Ipsiwch Clams in SD? -- Maybe not.
Dommy and I are heading down on the train to San Diego this weekend and it looks like our plans are striking out one by one. The original reason for the trip, looking at a Shaft drive Bicycle at SD Bike shop won't happen, they are out of stock. Sailing won't happen since a friends boat is in need of some work.
While perusing this board I had noted the availability of Ipswich fried clams in the area. I was giddy that I might get a fix on the west coast this summer since I won't get back to Mattapoisett until the wedding in October. A place called Boston and Maine Fish Company in Horton Square had them, but they seem to be closed though they might be reincarnated at Tin Fish. Can anyone confirm? Also another option is the Studio Diner on Ruffin Rd. I have seen mixed reviews here and am wondering if it is worth the schlep on the Trolley and bus to get there from downtown.
My wife is from Ipswich and Studio Diner does the clams and lobster roll just like the spots out there - the Clam Box, Farnhams, Woodmans, etc. The lobster roll is simple -lots of meat, with just a lil mayo, etc. to keep it together, on a toasted/grilled hot dog bun. The clams are legit - chewy bellies with a nice coating. My wife was in heaven when we found this place, as was I.
However, I know not of the red tide issue stated by another poster. That could definitely be an issue, as Studio Diner flies in their clams from the NE. We went on one occasion only to find they had no clams. Definitely call before making the trip.
I did a internet search and came up with mainly the same. Did get a reference here though:
It's a bigger schlep north though
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