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Sep 27, 2007 06:26 AM

Middle Eastern Food at Tony's Clam Shop

We hit Tony's Clam Shop at Wollaston Beach in Quincy last night once again. In the past, I've mostly gotten their seafood, but last night we tried a bunch of Middle Eastern items. The rundown:

-- Falafel rollup: Very tasty, good falafel, though not quite as good as Rami's in Brookline or the now-closed Sepal in Watertown, IMO

-- Kafta: Not for everyone, but I thought it was delicious. Basically, it's three cuts of ground steak with onions, spices, and a variety of peppers mixed in the beef. A bit tough on the stomach, but very nice.

-- Hummus: Not too watery, not too dry, and just the right amount of spices and oil in it. I still like the hummus at Cafe Barada (Cambridge) and Sultan's Kitchen (Boston) better, but the hummus at Tony's isn't bad at all.

So overall, I'd say that the seafood at Tony's is a little better than the Middle Eastern food, but you can't really go wrong with either. BTW, what a nice night it was on Wally Beach last night. They really fixed it up over the past several months. I won't have to worry about crashing my bike into a pole anymore, now that the ancient sidewalk has been replaced.

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  1. I don't know if you noticed in the parking lot out back, growing along the fence are concord grapes which were starting to ripen when I was there a few weeks ago.

    I don't know of any place where you can get fried clams and pick some grape leaves in one stop.

    1. Sounds good. I always forget the ME option at Tony's.
      BTW, it's been more like the past several years, not months, spent fixing up the beach but you're right on both counts re the condition and the weather last night.

      Do they have and have you tried a gyro there?

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      1. re: joestrummer

        Tony's has a great lobster roll. Yeah, it took a while for them to fix that place up. Also, every time you get a large order to go they put it in a beer can box.

      2. A clam shack with Middle Eastern? Sounds like it could be in the Out of Context thread!

        1. Tony's is a favorite of ours on nice evenings. We usually stick to the seafood, but the Middle Eastern portion of the menu is good too. I hope to make it there one more time before the warm season ends... sitting out on the patio watching the traffic go by and enjoying the view of the harbor and the city.

          Tony's Clam Shop
          861 Quincy Shore Dr, Quincy, MA 02170