Connie & Ted's
Since the last thread became about walking (by the way I walk in L A! ) I thought I would start a new one. I have been many times and I have found the best items are the simply prepared ones. I am a huge fan of steamers and theirs are as good as the ones on the east cost. Their fried clam bellies are wonderful as are their chowdas.
The clam cakes and baked clams were okay but nothing special. The patio is pleasant and quieter than inside. Now - if someone would bring hard shell crabs to L A...
You will definitely enjoy it, Wayno, take the plunge! What motivated me to drive east was that they opened for lunch on weekends.....
I agree with flowergirl that the clam cakes are not 'special'; in fact I think my Mom's are a touch better, but they are definitely unique.....most people have no idea what they are. We used to order them by the dozen in Rhode Island.....so glad I can make them at home though.
I agree that the clam cakes aren't that interesting. Clam bellies were great, as was the lobster roll and the chowder sampler.
I do think that the Lobsta Truck offers better value for the $ on the lobster roll (nearly as tasty, almost the same size, half the price, although C&T wins on absolute quality).
Went today for the first time:
Chowder Trio- Great
Raw Oysters- Wonderful
Clam Cakes- Ok
Stuffies- Didn't like
Lobster Roll- Tasty but expensive
Steamers- Best I've ever had
Clam Bellies- Wonderful best dish of the day!