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The Shoreline Book 2024

For an incredible 19th consecutive year, both of our restaurants were selected by the Shoreline Book as among the Top Restaurants in each of their Towns.They wrote, "Lenny & Joe's is fast, fresh and fabulous!"

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Bestof New Haven -Triple Crown

We just won the Triple Crown for Seafood! We're absolutely thrilled to be voted Best Seafood, Best Lobster Roll, AND Best Clam Chowder in the 2024 Readers' Poll by the New Haven Register! A huge THANK YOU to our amazing customers for your support and loyalty these past 45 years. We strive to make our restaurants destinations for incredible seafood, so come experience the award-winning taste for yourself!⁠

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2023 Shoreline's Community Choice ZIP 06

It was wonderful to again win some very important Reader's Choice Awards! Lenny & Joe's was voted #1 Best Seafood Restaurant. We also were voted one of the Best for Outdoor Dining. Thank you to the Shore Publishing Group and Zip 06 Readers.

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Best Lobster Roll in CT

We were ecstatic to be voted by the Reader's Of CT Magazine as the "Best Lobster Roll in CT. They wrote; "You'll find some of the best Connecticut lobster rolls at Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale locations, so long as you're a warm-with-butter person! Their famous lobster rolls keep it simple with 100% fresh lobster meat, melted butter, and a toasted split-top bun to delight any lobster lover! While you're there indulging in the best hot lobster rolls in CT, there are plenty of other delicacies to sample .... The only way you can go wrong at Lenny & Joe's is by not going at all!"

Yankee Best Fried Clams

Yankee Magazine Best Fried Clams in CT by the editors of Yankee Magazine in July of 2023 selected their favorite places to get fried clam in each NE State. We were honored that they chose Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale for CT. They wrote, "The fried clams at Lenny and Joe's are crispy, sweet, and perfectly fried every time. These remain the fried clams of choice on the Connecticut shoreline."

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Best of New Haven • Best Seafood Restaurant

We were thrilled to learn that we were voted the #1 Best Seafood Restaurant in the 2023 Best of New Haven Reader's Poll. They said: "this casual eatery is all about keeping things fresh and uncluttered! Pick from a wide range of seafood- lobster sourced from Maine, sustainable fresh salmon from Scotland, plus fresh clams, oysters, mussels, shrimp, scallops, haddock...the list goes on. Then choose to have your seafood fried, broiled, baked, grilled. sautéed or steamed. Only non-negotiables are that the seafood be fresh, of the highest quality and sustainable."

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The 23-24 Shoreline Book

For an amazing 18th straight year, Lenny & Joe's was selected as winners in the Shoreline Book's Best Restaurants. They remarked "it's a shoreline legend starring an extensive menu of New England seafood so good that crowds of loyal followers have been totally hooked for years!"

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Best of New Haven Lobster Rolls

We were voted the Winner in the 2023 Best Lobster Roll in New Haven. This is how they described our Lobster Roll: "hefty, butter-drenched, vibrant, and mouth wateringly fresh lobster roll....Each roll is stuffed with big chunks of delicious tail and claw meat from lobsters sourced from Maine-no fillers here." "Reviews abound from people who have traveled across state lines specifically for this roll."

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CT Magazines Best Restaurants 23

In January CT Magazine announced the results of their annual reader survey and selections from their panel of experts. We were overwhelmed with what Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale were selected for. The experts chose us as Best Family Dining in Middlesex County and the Readers voted us Best Seafood in Middlesex County.

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2022 Zip 06 Community Choice Awards

We were thrilled to win some very important Reader's Choice Awards again this year! Lenny & Joe's was voted #1 Best American Restaurant and also #1 Best Seafood Restaurant. We also were voted #2 Best Lobster Roll. Thank you again to the Shore Publishing Group and Zip 06 Readers.

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PhillyBites Travel Review

PhillyBites, a travel magazine & website, did a feature on the Top 5 Best Seafood Restaurants to visit when you're on a CT vacation. We were honored to be selected as one of the five! Part of their review read "Lenny & Joe's offers a wide selection of delicious seafood, including fried fish and lobster rolls…It's a popular choice among locals who enjoy the day's freshest catch. The restaurant is also known for its quality ingredients, sourcing only the freshest seafood."

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2022 Shoreline Book

Both Restaurants were recognized by the 2022-23 Shoreline Books as being among the Top Restaurants on the Shoreline. They wrote; "Lenny & Joe's is fast, fresh and Fabulous. It never Flounders" So very proud that this is our 17th straight year winning these awards!