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Labor Day: Last Chance for Fun, Sun, and Seafood

Quote for Today: If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. Doug Larson

Labor Day Weekend 2013 is upon us. The Summer is winding down. School is starting back up and for most people this is the last weekend to get away and relax. If I had my choice, I would spend it by the water eating seafood in shorts and flip flops. So here are our Top Five Dives (inexpensive) Seafood Restaurants with a View.

1) Abbot’s Lobster in the Rough: Noank, Connecticut – Forget Mystic Pizza for the time being, Abbot’s is a lobster lovers haven. Order at the window, get a number and pick a table by the water. The seafood feast starts with Clam Chowder then moves to a giant bowl of Steamers and Mussels topped with a steamed lobster. They also own Costello’s Clam Shack down the road.

Abbot’s Lobster in the Rough: Noank, Connecticut

Abbot’s Lobster in the Rough: Noank

2) Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar: Sarasota, Florida – Voted “Best of the Best” Raw Bar twelve years in a row. This place is a throwback to old style Florida Seafood Restaurants. Expect a wait, but it is worth it.

Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar: Sarasota, Florida

Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar: Sarasota

3) The Lobster Shack at Two Lights: Cape Elizabeth, Maine – The perfect place to start a lighthouse trail tour. Right on the ocean, this is another get in line and pick our your table joint. The Lobster Rolls get rave reviews as does the Lobster Stew.

The Lobster Shack at Two Lights: Cape Elizabeth, Maine

The Lobster Shack at Two Lights: Cape Elizabeth

4) Lowell’s at Pike Place Market: Seattle, Washington – When in Seattle a trip to Pike Place Market should be high on your list. Lowell’s Restaurant opens at 7 a.m. and serves a mean breakfast. Toasted Bagel with house cured wild Salmon, Pickled Red Onion, herb Cream Cheese and Capers or a Northwest Dungeness Crab Benedict sounds like a good start. Add the best view of ferries crossing Puget Sound and you might have the incentive to roll out of bed.

Lowell’s at Pike Place Market: Seattle, Washington

Lowell’s at Pike Place Market: Seattle

5) Bowen’s Island Restaurant: Charleston, South Carolina – Bowen’s is located on the tip of a thirteen acre island. The low country does not get any prettier and the sunsets are spectacular. Fresh local oysters and Frogmore Stew will help you enjoy the view.

Bowen's Island Restaurant

Bowen’s Island Restaurant


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