A funny thing happened on the way to Lobster Landing….
You see, I hadn’t been there since July 2014. And I wanted to go back. In July 2015. But I couldn’t remember the name of the place. “Lobster Something” in Clinton. That’s all I knew.
Then I happily realized that I had posted about them on my blog. It was my last post of the year, before a very long break. So I found them again not by checking Google but by reading my own blog.
In the intervening year, I received an offer from someone to buy the site Glutenfreelandia, which I wasn’t ready to sell. I realized that I am really doing a service here by posting. Not only to the gluten free community, but also to myself. Because as a celiac, I know that you can only really trust posts that recommend gluten free restaurants as safe options if they are written by other celiacs. I say this not as a judgment, but out of experience, having been lead astray too many times by well-meaning folks who eat gluten free by choice. If I have raved about it here, it is safe for me (even if I may have forgotten!) and my celiac companions.
To make a long story short, I have continued to take pictures of my food for the last few months – an innocuous addiction of any food-related blogger – but I haven’t been posting. So let the floodgates reopen and the blogging recommence! 🙂
Restaurant: Lobster Landing
Location: 152 Commerce Street, Clinton, CT
Five stars ★★★★★
Review: Go there for the Connecticut-style lobster roll. These are the most awesome thing you’ll ever eat, made exactly the way they should be made. Gluten free bun available, and if you request it they will toast up away from the regular stuff. They are totally nonchalant about the whole thing – “do you want gluten or gluten free and can it be on the same grill?” – but extremely knowledgeable about cross-contamination.
The place itself is not fancy at all – it is the antidote to fancy, in fact – outside with some tables in the shade and others in the sun. It’s on the water, but there is no beach nearby. They serve some drinks and chips, and probably other food (I have never bothered to check, because I would be stupid to order anything else).
The lobster is so fresh you will almost fall off your chair. And the bun is actually really good. Usually gluten free buns are to be avoided, but these are soft and crunchy at the same time, just like “the real thing.” If you love lobster, you will love this place, guaranteed.
Kids: Totally welcome.
Note: Post updated on August 29, 2015. Lobster Landing receives five stars on my new point system, which I have reflected in the post.