Help with a specific sort of Fried Clam need
- SeaSide Tomato Feb 19, 2008 10:42 AM
A friend of mine--who doesn't "go on-line", hence my posting--is looking for a place in the triangle from Dedham to Attleboro to Taunton where she and her siblings can take their parents (maybe 10 people in all) for dinner. One of them is a fried clam lover and they need fried clams on the menu. Anotherr need is to meet budgetary concerns. They are looking to have some entree options at around $15.
So, the restaurant needs to be not as rustic as a clam shack, but not quite Legal's or Summer Shack.
She has checked with Finz--and they do have clams sometimes as a special, but cannot guarantee. Plus the price point is a bit higher than what they are looking for.
My thinking was Jakes in Hull--but that's a ways outside the "traingle." I've heard the Red Wing in Foxboro has great clams--but I haven't been there since childhood--would that fit the bill?
Oh--and full bar, too, for libations! :)
Thanks very much for any ideas!
Haven't been back to Red Wing in a few years, but if the quality has held up, it would serve just fine. Very casual ambience (original 50s-vintage decor, I'd guess), attractive prices, certainly has beer/wine, maybe full bar, skillful deep frying. Nothing to travel for, but hits your requirements. I recall the fries being inferior. Cash only, last I looked.
re: MC Slim JB
Yes it does have a full bar. If you go don't order anything complicated though. Your 10 people won't fit, but we like the original bar side complete with the jar of pickled eggs. The bartenders are efficient and kind. Our usual order is clam roll well done, broiled scallops without the crumbs, and linguica pizza. There's plenty else on the menu but I haven't tried it and the price is right.
Grumpy White's comes to mind, but good fried clams have become very expensive, and hard to find. I think they are around $18.00 and delicious, and Grumpy's has had favorable reviews on this board for fried chicken and prime rib.
Finz has great fried oysters.
I would call ahead to make sure.