A few days in Falmouth, MA

For you fried clam whole belly lovers and fried scallop lovers, we ate them twice. First was takeout at the Falmouth Fish Market in the Teaticket section of town where we always start our trip. Both barely battered and flash fried both plates were delicious as we sat in the car at Falmouth Heights Beach delighted to be there. Reasonably (?) priced, the portions were smaller than usual.

We are never in town when The Clam Shack - now Jim’s Clam Shack- is open. Until schools out only Friday, Saturday and Sunday and as it turns out Monday holidays. Seating inside, outside at picnic tables or on roof deck looking at the harbor. No alcohol, didn’t ask if we could BYO. Both plates were delicious - again barely breaded, lightly fried - generous serving. My clams had the biggest bellies I’ve seen in a long time, very sweet as well. Cost $29.95 / plate there about. Order inside, come in and pick up when they call your name over their loudspeaker.

Mostly I went to The Clam Man [https://www.theclamman.com] for what IMO offers the freshest fish/shellfish and lobster in the area and grilled if the weather allowed : swordfish, soft-shell crab, tuna, oysters & littlenecks. Baked haddock one night. Prices are high - higher than I would spring for if this were not a few days away. Likewise, restaurant prices are higher than usual. Everyone needs more help, asks for patience.

Where else:
for bread, elegant french pastries, quiches, sandwiches visit Maison Villatte[https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Bakery/Maison-Villatte-229967110466868/] on Main Street in downtown diagonally across the street from the library.

for rich, eggy popovers (my thing), key lime pie, cookies, wonder bars, sandwiches and more in Woods Hole : Pie in the Sky [https://www.piecoffee.com] open 5 am - 9 pm through Labor Day.

for ice cream : we are partial to Smitty’s 326 E Falmouth Hwy in East Falmouth. Plenty of outside seating, freshly made and really nice people.

BBQ your thing then try Wicked 'n Wood open Thursday to Sunday on Rte 28 in East Falmouth. One day break from fish - I had tacos: Caribbean Chicken & burnt ends, H had pulled pork plate he loved - very well made. [https://www.facebook.com/wickednwood/]
As an FYI neither of us are Andy Husbands BBQ fans these days. Like M&M BBQ at Dorchester Brewing and the Rusty Can in Byfield.


Totally forgot the Falmouth Farmers Market open Thursdays, I think Noon until 5 pm.

Strolled through for lunch offerings - there were 4 or 5. Went with Donde Thiago for a mixta (chorizo, chicken, pulled pork) arepa and chicken empanadas plus The Best Apple Cider Donuts we have had in a long time for dessert ( not needed but just had to try) $2 each, $3 if you want a jelly cruller lovingly homemade by Michael’s old school (cake not raised) stop by. You’ll be glad you did.