Re: OT Summer - Best Clam Shack?!?
posted at 6/11/2013 3:35 PM EDT
In response to ghostofjri37's comment:
In response to zbellino's comment:
In response to ATJ's comment:
Couple of entries if I may:
Sea Swirl in Mystic, CT
and from a restaurant perspective:
Skipper's Dock in Stonington
Lindsey's in East Wareham
Back in the day (and I do mean way back long before there were outlets there) the best clams I've ever had from a clam shack was from Johnson's on Route 1 in Kittery, ME. But that was then and this is now.
NEver been to any of these. Most of my clamshack good times are on the North Shore, where I was born, RI where I spent a considerable part of my teens/early 20s. NH, where my parents live now, and a few on the cape.
Not to change the subject but have you had opportunity to eat at Scales & Shells in Newport? For my taste best Lobster Fra Diavolo anywhere.
Little pricey but it has a homey type atmosphere. The menu is on a chalkboard and their kitchen is open along the wall in the dining area. Great seafood!!!!
Nope. And go ahead and change the subject ... haha. This is a nonsense thread anyhow ... so why not make it a yankee (New Englander, not that sh!te team down south) nostalgia thread/catch-all seafood (as if that isn't the same thing) thread.
But nah, I haven't been down there. I have some Diavalo and I have had some Diavolo... it seems like everywhere has something Diavalo ... and why not ... it's a merger of the italian-american immigrant culture of New England (which I really miss in the deep South, and pilgrim roots of eating everything you can get in a net out of the ocean).
I recall two dishes ... one really outstanding Diavolo at Trattoria Monica in the North End ... and a Diavolo grilled pizza at Al Forno in Providence ... both really were memorable...