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Ditch Plains...worth a visit?

thinking of going sunday nite, around 7 or so...need reservations? i think since its a holiday weekend the place will be not as crowded. anything that i really should have? im a big clam chowder and fried clam fan. Thanks.

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  1. I was really disappointed by everything on our last visit. Fried clams were all batter, no meat, roasted oysters were mediocre, and fries were overcooked.

    1. Good for a drink, then move on for food.

      1. I enjoyed their steamed mussels, which came with sullivan st bakery bread to sop up the sauce. My boyfriend loved their "ditch dog" It's not on the menu, but its a hot dog topped with mac and cheese. They also do half bottles of wine which is nice.

        1. We had dinner there a few months ago and really didn't think it was anything special in either the food or service departments.

          I'd try someplace else.

          1. FWIW, i love the place at brunch, not so sure about dinner. But if you want breakfast for dinner (who doesn't), the eggs benedict with chorizo are awesome

            1. The wine is great (and really well priced) and the food can be great or not great depending on the dish. For example, the baked clams with chorizo were really just not very good (too bready and most did not have enough chorizo). However the spicy squid salad and the hot dogs (2 with fries for $8) were both great. The space is nice and it's well priced as long as you get the right things. I'd recommend it, but maybe ask around for specific dishes (although they may be getting better as they've been open longer).

              1. I recommend the oysters (raw) and the lobster roll. We usually split both items, with a draft beer, and leave happy and not too poor.

                Also try BarFry right near by on Carmine: everything Josh deCellis does is of high qaulity, and it is reasonable and fun.

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                1. re: simetrias

                  I liked Ditch Plains. The decor is pleasantly modern, and the menu is reasonably priced. I recommend the mussels, especially the one with chorizo.

                  1. slept on it when it opened and went about a month ago instead of waiting for a table at ino. it was unbearably hot in there and apparently their air conditioners broke. the menu looked terrible so we ended up leaving. they apologized and gave me the sense that this place was not going to last very long.

                    1. The mac and cheese is really good.