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Best shrimp Scampi in Boston or Cambridge

Snooch Feb 16, 2012 03:41 PM

My wife and I are both having a craving. What say the Chowhounds? Anywhere around Cambridge is fine.

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    catsmeow RE: Snooch Feb 16, 2012 03:45 PM

    I've always likes the shrimp scampi at Mother Anna's in the North End.

    1. rlh RE: Snooch Feb 24, 2012 11:43 AM

      The lobster scampi at Moulton's (Winthrop St) in Medford is huge enough for 2, delicious, and usually under $30 - I expect they do a great shrimp scampi for much less that will be good - it's local and super casual - I've never had anything remotely bad there (well, except the very sad, tiny little green side salad with its flavorless cucumber and tomato slices - veggies are not the focus...).

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        pemma RE: rlh Feb 24, 2012 01:09 PM

        The side veggies are quite bland, too. But, all of the fish is super-fresh and priced very reasonably. Wine and beer available, too.

        Not exactly shrimp scampi, but the linguine with white clam sauce at the original Daily Catch is delicious.

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        zackly RE: Snooch Feb 24, 2012 01:25 PM

        Whenever you are looking for good shrimp ALWAYS INQUIRE if the shrimp is wild caught (good) or farm-raised (bad). Most restaurants now use farm raised Black Tiger Shrimp from Asia for their large sized shrimp needs. Very little flavor. A Gulf Shrimp or a Wild Mexican or South American Shrimp would be preferable.

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