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Rockport Harvestfest

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Rockport Harvestfest

The quintessential New England fall festival: local craft brews, seafood, a farmers’ market and more, located on historic T-Wharf in Rockport, Massachusetts

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Amaral’s Fish and Chips

For your basic stuffie, head to Amaral’s. This shop prides itself on letting the seafood shine through: delectable clams seasoned with onion, celery, and spices, crispy on the top from baking in a hot oven. 4 Redmond St., Warren. 401-247-0675; amaralsfishandchips.com

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Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Each year over 50,000 people attend this spectacular event and view the works of over 200 Juried Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S.A. Continuous live music, traditional New England Seafood, a fabulous pancake breakfast and Antique Cars complement this picture perfect seaport event!

Exhibits include Fine Jewelry, Watercolors, Pottery, Custom

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Neptune Oyster

This tiny North End eatery serves some of the best seafood in Boston. The chowder trades the usual thickened base for a vibrant, intensely clammy broth. The secret? It’s lightly enriched with milk, cream, and potatoes and accented with a hint of oregano. 63 Salem St., Boston. 617-742-3474; neptuneoyster.com

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36th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will once again blossom into the colorful36th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 2016. A collection of over 175 Juried artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations, with live music and delicious

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For a place that branded itself on its meat, Kelly’s does surprisingly well with seafood. We found a sprightly, creamy broth, rich in potatoes; it’s a bit lighter on the clams, but fully aromatic and delicious. Locations in Allston, Danvers, Medford, Natick, Revere (where it all began), and Saugus. 781-233-5700;

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103rd Georgetown Working League Fair

Annual Fair featuring handmade gifts, collectibles, white elephants, jewelry, local artists and crafters, a silent auction, Maine children’s authors, homemade baked goods, and a seafood luncheon. This year’s highlight: raffle of an art quilt commemorating the Georgetown Tricentennial. All proceeds go to student scholarships, the local library, the

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J’s Oyster

J’s may be the last of Portland’s salty, divey seafood houses. Casco Bay and the urban working waterfront are right outside the door: condos, cruise ships, and bait houses. 5 Portland Pier, Portland. 207-772-4828; jsoyster.com

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32nd Charlestown Seafood Festival

A gastronomic extravaganza at Ninigret Park highlights the state’s best seafood—lobsters, steamers, chowder, fish and chips, clam cakes, and a raw bar—plus a bevy of other foods to suit all tastes. Plus amusement rides, a car show, a petting zoo, raffles, music, and more.

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Bagaduce Lunch

For 60 years folks have been slinging seafood, fried and steamed, from a little red-and-white shack perched on a hilltop overlooking the tidal Bagaduce River. Watch for eagles fishing in the falls. 145 Franks Flat, Penobscot. 207-326-4729, 207-326-4197

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21 Federal

The signature steak is a tender sirloin from all-natural free-range grass-fed Angus steer, served with perfectly crisp parmesan-dusted shoestring fries and seasonal vegetable accompaniment. Tasty enough to make a carnivore out of the most ardent seafood fan. Entrees: from $20.

Maine Food Trail: Lobster Rolls

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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.

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Amaral’s Fish and Chips

For your basic stuffie, head to Amaral’s. This shop prides itself on letting the seafood shine through: delectable clams seasoned with onion, celery, and spices, crispy on the top from baking in a hot oven.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2011

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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;

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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

B&G Oysters Ltd.

This sophisticated South End eatery, with its wonderful marble bar and high-top tables crowded with plates of Nantucket bay scallops crudo and moules frites, is a gleaming ode to traditional Boston seafood dishes, taken up a notch. Entrees: from $25.

