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Jun 24, 2007 02:29 PM

Clam shacks with great scallops

I've been skipping most fried foods lately in an attempt to shed some pounds, but my birthday is coming up and my fiance and I are thinking of driving up north for some good fried seafood. As many times as I have tried, I can't get a taste for fried clams. However, I do love fried scallops. I remember getting some good ones at Farnham's last year, but how are they at other places? Do any stand out? Great fries or onion rings are a big plus as well.

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  1. If you were willing to drive SOUTH there are many places in RI that have great fried scallops. Harder to get the fries and onion rings of equal quality, although Back Eddy in Westport, MA, a more expensive sit-down, does both great justice.

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    1. re: janeer

      The Back Eddy is worth the drive. Sweetest fried scallops I've ever had. The Back Eddy is now a must on my sadly too-infrequent RI eating excursions.

    2. I REALLY enjoyed the fried scallops at the Clam Box. Perhaps as good as the clams. Big, sweet, crispy.


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      1. re: BJK

        Yes, Clam Box has great scallops.

        1. re: Joanie

          Thirding (or something) the Clam Box - I always get the 2-way combo that gives me both scallops and clams. (But I wish they had a 3-way that threw in a nice piece of fried fish as well - THAt would be my perfect fried seafood plate!)

          1. re: Allstonian

            They do have a seafood plate, but in addition to the clams, scallops and fish, they add those little popcorn type shrimp. I usually go with the 2-way, too.


      2. Kelly's in Revere or Saugus. You cannot go wrong

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        1. re: fundymermaid

          Kelly's is my local standby, but they just aren't in the same league as the Clam Box.


        2. Tony's on Wollaston Beach has excellent scallops. You won't be disappointed.

            1. re: ScubaSteve

              Obtw, has anybody recommended The Clam Box?