The Blue Oar is a quaint restaurant right on the water and the perfect summer spot. When we went, it had just opened for the season a week prior. The restaurant features fresh seafood and entrees, outside seating only (made up of neon-colored tables), and it's BYOB—which makes for a great date night or group dinner place.
Rob & I sat on the restaurant's lower deck, and enjoyed views of the boats on the Connecticut River. There are docks right outside the restaurant for people to tie up their boats and grab food. The food was fresh and delicious. I happily devoured my hot lobster roll with butter, and sipped on Landsharks we had picked up beforehand. After eating, we explored local shops before heading back home. All in all it was a delightful day trip. I felt like I had gotten "away", without having to travel too far from home!
xo Kristen T.