Every year the clam shack is a must visit for us. After reading the other reviews you might think we go there for the clams or lobster roll but we actaully go for the fried haddock. It is pricey to be sure at 17 bucks but it is delicious. This is a restaurant you walk to, rather than park and eat at. Find a parking space somewhere in town and stop to eat when you know you will be walking around town. There is little to no parking. The best part is taking your meal and going behind the shack to their small dock overlooking the river. Enjoy the views of the river and the boats and the people walking over the bridge. Very relaxing. Did I say the Haddock is excellent? Very flaky and tender. The batter is wonderful. It falls apart when you eat it. You get very big hunks of fish. You can lean on the railing and throw french fries at the seagulls. Never throw the haddock. It is too good (and too expensive to feed the gulls). We joked once that I dropped a little piece of haddock on the ground and said ooops there goes 5 bucks wasted. I can't vouch for their clams or lobster, but most casual conversations we have had with other patrons seem to be that they are enjoying the food. This is one of the reasons I put up with Winter in New England. Maine in the Summer is worth it and the Clamshack also makes the 5 months or Winter worth the wait.
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