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Seven Seas Restaurant – Milford, Connecticut

Lobster Roll at Seven Seas Restaurant Milford, Connecticut

Saw the picture of this onl‏ine and was dying to try it.  I don’t know what they took a picture of, but it wasn’t what I got.  I usually don’t factor service issues into my reviews because I feel that I’m just there to check out the roll, I really don’t care if service is bad, but this place is worth mentioning.  We walked into this very crowded clearly popular bar and decided takeout from the bar would be a better idea for one sandwich.  Placed the order and was told it might take a little longer than usual, he said probably 15 minutes.  Walked around town for 10 min, came back, ordered a drink, ordered another drink, 40 minutes later, we got the mediocre roll.  At 30 minutes I asked and explained that 30 min for one roll was getting pretty ridiculous, he said everyone was complaining.  I worked in restaurants, they get very busy when understaffed, but even by those standards this was insane.  The hot roll was unimpressive.  Overcooked, claws stuck together and curled, like the had been sitting in the fridge too long.  Whole claws, some chunks, no tail that I could see, lots of giant spongy pieces, very buttery roll, soggy and almost overpowering.  I never complain about too much butter, didn’t think it was even possible, but this was pushing it.  Fine, not bad, but disappointing.

Visited August 2010

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11 Responses »

  1. A lobster roll “contest” should be taken with a grain of salt. Many places (especially upscale restaurants) think they should be dressed up. I am Rhode Island born and bred and have been in Eastern Connecticut for more years that I care to say. Lobster roll should be a toasted hot dog or Hamburg roll full of lobster dressed with a bit of mayonnaise and a bit of chopped celery. Not smothered in mayonnaise and no other fancy additions. Lettuce optional. For a hot lobster roll, the meat should be lightly sautéed in just a bit of butter and served on a toasted roll. The roll should not be soaked in butter. Plain and simple is always best.

  2. Nicole jamieson

    Me and my husband found this spot last year and their lobster rolls are amazing! They are huge and delicious and you can’t beat the price. Lobster always tastes fresh and the atmosphere can be compared to a night at “cheers”. Very friendly people that make you feel like family. 2 thumbs up and five stars

  3. Clem Beauchemin

    A best known secret is Vinnie’s Deli in Wallingford on rt.150 about 1 mile east ofrt.5 near the center. Awesome Lobster Rolls at very reasonable prices an King l of Roast Beef.

  4. Also Bill’s on the river in Westbrook. Again, excellent!!!

  5. Sam the Clam’s in Southington/Plantsville. HUGE, delicious and the fries are cooked just right.

  6. Liv’s Shack, Old Saybrook!!

  7. Ann MacAndrew

    Whoops. Just saw your Ford’s review. Sorry!

  8. Ann MacAndrew

    If you have been to Abbott’s, then you should have been to Fords. Next door and so much better. Try their lobster bomb. Also..Skipper’s Dock is no longer.

  9. I can’t believe you have not tried Lobster Landing in Clinton, CT! BEST lobster rolls on the shoreline!!

  10. Thanks, I have tried about three times now for Guilford Lobster Pound, but I guess I should check their hours better because they have been closed every time. I’ll keep trying!!

  11. Dear Lobster gal,You’ll Have to try the Guilford lobster Pound in Guilford Ct for my best Lobster roll this summer, Diane is the chef and such a sweet person.It is a cute little place all outside on the dock at the city marina.You can bring your own refreshments and have a lovely view of the Guilford Marina. The Lobster Roll was really delicious and stuffed full with great lobster meat and just enough butter and the roll was toasted to perfection.The clear clam chowder was also spectacular.We will be back very soon.

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