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10 New England Seafood Spots You Need to Try

Last updated on November 8, 2019 at 11:31 am

Craving fried seafood? Whether you live in New England or you’re just visiting, be sure to check out these delicious and authentic New England seafood spots in your area!


Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough (Groton, CT)

Grab yourself a perfectly steamed lobster, clam chowder, steamers, mussels, or a warm, buttered lobster roll at this classic New England restaurant. Enjoy the delicious food at the outdoor picnic tables with a beautiful waterfront view! If possible, save enough room for dessert- including New York cheesecake, strawberry shortcake, ice cream, and more!

117 Pearl St, Groton, CT 06340

(860) 536-7719



Maine Diner (Wells, ME)

You might not think such high quality seafood could come from a diner, but you’ll change your mind once you try the delicious (and famous) lobster pie. But don’t stop there! The Maine Diner has plenty of great menu items that will satisfy your seafood craving. And if you have any room left, be sure to order one of the scrumptious berry pies for dessert.  

2265 Post Rd, Wells, ME 04090

(207) 646-4441

Barnacle Billy’s (Ogunquit, ME)

From the beautiful location that overlooks Perkins Cove (a delightful harbor in Maine), to the wonderful seafood, Barnacle Billy’s has everything you could want when it comes to seafood dining! There are two locations right next to each other. For a more casual dinner experience, order at the window of the original Barnacle Billy’s, but if you’re looking to sit down, go to the full-service restaurant (with more menu options) at Barnacle Billy’s Etc.!  

50 Perkins Cove Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907

(207) 646-5575

The Clam Shack (Kennebunkport, ME)

The perfect little spot for lunch! This popular spot in the center of Kennebunkport is home to some of the most delicious seafood items in New England such as fried clams and lobster rolls. Enjoy your food at a table inside the seafood market, or outside at a lobster trap table. There may be a line but it’s worth the wait!

2 Western Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043

(207) 967-3321



The Clam Box (Ipswich, MA)

The exterior of The Clam Box… is the shape of an ACTUAL clam box! This alone should make a trip to this local favorite a must-see! They’re most famous for their fried clams, but don’t think that’s the only thing they have to offer. Everything else on the menu is just as good, like the scallops, oysters, and more! 

246 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938

(978) 356-9707

The Barking Crab (Boston, MA)

Situated right on the water with views of the Fort Point Channel, The Barking Crab has some of the best seafood in the city of Boston. The aesthetic screams authentic with its picnic tables, ocean decorations, and waterfront location!

88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210

(617) 426-2722

Woodman’s (Essex, MA)

Arguably the first clam shack in the country, Woodman’s knows how to make delicious seafood! From the fried clams to the lobster, anything you order will fulfill your seafood needs! Don’t miss your chance to check out the place that has been around since the early 1900s! 

121 Main St, Essex, MA 01929

(978) 768-6057


New Hampshire

Markey’s Lobster Pool (Seabrook, NH)

Markey’s is the perfect summer dining experience for anyone with a craving for seafood! Order the lobster that’s picked from the on-site lobster pool or enjoy a bowl of their famously creamy clam chowder! Enjoy these meals outdoors in the summer or inside during the winter as Markey’s is open year round.

420 NH-286, Seabrook, NH 03874

(603) 474-2851


Rhode Island

Evelyn’s (Tiverton, RI)

This classic, seasonal, roadside seafood place is a must for seafood lovers! You can play it safe by ordering the clam chowder or a lobster roll or branch out and order their “stuffies” or (famous) lobster chow mein. Sit on the picnic tables along the water to get the full New England seafood experience.

2335 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878

(401) 624-3100

Aunt Carrie’s (Narragansett, RI)

For an authentic, New England seafood experience, visit Aunt Carrie’s to enjoy all of the delicious seafood and dessert you can! Grab a bowl of one of the many types of chowder (white, red, or Rhode Island style), steamers, clam cakes, and more! Make sure to save room for their homemade ice cream or legendary rhubarb pie.

1240 Ocean Rd, Narragansett, RI 0288
(401) 783-7930

Know of a great spot we missed? Let us know about it by leaving a comment! And, if you’re planning to take a road trip to any of these spots, make sure your car is ready to go and well protected. Need some tunes along the way? Here are 15 road trip songs about road trips.

6 thoughts on “10 New England Seafood Spots You Need to Try

  1. Warrens lobster in Kittery ME has the largest unique salad bar in small (always fresh) containers. Always discount coupons on line and only need to show your smartphone. Go off hours as the waiting line gets very long.

  2. Matunuck Oyster Bar 629 Succotash Rd., South Kingston, RI
    Great farm fresh food! Amazing oyster always fresh!
    Great seafood!

  3. Ronnies seafood is seasonal
    Over 50 years of selling there famous Fried Clams,fish,scallops and Lobster rollsalso there Ice Cream stand next door is second to none
    They only buy the cream of the crop from each company
    Located on routes 12 and 20 in Auburn Ma is a must try

  4. Weathervane in Kittery, ME has been our favorite stop going to and leaving Maine visits. The freshest tasting perfectly fried seafood is the best we’ve had anywhere for years. And the lobster offerings are great also.

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