3 Ways to Celebrate National Lobster Day, September 25

September 25, 2019
by Brittany Lauro

Did you know lobster used to be considered poor man's food? Back in the 1700s, it was so over abundant that people became sick of it, resorting to feeding it to animals, prisoners and indentured servants. Native Americans even used them as fertilizer and fish bait. Today, this shellfish is considered a deep-sea delicacy so favorable it's worth an entire day of recognition. September 25 marks National Lobster Day, and you better believe we're honoring our favorite crustaceans.




Set sail aboard the 50 ft. fishing vessel Northeastern for a lobster tour with Fish'n Tales. Led by Captain Rob Demasi, a Rhode Island commercial fisherman with more than three decades of experience, the tour is part scenic adventure and part learning experience. Get up close and personal with lobsters, see how lobster traps are hauled, put on gloves and help bait the traps and sort the catch. 



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It probably comes as no surprise that Newport is famous for seafood. Being an island and all, it's kind of our thing. especially our lobster rolls. Served hot and drizzled with butter on a toasted bun or cold and tossed with mayo and a few secret ingredients on a croissant, one thing remains the same: they're always insanely delicious. That's probably why publications like Yankee Magazine, Coastal Living and Yahoo have named them among the best in New England. Head to Anthony's Seafood in Middletown, which was previously featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive In's and Dives, or make a stop at Easton's Beach and chow down on twin lobster rolls - that's two lobster rolls and fries for $15.87.


The full guide to The Best Lobster Rolls In + Around Newport.



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Newport Lobster Shack ships their live seafood anywhere in the continental US. Wild caught by one of their co-op fishermen, the Lobster Shack ships Fedex Priority Overnight at discounted rates and delivers on the day you schedule.



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Author: Brittany Lauro

Brittany Lauro is the Social Media and Content Manager at Discover Newport. You can probably find her on Cliff Walk with her dog, Dusty any time of year, or with a glass of wine in-hand on a seaside deck somewhere.