Boston Restaurant Blog -- June, 2006
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
This evening, we headed over to Tony's Clam Shop on Wollaston Beach in Quincy. It was a perfect early summer night, with temps in the upper 60s, and a beautiful sunset was just starting as we got there. But I didn't really notice the mild air, ocean breezes, or setting sun, as I was busy ordering lots of comfort food at Tony's.
One of the most difficult parts of going to Tony's Clam Shop is the fact that there is so much on the menu, including a wide variety of entrees for those who do not like seafood all that much. In the past, I have gotten such items as clam strips and fish sandwiches at Tony's, but tonight I stuck to the classics: a hot dog, a cheeseburger, fries, and a huge ice tea in a collector's edition 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series cup (I guess they still have a few of these cups left at Tony's!).
I must admit that The Clam Box, which is right up the street from Tony's, is also a terrific clam shack, but Tony's seems to be a bit more of a hidden gem; you don't hear much about the place, even though it has been in business for more than 40 years. But whichever seafood place you go to, you'll surely enjoy the sea breezes off Wally Beach, the always-interesting people-watching, and the fantastic seafood (or burgers and hot dogs). I'm hoping to get to Tony's Clam Shop in the next few weeks to try a few more dishes, including the clam fritters, the falafel, and the calamari. If these meals are as good as I think they are going to be, perhaps you will be seeing a featured page on Tony's Clam Shop in the near future...
For those of you looking for the address for Tony's, here it is: Tony's Clam Shop, 861 Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy, MA 02170; the phone number is (617) 773-5090.
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