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Costello’s Clam Shack – Noank, Connecticut

Costellos lobster roll

Costello’s is the better looking, smarter, but more shy twin of Abbott’s.  Just kidding, sort of, Costello’s is the sister property of Abbot’s.  It is about less than half a mile farther down the road and it has a fryer, so different menu.  From what I could tell, their menu is pretty much the same as the Abbot’s menu, except that they also have all things fried, onion rings, french fries, fried clams, etc.  They also seem to have better seating and a better view.  There is an upstairs deck overlooking Noank harbor, very pretty spot to enjoy some fried food.  I can’t say that I enjoyed the lobster roll.  This is exactly the same lobster roll as the one they serve at Abbott’s, in case you were wondering.  So, see my review on Abbott’s for my rant on why I’m not a fan.  Unfortunately, the photo above may be one of the best that my meager photographic skills have ever been able to capture of a lobster roll.  Unfortunate because the lobster roll isn’t as good as it looks.  It isn’t bad, just not very good.  The bun here was less dry than Abbott’s, but that was about it.  Note the multitude of spongies in the photo where I piled them up on the side.  The line at Costello’s is much shorter, the view is much better, the menu is more extensive, they even serve whole lobsters and if you’re into the Abbott’s lobster roll, they serve the same one here.  I can’t imagine why there would be any reason to go to Abbott’s.

Weighed in at 5.8 oz.

Visited August 2012

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