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lobter/clam shack in the Boston area?

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Does anyone know of a good lobster/clam shack place (you know, informal, with picnic tables, etc) in the Boston area, without having to drive an hour or more up or down the shore?

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  1. Even though many people here do not give positive recommendation to Jasper White's Summer Shack, I'll suggest you give it a go....I have been there five times without complaint.

    http://www.summershackrestaurant.com/

    1. I would NOT go to the Summer Shack...every visit of mine has been a disappointment in mediocrity....especially considering the hit to the wallet!

      Is Wollaston Beach in Quincy too far? Tony's Clam Shop is great, and its only about 15-20 min south of downtown (at low traffic times!). Awesome job on the fried seafood, and good Mideastern stuff too:

      http://www.tonysclamshop.com/

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      1. re: Science Chick

        Tony's has good fried clams and fish sandwiches, but I don't believe they serve lobster. It's a nice spot though, especially since they've done all the work on the Blvd.

        1. re: Pegmeister

          Yeah, you're right.....if the OP wants a boiled lobster, Tony's won't cut it. But they have a great lobster roll, and also sell steamers. I wonder why they sell steamers, but not lobsters???

          1. re: Science Chick

            I never noticed that they sold steamers. That's cool, especially since they are just minutes from my house. Steamers and onion rings, um maybe on my way home from work!

      2. You might want to post this on the Boston board. There's always the dreaded Newick's in Dover NH.

        1. I recommend Summer Shack as well. It's been years since I have had a so-so meal there. The raw oyster selection is among the best in Boston and the specials (app's and entrees) show imagination and freshness. It is pricey for the type of place it is but but I have always found it to be super-fresh and of high quality.