Sunday, August 26, 2012


Noank, CT

If you like lobster, you owe it to yourself to visit Noank, CT and stop in at Abbot's Lobster in the Rough.  My wife and I make it a point to visit here at least once or twice a summer to partake in one of their famous hot lobster rolls.  The place isn't very fancy, and is rather difficult to find, but it is the place to come for lobster here in southeast Connecticut.  Not only are the meals good, but you can sit outside to enjoy the sunset and the views of Long Island Sound.  It's a great way to spend a summer evening.


  1. This sounds very inviting.
    I like the muted red and lobster's friendly face.
    I don't think I ever had lobster, though.

    1. You should really try one some day, Martina. Lobsters need to be fresh, however, and cooked while still alive, otherwise they're not good to eat. Seafood restaurants and even grocery stores in this part of the country all have large tanks containing live lobsters that are cooked by dropping them into boiling water. It doesn't sound very humane, but when cooked right, they're delicious. If you ever visit Connecticut, I'll treat you to a lobster dinner.

    2. In France all of the bigger supermarkets have tanks containing the European Lobster, I suppose, too - but in Germany ... .
      Hmm, I could buy one in France .. .but I am not sure if I manage to throw it in boiling water. And if I manage to throw it in boiling water I am not sure what to do next ... go and get a hammer and chisel?
      I think I will wait until I am near the Atlantic or the North Sea and try it at a restaurant ... ;-)

    3. You're right, Martina. There is a little bit of skill and work involved in eating a lobster. It does require some brute force, and a nutcracker to crack upon the shell. It can be quite messy, but it is worth it. For those not willing to go through the effort, most places offer a "Lazy Man's Lobster" dish, which is just the lobster meat. The other alternative is a a hot lobster roll, which is lobster meat on a buttered roll.