westfair fish & chips westport ct

Old Is Still Gold!

The weather is warming up and I am looking forward to summer!  To me, summer is all about warm sun, cool beaches, chilled drinks, BBQ meats and seafood…. LOTS of seafood!  Ah!  Is there anything better than a hot buttered lobster roll?  For many summers past, I have chased after food trucks selling lobster rolls, visited crowd-favorites like Abbott’s Lobster in Noank, Rowayton Seafood in Rowayton, Lobster Hut in Milford and Knapps Landing in Stratford.  I have diligently posted pictures of the yummy lobster rolls and other seafood-treats at these places on social media or talked about them in my blog posts.  But, I have failed to give one place the attention it deserves.  It is old, but still gold!

westfair fish & chips westport ct

So, in anticipation of upcoming summer season, I want to shed some well-deserved limelight on a local favorite for over two decades.  Westfair Fish & Chips in Westport CT!  You know it, right? I have had many a lobster roll in my life but this one is quite special.  It is perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked!  I love the uber-juicy lobster meat served on the lightest and airiest roll which promptly soaks up all the flavors of the hot butter and those juices from the lobster meat.  There is a LOT of lobster meat on this roll.  Frankly, its more than what that roll can hold (in fact you barely see the roll under all that lobster meat).  I have to admit that it is a messy thing to eat with your hands.  But oh! so worth it!

westfair fish & chips westport ct

There are many other items on the Westfair Fish & Chips menu.  Lots of fried and broiled seafood options… something for everyone!  The seafood bisque is rich and delicious, although a tad bit salty for my taste.  I know many friends who swear by their fish and chips.  And why not?  The pieces of fish are large, meaty and tender.  The fried batter is well-seasoned and the tartar sauce served on the side is a lovely flavor complement.  I also enjoy their lightly sweet an crunchy coleslaw.  I could eat tons of that stuff, so help me God!

Westfair Fish & Chips is tiny little place, but there are a few tables inside as well as outside.   A big part of this business is take-out.  Although, I found that by the time I brought my order of fish & chips home, it had lost its delightful crispiness.  And while I cannot resist eating it immediately, I bet if I were to bring it home, the lobster roll will practically disintegrate within minutes from all the butter and juices.  So just eat it there folks!

westfair fish & chips westport ct

Time for a confession…. in the last few weeks, I have already visited Westfair Fish & Chips three times.  And the summer hasn’t even begun!.  Oh, dear! This foodie is in serious trouble!   😉

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