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 Trumpet Bistro

Brick-warm ambience, artful cuisine, and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence make this cozy Mediterranean bistro/wine bar on pretty Ceres Street an inviting nook where you can nibble on foraged mushrooms, local seafood, and assorted paellas that flirt with Moroccan, Turkish, and Spanish influences. Medium dishes: from $10. Entrees: from

Brewster Fish House

Locals told us about the Brewster Fish House, a Cape Cod gem that has recently seen a change of chefs. Indulge in the fried-seafood options—clams, oysters, scallops, or calamari. Whichever you choose, it’s fresh from local waters, and the kitchen respects its handy source of ingredients. Get there early and


Brodetto was originally a stew made from whatever catch Italian fishermen couldn’t sell. Next to such simple fare, the luscious brodetto served here ($22.95)—full of mussels, clams, shrimp, and fish in a fragrant tomato sauce over squidink pasta—is a cathedral beside a country chapel. It’s a rustic and hearty seafood

Burger Boy

Retro Burger Boy has been serving fresh ground burgers, fried chicken and seafood, house-made fries, ice cream, and delicious shakes since 1968. Eat in the jukebox-themed dining room or opt for the drive-through. Burgers: from $2. Best Throwback Burger Joint

Cafe Provence

French food doesn’t have to be fussy. Chef Robert Barral makes his own chutney from cherry tomatoes to top baked haddock, and grinds beef from a local farm to craft a perfect burger. He also makes exquisite hearth-oven pizzas as well as a seafood stew on saffron rice. BEST VERMONT

Cajun s Snackbar

Frog’s legs and fried alligator in the Northeast Kingdom? Sho ’nuff! Folks line up to put some South in their mouth or opt for one of the reasonably priced fresh seafood dinners. The menu is huge, and so are the portions. Dine indoors or out. BEST CAJUN FARE.

Cape Arundel Inn

Best Surf-On-Turf ViewWhite-tablecloth dining with a knockout view of crashing surf and the Bush estate at Walker’s Point combines with well-prepared classic fare, such as sauteed seafood medley and pan-seared prime sirloin, make the splurge worthwhile.

Captain s Cove Seaport

Enjoy the seafood-intensive snack bar before strolling the compact stretch of tiny souvenir, sports, and toy shops. This busy marina also hosts free concerts, while the scenic harbor cruise, which departs from the area, is a must. Quintessential summer fun at Black Rock Harbor. BEST BOARDWALK.

Champlin’s Seafood Deck

Besides “basic” stuffies, these folks also offer “casino stuffies” with bacon and “Portuguese stuffies” with chourico and a hint of green pepper.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2011In Galilee and Point Judith, the big-cahuna seafood shacks; don’t miss the “stuffies” (stuffed clams).–Yankee Magazine, July/August 2011



A B&B hosted by Cristina and Paul Trahan (she is a teacher, artist,fluent in Spainish and an antiques collector; he is a teacher, newspaper columnist, and former construction project manager). An 1890s Victorian tri-gable sea captain’s house overlooking Saco Bay. Featuring Victorian rooms with period furnishings and a deck and


As a salt breeze sweeps over the polished-stone bar, you slurp raw shellfish in style. Oysters hail from Barnstable Sea Farms and Island Creek in Duxbury. Seasonal seafood dishes (softshell crab, line-caught swordfish) round out the menu. BEST OYSTER BAR.

Crystal Spring Farmers’ Market

Go early: That’s the best advice for visitors to this bonanza of local specialty foods, offered Saturday mornings at the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s 320-acre Crystal Spring Farm. Approximately 40 vendors sell produce, meats, seafood, prepared foods, baked goods, cheeses, crafts, and flowers. Live music, too. BEST FARMERS’ MARKET.

Culinary Walking Tour

Explore Portland’s historic Old Port and sample the foods that define coastal Maine, from artisanal cheeses to seafood to whoopie pies.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012

Dog Watch Cafe

Lounge on the open-air dock, sipping as the sun sets amid the sails and spires. Nature’s light show done, dine on seasonal seafood and landlubbers’ fare. Come for lunch, too. BEST SUNSET BAR.

