Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough

Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough is a local favorite for seafood lovers in whole Connecticut. The restaurant offers a wide variety of seafood items on its menu, including lobster, crab, and shrimp. The prices are a bit on the expensive side, but many locals say it’s worth it. Abbott’s is also known for its live music performances on weekends. If you’re looking for a good seafood meal and some live entertainment, Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough is the place to go.

Cuisine: seafood, desserts

Type of place: restaurant


Some of the most popular items on the menu include:

  • Lobster bisque: A creamy soup made with lobster meat, vegetables, and spices
  • Crab cakes: Made with fresh crab meat, bread crumbs, and herbs, these cakes are served with Abbott’s famous tartar sauce
  • Lobster rolls: Abbott’s lobster salad served on a toasted hot dog roll with Abbott’s own blend of spices
  • Clam strips: Abbott’s special blend of spices are used to make this dish, which is deep-fried and served with Abbott’s own cocktail sauce (a mix of ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce)

Desserts at Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough is all you desired! The prices may bite, but it is only until you try a bit of:

  • Abbott’s famous apple pie
  • Abbott’s ice cream, made with Abbott’s own blend of spices, vanilla, and sugar
  • Abbott’s homemade key lime pie

Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough also offers an all-you-can-eat buffet during weekday lunches at around price $20 per person.

All the menu positions you can check out on the following tables (current prices you can find on the official website).


Clam Chowder A steaming bowlful of light clear broth-based chowder, acclaimed the best of its kind.
Lobster Bisque Thick, rich, creamy bisque with the delicious essence of fresh lobster.
Shrimp & Roasted Corn Chowder Thick, rich, creamy chowder
Crab Cakes Fresh, lump crabmeat with just the right amount of breading and seasonings – sauteed and served with our own special dipping sauce.
Steamed Clams A heaping bowlful of our succulent, fresh Bay of Fundy steamers, drawn butter and broth.
Steamed Mussels A bountiful bowlful fresh from the deepwater beds of the North Atlantic. Served with drawn butter and broth.
Shrimp in the Rough Icy cold shrimp in the shell with cocktail sauce and lemon.
Oysters on the Half Shell Purity tested from certified growing beds. Served icy cold with cocktail sauce, lemon wedge and oyster crackers.
Stuffed Clams Deep ocean quohaug shells stuffed with a mixture of finely minced clams and herbs in a bread base. Served with cocktail sauce.
Clams on the Half Shell Fresh shucked and served with lemon wedge, cocktail sauce and oyster crackers.
Tossed Green Salad Served with your choice of golden italian, thousand island, lite italian, blue cheese or house dressing.

Lobster Dinners

Served with coleslaw, potato chips, drawn butter
Lobster Dinners Featuring lobsters of the size indicated: 1-1/4 pound 1-1/2 pound 1-3/4 pound 2-1/2 pound 2-1/2 up to 10 pounds

Seafood Rolls

Our Famous Hot Lobster Roll A quarter pound of pure lobster meat more than is found in a small lobster with melted creamery butter, mounded on a toasted bun.
Lobster Salad Roll Lobster meat with a touch of celery and our house dressing, overflowing on a toasted roll.
Hot Crab Roll A quarter pound of pure crab meat with melted butter on a toasted roll.
Crab Salad Roll A toasted roll chock full of crab meat, a sprinkle of celery and our house dressing
Shrimp Salad Roll Tiny, sweet ocean shrimp with just enough diced celery in our own special dressing on a toasted roll.

Even More Choices

All served with potato chips
Classic Grilled Cheese
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Juicy Premium Grade Hot Dog on a Bun
Oven Roasted Half Chicken
Fresh Native Corn on the Cob


Toppings include: hot fudge, caramel, nuts, whipped cream
New York Style Cheesecake
Carrot Cake
Strawberry Shortcake
Apple Crisp
Ice Cream

Exterior and design

The Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough restaurant is a small, red-and-white building with a lobster on the roof. It’s easy to spot, just follow the amazing odors of seafood!


Besides the all-you-can-eat buffet, Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough also offers catering services for special events. The restaurant can provide everything from appetizers to desserts for your next party or event.

Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough offers free delivery services for all orders of $40 or more. Abbott’s prides itself on making sure that your seafood is delivered fresh and hot, just as you ordered it. The restaurant suggests its guests takeout service; what would be easier than having a delicious seafood dinner waiting for you when you get home?

Entertainment and events

Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough is well known for its live music performances on weekends. The restaurant often has bands playing blues, jazz, and country music. Abbott’s also hosts special events throughout the year, such as wine tastings and seafood festivals. So, though the prices may be higher than in an ordinary restaurant, you will get entertainment for the whole night.


During the pandemic Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough works only on Friday – Sunday 11 A.M. – 7.00 P.M.

* Disclaimer: Information shown on the website may not cover recent changes. For current price and menu information, please contact the restaurant Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough directly.

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