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What you’ll find:
Seafood is the main attraction of a trip along the Yankee coastline. In the towns around Cape Ann, Mass.,
plump fried clams are served at eat-in-the-rough seafood shacks such as Woodman's of Essex
. Just over the border in Kittery, Maine,
picnic-style fried fish and lobster rolls make Bob's Clam Hut
a carefree summer stop. Year-round, you can't beat the Maine Diner
in nearby Wells.
From "grandma's recipe" lobster pie, to real Indian pudding (made from cornmeal, molasses, butter, and brown sugar), you will definitely "Remember the Maine!"
Where to have that perfect lobster dinner? Drive toward Portland
for three terrific, no-frills options. Mabel's Lobster Claw
is a comfy sit-down town café that serves a complete shore dinner, chowder and steamed clams included. Nearby at Nunan's Lobster Hut
, the crustaceans, served on pizza pans, are so good the only side dishes needed are a bag of potato chips. At the Lobster Shack
in Cape Elizabeth,
customers eat fresh shoreline fare—including some of the best lobster rolls around—in a picnic-table dining area so close to the rocky coast that meals are tinged with the salty flavor of sea air.
Not in a seafood mood? The area northeast of Boston offers a treasure trove of sensational roast beef sandwiches at places like Nick's Famous Roast Beef
and Kelly's Roast Beef
. In the fishing village of Gloucester,
people in search of a sugar fix travel to Turtle Alley
, a candy shop that boasts several kinds of those sweet little mounds—including Alohas (made with macadamia nuts and coconut), and White Blueberry Cashew.
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