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BEST LOBSTER ROLLS AND FRIED CLAM STRIPS?

VISITING BOSTON FROM MICHIGAN FOURTH OF JULY WEEK. STAYING IN BURLINGTON,MA. WILL BE SPENDING TIME IN BOSTON, NORTH SHORE, NH AND MAINE.
MY FAVORITE DELICACIES WHICH I CANNOT GET AT HOME ARE FRIED CLAM STRIPS AND LOBSTER ROLLS.
LAST VISIT TO BOSTON LOVED THE CLAM BOX IN IPSWICH AND BOB'S CLAM HUT IN KITTERY MAINE FOR FRIED CLAMS. WENT ALL THE WAY TO WISCASSET MAINE FOR THE BEST LOBSTER ROLL OF MY LIFE!!
ENJOY A HOMEMADE TARTAR SAUCE WITH MY FRIED CLAMS AND LOBSTER ROLLS DIPPED IN HOT BUTTER.
ANY MORE RECOMMENDATIONS IN MA, NH OR SOUTHERN MAINE COAST FOR SAME OR BETTER?

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    1. Check the thread you started a few years ago: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/612393

      Some great suggestions in it - not trying to be snarky, but a lot of the same suggestions hold true 3 years later.

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      1. re: Prav

        As well as

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/614696
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/614697
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/621604
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/624369

        It would be great if you could give us some feedback on what you liked and disliked from those visits. It makes this site a better resource, and lets people know more about where you've been and where you might like to go.

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        1. If you like clam strips, try whole-belly fried clams. It's not too tough to find clam strips around the country, but whole fried clams are something truly unique.

          1. And at least in my opinion, we don't have a lobster roll as good as what you'll get at Red's Eats in Wiscasset.

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            1. re: mkfisher

              Those are good, but not worth the 50-60-hour wait in line. I'll take the hamburger bun style rolls at Kennebunkport's Clam Shack any day over Red's.

              1. re: DoubleMan

                Actually better than the drive to Red's and the long wait is to buy an already steamed lobster (or two) from your local supermarket when they are on sale at $5.99, pick lobster meat, grill hot dog roll, melt some warm butter to drizzle on top and you now have a Red's lobster roll.

                1. re: DoubleMan

                  I've had the Clam Shack roll too. I prefer Red's, but I will agree that the Clam Shack is excellent as well.