CT’s Best Clambakes & Pig Roasts: 2016 Edition

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

These Connecticut caterers and restaurants will help you make the most out of the fresh, delicious New England seafood with their beautifully prepared clambakes. If you prefer a summertime cook out, we’ve also included places for pig roasts and BBQs. Make summer catering simple and just hire one of these experts. 

Here are CT's Best Caterers For Clambakes & Pig Roasts. 

Capt’n John's Clambakes, Norwalk: For the past 36 years, folks have been enjoying classic New England clambakes from Capt’n John’s.

The Place, Guilford: For those of us who believe the journey is the true adventure, The Place offers a roadside clambake in Guilford. The casual, outdoor seafood restaurant lets you enjoy summer on seats made of tree stumps and tables adorned with fresh flowers.

Fjord Fish Market, New Canaan, Cos Cob, Westport: Fjord Fish Market & Catering debuted new services for the summer! Additions include a Sushi Station, Poke Bar, Shrimp Boil, and roving oyster shuckers.

Clambakes of CT, Shelton: Clambakes of Connecticut garnered praise from Clinton Kelly, one of the hosts of ABC's popular television show "The Chew." He referred to them as "The Kings of Clambakes" and tapped them to participate in the show's 2013 Memorial Day special. Their siganture catering package is the New England Clambake, which comes with Maine Lobster, steamed clams, New England Clam Chowder, Angus steak, red smashed potatoes, sweet corn on the cob, and other appetizers and sides.

CYR BBQ, Middlefield: CYR BBQ, based in Middlefield, CT, has an array of packages to fit all of your summertime catering needs. They offer two variations on the pig roast: the "Pig Roast BBQ Special" that comes with extra sides and the "Whole Hog Pig Roast." They offer a New England Clam Bake as well.

Szabo’s Seafood, Shelton: Szabo's Seafood in Shelton offers a clambake that you can customize to your taste. First, choose from appetizers like chowder, clams, or shrimp. Then choose an entree that can range from surf to turf. All options come with classic sides like corn, coleslaw, and potatoes. Szabo's Little Red Seafood Truck also caters!

Fleishers Craft Butchery, Westport, Greenwich: Craft Catering offers a completely customizable menu, including melt-in-your-mouth brisket, whole smoked chickens and green chili pulled pork.

Sheila Barton Catering, Fairfield: Sheila Barton uses fresh seasonal ingredients for her family-style BBQs.

Walrus + Carpenter, Bridgeport: Whether in the restaurant or at your home, Walrus + Carpenter can handle all the details including chefs and service staffing, full bar, specialty cocktails and craft beer, live music, event rentals and tents, custom menus and more.

Clambake Connection, Stamford: The Clambake Connection makes it easy and offers both catering and to-go options for their clambakes, bbqs, and pig roasts.

D & J's Pig Roast and BBQ, Wolcott: D & J's Pig Roasts & BBQ serves all of CT with pigs (stuffed with pineapple), kielbasa, chicken, seafood (from lobsters to crab legs), and game meats like venison, elk, moose and wild boar.

Hog Wild BBQ, Newtown: Pick your sides, your meats, and anything else you may desire with the click of a button! With Hog Wild you can place your order online and the folks from Hog Wild will call you to make sure you are getting everything you want.

The Lazy Lobster, Milford: The Lazy Lobster, based in Milford, can serve you whether you're in CT, VT, MA or NH.

Paganos, Norwalk: Paganos Fish Market is the destination for fresh seafood. In fact, many premier local restaurants use them to get their seafood. Paganos now offers a lobster bake... or you can purchase your fresh fish from them and create a clambake yourself.

Sea House Clambakes and Catering, Fairfield: Sea House gets their seafood fresh that day and serves homemade recipes.

Westfair Fish and Chips, Westport: Westfair offers a traditional array of clambake items as well as side items such as skewered beef and chicken, baked stuffed clams, Caesar salad, sausage and peppers and Maryland crab cakes.

Stew Leonard’s, Norwalk: Stew Leonard's in-house culinary team can help with everything from platters of California rolls and stuffed mushrooms to Surf-and-Turf dinners, picnics and sweet apple pies for a crowd.

Hammonasset Clambakes & BBQ Company, Madison: From pig roasts to oysters to lobster to clams, Hammonasset Clambake & BBQ Company has a large, diverse array of summertime catering packages. They even have options for people who want to shuck their own!