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May 23, 2009 07:21 AM

Whole Belly Clams -MSP

After a 45 minute wait at Sea Salt last night, I was excited to see whole belly clams on the chalkboard specials. They were delicious and tender. I may have to go back again today for some more. I wanted to share the news with any New England transplants and other fans of the whole belly clam. This was such a treat. Now, if they served a bucket of steamers (soft shell clams), this would be clam nirvana, but this will do for now.

P.S. The wait this year appeared to be better than last year. It seemed to go a lot quicker. Sipping on a glass of wine and chatting with John Blood's mom, Sally, helped the time go by too (yes, she was waiting in tline with the rest of us). They've expanded the prep area to help keep the line moving. They've also added broiles (broiled oysters) to the permament menu- no longer just a special.

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    1. Had the Whole Belly Clams at sea salt this weekend as well and i concur, they were great and, as you said, very tender. And i thought a pretty good serving for 10 bucks.

      The wait to order wasnt too bad, maybe 15 minutes, though the food took a decent amount of time to come out, but we were in a group of 8. Good friends and two pitchers of surly made the time inconsequential, though.