Re: OT Summer - Best Clam Shack?!?
posted at 6/13/2013 9:13 AM EDT
In response to zbellino's comment:
See, I missed all of those South Shore places. I bet there are a lot, and some good ones too. I actually travelled there to take an ex-GF to Plymouth Rock and discovered this great beach called White Horse a few years ago and I recall seeing a few, but I was really hung over that day and fried anything just wasn't going to happen.
But I tend to stay on the beaten path ... plus I am really partial to beaches in RI and the south part of the Cape that have the warmer water from the Gulf current.
Lindsey's? Solid, but nothing ever stood out. Grandma's pie shop burned down! haha
I always liked Wood's or Souza's in downtown Plymouth. It's all about the batter with the fried stuff. The rest is if it's fresh, which it has to be or you go out of business pretty quick.
Interesting thread, ZB and others. I suppose your mid 30's old now. Hello son., hahahha. When you took your GF to Plymouth Rock and if you looked at it and turned your head to the right you would have been looking straight at my place, up on the very high cliff overlooking PR, it's on the water but 100' straight up.
Bought it from a friend years ago, almost 2 acres with a long private road leading into the place, what a view. Google Earth shows the view. Your home town Beverly is a place where we most likely know some people in common.
Yes, the steamed clams in a bucket with a butter dip will do it for me too. The trick with the fried clams is the very light batter, and I avoid the frenchies. But I enjoy the light battered fried Oysters most and sometimes just a mix of both fried clams and Oysters.
TexasPat ..... Stop it! you're making me hungry with the home made clam or fish chowder and clam cakes which our Mother taught us also. Yes, Quohogs. The mud flats in Ipswich at low tide is where we used to go to dig. I think you need a license for that now. We had an old boat and we set lobster traps filled with bait and returned a week later and actually threw the one pounders back into the sea.
The thing with Lobster traps is that you need to have a unique color on your bobs to allow everyone a quick view because the Sea is tricky to locate exactly. The reason for this is if someone tries to steal from your traps, there is still an old Mass. Law on the books that you can actually harm a person stealing from your traps. Does'nt happen often because the people who set thier own traps know this and respect it. Yep, People getting caught stealing our cockroaches of the Sea are in big trouble.
If anyone remembers the 'Lobster Claw' on Rte 28 in North Reading that was the place to go for clams, the best fried or steamed clams or haddock anywhere.
Recently and Ironically, I met the same guy from the Lobster Claw, whose sister opened clam/fish shacks in New Smyrna Beach, Fl. and Orlando. I simply mentioned to the waitress that this food was great and tasted just like a place in Boston I knew. She said , "was that the Lobster Claw? I said "yes", "Oh this is the same owner" she said...... How remarkable things just happen...huh? He and his sister came out from the kitchen and we had a good laugh. If you go there and take a lady with you, order the Lobster Bisque as an appetizer, afterwhich, I guarantee she will give you anything you desire...;-))
Wishing good fortune to you ....