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going to be in mystic area. Looking for clm shack or mom & pop seafood. also stafford springs area dining. Thanx!

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  1. go up to the Gloucester / Ipswich area of MA. That's the home of the clam shack (you said you'd travel). Farnums, Woodman's, Clam Box, etc.

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    1. re: MacshashRIP

      Yeah, that' only a 5 hour round trip from the place the OP was asking for a rec.

    2. If traveling to Gloucester I prefer Farnums over the others. But if you are already in Mystic you have to try the Sea Swirl.
      http://www.seaswirlofmystic.com/index...

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      1. re: hotwing

        Also, in the Mystic area are Captain Scotts in New London, Abbotts in Noank and the Dock in Waterford (or is that considered Niantic?).

        1. re: chowmensch

          We like the Cove on route 1. NO ambiance, but the seafood is good.

          If you are willing to take a drive (30-40 minutes each way), and want a change of scenery, you could hit up one of the many clam joints in Narragansett, RI (Aunt Carries, Iggy's, George's, Champlin's).

          1. re: LMWW

            Ditto Sea Swirl...best fried clams in Connecticut.

            1. re: jdgall

              I will try the Sea Swirl. I am a clam fanatic not into much fried stuff but fish and chips also. Most of the places in Narra. use frozen fish and I usually go once in a while just to see they use it even in the summer its so easy to detect. A lot of people say Flo's is good but my one and only trip they sucked bad. Thanks for the Sea Swirl

      2. I expected great things from Abbott's, but was not blown away. On the other hand, Captain Scott's was a nice surprise. Totally full of locals on a Friday early evening, hard to find if you're not sure where you're going, and then there are the trains for kids to wave to.

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        Captain Scott's
        71 Tupper Rd, Sandwich, MA 02563

        1. It's not a clam shack, but if you're a clam guy do yourself a favor and drive a half hour southwest of Mystic on 95 to Frank Pepe for a white clam pie. It's the best!

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          1. re: foodwallguy

            +1 on going down the get the clam pie.