grilled Atlantic salmon and

The Regatta of Falmouth-by-the-Sea

The Regatta of Falmouth-by-the-Sea — at the entrance to Falmouth Harbor, with a busy 90-foot boat dock just outside the main dining room’s 18 windows — matches knockout views with superior offerings from the kitchen. A selection of ethnic dishes (spicy lacquered duck with Asian greens, Thai-style lobster and shrimp)

Thurston’s Lobster Pound

End of the road, end of the earth: Look for mountain views, bluebloods, bluehairs, and swarms of fishing boats.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2011Thurston’s is tops for off-the-boat-fresh lobster on Mount Desert Island.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012The classic Maine lobster pound is a no-frills eatery where you can usually select your own lobster.

Tiny s Local Food

Chef Kristyn “Tiny” Samok has conquered the lobster roll’s chief fault—the tendency of the juices to dribble all over—by creating the lobster dog. She serves the sausage-like treat on a bun with delicious dill slaw. No muss, no fuss. BEST LOBSTER ROLL.


Asian and Indian flavors combine with seasonal local ingredients to stunning effect. Juicy beef-and-lamb sliders with fresh-baked chapatis for buns, tempura escargot, amazing tandoori lobster, and fenugreek panna cotta give a hint of what’s in store. Entrees: from $24.

Tracey s Seafood

Tracey’s serves big portions of ultra-fresh lobster, chowders, and fried seafood at low prices: Think two-for-$10-or-$14 lobster rolls, plus weekend fish fries and clam fries with free seconds for $10.95. Don’t miss the homemade pies. Best Twofer Lobster Rolls

Truro Vineyards & Crush Pad

Before touring the winery, you can picnic on the grassy lawn with Niman Ranch burgers, skirt-steak tacos, and lobster rolls from the Crush Pad food truck (a mobile offshoot of Truro’s Blackfish restaurant). The winery bar sells Truro wines by the glass to complete the experience. Sandwiches: from $7. BEST

Uni Sashimi Bar

A caveat: This is not your go-to place for spicy tuna takeout. But if you’re interested in sushi as real cuisine, Ken Oringer’s small eatery in the lower level of the Eliot Hotel pairs exquisite fish (and pork belly, and foie gras …) with an international palette of flavors. That


Local. Organic. Maine. That sums up chef/owner David Levi’s philosophy at Vinland, where indigenous food traditions are cele brated and all ingredients are from Maine. The small-plates menu might include Portland strip steak with whey-poached parsnip, wild porcini mushroom, and parsley gremolata, or lobster with wild black-trumpet mushroom emulsion, nori,

Waterman Grille

Wood-fire-grilled pizzas, meats, seafood, and veggies, including sweet potatoes. Unusual herbs, spices, vegetables, and fruits complement the smokiness. Entrees: from $16.95.($$$) The award-winning restaurant has been totally redesigned to capitalize on its stellar setting. Years ago the building housed machinery that controlled a “swing bridge” over the Seekonk River, linking

Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel and Spa

Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel and Spa

Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel and Spa is a gem in the northeast, and New Hampshire is home to the only remaining historic seaside grand hotel in the region. Now owned and operated by Marriott, the Wentworth offers guests 161 luxurious rooms and suites, a full-service spa, two

Woodman’s of Essex

Woodman’s of Essex

Woodman’s of Essex is THE place to go for fried clams. Woodman’s is the place where the first clam was fried – on July 3, 1916. Lawrence “Chubby” Woodman started the delicious tradition and today, 3rd and 3th generation Woodman’s are still serving up fried clams, lobster rolls, onion rings,


Overlooking the village green, chef/owner Red Lanphear’s hallmark is an array of globally inspired dishes with seasonal ingredients from local purveyors. If it’s available, try the calamari with fried jalape os and Gorgonzola, followed by sauteed lobster and shrimp atop flavorful pappardelle. Entrees: from $14.

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