This was my first stop on the Friday night of August 20th. I wish I had walked on by like I originally planned to.
I ordered a lobster (yes it's a clam shack but they were so expensive at over $21!).
The guy behind the counter was a big jock-looking type who had an attitude to match. He seemed to know right away I was a greenhorn to this kind of scene. Instead of filling me in, he seemed content to look over every so often from the counter with a cocky smurk. But I am getting ahead of myself, first I order and ask if I can substitute the potato chips it came with for fries outside, even if I have to pay more. No, I can't, it's the same but different or some similar convoluted answer like that is what I got.
I don't go out to eat much, and had lobster once or twice in my entire life and I was a kid so the work was done for me. It was obvious I had no idea how to eat a lobster , and instead of being amused, he could have offered some suggestions. And I thought you ate lobster with a nutcracker to break the claws, but I was not provided with one, I don't think they had them, I looked. So what lobster meat I could extract was nice and tasty, but I am sure I wasted some. So the breakdown is:
Food: elsewhere I said 8 of 10 but I wouldn't go that far. maybe 6.5 or 7, average or slightly better but not worth the price.
Customer service/attitude: not as rude as some places so I have to rate accordingly, but still not good. maybe a 2 or 3 out of 10.
The atmosphere/decor was nothing special, but that is what you would expect at a shack. That doesn't make it into my rating/decision-making process, but if it did, I would rate it a 5 of 10. Maybe the offerings outside at the shack were better, but the clams were expensive and the lobster inside seemed like a better deal. The food is likely good, but I do not like being the object of local amusement.
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