Best Seafood Restaurants in the U.S.
Part of the Kevin Costner movie Message in a Bottle was filmed here in the late 1990s, and little has changed. Shaw’s still serves up New England fare in a casual setting from mid-May to mid-October. Handwritten boards behind the counter display the menu, which features everything you’d expect (lobsters, chowders, fried clams), plus salads, steaks, burgers, sandwiches. Head out to the wharf or deck to watch the lobster boats come in and out of the harbor. Shaw’s also has an outdoor raw bar and a lower-level Lobster Room, where guests can watch the live lobsters swimming around the tanks.