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

Essex River Basin Adventures

Best Saltwater KayakingThe web of estuaries in Essex Marsh, an hour north of Boston on Cape Ann, leads to protected bays and the back side of Crane Beach. These tidal flats are home to thousands of littleneck clams, your entree of choice at nearby Woodman’s seafood restaurant (133 Main St.;


American bistro in an elegant, casual setting. Don’t miss the seafood succotash and crab-cake-encrusted tilapia.–Yankee Magazine, March/April 2012

George’s of Galilee

In Galilee and Point Judith, the big-cahuna seafood shacks; don’t miss the “stuffies” (stuffed clams).–Yankee Magazine, July/August, 2011

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.


In Galilee and Point Judith, the big-cahuna seafood shacks; don’t miss the “stuffies” (stuffed clams).–Yankee Magazine, July/August, 2011

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Skip Bennett is the guy who turned Duxbury’s Island Creek oysters into celebrity bivalves; executive chef Jeremy Sewall comes from a family of lobstermen. Together, they’ve created a restaurant that consistently sources the freshest seafood and serves it in ways both soul-satisfying (Skip’s mom’s seafood casserole) and revelatory (Cape Cod

J. T. Farnham’s

There’s a lot of competition for fried clams in this neck of the woods, but hyper-fresh seafood, lack of pretense, and an Essex Salt Marsh location make us opt for this side of the street.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010It’s not strictly necessary, but a slight sunburn and some post–Crane Beach sand

J’s Oyster

J’s may be the last of Portland’s salty, divey seafood houses. Casco Bay and the urban working waterfront are right outside the door: condos, cruise ships, and bait houses.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2011

Jamestown Fish

Quadrilingual chef Matthew MacCartney is as meticulous about building his wine and beer lists as he is playful with his always-evolving menu of ingeniously spiced and artfully plated local seafood. And he’s practically giddy when connoisseurs of either beverage recognize and order one of the limited-edition beers or rare bottles

Jeff s Maine Seafood

Proving that a landlocked state doesn’t have to fall short when it comes to seafood, Jeff’s has been serving ocean-fresh fish and shellfish for 25 years. Favorites include clam chowder, grilled swordfish, and pecan-crusted salmon. Meat, poultry, and pasta, too. Entrees: from $20. Best Ocean Fresh Fare

Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe

Jay’s cooks up some great fish dishes, including a rich San Francisco-style cioppino. But the uncooked seafood is, if possible, even better. In season, you can taste several different New Hampshire oysters, alongside bivalves from Cape Cod, Damariscotta, Long Island Sound, and Chesapeake Bay. BEST RAW BAR.


You have to love the name of this soup kitchen in the Public Market House. Every day Kamasouptra prepares nine creative seafood, vegetarian, and vegan soups, from Ecuadorian peanut to the house chili, serving each bowl with fresh bread. Soups: from $5.50. BEST SOUP.


For a place that branded itself on its meat, Kelly’s does surprisingly well with seafood. We found a sprightly, creamy broth, rich in potatoes; it’s a bit lighter on the clams, but fully aromatic and delicious. Locations in Allston, Danvers, Medford, Natick, Revere (where it all began), and Saugus.–Yankee Magazine,

Kitchen Garden Restaurant

Best Down East Jamaican JerkDrawing from their gardens and local, mostly organic, sources, Jessie King and Alva Lowe create authentic Jamaican fare, such as jerk chicken and curried goat, as well as seafood and vegetarian dishes. BYOB.

Lago Costa Cucina

Big steaks Italian style, as well as delicate pasta dishes and terrific seafood options, right on Meredith Bay (part of Lake Winnipesaukee) at The Inn at Bay Point.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010

Legal Seafoods Harborside

Best Seafood On The WaterEach of three levels here functions like a separate restaurant. Casual seafood and an old-fashioned fish market recall the chain’s roots on the first floor; the second level features polished fine dining. The best view is on the roof deck, where cocktails, a raw bar, and

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.


