New England Bites Presents: Clam Shacks

April 8, 2010 | By | COMMENTS

New England Bites Presents:  Clam Shacks 1
THEY’RE OPEN! Hey all you New Yorkers ! I see you starting to sneak up here . I hear you planning your vacations to CAPE COD ….to NEWPORT ….to MAINE ‘s beautiful seaports . And I know you will be visiting all my favorite clam shacks …..eating up my lobster rolls ….my fried clams ….my fish & chips . HOW CAN I STOP YOU ???? I can’t ! So I’ll help you . I’ll tell you where to find some of my favorite clam shacks and also some nice indoor seafood restaurants …you know …for when you’re done with the beach , washed off the sand and finally put some clothes on . I won’t go into too much detail about the menus ….because they’re all basically the same . The clam shacks have the requisite fried clam plates ( bellies or strips ) , fish&chips , clam cakes ( or fritters – for those living elseware ) , calamari , chowders ( creamy or clear ) and of course lobster rolls ( hot& buttered ….or cold with mayo ) both in a hot dog bun . And for the sit-in restaurants… they have all manner of steaks , chops and pastas but they specialize in fine seafood dinners . Bet you can’t wait to get here ! So here goes …..hope you get to visit some of these places this summer …you won’t be sorry. ENJOY!

FLO’S CLAM SHACK Park Ave. Portsmouth , RI . ( 4 Wave Ave. Middletown , RI . )
one of the oldest around …..great sign ….CLOSED DURING HURRICANES ..right across from water ….you can sit on the wall , at a few picnic tables or right in your car
IGGY’S DOUGHBOYS AND CHOWDER HOUSE 889 Oakland Beach Ave. Warwick , RI.
1157 Point Judith Rd. Narragansett RI.
a plus besides the great seafood …..great HOT doughboys ( donuts ) ….long lines at both locations ….but both have plenty of picnic tables and a water view
KOOL KONE 374 Marion Rd. Wareham MA .
Along with the seafood …..a great ice cream window ….you can eat in , out or in your car here …..just don’t eat the ice cream in your car on a HOT day
LOBSTER TRAP 290 Shore RD. Bourne , MA.
Indoor and outdoor dining …..a little more upscale …..near BOURNE BRIDGE ….a bit expensive but the food was fantastic
CLAM BOX 246 High St. Ipswich , MA .
Award winning fried clams ….sells t-shirts boasting ” HOW I SURVIVED THE LINE” ….worth the wait for those clams though
EVELYN’S 2335 Main Rd. RTE. 77 Tiverton , RI.
Picnic tables right over a pond ……also has great burgers …..relaxing atmosphere
SEA SWIRL 30 Williams Ave. Mystic , CT.
Nice day trip ….near the SEAPORT and OLD MYSTIC VILLAGE …great fried clams …..have to scramble for a place to sit though
BARLOW’S CLAM SHACK 856 Scenic Highway Bourdale , MA.
Nice little place …..we’d just stopped for ice cream though …..fantastic location right across from the CAPE COD CANAL ….we’ll be hitting this one again for some food this time
LOBSTER HUT 25 Town Wharf Plymouth , MA.
A little touristy ……very busy ….but a view of The Mayflower from their back deck …right in the middle of PLYMOUTH
LEPAGE’S SEAFOOD & GRILLE 439 Martine St. Fall River , Ma.
Lovely little restaurant ….outdoor patio ……great seafood and landlubber favs… for lunches and dinners …overlooks pond
CAPTAIN PARKER’S PUB 668 Route 28 West Yarmouth , MA.
Most famous on the CAPE …..amazing seafood ….award winning chowder…..very busy …..on a very busy highway …..but the food is worth the price and chaos
LOBSTER POT 119 Hope St. Bristol , RI .
elegant setting ….fantastic food …..beautiful location ….even the bread basket was delicious …..huge windows overlooking the bay
LOBSTER POT 321 Commercial St. Provencetown , Ma.
tourist trap ……frantic atmosphere ….but it’s in beautiful P.TOWN ……waited over an hour just to be seated ….service was terrible …and food left a lot to be desired ….we were very disappointed
DAVY’S LOCKER 1480 East Rodney French BLVD. New Bedford , Ma.
lovely setting on the waterfront …..great food ……large menu ….I’ve never had a bad meal here …and I’ve been quite a few times
THE BAYSIDE RETAURANT 1253 Horseneck Road Westport , Ma.
small …upscale….indoor & outdoor seatings ….wonderful food ..near the beach ….another great bread basket …and homemade desserts
chain restaurant …..large menu ….great seafood combos ….several locales …..hit & miss with the food sometimes ….but so far …mostly hits
TONY’S FISH & CHIPS 1393 Rodman St. Fall River , Ma. 392 Davol ST . Fall River ,Ma
small mom & pop restaurant …..pleasant ….varied menu ….area favorite…..their second location is in the much larger REGATTA restaurant on Davol St.
CHEF EMERIL LAGASSE’S favorite baked stuffed lobster ..your trip highlight……a nice elegant meal from soup ( award winning minestrone ) to nuts ( old-fashioned grape-

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