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West of Boston Fried Seafood Platter?

Okay, there used to be a little dive in Clinton to buy Fried seafood? I want some fried seafood in this area, but don't know of any "fish shacks" or little diners offering such items? I know this is not healthy but I have to do it a couple times this summer.

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  1. Try Johnson's on 119 in Groton http://www.johnsonsdrivein.com/seafoo...
    or Atlantic Sea Grill in Acton http://www.atlanticseagrill.com/takeo...

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    Atlantic Sea Grill
    77 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720

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    1. re: mrssamiam

      The fried fisherman's platter at Atlantic Sea Grill is very good and huge.

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      Atlantic Sea Grill
      77 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720

    2. Court house seafood restaraunt will fry you anything you can buy at their fish market, Essex seafood in Essex does a great job at clams, fish, don't remember if they have a "fish plate" on the menu.

      Whooops missed the west of town part

      1. Is Harry's, on Rt. 9 in Westborough, still in business? It'd be a quick ride down 495.

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        1. re: Blumie

          Harry's is still going strong, krinkle fries and all. I have enjoyed the clams there (which I think are much more reasonable than Dairy Joy). But no idea about a Fisherman's Platter and haven't had the clams in a while, partly because their dogs and burgers were a better match on recent visits, but also I hate being disappointed with clams. But last I saw they had buckets of North Shore distributed (if not sourced) clams.

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          Dairy Joy
          331 North Ave, Weston, MA 02493

          1. re: Blumie

            Oh my, I have driven by a thousand times!! I am THERE!!! soon!! will post my experience, will avoid Dairy Joy though!!

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            Dairy Joy
            331 North Ave, Weston, MA 02493

          2. The Clinton Dive sadly closed a few years ago.

            My top picks for fried seafood now in this area are:
            1) Kimball's in Lancaster or Westford. http://www.kimballfarm.com/lancaster....
            2) Tinys Diner in Ayer http://www.tinysrestaurantayer.com/
            3) Conrads in Lunenburg. http://www.lunenburg.com/business/con...

            Kimballs i think is the best bet cause i also love their onion rings and of course the ice cream

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            1. re: hargau

              I completely never thought of Kimballs. Have never had the seafood..if it's your first choice Hargau, I will take my butt there (mind you it will be much larger when I leave!!) thank goodness for their sugar free ice cream. LOL this is my next endeavor, thanks!!! This is near me, as I live in Bolton MA!!

              1. re: bostonwest

                Yea if you live in Bolton i would definitely put Kimballs as 1st choice. The seafood is top notch. Lancaster or Westford. Lines usually shorted at Lancaster unless its friday night when they have the car show. 2 people can easily split a fishermans platter and still not finish it.

                1. re: hargau

                  Another good choice is Twin Seafood in Concord MA. Mainly takeout but they have a few tables inside and out. They are opening a new location in West Acton soon.
                  They are not open very late though, we usually miss them for dinner by the time we figure out we want to go there.

                  Im not a fan of Atlantic Sea Grill that others have mentioned.

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                  Atlantic Sea Grill
                  77 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720

              2. re: hargau

                The thing that annoys me about Kimballs is that even when I order the smallest size and specifically request that the scooper give me only one or two scoops, I still get an ice cream cone the size of a bowling ball and end up throwing half of it away, which is a waste. Can't share it, since we never agree on flavors.

                1. re: Kat

                  On the ice cream topic. We go back up, ask for a lid and bring it home and put it in the freezer. I suppose that doesn't work if on the way to someplace else but we tend to always get ice cream on the way home. Usually after dinner somewhere. I think most people appreciate the large and generous sizes. We usually ask for "kiddie" size which is only level to the rim of the cup, certainly not bowling ball size. "small" is considerably larger than kiddie.

                  1. re: hargau

                    I do get the kiddie size and it is huge. But, I''ve never gotten it in a cup, always a cone. Maybe the trick is to get it in a cup, I 'll try that if I go there again.

                    1. re: Kat

                      Get the cup but ask for the cone on top.. Best of both worlds!

              3. Captain Mardens in Wellesley is very good. I have been here over 100 times never had a bad meal. It is not far off route 16 and 5 minutes from the roache brothers.

                They have a market side as well.

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                Captain Marden
                279 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482

                1. There is Dairy Joy in Hudson. Fried seafood and ice cream. The clams are really pricey IMHO (but I can't eat them anyway) , but the fish and chips is less expensive, although still on the high side, I think.

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                  Dairy Joy
                  331 North Ave, Weston, MA 02493

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                  1. re: Kat

                    Yea Dairy Joy is a ripoff for sure. Plus last i checked they use prebreaded frozen shrimp on the fishermans platter.

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                    Dairy Joy
                    331 North Ave, Weston, MA 02493

                  2. I can't speak for a platter cause I usually get clams of fish and chips, but Clam Box(DResser Hiil, Auburn, Brookfield) are excellent, and they also own Kay's in Westminster.

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                    1. re: trufflehound

                      I've heard of the Clambox. Too far away for me though : (

                      1. re: bostonwest

                        As I said, they also own Kay's in Westminster, if it's not too far. Surely they do a good job, too.
                        I'm sure they source from the same purveyors.

                    2. Have you tried West Boylston Seafood Co? I've never been, but it came up in a google search for Clinton, ma seafood restaurants. Reviews seem to indicate poor service, but fresh seafood.

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                      West Boylston Seafood Co
                      321 W Boylston St, West Boylston, MA 01583