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

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

Mac’s Shack

Best Casual FishThe fryolator turns out the usual fish-and-chips, fried clams, and oysters at this popular casual spot, but the chefs also spotlight the local catch with sushi, a raw bar of local bivalves, and entrees such as cracker-crusted bluefish and wine-poached cod.Best Cape SushiNothing showcases the impeccably fresh local

Markey s Lobster Pool

Owner Tom Markey presides over the deep-fryers and steamers, cooking up fresh lobsters, clams, scallops, shrimp, and haddock since 1971. Bring your fiercest appetite and dine on a deck over the tidal Blackwater River, where you’ll spot locals digging for clams. You don’t have to abstain in winter: open Friday

Melville Grille

Boat or drive to the marina-side restaurant at East Passage Yachting Center for the staff’s Portuguese fish chowder. Chef/owner Scott Cowell loads this decadent, paprika-pink soup with scallops, shrimp, cod, and mild chouri o. It’s twice been named seafood-chowder champ at Newport’s prestigious Great Chowder Cook-Off. Cup: $4.95. Best Fish

Mitchell’s on the River

There’s no denying the summery pleasure of cheap eats at a breezy seafood shack. A mere stone’s throw from the Connecticut River, this seasonal al fresco joint hosts a laid-back crowd, noshing on fried fish, burgers, and ice cream at picnic tables overlooking the historic Glastonbury/Rocky Hill ferry launch. Entrees:

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

Net Result

Best Picnic SushiBest known as one of the Vineyard’s top fishmongers, Net Result also sells seafood plates to go. The sushi menu is an embarrassment of local riches, with sushi and sashimi all made to order from the freshest catch. Call ahead to order a box for a picnic at

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

Offshore Ale Brewery

Best Island AlesThe brick-oven pizzas are big and imaginative (roasted duck with pancetta and leeks, for example), and the seafood, ribs, and burgers all go nicely with Offshore’s Nutbrown Ale.

Point Judith Salt Pond

Pop into Benny’s (688 Kingstown Road, Wakefield) to purchase a metal rake, a plastic pail, and your $11 tourist shellfishing license if you’re from out of state, and you’ll have everything you need to harvest your own clams for two weeks. An hour before low tide, set out into the

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,

Red Sky

Here’s an anomaly: a classy, white-tablecloth restaurant that shuns pretension. Expect fine local, organic ingredients (when available) and a good selection of very local seafood, along with vegetarian options that don’t leave non-carnivores feeling like second-class citizens. The house-baked bread is a wonderful way to start, and the homemade desserts

Row 34

Partners Skip Bennet, Jeremy Sewall, and Garrett Harker gave the Boston dining scene a shot in the arm when they opened Island Creek Oyster Bar in 2010. Now, with their new eatery in the Fort Point Channel neighborhood, they’ve brought their savoir faire closer to the waterfront. Don’t miss the

S & P Oyster Company

Watch the drawbridge through the windows or gaze at the river flowing past the patio. Excellent grilled seafood and fowl, plus regionally sourced oyster options. Dessert samplers with flourless chocolate cake and cheesecake don’t stay in view long. Voted Best Water View Grill. 

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)

Sea Swirl Seafood Restaurant and Ice Cream

Sea Swirl Seafood Restaurant and Ice Cream

Celebrating 25 years! Featured in the New York Times & The Boston Globe “Sea Swirl is another classic of its kind, that sidelines great pints of fried clams,” – The Boston Globe. Visited by Rachael Ray of the Food Network Channel’s $40 A Day. Fresh seafood, burgers, fries, chowder

Short & Main

The entree menu isn’t written on the chalkboard until the fishermen land their catch, but you can count on dayboat seafood from Gloucester’s fleet. The stunning raw bar is stocked from clam flats and oyster beds on both Cape Ann and Cape Cod. Entrees: from $14. BEST LOCAL CATCH

SoNo Seaport Seafood

When you’re right on Norwalk Harbor, chowder, steamed seafood, or perfectly broiled sole is a treat, outside at a picnic table or inside in the dining room.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010

South County Tourism Council

South County Tourism Council

449 square mile region of southern Rhode Island – largest state management areas that spill down to 100 miles of coastline. With more than 20 beaches to stake your claim on – 18 public golf courses -15 museums – endless fresh from the boat seafood await you! A safe, family


Off the beaten tourist track, Broadway includes an alluring restaurant row, with Spark right at the top. Inventive fusion dishes include foie gras pizza and a “demonic clam boil”: seafood with Andouille sausage and Thai chilis. Entrees: from $21.

