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Capt. Jack's in Easthampton MA -- beauty in the form of a clam shack

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Capt. Jack's in Easthampton MA -- beauty in the form of a clam shack

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fatheryod | | Jan 19, 2011 05:48 PM

this road stand opened a week or two ago and i've made it over twice thus far (don't work too far away). really great stuff. i took my daughter and a couple of friends on opening day. between us we had burger, clam roll, fried chickn sandwich, bbq chicken sandwich, fried, coleslaw & onion rings. everything was super fresh (they coated and breaded the chicken & clams just as they were getting ready to cook 'em). thuis meant it too 10 minutes, but reports were wildly enthusiastic. fries & rings were handcut and bountiful, the burger was great. eating in the cold u-haul truck we were in was a little dodgy, but what the heck?
went back yesterday for lunch and they had a really boss pot roast plate i could not pass up. generous slab of gorgeous meat, mashed potatoes, carrots & parsnips (i think) and jus. very damn pleasing. i guess they're doing rotating specials during the winter. i asked the proprietor, kevin (not jack), if they;d be getting clam strips (which y wife prefers to the whole belly ones). he said they weren't, since you can only get 'em frozen and a lot of the time they're not even real clams. i guess the idea is to have all natural (or as natural as you can when yr serving hot dogs!) meats & stuff, with a focus on local produce and stuff. looking forward to many seasons of eats!
a frned who hit the place this week said they also have mexican cokes, but i can not confirm this from where i sit. guess i'll have to go back tomorrow & check!

fatheryod

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