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slides: Getting Out: Late Summer Seafood in Central Mass

Thursday, August 15, 2013


There is no better region in the country for seafood than New England and there is no better season to indulge in it than Summer.

We are lucky to be here in Worcester County, right in the center of New England, where we can get a nice cross-section of all the region has to offer.

We still have a few weeks left before the weather begins to turn chilly again and that is plenty of time to go out and sample some of the best lobster, crab, scallops, salmon, shrimp, clams, swordfish and so much more area restaurants have to offer. The establishments below in particular come highly recommended.

And don't forget, there are still a couple of days left of Worcester Restaurant Week, where you can find special deals for some of your favorite seafood meals.

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The Sole Proprietor

118 Highland Street


The famous Sole Proprietor, of course, is consistently regarded as one of Worcester's favorite seafood restaurants. Their menu is as fresh as the food itself, constantly being updated multiple times a season.

During the late Summer and Fall check out the Nantucket scallops, striped bass and swordfish dishes. They also have great deals on lobster dishes and are currently participating in Worcester Restaurant Week.

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Coral Seafood

225 Shrewsbury Street


Coral is a Shrewsbury Street staple and for good reason. Call ahead to hear about their fantastic daily specials.

Baked, fried or grilled, the menu contains everything a seafood lover's heart could possibly desire with all the trimmings you could dream. Check out the stuffed lobster in particular.

And in addition to the food, check out their world class wine list. They are also Restaurant Week participants.

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Tweed's Pub

229 Grove Street


Tweed's is "what a pub should be" according to them, and it's hard for anyone to argue with that, especially seafood lovers. It's a traditional pub menu with a New England seafood twist. 

You can enjoy steamed clams and fresh lobsters all year around. And who could possibly resist their famous lobster stuffed lobster? Also check out fried clams, sea scallops and more. They are also participating in Restaurant Week.

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S.S Lobster

691 River Street


S.S. Lobster is a lobster lover's dream (or nightmare if you're on a summer diet). Sure there are numerous large lobster dishes, including ones with jumbo shrimp and crab on the side, but that's not all.

Tried the fried "Hungry Man" dinners, and items straight from the grill, including tuna steak, swordfish, rainbow trout, and so much more.

Photo: BrownGuacamole/flickr

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1290 Main Street


The Weathervane has become a legendary New England seafood staple with locations in New Hampshire, Maine, and of course right here in Central Mass.

One trip will give you a clue as to why it has been so successful since first opening in 1969. It has a truly comprehensive menu featuring all the seafood essentials including scallops, lobster, haddock, shrimp, calamari and so much more. And it is all freshly served with a friendly smile.

Photo: f10n4/flickr

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106 Grove Street


Northworks is an upbeat neighborhood restuarant and bar with a terrific seafood menu among a wide variety of other selections. Their seafood entrees are fresh and positively mouth-watering.

Particularly appetitizing options include Lobster/Crabmeat Baked Stuffed Haddock, Jack Daniels Blackened Salmon, and Haddock Dijonnaise. Also check out the catch of the day right off the boat. Northworks is also participating in Restaurant Week.

Photo: kapchurus/flickr

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Fish Restaurant/Wine Bar

29 South Bolton Street


If you want a little seafood but want to class it up at the same time, the Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar is just right.

Enjoy a glass of your favorite wine with some scallops,clams, shrimp or oysters, or dig into a full meal like lobster, swordfish or salmon. There are also some great options for the land lovers as well like steak and lamb.

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455 Park Avenue


Peppercorn's is officially classified as an Italian restaurant but that doesn't mean it can't have some of the best seafood around.

Particularly of note are their terrific lobster plates and calamari dishes. They are also participating in Worcester Restaurant Week.


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