Surf Restaurant in Nashua

Chef Michael Buckley’s pair of seafood restaurants showcase his sure hand at infusing local fish and shellfish with international flavors. In addition to great sushi, he also offers a “hot stone tuna,” which pairs slices of ahi with a piece of hot granite so that you can sear them to

Surf Restaurant in Portsmouth

Chef Michael Buckley’s pair of seafood restaurants showcase his sure hand at infusing local fish and shellfish with international flavors. In addition to great sushi, he also offers a “hot stone tuna,” which pairs slices of ahi with a piece of hot granite so that you can sear them to


Best Taco BarViva authentic tortillas topped with perfectly balanced seafood, cheese, veggie, and bean combos. Desserts, drinks, and atmosphere are also deliciously Mexican.

Ten Tables

Best Vegetarian
Don’t be shocked: There’s meat here. Nevertheless, the four-course vegetarian tasting menu is so loaded with farm-fresh produce prepared in the most tantalizing (and satisfying) ways, it’ll have carnivores rethinking their allegiances.

Best Bargain
Ten Tables is the mouse that roars: a tiny, candlelit space and chef David Punch’s elegant fixings:

The Inn at Weathersfield

A rambling, luxuriously relaxing place to stay and one of the best places to dine in the Green Mountain State.–Yankee Magazine, November/December 2011Innkeepers Jane and David Sandelman rescued this historic 1792 stagecoach stop from oblivion in 2002, creating a wonderful escape from 21st-century cares (although the inn is WiFi wired).

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 Mews Restaurant and Cafe

Sebastian Junger to Norman Mailer, says owner Ron Robin, a former “talk jock” for Boston radio. Seafood, fresh-baked onion focaccia, and 277 different vodkas, from Armenian to Ukrainian.– Yankee Magazine, March/April 2010Revered by local residents for staying open 363 nights of the year, this beachfront institution also happens to serve

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 Slipway Restaurant

Two words: fried oysters. Chef/owner Scott Yakovenko has a knack for seafood that’s earned him a cult-like local following. This upscale fish shack’s setting–with tables inside, on an enclosed porch, and on a dock over the tidal St. George River–weatherproofs the experience. BEST FRIED SEAFOOD.

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.


The great flavor comes from cooking all of the ingredients — the rice, vegetables, saffron, chicken, seafood, sausage, and peas—to their rightful tastes and textures without messing up the others.–Yankee Magazine, September/October 2010Toro’s paella was chosen as a favorite food pick. There’s no definitive recipe for paella, the one-pan dish

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

Union Oyster House

Union Oyster House

A National Historic Landmark, America’s oldest restaurant, c. 1826, is in a building dating back to pre-Revolutionary days; located on the Freedom Trail near Faneuil Hall; features New England-style seafood and grilled meats. Famous oyster bar. Daniel Webster was a regular and JFK had his own booth. Casual. $10-$30. Open

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

West River Marina

This kitchen has deservedly built a great reputation on its solid burgers, served with impossibly crispy fries. The folks here also do a great job with seafood, pizza, pasta, and—oh yeah—that sunset.Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010

Willimantic Brewing Co.

Willimantic Brewing Co.

Award-winning living landmark restaurant & pub brewery located in an historic 1909 US Post Office. Extensive menu: from steaks & seafood to hot, hot wings! Many vegetarian selections & large appetizer list. We brew our own handcrafted beers & offer many guest microbrews. Take home a growler. Open 7 days:

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,

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