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Skipper’s Dock – Stonington, Connecticut

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Lobster Sandwich Skipper's Dock Stonington, Connecticut

When I think of my happy place within an hour’s driving time, I head to Stonington, the prettiest town in Connecticut.  Sitting on the deck overlooking the water at Skippers Dock, enjoying a hot lobster sandwich with a giant bloody mary completes the vision.  This particular time, my friend Mark and I headed down for the Stonington Garden tour.  We were going to make it a yearly thing, but turns out the garden tour is only every three years.  Maybe we’ll just sit on the deck here all day.  I won’t say this, strictly speaking, the best lobster roll/sandwich in Connecticut, it isn’t, but sometimes the food just isn’t the whole experience.  If you want the relaxing CT waterfront lobster moment, Skipper’s Dock is your place.  I only ever get the hot lobster sandwich, I’ve seen the cold, and it just doesn’t look as good.  The hot version is all claw meat, large chunks, hearty portion, served hot with melted gruyere cheese and a side of butter on grilled bakery fresh bread.  Pictured here is the version without the cheese, what can I say, swimsuit season was fast approaching and you have to cut the calories somewhere if you want to involve cups of butter in your diet.  You can get a caesar salad with it too if that’s your thing.

Visited June 2011

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