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“It is a clam SHACK”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Stowe's Seafood

Stowe's Seafood
Ranked #3 of 155 Restaurants in West Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 347 Beach Street West Haven, CT 06516(203) 934-1991
Eastham, Massachusetts
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316 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“It is a clam SHACK”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

To start off it is a small shack, VERY interesting inside. Yes most tables are outside, " in the partking lot", close. Its all paper and plastic. Parking is to say the least, tight.

Why go there and give it a 4 ? The FOOD, some of the best seafood around. Great view of the water.

The fish tastes like it just jumped out of the ocean into the pan, and it is cooked to perfection. also the portions are very, very generous.
And the prices are extremely reasonable. Like $10 for 5 decent pieces of Haddock and fries, or 6 large scallops with cole slaw. Fried clams are the best.

Why not a five ? Getting in and out of the parking lot can be an adventure to say the least. Most times you are sitting almost in the parking lot. AND no cold beer to go with some great fried seafood.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
West Haven, Connecticut
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205 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Mmm Mmm Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Have been living in West Haven for 7 years and yet to have had Stowe's, finally tried it. NOT disappointed. Delicious seafood and the best thing is the prices are really reasonable. Usually fried clams (whole, not strip) are an arm and a leg more than other seafoods, but Stowe's keeps it consistent. I really appreciate it. One visit made me a regular (or as regular as I like to have fried seafood). Good value, DELICIOUS fried seafood and shrimp and lobster rolls. Chowder wasn't bad either. All in all - a real win for this beachside gem.

Visited May 2014
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Wayzata, Minnesota
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best lobster roll”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The best Lobster roll I have ever had. We were in town for the build of "The Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play" build. Charlotte Bacons playground. We were among an amazing group of people. Decided to have lunch at Stowe's seafood and we are glad we did. Great people, service and food.

Visited June 2014
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Leesburg, Virginia
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Best Lobster Rolls in New England”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Period. End of story. This is a dive with no beer and cash only. But awesome for the lobster rolls. It has almost no seats. Old fashioned sodas. Great stuffed clams and clam chowder. Just a cool place.

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West Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Food was excellent! Shrimp and filet of sole cooked to perfection.
Recommend to anyone who enjoys good seafood. Price was very reasonable.

Visited June 2014
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