@GretchenS, you’ve spoken in the past of Jake’s, Alma Nove and a bit about The Bloomy Rind. Are they still solid? We might make a trip to the area later in August, delta-variant willing. We’ll probably take a cooler of ham, salami, cheese, bread, etc., and an ample supply of wine, so we are looking mainly for dinner options. We may only want to do takeout, but if we do eat at a restaurant it will have to be one that serves outdoors.
Sadly it’s been several years since I’ve been in that area. Jake’s has been great for a very long time indeed so I have no reason to think anything has changed there. No recent info to offer. Will look forward to your report!!
Thanks all. Yes, @GretchenS, if we do make the jaunt, I’ll let you all know what we ate.
Partly-food related: we won’t be in a hurry, so were thinking of taking a leisurely drive down along 3A, with a detour on Quincy Shore Dr. Any comments, or suggestions regarding the route? Any seafood shacks, ice cream stands, places selling improbably great bbq along the way?
Eta: On further investigation I see there are dueling seafood shacks on my route: The Clam Box and Tony’s Clam Shop.
I always go to the Clam Box when I’m down that way. White Farms Ice Cream is also just a mile or so from there, a good old fashioned make-their-own (probably from a base) stand that’s worth a stop. Cash only.
The Hingham Lobster Pound have the best clams you’ll find anywhere. They’re just as good if not better than the well known Ipswich places. They’re about 1/3 mile from a great picnic spot on the water with picnic tables on Hingham Harbor. Every summer, I make at least a few trips to that area just to get their clams. Their onion rings and fried bananas are good too!